Cheers & Jeers

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Jeers: To the “Lawn Whisperer,” whose message is well-meaning but misleading and incomplete. If you’re going to spend all that money on TV and billboard advertising, at least say that following water restrictions is the law, not just a good idea, and give the watering schedule for residents. Some obviously don’t know what it is. Jeers also to the city of Fort Worth not enforcing water restrictions.

— Mike Jones, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a morning network talk show for hiring as a panelist a celebrity infamous for turning a mythical dread of vaccines into a nationwide superstition. The Sept. 9 Star-Telegram reported a North Texas epidemic of measles and a statewide epidemic of pertussis.

— Peggy Meade-Cohen,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Adam Stewart and his excellent staff at Berry Eye Center for the wonderful care my husband received during his cataract surgeries. Cheers also to Huguley Surgery Center and its office and nursing staff who made his experience comfortable and stress-free.

— Marilyn Birk, Burleson

Cheers: To my guardian angel, Randy Cline of Fort Worth Generator & Starter Service, who came to my rescue several weeks ago when I had a wreck at Sylvania Avenue and Belknap Street. God bless.

— Peggy Senekjian, Benbrook

Jeers: To cyclists on the Trinity Trails that use blinking headlights. The trail is dangerous enough without you blinding oncoming traffic. Have some consideration for other trail users.

— David Bradfield, Fort Worth

Cheers: To local merchants who hire high school kids. You absorb their training costs while providing entry-level job skills, putting their foot on the first rung of the ladder. I shop where the kids are and I thank you.

— Burt E. Ballentine, Keller

Cheers: To the staff at Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth. They made my four-day stay awesome (under the circumstances). Thanks, too, to my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Bruce Bollinger. We all are blessed to live in this great country.

— Candace Peel, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To those in the Star-Telegram “Hot Issue” (, Aug. 30). It left me speechless. Most of the people you selected seem to be intelligent with a good career and goals for the future. Why does it look like the majority of them are selling sex?

— Leigh Marks, Fort Worth

Cheers: To John and Anne of Vintage Sales for an outstanding job in handling an estate sale for my family. We appreciate your kindness and care in the handling and execution of the sale. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services.

— Margaret Borg, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a new restaurant that my family and I were excited to try. The manager was rude and inhospitable, the service was lousy and the food not worth mentioning. You are my neighbor, but definitely one I will be avoiding.

— Amanda Razo, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the parents who failed to properly supervise their son by allowing him to hang out with another improperly supervised son now facing juvenile charges in connection with a wreck that killed four and injured 11. All those kids in the truck were improperly supervised.

— Paul Hicks, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Big Gas for trying to get the City Council to further weaken Fort Worth’s already permissive language in the gas well ordinance. A 300-foot separation from churches, daycares and schools is not a good thing!

—Bob Horton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the 10 percent of American drivers who know when turning a corner to enter the first available traffic lane.

— Wes Charles, Watauga

Cheers: To the wonderful man at the Albertsons in Watauga who insisted upon paying for $45 of my groceries after my demagnetized debit card couldn’t be read! I told you many times I would go get cash, but you were determined to pay forward your previous blessing. I will certainly pay it forward!

— Larissa Turner, Keller

Cheers: To two ladies, one a baby, at Ol’ South Pancake House. Four friends, all in our 80s, were told by our waitress, Amy, that our bill had been paid by the ladies. They asked her to wait until they left to tell us. Thus, a very special day for these grandparents. Our turn to pass a kindness forward!

— Betty Bob Buckley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mike Joyner Plumbing. They are always there when we need them, especially when we are bedridden. Special cheers to Christy and Michael, who always do a terrific job and clean up everything.

— Harold G. Test Jr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth main post office for not staying open until midnight on April 15. Taxpayers had 10 weeks — 73 days, or 1,752 hours — to complete their taxes. If anyone is upset with the USPS, I suggest not procrastinating next year and use the time given to you.

— Walter Peterson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lorena at the post office on South Hulen Street and Oak Park Lane. Thank you for being so nice and helping me after I did something dumb. Lorena saved the day!

— Mary Ayers, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Theatre Arlington for the wonderful performance of Foreigner and especially for bringing back two old favorites, Shirley Orr and B.J. Cleveland. Everyone did a wonderful job and it was enjoyed by all.

— Jan Morgan, Arlington

Jeers: To whoever took the limestone sculpture from Lipscomb Street. I hope it was worth the effort — working it loose one night and coming back to haul it away a second. It’s a memento from my child’s birth. Have a heart and return it. No questions asked.

— Lori Gordon, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the prosecutor who told my 19-year-old son that he was nothing and would never be anything. Jeers also to the judge who allowed this to happen by doing nothing and saying not a word as my family and a courtroom full of people listened.

— Debbie Colbert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth firefighters who worked the TCU vs SLU football game on 9/7. They provided cold water and wet towels for everyone who needed it in the 101-degree heat and humidity. Thanks for the great service to the TCU community.

— Randy and Lynn Moresi,


Cheers: To the few Texas Rangers who are having a good year — Martin Perez, Joe Nathan and most of the bullpen, Adrian Beltre (except for Sept.), Nelson Cruz (two-thirds of the season). Partial cheers to Darvish, Andrus, Martin, and Pierzynski.

— Roger L. Ratzlaff, Willow Park

Jeers: To the Meadows West Homeowners Association for allowing its website to be used as a propaganda outlet for the Fort Worth firefighters union. Cheers to Scott Nishimura for his article that sets the record straight in Wednesday’s Star-Telegram.

— Carol Guarnieri,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Russell Peach and manager Miki Hawkins at Chase Bank on Precinct Line Road in Hurst. Russell is very polite, patient, kind and understanding what I need help with; also, Miki. They really know how to treat senior citizens.

— Julia Bridges, Hurst

Cheers: To the Navy seamen who anonymously paid for our lunch at Little Saigon Restaurant. They could see my husband is a disabled veteran because of the hat and insignias he was wearing. Thank you for making our day special.

— Betsey Good Olson,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To a cable company that lists channels in a “free” section that aren’t free. Double jeers for charging a service visit when you said you would not.

— Stephen Lambert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Department of Transportation and all the crews who finished the Highway 67 overpass making truck turning safer at the Railport intersection. No more red traffic lights and screeching brakes! A job well done!

— Marlene Asbjornson, Alvarado

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