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!
Kathy Sherwin, Keller
Jeers: To whoever hit-and-ran and destroyed our brick mailbox. What goes around comes around hundredfold. Thanks to our wonderful neighbors, Sherrie, Jennifer and Maria, for their help. Thanks to David and Ronnie for cleaning up the mess. Special thanks to Ronnie for his installation of our new mailbox.
Cheers: To Chatham Worth Specialties for customer service that went above and beyond during our bathroom remodel at Springdale Baptist Church. Angela, our project assistant, worked patiently with us to get everything just right. Gerardo and his assistant installed everything beautifully. Thanks for your professionalism!
Don Malpass, Haltom City
Cheers: To mowing crews along the Trinity Trails. Even using their ear protectors, they notice the bikers and turn their machines perpendicular to the trail and idle their mowers until cyclists pass. Thanks for a job well done! Now if motorists would pay equal attention.
Cheers: To the board of directors of Hawkins Cemetery in Arlington. The Texas Historical Commission has recognized Hawkins Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an official Texas historical marker. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Dianne Chance, Arlington
Cheers: To all who worked to restore our electricity in the early hours May 1 and for removing the cut branches on May 2. I am thankful for those workers, utility, public safety, military and medical personnel and others who do important work around the clock and in all types of conditions so that we can enjoy life in safety and comfort. Thank you!
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Target Portrait Studio photographers Denotto and LaTanya! They took outstanding pictures of our grandkids even though some of the grandkids were not very cooperative. Jeers to stores that close their portrait studios. So glad that Denotto and LaTanya found jobs in other portrait studios!
Patty Gourley, Arlington
Cheers: To Texas Rangers pitcher Alex Claudio, who started his first game with 10 minutes notice when Cole Hamel became ill. Alex stepped in with confidence and knowledge and did a great job. He has come from the bullpen and helped save several games.
Pat Jones, Arlington
Jeers: To the agency(ies) responsible for the detoured traffic on Interstate 35W on April 29. The main lanes were closed from Heritage Trace Parkway to Western Center Boulevard for construction. Two hours to travel 2 miles on a poorly maintained service road? Ridiculous! Traffic control and a traffic plan — what a great idea.
Cheers: To Ouida Ruff, who is retiring after 31 years of dedicated service to the students and community of C.B. Berry Elementary. She was the 1997 Teacher of the Year. Wishing you the best!
Cheers: To the 6 Stones organization in the Mid-Cities area. They are the hardest working, sweetest, most giving people. They give their time and energy to help many who need help. May God bless each of them richly.
Nancy Giles, Bedford
Jeers: To the three young adults who were throwing plastic cups and containers from their blue Chevy Cruze on University Drive. It’s scary to think these are our future leaders.
Vic Gallese, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dolores Webb, who is retiring from the Birdville school board: student, teacher, administrator and board trustee — a lifetime well spent. Thanks for the dedication. You will be missed.
Kelly Johnson, Haltom City
Jeers: To all the traffic generated in our neighborhood by the corner snow cone stand. This is a residential area!
Buddy McBride, Bedford
Cheers: To St. Luke Methodist Church in Haltom City, to Pastor Mel for his beautiful tribute to Debrah Strong Walls and the care he showed the family, and to the wonderful ladies who prepared and served lunch. You have blessed us beyond measure.
James Strong, Yoakum
Cheers: To Noe Garcia and his faithful employees and the many loyal Burleson Albertsons customers who prayed/praying for my wife as she is slowly recovering from a massive vehicular auto incident. Sincere Thanks!
Hank Hoaldridge, Burleson
Cheers: To Mr. Santigo of Compass Bank. When I was unable to drive, he delivered my bank statements and other documents to my home.
George J. Anthony,
Cheers: To the members of the North West Art Association for a spectacular art show at the Atrium Gallery at UNT Health Science Center on Camp Bowie Boulevard. One hundred forty paintings are on display until May 30. A reception and awards program are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Carol Hogan, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Robson Ranch community for hosting a very sucessful SSIPA Pickleball tournament May 9-11. Despite having to deal with an occasional brief rain shower, the Robson Ranch volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure all the participants had an enjoyable and safe time. Great job! Looking forward to next year.
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To police handling of an accident. Although a red Ford Explorer was not involved or damaged, the officer reported that I crashed into it. A hit-and-run driver hit me. The officer did not record my statement.
Laura Stevens, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Champion Glass & Mirror on West Vickery Boulevard. I ordered glass for a table top. I spoke with April, who helped me decide which glass I needed. It was delivered days earlier than I expected, and the fellows who delivered it could not have been nicer. This was a great experience. The price was very reasonable.
Bonnie Hromcik, Benbrook
Cheers: To the young lady who paid for my lunch at Abuelo’s. It was truly a surprise and certainly a pleasant one. Be assured I will pay it forward.
Glenna Drew, Bedford
Cheers: To Ben and Jesus who delivered our new refrigerator from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Eastchase Boulevard. Great setup and advice on the new features. Our Lowe’s hires very special people.
Mike and Susan Kennemer, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the national CBS News program that identified a child prodigy of 14 at TCU wearing a TCU shirt as from Dallas, Texas. The local affiliate should have informed the reporter exactly which town he was reporting from.
G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth
Jeers: To parking fees in a downtown parking garage — $18 for two hours! These rates are set by the Fort Worth City Council. This is outrageous. Some of you spill that much. Not me. Won’t be back. Fool me twice, shame on me!
John Buford, Fort Worth
Cheers: To those who became concerned about me after seeing what you felt was bullying behavior by someone in the neighborhood, especially those who witnessed this person making what they said were obscene hand gestures. Your support and comforting words mean so much.
Mary Moss, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on a fabulous season finale. Vadym Kholodenko was spectacular on the Prokofiev piano concerto. And the New World Symphony was sublime with Rogene Russell performing the familiar English horn solos flawlessly. What a treasure we have in the FWSO!
Bill Tillotson, Arlington