Cheers: To the walkers against the death penalty. I understand wanting to punish for horrible crimes. A lifetime in prison is worse than death — and less expensive for society — and allows for that always-possible mistake of wrong prosecution which has been made too many times.— Elenor Zepeda, North Richland Hills Jeers: To Ian Kinsler with his ridiculous comments about Jon Daniels being a sleazeball and hoping the Rangers go 0-162. Kinsler is the real sleazeball and is a bad role model to all. I’m glad Ian’s playing in Detroit — the crime capital of America. — Michele L. Gurno, Grapevine Jeers: To military courts that are lenient on sex offenders. When I was in the service, we were told that anyone who committed rape would face a firing squad! Maybe this isn’t a bad idea to be used in today’s military. — Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth Cheers: To Pi Beta Phi and First Book for the 500 free books for Como Elementary in Fort Worth. Thank you Pi Beta Phi for volunteering your time to read to all the kids and obtaining a free book for each student. — Catie Travers, Westworth Village Cheers: To Dawn, manager of Eddie Deen’s Crossroads BBQ in Arlington. I go there for not only the great food but the cheery attitude that she infuses while either meeting you for the first time or whether you are a regular customer. And to my amazement, she remembers everyone’s name. — Sylvia Allenbach, Arlington Cheers: To Yellow Cab Y192, Mark Stokesberry, for providing professional services, promptness and safely driving in the bad weather while others weren’t willing to drive. If it weren’t for drivers like yourself there would be no transportation services worthwhile. — Geraldeen Robertson, Fort Worth Cheers: To Cliff Coffee & Vending (Ken Lyon) who quickly called, emailed me and had mailed me my refund by the next day, from an improperly working vending machine. Very impressed by the business tactics of this company, for such a small matter. — Denise Wright, Arlington Cheers: To Paige from Bekish Orthodontics. After my son was hurt at a baseball field, she met us after hours at the fields to help remove the metal pieces remaining when my son’s tooth was knocked out. Though we had to go to the hospital after, it eased the pain tremendously. — Jennifer Cox, Benbrook Cheers: To Brewed waitresses and hostess Kelby who treated us with such kindness on a very sad day. My best friend had just passed. Upon learning of this they sat us in a quiet room and made certain we were comfortable. They were attentive, yet gave us time. — Pam Morton, Keller Cheers: To the thoughtful person who bought breakfast for an old Marine and his wife at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store March 3. It turned a sad day into a “glad” day. We suspected the darling family sitting at the next table. What a wonderful example of love and thoughtfulness for their children. — John Smale, Mansfield Cheers: To Cardiovascular Home Care and especially to the expertise of physical therapist Georgie Alford. Many thanks. — Linda Renfro, Fort Worth Cheers: To the team in the post-surgical unit at Baylor Surgical Hospital Fort Worth. They took very good care of me during my recovery from surgery. A special cheer to Rose, Karen, Natalie and Mike for their special efforts to make my stay as comfortable as possible. — Sally Williams, Hurst Cheers: To Nina and Mary from the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth Mobile Health Unit and all their girls. Also a great “thank you” to Walls Hospital Radiology for your care and concern during my recent mammogram screening. Thanks also to the Hope Clinic in Cleburne. — Diane Ellison, Burleson Jeers: To Radio Shack for saying you were closing a good percentage of your stores resulting in many loyal employees losing their jobs. The next day you said you were rewarding your execs with bonuses. What’s wrong with this picture? — Craig A. Poling Sr., Fort Worth Cheers: To the Republic Services workers who pick up our trash and litter in Benbrook. A special cheer to the driver of Republic sanitation vehicle No. 3622. He makes sure that trash that escapes his vehicle is quickly picked up, making our neighborhood litter free. — Jim Stryker, Benbrook Cheers: To Alan Scott of Office Depot in Montgomery Plaza. I live out of the country and had a need to purchase and ship some office supplies within the U.S. Alan came to my rescue over the phone and did a superb job of handling the situation quickly and to my complete satisfaction. He is a real asset to Office Depot. — Cheryl Clair, Tipperary, Ireland Cheers: To Ann Sutherland, District 6 Fort Worth school board member, for her dedication to the children and teachers in Fort Worth ISD. Her recent visit to a faculty meeting at Bruce Shulkey Elementary to ask the teachers for their input on increasing student achievement was greatly appreciated. — Lisa Attaway, Fort Worth Cheers: To the fellow cyclists who picked me up and looked after me when I took a tumble off my bicycle in Trinity Park on a Saturday afternoon. You were my guardian angels in a time of need to whom I am deeply thankful. — Patrick Antinone, Bedford Cheers: To Chace C. for taking the time out of your incredibly busy schedule to fix my personal laptop, and for refusing to take payment for your services. People like you are one in a million. Thank you. — Trevi Turner, Fort Worth Jeers: To the Fort Worth ISD. For a bunch of college-educated folks, it amazed me they don’t know the difference between an outdoor and an indoor gun range. Doesn’t FWISD have bigger fish to fry than to worry about a safe new business opening up near the administrative offices? — Michael Simons, Cleburne Jeers: To Cowtown Marathon organizers for not letting runners know that University Drive would be closed for access to parking at Farrington Field. For years University was how we accessed that parking; this forced runners to be rerouted in long traffic lines. Many of us barely made the race or were late. — Tom Lorenz, Hurst Cheers: To The Stayton at Museum Way’s Brandi Rydell and Teresa Wilks for their diligence in helping some dear friends who suddenly found themselves in need of continued care. Although The Stayton was full at the time, Brandi and Teresa were very helpful and informative to a family confronted with serious medical issues. — Pat Barclay, Aledo Cheers: To Oncor for cleaning the brush and trimming the trees on their right-of-way along Legend Road in Benbrook. Looks great. — Jim Ewing, Benbrook Cheers: To IHOP restaurants for hosting National Pancake Day in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The owners and staff are to be commended for their hard work, friendliness and charitable support of this worthy cause. — Ken Sapp, North Richland Hills Jeers: To a large discount retailer in Weatherford for selling my son a new mattress that was infested with bedbugs. They refused to remove the mattress and reimburse us for extermination and cleaning. However, they did refund the purchase price. — Gayle Grimes, Weatherford Jeers: To thieves who stole my lawn statues (a boy drinking from a fountain and a boy and girl sitting on a bench) recently. You will be punished. Perhaps if you return them in the dark of night, like when you took them, the good Lord in heaven will forgive you. — Janet Morrison, Bedford Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for our dinner at David Beard Catfish & Seafood in Azle Feb. 22. We don’t know you, but God does. It was a blessing to us and we pray you are blessed also. We thank you. — J.L. and Nita Coleman, Azle Cheers: To my best-friend-forever for going out of her way to help end my “family member” teacup chihuahua’s suffering after an attack by neighboring chows. — Tuesday L. Peacock, River Oaks Cheers: To whoever paid for our meal at Ol’ South Pancake House on South University Drive March 7. We needed a lift-up and God, through you, provided it. God bless you. — Dorothy and Traluis Overton, Fort Worth Cheers: To Tonya at La Madeleine in southwest Fort Worth for her hospitality on Feb. 25 when my husband and I dined there for lunch. Upon noticing that my husband had held the chicken on his dish, she offered a shrimp substitution. Her attentiveness and care made for a lovely experience. — Rosanna Green, Fort Worth
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