Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the unknown angel who gave me a ticket to see Olga Kern play at the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Museum. It was a lifetime experience for me and I will always relish it. Thank you so very much.

— Melanie Peoples, Fort Worth

Jeers: To an airline that called at 11 p.m. to advise our next-day noon flight was canceled. Was on hold for two hours and still no agent to discuss situation. Thankfully, Southwest Airlines begins many new non-stop flights from Dallas Love Field in October.

— Stef Smith, Arlington

Jeers: To the person(s) who stole our truck while I was deployed. Karma will prevail. Jeers also to a vehicle tracking service. Your lack of action and awful customer service by not returning a simple email is a huge disappointment. Talk about false advertising!

— Bridget Sonsel, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Chris at the Arlington Costco Hearing Center for his thorough hearing exam and detailed instrument setup. I received hearing aids that greatly benefit me, plus a remote, a mini-microphone and a 90-day trial period at one-third the cost of my previous supplier.

— Vern Neuschafer, Arlington

Cheers: To Kenneth, the very nice man who stayed with us Feb. 8 for over an hour until AAA came after we wrecked in the 6800 block of Granbury Road. He waited patiently all that time. He couldn’t have been nicer and we are so grateful for him.

— Nancy and Bill Ritts,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Max Mechanical of Arlington. We called with a pilot light problem and Troy explained over the phone what we could do to correct it. We called with a different problem a few days later and Troy came in 20 minutes and fixed it — no charge!

— Ed Robertson, Pantego

Cheers: From the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth Art Department to Frost Bank and Senior Vice President Frank Shiels for hosting the exhibit and underwriting the reception for our 50th Winter Art Show, currently on display through Feb. 21 at 4200 South Hulen Street.

— Cara O. Moczulski,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Rosemont Middle School Junior Cadet Corps. They earned awards during the month of October, two of which were first place at the Bear Challenge and Top School at the Dunbar Drill Meet. The teachers and staff are so proud of these young leaders of tomorrow. Way to go, Broncos.

— Janice Sharp, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the happy couple that gave my son, Nathan, $2 for some chips at the QuikTrip on the corner of Farm Road 157 and Harwood Road while I went to my car to get some more cash. They refused repayment.

— Vince Basset, Euless

Cheers: To the Fort Worth police officer who patiently talked with the woman videotaping in the public thoroughfare at the rodeo on Jan. 28. You knew workers already had asked her to move, but you were very kind, even after she turned the camera on you.

— Melissa Wade, Fort Worth

Cheers: To neighbor Don Wentz, who came over and fixed my front door that needed immediate attention. The work was outstanding. He drove to find all needed material and paid for it. Would not accept any payment. Great friend. He is the best.

— Hollis Robbins, Fort Worth

Cheers: To radio station KAAM/770 AM for still playing some great music, plus having their dynamic deejay Mary Rose. Jeers to all the radio stations who use the so-called knowledgeable sports announcers and their talkative nonsense.

— Jack Lambert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Misty James with the Fort Worth mayor’s office for her cheerful manner and cooperation in dealing with the public. Thank you!

— Margaret Wood, Crowley

Cheers: To the Wal-Mart Hudson Oaks customer service lady, and the customers who crawled around on the floor with me to find my grandmother’s wedding ring. You just knew how special it was and wanted to help. Thank you.

—Brenda Hille, Azle

Cheers: To the very kind lady who stopped and helped me get up when I slipped on the ice. She could not have been more helpful, and restored my faith in the kindness of others.

— W.M. Lee Jr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To those who donate time or money. I regularly pay for meals of elderly folks and young troops in uniform, not because they can or can’t pay, but because it’s a nice thing to do.

— Ron Russ, Alvarado

Cheers: To Officer Greer for his readiness at Southlake Police Department. He took the initiative to reach out to me after I lost my wallet. I appreciate also the anonymous good-doer who found the wallet and turned it in.

Jair Fernandes de Melo Santos,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Texas Department of Transportation Traffic Engineering and Signal section and Billy Manning for the new turn lights on Colleyville Boulevard (Texas 26). Really helps with moving the traffic.

— Roland and Ann Kelley,

Colleyville

Cheers: To Officer Williams of the Fort Worth police. After a blowout on a very busy Texas 183 Friday evening, Jan. 31, he blocked off my lane and went above and beyond by changing my tire when roadside assistance failed to show. I got home safe and sound.

— David J. Villafuerte, Watauga

Cheers: To Jason Pickett at Caliber Collision and Enterprise auto rental in Colleyville for professionalism and great customer service. I needed their help after the bumper-car experience at a car wash in Hurst that offered no customer service or professionalism.

— Cyndi Evans, Hurst

Cheers: To the Burgin Elementary School and teachers in Arlington. The school and teachers awarded the honor roll students a field trip to the Dallas Mavericks basketball game Jan. 31 for recognition of the students’ hard work for making the honor roll. This was a great celebration and they felt very special. Thanks so much.

— Ellen Wood, Arlington

Cheers: To Jack, owner of Trinity Automotive in Colleyville, for doing work that is only necessary. I was told by another repair shop that I needed new brake pads, but Jack said it only needed brake fluid. It is so great to know there are still honest and trustworthy people in this world.

— Beth Blackburn, Grapevine

Jeers: To the Stock Show. It was a sad day for my family as we walked the entire grounds to find that Borden’s Milk was not there. For years my wife and three daughters have bought the milk and drunk it as we walked around the exhibit buildings.

— Jonathan James, Hurst

Cheers: To all those who practice random acts of kindness, as in buying a stranger’s dinner. We do it all the time, and we also give to food banks and other charities.

— Stacy Forte, Trophy Club

Jeers: To the government for decreasing nutritional help to our citizens, but give $12 million a month to Brazilian cotton farmers.

— Glenda D. Gschnell, Godley

Jeers: To a convenience store chain for raising the price of gas back to $3.19 every time it nears the $3 mark.

— Dora Ruth, Bedford

Jeers: To the young man who rode his bike across the West Seventh Street bridge. I wonder how he will feel if a kid follows his example and gets himself killed. I wonder how the cops who let him off the hook will feel. The city better do something.

— Ed Crum, Arlington

Jeers: To some of the politicians in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade who attempted to use the observance for their own political platform. Remember, this parade is to honor the legacy of the greatest civil rights leader who gave his life for justice and equality. Get it right, Fort Worth.

— Tommie Carter Jr.,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the woman who was drunk during the showing of the movie, The Nut Job, Jan. 18 — jumping back and forth over the seats and trash-talkng with those that came with her throughout the movie, spoiling it for the children.

— Ruth Miazgiewicz,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the EMS, fire and police who helped my family after a terrible car accident on Jan. 1 in Colleyville. Also cheers to other drivers who stopped to help, and the caring team at Texas Health Harris Methodist hospital Fort Worth. Our family is extremely grateful and blessed.

— Audrianne Schneider,

Colleyville

Cheers: To the businesses that donated prizes to help benefit the Tarrant County AIDS Outreach Center with the Casino Night Kickoff Party and The Tarrant County AIDS Walk. Thank you with our deepest appreciation.

— Elmer McMichael, Arlington

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