Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

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.

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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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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To express lanes (aka toll roads). Tired of seeing these signs? Me too! Texas Department of Transportation has been planning Loop 9 around the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1968. Houston and San Antonioare way ahead of us. Wouldn’t it be nice for all those big trucks to go around?

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for ticketing a driver with a disability who moved his car three spaces after being parked for two hours. The city website says you must move a vehicle every two hours, but the parking enforcer says you must move to a different meter.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Fort Worth police officer Daniel Segura for trying to ease the tensions of Hispanics with his Facebook post. Jeers to our mayor for trying to distance the city from his comments. Being a sanctuary is something to be proud of and we should stand together.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To my son Greg’s coworker, Melissa, (both registered nurses) for her fantastic idea. She buys extra cases of Girl Scout Cookies to keep on hand for surprise gifts, thank-yous, “just because” situations, etc. Benefits both the Girl Scouts and the recipients. I gave my first box today. Thanks, Melissa!

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the bicycle police officers and all city personnel who looked after us at the Women's March in downtown Fort Worth. Your kind smiles and attitudes made us all feel safe and supported. Thank you.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the Dallas Cowboys for resting key players in their final game. If it doesn’t work, and it might not, the image of Ezekiel Elliott sitting on the bench in a sweatshirt will be the picture of the year.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Snowball Express, its sponsors and volunteers for brightening the lives of children and surviving spouses of fallen service members through its annual gathering. A remarkable series of events over four days to remember and honor those who gave their lives.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To Pastor Terry Holcomb, who wants to carry his gun into the Fort Worth Zoo. I don’t understand why, unless he plans to kill any escaping animals or maybe to deter those pesky line-cutters. But my biggest question is how Pastor Holcomb can preach “Thou shalt not kill” while packing heat.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Santa Claus. He lives forever. The thousands of pictures he makes every Christmas with children and grandchildren are seen by children and grandchildren of those children and grandchildren from here to eternity.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To CBS’s awful coverage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The CBS broadcast was dominated by talking heads, prerecorded musical numbers and 15-second commentaries on some balloons. We tuned in to watch a parade. There was nothing to enjoy this year.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the TCU Women’s Soccer program, and head coach Eric Bell, whose team made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history and finished runner-up in the Big 12 Tournament. Named to the All-Big 12 team were first-team Emma Heckendorn, second-team Michelle Prokof, and all-freshman team Cachet Lue. Thank you for all you do for TCU.

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