Cheers & Jeers

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Cheers: To Jackie Moore, retired bench coach of the Texas Rangers. Thanks for all the years of your dedicated and distinguished career in baseball. The highlight of any Rangers win was your hug with manager Ron Washington! We’ll miss you. God bless!

— Marti Powell, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for firing Jackie Moore and Gary Pettis. Shame on you.

— M.E. Matchette, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the beautiful lady who found my purse in the restroom at Wal-Mart on Sept. 22. I was so happy to get my purse back that I forgot to get her name. Thank you and God bless.

— Polly Bezner, Arlington

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Police Department. After a car accident, I found that you cannot have your vehicle towed to a repair center of your choice. It must be towed to a designated impound lot, incurring major impound fees. The accident occurred late Friday evening, and I wasn’t able to retrieve the vehicle until Monday! The vehicle is no longer worth the impound fees!

— Diane Dansby, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a moving company. I found that my dryer was damaged in a move and no longer works properly. The company concealed the damage and didn’t mention it. The owner claimed the damage had been done before the move and wouldn’t fix the item.

— Chris Pinkston,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To state Sen. Wendy Davis for telling us that it’s OK to abort a pregnancy in the fifth month. Her way of thinking won’t get us anywhere if she is elected governor.

— Ellen Byron, Grand Prairie

Cheers: To the three Sunday letter writers who replied to Jim Denton’s Sept. 28 letter (“Would Jesus agree?”). They said they believed that all help for the less fortunate should be done by churches and other charities, not government. Excellent idea! But would they personally do what would be required, giving at least 10 percent of their gross monthly income and volunteering at least two days a month at a church or charity?

— K.D. Boyd, Granbury

Cheers: To Judy Hutcheson for the awesome job of organizing the Team Quest Urban Race that helped raise money for the Mary Crowley Research Cancer Center. Cheers also to the many friendly, helpful volunteers, to the Katy Trail Ice House and all of the wonderful sponsors. We all had a fantastic (and challenging!) time.

— Cindy Peet, Fort Worth

Jeers: To some car dealers who promise “haggle-free” sales. The assurance that “it’s the right thing to do” is true only for the dealership, not the customer. They should just say “sticker is quicker.”

— Ross Bannister, Grapevine

Cheers: To the Grotto Bar in Fort Worth for the fantastic show despite the heavy rain. Windhand bathed the Grotto with down-tuned riffs of Black Sabbath and Electric Wizard influence, and Solomon brought howls of haunted houses echoing over low, heavy riffs.

— Michael Justin Sturrock, Tyler

Jeers: To the Park Glen homeowners association. A vote was scheduled and advertised for a meeting on Sept. 12. All those present and proxies should have been counted at the meeting. The will of the majority (whichever way the vote breaks) is being held up by the self-interest of a few.

— Joe Swearingen, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice man who paid for our breakfast Sept. 20 at the Buttermilk Cafe on Pipeline Road — our favorite Friday morning haunt. What a pleasant surprise! Thank you so much.

— Jody Garretson, Richland Hills, and Mary Brock, Bedford

Cheers: To Lynn at the Northeast Subcourthouse. She went beyond the call of duty by assisting my aunt and me regarding a title transfer. Thanks again and may God bless.

— Sheila Christoph, Benbrook

Cheers: To the Jack in the Box in Lake Worth. On Sundays, I always stop by because the drive-in staff are so friendly. On Oct. 6, I was really down, but their act of kindness to me really brightened my day. Thank you.

— A.V. Blue, River Oaks

Cheers: To dentists William Cook and staff and David Kostohryz and staff. I recently had a dental emergency and both saw me immediately. Problem solved.

— Anne Davis, Saginaw

Cheers: To the Junior League of Fort Worth’s successful Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market. Professional volunteers worked hard with one goal: provide positive impact on the community. The 2013 beneficiaries: Opening Doors for Women in Need, Alliance for Children, Breakthrough Fort Worth, YWCA, First Tee, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, SafeHaven and Presbyterian Night Shelter. Special cheers to Natalie Martin and Kathleen Bundy.

— Jenifer Strickland, Arlington

Jeers: To all the publicity for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. He’s just a whiny politician.

— Trent Spahr, Fort Worth

Cheers: To U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Sock it to ’em. What’s good enough for you and me (Obamacare) is good enough for Congress, Obama and his staff. Ram it down their throats and let all of them know they must accept it.

— A.L. McCluney, Hurst

Cheers: To Ashley, Samantha, Ramachandra and the team at CVS Pharmacy on Pipeline Road in Bedford. They truly go the extra mile, and their courtesy, compassion and professionalism have been so appreciated through the years and has helped me so much.

— Corinne Stone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Karen Borta of KTVT/Channel 11. She’s a very professional newsperson. Her use of the word Obamacare instead of the Affordable Care Act is in fact appropriate because every news agency across the country uses this name to refer to the Affordable Care Act. She’s a delightful communicator and my family and I will continue to watch and enjoy her newscasts.

— Teresa Van Deventer,


Jeers: To the driver of a black SUV who ran me off the road on Loop 820 at about 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 29. You pulled into my lane in front of me when your lane ended, sending me into the construction barrels and damaging my car and me. Jeers also to the driver of a white SUV behind me who didn’t have the decency to stop and make sure I was OK.

— Vicki Seay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the young man who pushed my car out a very busy intersection on Sunday. God bless you, Lance. I wish I knew your last name. You were a guardian angel for me.

— Beverly J. Price, Fort Worth

Cheers: To members of Congress. Our forefathers would be proud to see that our government is working as it was designed. We have three branches of government to check runaway rogue politicians.

— Kenneth Harrison,


Cheers: To Katherine Smith, aide to Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns. Upon being informed that a temporary traffic sign (“left lane closed”) on westbound Vickery Boulevard was a potential traffic hazard, she contacted the appropriate city office and the sign was removed the next day. It had been left there for at least six months after water pipe work.

— Joe Klein, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Free Museum Day in Fort Worth. It was a disaster. Walking in pouring rain, yet no entry to some museums with an umbrella. No food, not even cold water. And they forgot to tell the bus company about giving us free rides! Never again!

— Bee Engelhardt, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a homeowner across from Swift Elementary School in Arlington. While having a barbed-wire fence replaced, pieces of barbed wire were left on the ground where children walk after school. Jeers also for having a barbed-wire fence across from an elementary school!

— Kelly Weber, Arlington

Cheers: To Coach Lindsey Ammons and the faculty and student body at Keller High School and Keller Central High School for the great Pink-Out activities leading up to the Oct. 4 game. Their hard work and creativity allowed them to present a check to Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate for more than $51,000! What a great testimony to the generosity, hard work and leadership for our future!

— Craig Schaefer, executive director, Susan G. Komen, Greater Fort Worth Affiliate

Jeers: To KXAS/Channel 5 for regularly using its professional meteorologists to also do on-air traffic reports. These are well-trained weather people, not traffic reporters. It’s an insult to them and the audience. I’m guessing that this is likely a “cheap-out” — one person, two jobs. And I’ve noticed that all the meteorologists who do traffic reports are women.

— Tim Smith, Arlington

Cheers: To the staff at Tierra Verde Golf Club for a fantastic job hosting our annual Big “I” Day golf tournament. Special cheers to events coordinator Steve Fox, chef Luigi Cinelli and head pro Chad Williams. The staff went out of their way to make this our best tournament ever!

— Julie Murphy, Arlington

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