Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Martin Thompson & Son Funeral Home. They provided exemplary services, care and compassion when my wife passed away recently. I highly recommend them.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Ben Bezner for “Mufasa” a 1,390-pound European crossbred steer. The $200,000 wasn’t bad either. Wonder what the price would have been if a girl had shown Mufasa?

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: The guys on the Arlington garbage trucks do a great job, in all kinds of weather. They go beyond the requirement and collect any and everything left at the curb. They serve the public just as police and firefighters do, and deserve our thanks.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Hannia Alvarez, sales associate at Dillards in the Parks Mall. An item wasn’t available in-store; she found it online. I gave her my gift card. They’ve been told they can’t be used at the register for online orders. While she waited for management to assist, she took the initiative and figured it out.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Amon G. Carter Foundation’s “Play Your Part — 3 Steps to 3 Million” challenge supporting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Bravo to FWSO staff, musicians and director Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s dedication to symphonic music excellence in Fort Worth. Play on!

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: For the excuses about the sorry Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott’s performance as well as Dak Prescott’s and Dez Bryant’s were awful. Give credit to those who stepped up their performances: Brice Butler, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith had almost as many yards as Elliott. Get rid of him, Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To “Coach P,” who keeps taking TCU’s riff-ram-bah-zoo up-tempo. Trust we all realize — and appreciate — Gary Patterson is this community’s No. 1 ambassador. By the way, the post-Alamo Bowl photo of a happy Patterson by the S-T’s Rodger Mallison was a winner.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Armed Forces Bowl. From the military displays to the positive recognition of our military and first responders, it was a class act, and the game was exciting. Lockheed Martin and other bowl sponsors and the city of Fort Worth, should be proud of their endeavors.

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Thank you, Holiday Helpers

Thank you so much for all the Holiday Helpers submissions! We enjoyed spotlighting residents who made this season even more joyful. We wish you Happy Holidays and we leave you with a special Holiday Helper.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Sal Espino for his op-ed of Dec. 14 on Father Stephen Jasso. And cheers especially to Father Jasso for his service to our church and our community for so many years — he is truly a blessing to all.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Goodfellows. And there are thousands of you. For more than a century, your time, work, effort, commitment and compassion — and, yes, your money — have made Christmas meaningful and joyful for so many. Brightened the day. Brought hope, too. Thank you.

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Celebrating Holiday Helpers: Giving spirits

Let me tell you about a holiday (and everyday) helper in Arlington. On behalf of our Bible Study group that donates the money, she picks several names of elderly people from the Angel Tree at our church (15 this year) and shops from the lists they have submitted, usually getting everything on the lists.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Texas Wesleyan and Vadym Kholodenko for a wonderful concert to celebrate their acquisition of a beautiful Hamburg Steinway piano for the music school. This reasonably priced concert with world-class talent was a great gift to the community.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: Shame on the NFL for picking Justin Timberlake to host the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018. He was responsible for redefining “wardrobe malfunction,” revealing Janet Jackson’s breast to 14 million viewers in the 2004 Super Bowl.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To a local roofing company that received $900 from insurance to replace my metal storage building a year and a half ago and refused to replace the building or give me the money to replace it. It doesn’t bother them that I’m 85 and handicapped.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner, who congratulated the North Hi Mount Eagle Honor Choir this year at the Junior Achievement Breakfast at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel. Not only did he congratulate them, he took pictures! He also made an appearance at the Arlington Heights High School literacy rally.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers for their beautiful display of patriotism at each World Series game. All were standing with their caps over their heart and some were singing while our national anthem was played. And what great games! Fun to watch.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Target for placing Thanksgiving “back on the menu.” Because it isn’t a big money-making holiday, Thanksgiving has been skipped over too often. First Halloween, then Christmas! I will hold Target in high esteem for this brilliant decision.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To James Hawks, Paschal Neighborhood Association president. Before your compassion for community, we weren’t represented. As a result of your leadership and hard work to create our association in 2003, we have a railroad crossing to alert us, sidewalks around the school, speed bumps, and money in the bank.

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