Jeers: To Fort Worth school Superintendent Walter Dansby for woefully inadequate oversight of “self-authorized” overtime payments in the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. We may have the inmates running the asylum, but the buck stops at the superintendent’s desk.— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth Jeers: To the women’s basketball coach leaving TCU at the beginning of the Women’s NIT. What a trashy way to treat the women! — Harry Kelly, Granbury Cheers: To the Rose Garden Tea Room on Benbrook Traffic Circle, my favorite restaurant. Helen’s and staff’s smiles, great service, delicious food and sinfully wonderful chocolate cakes and pies make lunching at the Rose Garden like stepping back in time. Thank you Helen and all your wonderful staff. — Evelyn Wilson, Fort Worth Cheers: To the wonderful person who paid for our meal at Joe T. Garcia’s on Saturday. We had forgotten they did not accept credit cards and then all of a sudden were informed that an anonymous person had taken care of our meal. What a loving thing to do! — Cassandra Anne Hernandez, Fort Worth Jeers: To an energy company’s unscrupulous tactics. Their agent at my door assured me I had three days to decide. I declined on day two. Only when TXU Energy called did I learn the other company had already notified TXU that we switched. Cheers to TXU for courteously correcting the mistake. — Dorothy Dahl, Fort Worth Jeers: To a local downtown business that doesn’t allow employees with disabilities to use the parking spaces for customers. — Chris Pinkston, North Richland Hills Cheers: To the Fort Worth Elks Lodge 124 and their national organization for hosting a “senior prom” and dinner-dance for children in the special needs classes at Lake Worth High School. The girls looked festive and the young men so handsome. Kudos to Elks members, teachers and families attending. — Ken and Bobbie Thompson, Fort Worth Cheers: To Fort Worth Elks! Lake Worth High School’s Special Frogs were treated to their own Special Needs Prom at the Fort Worth Elks Lodge on Saturday. The students and alumni had everything they requested from BBQ to awards, dancing and a VIP section. The children danced until midnight. — Jon Perry, Fort Worth Jeers: To the Fort Worth chapter of basketball officials. For four years, I have watched your attempt to call games, killing the integrity of the game. — Butch Johnson, Stephenville Cheers: To everyone in the Summerfields area who supports asking Fort Worth to install a tennis court in Silver Sage Park. — Bill Kiefer, Fort Worth Jeers: To DFW Airport for not having elevators in the Terminal E parking garage. To get my 85-year-old mother into the terminal, we wheeled her all the way down the parking garage. — Jeff Birleffi, Fort Worth Jeers: To a telemarketing company with callers claiming they want to update drivers on your computer. The drivers don’t need to be updated. They install a “fix” program which really does a job, changes your home page and messes up your email while charging you. — Mary Brace, Arlington Cheers: To Duff O’Dell for running for city council in Grapevine. She has the perfect combination of business and volunteer experience to do a great job. — Bruce W. Rider, Grapevine Cheers: To Pratt Automotive-Lexus and Toyota in Benbrook that, when I poured antifreeze into the wiper fluid reservoir, kindly removed the reservoir, drained it and refilled it with wiper fluid free of charge! — Jessica Zook, Benbrook Jeers: To the person or persons who removed my “Stand With Wendy” bumper sticker from my car window. Not cool, and not how real Texans behave. A reluctant thank you for not removing my other political bumper sticker: Santos/McGarry. — Mary Lochridge, Arlington Jeers: To North Richland Hills. The reason the city had a 4 percent crime increase is because rather than protecting the taxpayers, they are in search of them, using them to create revenue. The jails are now full of insignificant ticket recipients rather than the ones who truly threaten the society they are sworn to protect. — Jerry Moody, North Richland Hills Cheers: To Chadra Mezza and Grill on Park Place Avenue for being such a gracious dinner host to Lily B. Clayton Elememtary School dads and daughters after the first ever Bumble Bee Ball! Your continued support of our sweet school is greatly appreciated. More garlic knots, please! — Jennifer Ledbetter, Fort Worth Jeers: To a Bedford dentist who uses $29 cleaning special as a come-on. They get you in the door and things change. — Hal Weicht, Hurst Cheers: To the “original” HEB Plumbing company in the Mid-Cities. I am the building manager for a company and had not been able to find a reliable plumber. Thanks to Kathlyn Smith, the owner and licensed plumber, I have solved that problem. They are not only on time, they do outstanding work. It’s nice to see a company that values their customers. — Mike Putnam, Bedford Jeers: To a north Fort Worth doctors’ office for having a beautiful wall-mounted flat screen TV in their waiting room, but choosing to play the Fox News Channel on it. Patients deserve better while tired, sick and hungry children are waiting to be seen by their doctor. — David Morgan, North Richland Hills Jeers: To the flag- and banner-waving people standing on the Lackland Road-Green Oaks Road/Interstate 30 overpass on March 21. I’m all for free speech, but their demonstration caused a four mile traffic jam during rush hour due to drivers slowing down to read their banners. — Lissa Willis, Benbrook Cheers: To the Arlington and Pantego fire departments, the Arlington Police Department and the EMTs for their service at the recent fire on White Way. I was impressed with their courtesy, efficiency and respectfulness while doing their main job of putting the fire out, and the policemen making me feel safe. — Donna H. Duke, Arlington Cheers: To the considerate man Saturday night in Bass Hall, Row F, Center Orchestra, who offered me a peppermint candy that stopped my cough during the performance. Thank you. Lesson learned: Always carry some cough drops, sometimes for yourself, sometimes for someone near by. — Garrett Tucker, Fort Worth Cheers: To the nurses and staff of Baylor All Saints’ Andrews Women’s Hospital for taking wonderful care of my wife, my daughter and myself after the birth of our daughter March 20. You are an example of how a hospital should treat new parents and children. — Reagan Lynch, Fort Worth Cheers: To Chris and the technicians at Grumpy’s Automotive in Crowley for being fair, honest and skilled. They have earned my trust and loyalty over the past several years. Thanks, guys. — Mark Stewart, Crowley Jeers: To the small-minded soul who complained to KDFW/Channel 4 about “turning left” because Clarice Tinsley simply interviewed President Obama. Seriously? These are sad times. — Marius Hicks, Youngstown, Ohio Cheers: To John Cassara of KWIK Mortgage for an excellent job. Keep up the good work. Thanks. — Susie Domagas, Keller Cheers: To the couple in the car who stopped in front of my mountain bike and put on their hazard lights — after my bike had fallen off my bike rack on Grapevine Highway — so no one would wreck their car or hit my bike. Thank you. — Harvey Cogdill, Hurst Cheers: To Nigel from Cooper Pit Stop and Juan from Regis Tires, who saved a lady in distress March 15 when I had a blowout on a tire to the rim on Cooper Street in Arlington. Kudos to both. — Judy Sutherland, Arlington Cheers: To the unidentified passerby for saving my life. My house was on fire March 16 while I lay sleeping. You banged on my door and yelled for me to get out. Thank you for this heroic act. You are my hero. — Phyllis K. Livingston, Burleson Cheers: To closing of some abortion clinics. Now lets get on with life. Democrats, Republicans unite and let’s elect a Texas governor and tell Obama don’t mess with Texas. This is not Ukraine. — Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City
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