Cheers & Jeers

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Cheers: To the TCU baseball team for winning the school’s first Big 12 Conference team championship. The Horned Frogs’ undefeated performance at the Big 12 tournament in OKC was capped by placing five players on the Big 12 All-Tournament team plus the MVP. Hats off to the No. 7 national seed. Go Frogs!

— Joe Blackwell, Bedford

Jeers: To the North Texas Tollway Authority. We were promised the toll for the Chisholm Trail Parkway would be about 16.2 cents per mile. Yesterday I got on the toll road at Montgomery Street and exited Edwards Ranch Road. That’s less than 2 miles and my toll was $1.28 with a TollTag.

— Don Carter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Quality Fabrics in Hurst. I have an older car with the leather seat split. I stopped by their store to see if they could repair it. They did furniture only but would look at it. When the repair was finished I asked, “What charge?” They said, “No charge, have a blessed day.”

— John B. Davis, Bedford

Jeers: To every politician who thinks automated phone calls are a great campaign tool. Caller ID and answering machines mean we don’t have to listen! Quit filling up the answering machine.

— Frank Roso, Arlington

Cheers: To Fort Worth and the many businesses and agencies that made the Senior Synergy a great success! The wonderful free event was informative and helpful and a great show of support for our mature population. Many helpful and cheerful volunteers were the icing on the cake.

— Pat Stevens, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gubernatorial debates. I propose a town hall meeting at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. It will be a good opportunity for college students and the public to listen to the next governor of Texas.

— M. Emad Salem, Euless

Jeers: To a Hurst repair shop. Saturday I went by to see how much they’d charge just to attach a wristwatch band I’d bought. They quoted a price of $19.95. (They didn’t carry the band.)

— Robin Mascari, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a video-game-like driver in a black Volkswagen bug May 23 at 7:35 a.m. on Interstate 35W northbound between the Eagle Parkway and Texas 114 exits. In heavy traffic, you passed on the shoulder at more than 67 mph, barely missing a white sedan on the shoulder with people beside it. Could’ve been many fatalities!

— C.D. Brasher, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tanner Scheppers for making my sixth birthday so special May 2 at the Rangers game, just by stopping to sign my ticket and ball. I spotted you in the outfield during batting practice, and you were the only one who stopped for the fans! My No. 1 Texas Ranger!

— Caleb Wallace, Watauga

Cheers: To the paramedics from the fire station on Rendon Road. On May 13, I had a medical emergency and my husband called 911. They immediately responded in a professional, knowledgeable, caring manner. It was an embarrassing situation, but they made me feel comfortable. Many thanks for the outstanding work they do.

— (Beverly) Joan Lee, Burleson

Jeers: To Veterans Affairs. I have been continuously denied compensation for PTSD! Is it not good enough to fight the war in Iraq in “defense” of America. An official denies my right to compensation but thanks me for my service. Am I missing something here?

— Rigo Rangel, Hurst

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Water Department and Waste Management. I put an old hide-a-bed out for pickup Sunday. The Waste Management truck was loading it up Tuesday. My regular day is not even until Wednesday. Good work.

— Bob Dorcy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jones Electric Service, which I called after a big limb had caused damage. He came that evening, stayed till dark and returned the next day to complete repairs. He did a great job. I found his name from companies I had clipped from “Cheers & Jeers.”

— Betty Pike, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the very polite man from Bob’s Lock & Safe. He came to my home, fixed my front door in record time. He even did it a cheaper way because he could. He did not take advantage of a senior citizen. There are honest business people in Fort Worth.

— Lynette Spence, Benbrook

Jeers: To a letter writer for mindlessly taking the side of an unrestrained dog against a postal carrier. City pet ordinances are clear. It is the responsibility of pet owners to follow them — or pay the price. The fault lies exclusively with the dog’s irresponsible owners, not its intended victim.

—Robert Moore, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for my lunch and Becky’s May 20 at Catfish & Company in Hurst. It was appreciated very much and will be forwarded. We saw you as you left, but did not know what you had done until you were gone.

— Mattie Johnson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the people, although I failed to get your names, who stopped to assist us on Memorial Day when I was involved in an accident near Cabela’s. Thank you again for all of your help.

— Scott Richardson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Stephen Harlbut and his assistant, Charles. It seems we have found a neurologist who is interested in getting to the root of the problem. Praises to the almighty Father of the universe.

— J.W. Robbins, Haltom City

Cheers: To Dr. Griffin T. Murphey, All-American sharp-shooting .50 calibre dentist. When it comes to spotting and painlessly disposing of hidden IED cavities, he is faster on the trigger than a Navy Seal.

— Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth

Jeers: To TV entertainment. As a Christian, I am appalled at programs like Scandal, Mistresses and Under The Dome. We are hungry for good Christian series with strong Christian morals. They bleep vulgar slang, but not when God’s name is taken in vain. Our children are getting the wrong messages.

— Marcia Bates, Saginaw

Cheers: To the nurses in the Progressive Care Unit of Texas Health Huguley Hospital. They gave my sister exceptional care when she was there in March. Wish I could say the same for her doctors.

— Sue Pugh, Burleson

Cheers: To Eagle Mountain school district’s Fine Arts Spring Showcase at Bass Hall May 20. The students showed extraordinary talents in a performance worthy of the nation’s top fine arts programs. The professionalism, showmanship, sounds and skill were equal to a concert at any music venue.

— Henrietta and Jerry Milan,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the candidate whose campaign sign is on Interstate 30 between Green Oaks Boulevard and Ridgmar Plaza. It is a violation of state law.

— Rebecca Perkins,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the woman and two men who stopped to render assistance to me after I tripped and fell while running on the sidewalk on Heritage Trace Parkway on Memorial Day morning. I can only imagine what I looked like. I regret not getting any names. Thank you and God bless.

— John Hazard, Fort Worth

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