Cheers & Jeers

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Jeers: To those who supported a government shutdown that harmed disabled veterans and their survivors. This was not a policy or a remedy. It was simply cruelty.

— Bruce W. Rider, Grapevine

Jeers: To the statement by Sen. Ted Cruz and his supporters that he was just doing what he was elected to do. Really! He was elected to ride into D.C. on his white charger to shut down the government if Congress and/or President Obama didn’t immediately cave in to his demands?

— Beverley Swick, Granbury

Jeers: To the parent that filed a bullying complaint against Tim Buchanan of Aledo High School. This coach should not be vilified because he had his team prepared. He is teaching a life lesson. In the “real world,” the person that is most prepared is the one that will get the job done.

— Russell L. Livingston, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the company that bought University Park Village in January. The company plans to cut out the heart of the center by closing Barnes & Noble and turning it into retail shops. Barnes & Noble wants to stay. This is still a viable, profitable store, a community gathering center and one of the last places to buy new books and magazines in Fort Worth.

— Debra Million, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Marilyn Rowe and staff at the Bedford Oaks Animal Clinic for superlative care of my beautiful cat, Miep. I was blessed with Miep for 18 years due to your excellent skills and wonderful compassion. Always ready to go the extra mile for clients, you are the best team.

— Barbara Rough, Bedford

Jeers: To a lady at Nickel Mania on Oct. 12. She took a cup of nickels from my son and nephew after they left them at the game on which they had just hit the jackpot. They were so excited and had run to show us when the nickels were taken. Who steals from kids? Shame on you.

— Angela Sambrano, Crowley

Cheers: To “Rick from Iowa” and the staff at Shoot Smart for changing this amputee’s flat tire on Monday afternoon. I could not have done it without your help.

— Mike Ozymy, Colleyville

Jeers: To Aledo High School, its coach and players for running up the score to 91 against Western Hills High School on Oct. 18. This was a tacky display of a superior team over a very weak opponent. What does that teach student athletes?

— Gary Yeary, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the parent who submitted a bullying charge against the Aledo High School football coach, Tim Buchanan. He cleared his bench and played everyone. Maybe the Western Hills kids should put forth a little effort. Don’t blame Aledo. Look in the mirror.

— Mike Drybread, Kennedale

Cheers: To Chris at Five Star Flooring in Grand Prairie for going above and beyond in superior customer service. Not many would return items left in the store to their owner free of charge. Thanks so much.

— Debi Jones, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind couple who paid for our breakfast at the IHOP in Lake Worth. Cheers to Nicole, a waitress at IHOP, who has an excellent work ethic. She is fast and proficient.

— Joy Lynn Schnell, Fort Worth

Jeers: To The Associated Press for the Wednesday story on security at Air Force missile launch centers (“Nuclear officers left their blast doors open”). Next time why not include GPS coordinates and exact missile counts? I’m sure someone could use that info.

— Ivin Adkins, Flower Mound

Jeers: To the idiots who stabbed my pumpkins with the greeting signs in front of my house. This time of year is for children and giving thanks to the country we all love. Grow up!

— Lisa Kennedy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Parker County Precinct 4 Commissioner Dusty Renfro. He returns your calls, he listens and he gets the job done. An elected official who actually works for the people.

— Dolores and Mike Camp, Aledo

Jeers: To a Mansfield auto repair shop. To break a bolt on the muffler and decide you can’t fix it is one thing. To put the muffler in the trunk, declare the car fixed, charge full amount for the repair and let my son drive away is another. Shame!

— Karen Larsen, Mansfield

Cheers: To Elite Floor Care for an incredible job well done. Seth and Evan were in my home for two hours stretching and cleaning my carpets. Now my 10-year-old carpeting looks brand new.

— Barbara Weil, Arlington

Cheers: To the outstanding people at Wedgwood Baptist Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church for all the wonderful things they do for the students at Bruce Shulkey Elementary School. We appreciate all the hours your mentors give to our students and the donations for uniforms and winter coats. We all appreciate you.

— Alice Galban, principal, Bruce Shulkey Elementary School, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Department of Public Safety Mega Center in Fort Worth for extraordinary customer service. My son went there to get his driver’s license and the whole transaction was fast, friendly and very helpful. Everyone from the greeter to registration staff, front desk and tester were a class-A act. Well done.

— Cheryl Rodo, Colleyville

Jeers: To sequestration, lack of interest or whatever it was that impelled the U.S. Mint to cease and desist minting dollar coins for U.S. presidents. They quit on the 20th president, assassinated James A. Garfield. By pulling the plug on the program, they assassinated a tangible lesson in American history .

— Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To the family and friends of Ronnie Cortez, who is battling ALS. A garage sale was recently held in Burleson to benefit Ronnie and his family. Thanks to everyone who helped.

— Gene Anderson, Arlington

Jeers: To an Arlington lube and repair center for making false statements about requirements for my car to pass the state inspection. Shame on you for taking advantage of customers. This location has changed ownership in the past few months. Customers beware.

— Linda Chamberlain, Arlington

Cheers: To the lady holding the little girl in Kroger’s on Highway 26 and Glenview Drive Oct. 15. Thank you for paying on my groceries. God Bless you.

— Johnnie Walker, Hurst

Cheers: To Jill Gutbrier of Grapevine who found an uncashed check on the floor at Wal-Mart and returned it to the check writer with a sweet note. Nice to know there are honest and caring people still around.

— Charlotte Hansen, Bedford

Cheers: To associates Jo and Kathy, along with manager Lance, at the Hudson Oaks Wal-Mart for helping Manna Storehouse of Weatherford with their 2013 Santa’s Helpers program.

— Helen and Vernon Chiles,


Cheers: To Klarus Home Care (Susie, Thressa and Leslie) for taking care of me and for the therapy after my triple bypass. And Cheers to Darrell Whitsel Florist on Magnolia Avenue for replacing a plant with a new one. That was very sweet and nice.

— Jim Fester, Fort Worth

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