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!
Claire T. Brown,
Cheers: To Dr. Griffin Murphey for the magnificent Memorial Day tribute at Greenwood Memorial Park to the fallen World War I Canadian airmen . He spent months on plans and VIP invitations. The bagpipes, two vintage bi-wing planes and the F-16 flyby didn’t happen out of thin air.
Don Woodard Sr.,
Jeers: To whoever took silk desk flags of the United States, Britain, and Canada, from the South Hulen Street sign about the Royal Flying Corps Cemetery remembrance service. I hope it was done by someone below the age of reason. Such callous disrespect for our honored military dead, men who fell here 100 years ago, would otherwise be too vile an act to contemplate.
Griffin T. Murphey,
Cheers: To the neighbor who walks through the neighborhood around Windsor Drive and displays American flags in everyone’s yard . After the holiday she will come by to pick them up. Thank you for taking the time to care for the neighborhood.
Pattie Mott, Arlington
Jeers: To the federal government for touting its U.S. savings bonds initiative and getting people to invest in America, but when you need to cash them in for an emergency you’re left with most major banks not redeeming them. Then you get the runaround when you contact the Treasury Department.
Barry D. Wilson,
Cheers: To Dr. Jim Turner and his entire staff at Farrell Animal Hospital for the incredibly professional, compassionate care of our dog Stacy. From the cancer diagnosis to her final rest, Dr. Turner and his staff loved on her, cared for her and took care of her human parents as well.
Patsy Holmes, Keller
Cheers: To Jennifer Fadden on her retirement as city manager of Colleyville. Under Jennifer’s leadership over the past eight years, Colleyville has become the place to live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Her visionary leadership skills, political savvy and selfless service to the community are going to be missed.
Bob Lowry, Colleyville
Jeers: To KRLD/1080 AM radio for canceling the Charley Jones show ”Texas Overnight”. Charley is a Texas treasure. Rebroadcasting the Clark Howard and Joe Pags shows just won’t cut it.
Cheers: To Kim, Mike, Kyle, Ty, Preston and Dakota, my neighbors. They worked in my front yard for over three hours. It looks beautiful. What a wonderful neighborhood. Thank you.!
Jeers: To an apartment complex with drugs, potholes, fighting, people loitering in front of the tenants’ windows and no curfew. I want to know what Fort Worth or ICE will do. What happened to a state senator or city council member driving these neighborhoods? Help us for once.
Carol Rosas, Fort Worth
Cheers: To everyone who helped! I had jury duty and was told to return at 2 p.m. Not feeling well, I went back into the courthouse and approached the security guard. He notified the EMTs. Within minutes I was in the hospital.
Linda Moser, Hurst
Jeers: To the Benbrook City Council for ignoring residents who do not want a bridge over the Clear Fork! It was defeated before and we were promised a vote if it came up again. Why bisect the neighborhood, opening it to crime and traffic? $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars. Who will profit?
Loveta Eastes, Benbrook
Jeers: To everyone who says “vetrens”! The word has an “er” in it and an “a.” It is spelled vetERans! The English language is murdered enough already — please say the word correctly.
Dan Mathys, Arlington
Cheers: To Judy Ramos of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society, who has prepared such a good list of speakers all year, but has outdone herself with speaker Connie Gray of Austin. Connie spoke on the History of Adoption in Texas.
Cheers: To Doug Steward of Sutherlands HomeBase. He is a terrific customer service person. I discovered I needed some extra material to use over the holiday weekend. He personally drove across Dallas-Fort Worth to retrieve the product for me. Thank you, Doug — Sutherlands is so lucky to have you.
Jennifer Thomas, Arlington
Cheers: To everyone who helped push my truck off the road when I broke down. Especially Blake Richter, who gave this 93-year-old man a ride home. There are still good people left in the world. Bless all.
Billie J. Moore, Fort Worth
Cheers: ToArtisan Theater for its memorable production of “The Buddy Holly Story.” The music, singing and audience participation were awesome!
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To a discount store for its constantly evolving price matching policy making it difficult to know the rules week to week. Also jeers for the statement that “we don’t price match the Mexican stores.”
Carl Pollak, Benbrook
Cheers: To the St. Andrew Peace and Justice Task Force and Father Tom Stabile for the beautiful dedication ceremony of “Ruth’s Bench” in honor of the memory of Ruth Martin, our “divine instigator.” The bench, on the banks of the Trinity River, is perfect!
Luan Ibarra, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a towing company for the North Texas Tollway Authority whose drives add extra fees onto the contracted set price. Use caution when paying in cash.
William Sudduth, Burleson
Cheers:To South Hills Baptist Church. Thank you for the goodie bags you delivered to all of us at Primrose School of Columbus Trail last Friday. It was such a sweet surprise and a nice way to start the weekend. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and support.
Sylvia Tidwell, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Sam Marzili and Tarrant County Roofing for the efficient and great jobs that they do, putting the customer’s needs first and going the second mile to assure their work is done promptly and correctly. Thanks, Sam!
Cheers: To the person who found the credit card I carelessly dropped on the parking lot at Albertsons on Oakmont Boulevard. You saved me so much hassle by turning it in to the store. I appreciate your kindness so very much. Thank you!
Cheers: To the staff and friends of the North Richland Hills Library for two recent special opportunities. A publishing insider from Penguin Random House introduced us to their latest books. Another highlight was the visit with Nancy Thayer, a New York bestselling author, who released her latest novel, “Secrets of Summer.”
Barbara J. Jones,
North Richland Hills
Cheers:To our UPS driver. He could have stepped on or over our morning paper, but instead put in on the porch along with our package. It’s the little things that mean a lot.
Cheers: To the kindest gentleman and his young daughter for helping me after I suffered an accident in front of McDonald’s. Thank you to the EMS technicians who attended to me very professionally. Thank God, I am okay. May God bless you all for your care and concern.
Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook
Cheers: To my neighbor Ruth, who helped me resolve a problem that I had been struggling with for week. Thanks Ruth, you totally rock.
Mary Anne Boyd,
Cheers: To Principal Kyle Pekurney, his teachers and staff for leading Smithfield Middle School in North Richland Hills to being the No. 1 middle school in Tarrant County, and No. 13 in the state. A fine group of educators they are!
North Richland Hills