Cheers & Jeers

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Cheers: To our great city’s new gathering, happening place, Sundance Square Plaza. The official opening was joyful and fun-filled. Special cheers for the beautiful harp music by Cindy Horstman.

— Toni Wietholter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To all the quiet heroes among us. Thank you, veterans, for your service and for our freedom.

— Larry and Mary Matl, Edgecliff Village

Jeers: To the Dallas Cowboys for not tucking their jerseys into their pants. It’s not the way the uniform was meant to be worn, and it looks bad. Discipline starts with attention to detail. Coaches, do the right thing. Tuck them in! Go, Cowboys!

— Robert H. Loeb, Arlington

Jeers: To the bullies and misguided administrators at Birdville High School. Cheers to the brave young man, Isaiah Smith, for standing up for what is right. What a shame that some religions have held people’s thinking back for centuries.

— Doris and LeRoy Morgan, Arlington

Cheers: To Cindy and the volunteers at St. Peter & St. Paul Anglican Church for a fabulous Trunk or Treat! Great trunks, bounce houses full of fun, plenty of candy and a chance to meet lots of new people. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

— Celia Hirschenhofer, parish administrator, St. Peter & St. Paul, Arlington

Jeers: To KTXD/Channel 47/Digital 47.4 for suddenly dropping the MeTv format without telling the viewing public! I enjoyed seeing all the old shows I grew up with, such as Combat!, Gunsmoke, The Green Hornet and The Untouchables, to name a few!

— John T. Patterson, Arlington

Cheers: To the North Richland Hills EMTs, the best anywhere. I fell in my bedroom on Oct. 27 and couldn’t get up because of my multiple sclerosis. My wife called 911, and three of the kindest, most compassionate and professional EMTs came and got me up and into bed. I wish I had their names.

— Randy Burke, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To a woman in Sendera Ranch who we let make a down payment on a dining room set that we were selling during a garage sale and pay the rest later. We never received a penny after the first $20 she put down. She still owes us $400.

— Jeff Nauman, Haslet

Cheers: To Sgt. B. O’Heren of the Burleson Police Department for his actions when my parked car was hit in downtown Burleson. He witnessed the accident, followed the driver, requested he return to accept responsibility and found me. Sgt. O’Heren had to follow the man home to retrieve his insurance information. He is truly a policeman who serves and protects with patience.

— Elaine Richards, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Pappasito’s Cantina, the servers and the front manager who work so hard to accommodate all their guests. Thanks for your hospitality on a recent Saturday evening as we enjoyed catching up with out-of-town friends.

— Nancy Youngs, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Whole Earth Provision Co. for opening in Southlake Town Square and raising money for the Bob Jones Nature Center during its month-long grand opening celebration. The store is beautiful, and it has a staff of amazingly cheerful, fun, proactive people. It’s a treat to walk in there and be greeted like a long-lost friend.

— Helen Allman, Southlake

Cheers: To Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter. Out in the cold last Saturday, he was hard at work, emptying vehicles of hazardous waste, paper and electronics for proper disposal. He’s a true public servant.

— William H. Fochtman, Burleson

Cheers: To Judy Obregon and the volunteers of The Abandoned Ones (TAO), who relentlessly rescue unwanted, abused, neglected, stray and injured dogs, offering veterinary services, rehabilitation, endless compassion and love, and safe, caring homes for these helpless ones. Cheers to Ben Russell of KXAS/Channel 5 or his story about TAO.

— Marty Mayfield, Burleson

Cheers: To Charlie Martin and the wonderful staff at Green Oaks Physical Therapy in Burleson. They got this old lady’s shoulder working again after the worst surgery of my life. I thought it would never move again! I couldn’t ask for more compassionate, caring people.

— Marsha Eissler, Burleson

Cheers: To Mark Wilson and John Blick and their staff at Colleyville Animal Clinic for more than 13 years of excellent care, concern and, on occasion, compassion for us and each of our four-legged children. We look forward to many more years of caring for our children together.

— D.J. Taylor and Jerry Shaddock, Hurst

Cheers: To Mark Lowry for writing a fabulous tribute to an extremely talented man, Jerry Russell. The theater world will greatly miss him, but his legacy will live on in Stage West.

— Florine Voelker, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the mayor of Fort Worth and my city councilman (District 6) for not responding to my letters concerning Jerry Waller. Cheers to the Star-Telegram for obtaining the autopsy report.

— Don Billings, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a local restaurant owner for refusing to make it right after a company website glitch. He refused to return my money and I wasn’t even offered the option to come get the food! He has lost repeat business over his $8.11 tantrum!

