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.
Don Woodard Sr.,
Cheers: To TCU football safety Caylin Moore for being named a Rhodes scholar. Going from a homeless child to the University of Oxford is a great feat and makes TCU and Fort Worth very proud. (I wanted to be a Rhodes scholar, but my grades weren’t very good.)
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Joe Blackwell, Bedford
Cheers: To the night staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. I had to go late Thanksgiving evening. They — Nicolle, Katlyn, Vicki — were on the spot within minutes treating me and relieving my pain. Also, cheers to Dr. Craig Purcell. Five-star treatment by all.
Gary Brown, Benbrook
Cheers: To Beth Harris and her daughter from Azle, who found my billfold in a shopping cart near the Target store in Lake Worth and took the time to track me down. You certainly prevented me from having a miserable Christmas without so many of the things that were in there. I applaud you for your honesty.
Cheers: To Verizon 360 Live for streaming the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was almost like watching in person. And cheers also to WGN America for broadcasting the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Chicago. The show was wonderful.
Paulette L. Wagner, Hurst
Cheers: To five churches and countless volunteers in Mansfield for helping Kay Whetzel to continue to live in her home. Kay and her late husband founded a charity there in 1983 that helped thousands.
Liz Hill, Benbrook
Cheers: To Sgt. Bedillion, Evelyn and the delightful officers who gave the recent Hurst Citizens Police Academy class. It gave residents the chance to understand and appreciate the rigorous training our police undergo and the concerns they face while protecting citizens. It was a pleasure to meet these fine officers.
Barbara Brown, Hurst
Cheers: To the employees at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on West Seventh Street for the kindness and patience shown to my friend Eddie Dunn when he was renting a car.
Anita Beckman, Aledo
Jeers: To the Tarrant County tax office. I recently received my second tax bill reflecting I now owe 6 cents less for 2016. How much did this cost me and other taxpayers? Preparation? Printing? Postage? I would have preferred to pay the 6 cents and saved the considerable additional cost.
Pat Dunkin, Benbrook
Cheers: To the anonymous person who paid for my lunch at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Burleson.
Berma Wright, Crowley
Cheers: To Charles and Cherie, who treated my mother and me at Fred’s Downtown Philly. I was picking up sandwiches to take home and Charles insisted on paying. How we appreciate your kindness and generosity. Merry Christmas!
Cheers: To the sweet woman at IHOP who complimented me on my cape, then quietly paid my ticket. You made my day, and I’m passing it on. Leaving, another lady asked where I bought my cape. We both laughed when I revealed it’s 45 years old. Cheered me all day.
Cheers: To the unknown person who paid for the breakfasts of seven veterans who were having their bimonthly coffee klatch at the Dixie House Café in north Fort Worth. We appreciate your patriotism.
Merlyn Eckles, Kennedale
Jeers: To all the Texas drivers who practice the 11th commandment, which reads, “Thou shalt never use a turn signal when driving.” It is idiotic, dangerous and showing total disregard of the law.
Cheers: To U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Broadwater and Sgt. Casey. They took time off from their weekend to attend our annual Cowtown Corvettes Christmas party and toy drive. We enjoyed their company and were honored they were able to dine with us. Thanks, guys, for being there and for your service.
Karen Watson, Saginaw
Cheers: To the many individuals, families and organizations who adopted more than 450 Birdville and Hurst-Euless-Bedford families needing help this year through Christmas Providers. The Christmas Providers organization has helped thousands of children and their families celebrate Christmas for more than 30 years.
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Firestone Complete Auto Care at North East Mall. I had a small oil leak. They diagnosed it as a drain plug gasket that was leaking. An oil change from another shop was at fault. Firestone fixed it and did not charge me anything. God bless their honesty.
Terri Estes, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Andrew Buckley, who captured such a heartwarming photo of Ezekiel Elliott and Abel Hendrix Johnson in the Dec. 7 Star-Telegram sports section. It brought smiles to our faces. Thank you!
Suzanne and Dale Greene,
Jeers: To a local sports radio personality who chose to make fun of an elderly gentleman on air because he wasn’t familiar with how to take a photo (for you and your buddies) with an iPhone camera. Newsflash, Mr. Radio: We’re all getting older, including you.
Charles Weber, Arlington
Cheers: To Richard Garcia, a class A golf professional and a class A person who served the members of Woodhaven Country Club with class and professionalism. Richard was one of the few bright lights in that organization. He will be missed.
Cheers: To all those who contributed to our Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll fundraiser along the Texas 183 intersections by Ridgmar Mall and Target on Thanksgiving weekend. Those funds will help us serve your community.
Jeers: To the Electoral College people who choose not to vote for the candidate selected by the people they are supposed to represent. This violates my rights and my vote.
Jeers: To CBS/Channel 11 for their Fresh Grocer segment. I think this is a total waste of air time. As someone who has been buying groceries for a very long time, I sure don’t need him trying to tell me how to pick my fruits and vegetables.
Jeers: To the health club in Keller that will not restore the sound on the Fox News Channel. It has been out two months.
Jeers: To all those drivers who think Norwood Drive has been renamed NASCAR Drive going south from Airport Freeway to Bedford Euless Road in Hurst. Also, going north from Bedford-Euless Road to Airport Freeway trying to beat the light. This road is posted at 30 mph, so please slow down.
Jim Chartier, Hurst
Cheers: To Dr. Wilson and Dr. Blick and the entire staff at Colleyville Animal Clinic. They have always been the best when it comes to our four-legged “kids,” but especially recently when we had to say goodbye to our buddy AJ. They made that difficult time much easier.
Tom Harris, Hurst
Cheers: To the unknown persons who paid for our meal at Outback Steakhouse in Hurst after apparently overhearing our conversation with the waitress about celebrating our 67th wedding anniversary. It was a surprise, and we certainly appreciated it and will pay it forward.
Jim and Kathryn Beard,
Cheers: To Burleson Kroger managers Tommy McClemson and Mark Ashbrook, When my car battery died in the parking lot on a frosty morning, they braved the cold in short sleeves to jump-start my car. True Christmas angels! No wonder your employees are so kind.
Ann Miller, Burleson