Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the news media and to the people in the metroplex for buying all the gas cans you can and hoarding the fuel, while the people in Houston are helping others through their crisis. Hope you all have enough gas to go shopping and the bars.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To TCU Coach Patterson for his 150th win! Bigger cheers for how he has led our football program with integrity and class. He appears to care more about building honorable men than just winning football games. You make TCU fans proud. We know we can count on you.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To everyone who made the solar eclipse watching gala at TCU a fun and educational adventure. TCU welcomed people of many ages who donned special eclipse-gazing glasses to peer at the sun. Cheers: to Dr. Magnus L. Rittby in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for guiding the participation of TCU academic units for this amazing event.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Jack Miller and Haltom’s Jewelers for sponsoring the Time and Temperature telephone number. A wonderful service for Fort Worth and area residents, especially us old-timers.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To Tarrant Regional Water District for the outrageous price ($20) just to come in and see the only sand sculpture at Twin Points Park. I can understand a higher price to launch a boat, but just to enter, park for a short time and leave is unconscionable. Does TRWD think it’s Jerry Jones?

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Andy Fancher for preserving the stories of veterans by recording their testimonies, then editing the videos and putting them on his YouTube channel. Thank you for shining a well-deserved spotlight on these true American heroes.

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the longest tenured head coach in TCU history, Richard Sybesma. Thank you for all the roles you’ve played within the TCU and Fort Worth community: swimming coach, cheerleader, mentor, officiant, leader, fan and all-around great guy. Congrats on retirement!

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!

Cheers & Jeers

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!

Cheers & Jeers

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?

Cheers & Jeers

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.

Cheers & Jeers

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.

Cheers & Jeers

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!

Cheers & Jeers

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.

Cheers & Jeers

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.

Cheers & Jeers

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.

Cheers & Jeers

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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