Cheers & Jeers

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Cheers: to Tom Schieffer for his leadership role with the Rangers. I remember when he spoke to Sam Houston High School’s new NHS members in 1987. Such a gentleman. His topic: character. Surely Tom Schieffer defined character that night, as he still does, in big ways and small.

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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

hCheers: To Dr. Clifford Simmang and physician assistant Trish Juline for performing my laparoscopic colon resection, even with unforeseen events that exceeded their fine reputation. My early recovery is further evidence of their quality work and care.

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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Cheers: To District 3 Fort Worth City Councilman Zim Zimmerman for taking part in the mayor’s Rolling Town Hall. It was good to see my councilman out on a bike in my district.

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Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

h Cheers: To Chris and Michelle, a nice couple who stopped and changed a tire (that had blown out) for this 75-year-old woman from out of town. They even had me follow them to a service station so Chris could air up the nearly flat spare. You are special people!

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Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Cheers: As much as the players on the Dallas Cowboys are trying on the field to impress the fans, they can’t lift a leg to the cheerleaders who are doing a better job wowing the fans. They are the real heroes (or shall I say, she-roes) for keeping the game fun.

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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

hCheers: To the Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America for placing a bronze eagle outside their Dallas district office. Eagle Plaza is dedicated to scoutmasters, parents and guardians of scouts, without whose help and encouragement many of us could not have achieved our goal in scouting.

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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

hCheers: To the 88 volunteers from Rush Creek Church in Arlington who helped in setting up classrooms, painting, trash removal, lawn work other tasks at Mary Moore Elementary. Thank you for making our building sparkle to begin the new school year.

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Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

hCheers: To the Texas school athletics powers-that-be for dropping the hammer on the coaches, athletic directors and school principals who continuously violate the rules that pertain to students’ eligibility to participate in school sports. Long overdue. Good job, people.

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Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Jeers: To the University of Oklahoma for its eligibility appeal on behalf of a player who was suspended twice by Missouri and arrested twice. Sounds like Coach Bob Stoops and company need to attend Texas’ coaches clinic on ethics, behavior and character. Double jeers if the NCAA allows the player to play anywhere.

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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Cheers: To the staff at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Denton. They always make me feel welcome. Daniel K. is a great waiter. Andrew and the other staff are always glad to see me every week. I feel like I am in the Cheers bar in Boston.