— Bryany Hildreth, Euless

Cheers: To Kendall McCook for standing up for his right to vote. And jeers to the Texas Legislature for allowing Texas to be No. 1 in flu cases and in air pollution. That’s right, folks, just keep voting for Republicans.

— Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Marcos Gamboa of Blackmon-Mooring for an excellent job of cleaning my upholstered furniture. Also, he was knowledgeable, cheerful and careful about the job he did. The company will suffer a real loss when he retires.

— Margaret Thibert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the T. I took the T shuttle from the Trinity Railway Express station to a Dallas Cowboys football game. No parking hassles, drop off/pick up close to stadium. Cost $10 plus $5 parking at the TRE station. Convenient and worry-free. Employees were friendly and knowledgeable about details.

— Sue Crouch, Crowley

Cheers: To Cathy, who was shopping at the Kroger on North Beach Street on Sept. 7 when my dad suffered cardiac arrest. Because of her quick response with CPR, my dad lived long enough for us to say goodbye and to tell him how much we loved him. Thank you, Cathy!

— Heidi Newell, Fort Worth

Jeers: To people who fuel their vehicles while ignoring the safety of others at gas stations. It clearly states on every pump that static electricity can ignite fires and that drivers should not re-enter the vehicles while fueling. The other day while fueling my vehicle, most customers were in their vehicles, and the stations don’t enforce this safety procedure.

— Kathy Brown, Arlington

Cheers: To Lupe Cardona at the Montgomery Plaza Wells Fargo branch for courteous and quality notary service the past year. We appreciate it.

— Stephanie and Brian Byrd, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kyle, Stacie, Dakota, Jamie and the many others in downtown Weatherford on Nov. 1 for helping us rescue our dog. It was quite an endeavor and a miracle that she wasn’t hurt in the process. We couldn’t have done it alone. May God richly bless you.

— Von and Shea Dunn, Weatherford

Cheers: To the few who voted on Tuesday. Jeers to the passage of issues dealing with the No. 1 killer on our highways, alcohol, and local governments borrowing more money via bonds. Your great-grandchildren will pay the interest on the debt.

— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: To Serena Nyguyen, my student of the past six weeks. She earned a 100 for both the first and second six weeks and she exceeds my expectations each and every time. She’s also very helpful with whatever tasks I have. I know I can count on her.

— Stuart Sumner, Leonard Middle School, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth. Who sold whom a bill of goods for four lighted high-water signs on Silver Creek Road? Maybe there has been an inch of water in the two creeks in 10 years. The road itself needs repairs.

— Jeanneane Keene, Lakeside

Cheers: To the kind and wonderful teachers at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School for truly knowing the students’ abilities. They are outstanding in helping each student thrive. The teachers quickly offer tutoring when needed so that no child falls through the cracks. We love our teachers at OLV!

— Deanna Villegas Lopez, development, Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the maker of a golf bag purchased at a major sporting goods store. The legs will not support the bag. In my case, the bag fell over before I was able to place the cover on my new Titleist D913 driver, damaging the driver as it fell to the pavement. Mucho dinero, poof!

— Larry Howell, Arlington

Cheers: To the very thoughtful man who paid the entire bill for our birthday group lunch at the Benbrook Antique Mall Tearoom. A true “Halloween treat.” Our sincere thanks and blessings from all of us.

— Jan Morse, Benbrook

Jeers: To KDFW/Channel 4 for all the commercials and the LeBron James basketball episode, which had nothing to do with the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings game. I was interested only in the game. Bring back the good old days of TV.

— Joan Test, Granbury

Cheers: To the Rockwood Gokart Track on North University Drive, which recently bought new go-karts and offers discounts, making it attractive for local residents to have fun. Jeers to the increasingly aggressive, unsupervised riders who ram the new, faster karts into others. Unfortunately, they make it nearly too dangerous to enjoy this Fort Worth treasure.

— Ralph Smith, Richland Hills

Cheers: To Western Hills and South Hills high schools for their band performances at their football game on Halloween. It was an outstanding halftime — very enjoyable. Thanks for all their hard work.

— R.C. Pentecost, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the gentleman who approached my daughter and me as we were eating lunch on Oct. 29 at China Buffet in Burleson and said, “Ladies, I just paid for your lunches.” Kudos to him.

— Merelene Russell and Michelle Thompson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the two ladies at Sonic Drive-In on Crowley Road on Halloween at about 8:30 p.m. I had placed an order that totaled $3.25 and discovered I didn’t have my purse. They graciously paid for the order and wouldn’t allow me to repay them.

— Peggy Barnard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Nolan Ryan, a class act, and to Mike Napoli and other former Texas Rangers players who now have World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox. Jeers to Rangers general manager Jon Daniels.

— James Cox, Grapevine

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