Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the lovely Amon Carter Museum docent Kathryn Allen for her outstanding 2 p.m. public collection tour on July 6. She shared her extensive knowledge of the works we visited in such a warm and interesting way. Thank you for an excellent experience. I love Fort Worth!

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the Benbrook City Council for proposing a $1.5 million bridge over the Clear Fork. We do not wish to have a really nice residential area with bikers and walkers replaced with traffic, crime and litter. We are as “developed” as we want to be. No bridge!

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the TCU baseball team’s College World Series win over Louisville June 22. Jeers for identifying three TCU players by name and number but not Coach Jim Schlossnagle, number 22, who’s also in the front-page photo. He’s deserving of recognition, too, isn’t he?

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese: San Mateo, the small Catholic church on Lovell Avenue near University Drive, has been closed and fenced off for months, preventing the people from attending church and taking care of the grounds. It is an eyesore from the street and a sad memory for the members who want to take care of their church.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Gordon Dickson’s fabulous visit to Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila. Memories flooded back about boat rides, shopping, taquitos, and Corona. It was one of our favorite side trips while camping at Big Bend Ranch. I felt young again.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Star-Telegram photographer Rodger Mallison for the amazing photo of Cliburn competitor Julia Kociuban. She was pictured off-center, against an intense black background, seated at a golden-hued piano in a brilliant blue gown, with arm outflung and her fiery red hair flying dramatically. Wow!

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya for his sensitive and thoughtful letter on Bass Performance Hall security, and also to Amy Adkins on her excellent and valuable service to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association and her new leadership position with All Saints Baylor Scott & White Medical Foundation.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To all law enforcement officers as we observe National Police Week. We remember those who paid the ultimate price and continue to thank those who protect us each day. We pray for your safety as you face your daily challenges. You are awesome!

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Coach Jim Schlossnagle on his 600th win for TCU baseball! Thank you for all the wonderful memories (nailbiters and all) your teams have given us. You continue to recruit outstanding young men who make us proud on and off the baseball field.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the Rangers for raising ticket and parking prices. Once the new stadium is built, prices are going to escalate again. Since the Rangers are not going to help, Mayor Williams, please think about free bus service so Arlington fans can enjoy going to the ballpark.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To Fort Worth City Hall. The building looks like something Mike Brady built: carpets stained, outdated. The 16th largest city in the U.S. needs a new City Hall. North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Keller and Watauga all have one better than Fort Worth’s.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Fort Worth officers Garcia and Garcia, who promptly responded to a 911 call and sent a Silver Alert for our elderly house guest. He went on a walk and got lost; his cell phone battery was not charged. Neighbors were searching. Officer Morris found him safe but thirsty, tired and confused after 5 1/2 hours.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the TCU NIT champions for their dominating win over Georgia Tech. Such an epic finish for a team picked to finish 10th in the Big 12. Great first year for Coach Jamie Dixon and a just reward for the four seniors, Karviar Shepherd, Brandon Parrish, Chris Washburn and Michael Williams. TCU won't be picked to finish 10th next year!

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the City of Keller for its prompt and efficient cleanup after the Wednesday storms. The city was out by 5 a.m. assessing the damage and cleaning up the debris. I appreciate the level of communication and the attention to safety.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the four TCU basketball seniors, Brandon Parrish, Karviar Shepherd, Chris Washburn and Michael Williams. They are a fantastic example to us all that perseverance, hard work and selflessness will ultimately be rewarded.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the TCU groundskeeping staff. The tulips and pansies around the campus and the TCU tennis center are absolutely beautiful! The wonderful landscaping always inspires me and makes me more appreciative of the beauty of nature.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Fort Worth schools Superintendent Kent Scribner for his bold leadership focusing attention and resources on five chronically low-performing schools to convert them to leadership academies. Also, the citywide literacy initiative is stunning, helping Fort Worth schools meet state standards. I’m glad he has made Fort Worth his home.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the article in the Star-Telegram honoring Ernie Lacroix. He is 98 and walked the 5K at Cowtown. The pictures are great. He is a gift to all. May he participate in many more 5Ks.

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