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?
Daniel Patz, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Riscky’s Barbeque, Fort Worth Stockyards, for keeping my American Express credit card safe for almost a week. During my visit with out-of-town relatives I didn’t realize I had left it. The honesty is greatly appreciated.
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Gloria Davis, Arlington
Cheers: To Michael of Michael’s Heating & A/C for solving our problem after business hours, saving us a night in a motel.
Dennis and Irene Monroe, North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Cecil, valet at UT Southwestern Harold Simmons Radiation Oncology building. He takes the time to learn patients’ names, hustles to get your car and even takes the time to put your sun shade on your windshield when he parks it. He’s always kind and friendly.
Diane Gentry, Watauga
Cheers: To the wonderful nurses and techs on the 7th floor Oncology at Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth. They were all wonderful, efficient and catered to my every need for a my week’s stay. My wife and I are so grateful for the superb care I received.
Bob and Karla Purcell, Joshua
Cheers: To Arlington Martin head coach Bob Wager and his staff for conducting a free exercise program for kids of all ages. It was well constructed, well disciplined and enthusiastically led by the coaches. Great work by all the coaches. The enthusiasm of the kids was great to see.
Wayne Bennett, Arlington
Cheers: To Harper Reigh Staggs, her mom Ashley Staggs, and grandmother Celeste Smith for winning the Hydrate Heroes competition to collect water and Gatorade for firefighters in Mansfield, Kennedale, Rendon, Venus and Alvarado. They collected 7,168 bottles — 250 cases — participating in the community-based safety campaign by Aqua-Tots Swim School.
Linda Pavlik, Fort Worth
Cheers: For the story on Dallas teen Andy Fencher, who is interviewing and posting testimonies from veterans, mostly from World War II, on YouTube. Within 10 years there will be no WWII veteran to tell their story — a remarkable project.
Meta Wilber, Willow Park
Cheers: To Patrick Crowley and his op-ed concerning JPS and the doctor/patient relationship in general. A thoughtful and caring man, he will be a wonderful doctor. I hope he is assisted in his good cause.
Joanne Sirgo, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the employees at the Colleyville Walmart, especially Cheryl, for finding a wallet I left behind at checkout. Nothing had been touched . You honest folks made my day which otherwise would have been disastrous. Thank God there are still honest people.
Frank Hall, Colleyville
Cheers: To Staples (South University Drive) employees Jan and Steven for going above and beyond to resolve an issue with a recent computer purchase. Great customer service — couldn’t have been better. We are very grateful.
Mike and Susan West,
Cheers: To Connie, who owns Abode Fabric in Bedford. Excellent place to have furniture recovered, great fabric choices, great prices and great workmanship.
Michele Notaro, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Augustine, a server at Wendy’s on North Beach Street at Texas 121. He always serves with manners and does an excellent job of getting the order right. He stays busy at the counter and the dining area making sure all is clean and nice. It’s nice to see a young person with such values.
Linda Adrian, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Brazos Movers in Weatherford for a smooth move from Fort Worth. Ricky in the office is super to work with. Thanks to Blake, Jason and Freddy who moved us in 100-degree temperatures. No damage to our furniture, no hidden charges. Job well done!
Jim Hahn, Weatherford
Cheers: To the couple who stopped to assist us after an accident in Richland Hills. We failed to get their names, but are so grateful. Also thanks to the officer who responded. His kindness, courtesy and patience was very calming. Thank you so much.
Everal Myers, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Mindy Hickman, physical therapist, and the rest of the staff at Sports Therapy in Lake Worth. I spent four weeks rehabbing a knee replacement and came away with positive results. “No Pain, No Gain.” Thanks to all.
Paul Thomas, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Burleson Planning and Zoning Commission for approving a homebuilder’s request for smaller lot sizes. There were more than 50 objections and not one for the change.
Joe McCarver, Burleson
Cheers: To Texas Health Fort Worth for the kind and compassionate care provided to my mother, 93. Special thanks also to Drs. Beavers, Schutter, and Dudley, and most especially to the wonderful nurses on SRP 4.
Cheers: To Jennifer Cooper and Yana Cisco for the fantastic productions of “Dr. Newheart’s Christmas Cure” and “Back to the Manger.” Thank you administrative teams, teachers, adult and teen volunteers for a truly amazing way to memorize Scriptures and glorify God!
Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook
Jeers: To Fort Worth for allowing a marching protest off West Ninth Street onto Houston Street around 5 p.m. at the height of when people are trying to get out of the city to go home. If the plan was to tick people off who got stuck at intersections, well done.
Cliff White, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dr. Kim Simpson from Paws at Peace. Our sweet old kitty, Irwin, hated going to the vet. When his quality of life deteriorated and we knew it was time, Dr. Kim came to our home and compassionately helped him cross the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you, Dr. Kim.
Lillian Kite, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Jon Daniels for getting nothing of value from the Dodgers for Yu. Also for taking the Rangers team back to the 1980s — no championships and no World Series games to watch. Mediocrity from a man who is not a Nolan Ryan. At least with Ryan we went to the World Series.
Robert Mehalick, Arlington
Cheers: To the Arlington Police Department for a driver’s license and proof-of-insurance checkpoint in southwest Arlington. It has been a long, long time since I had gone through one.
Tommy Bailey, Arlington
Jeers: To the Colleyville Post Office. Every time a substitute carrier delivers our mail, we get the mail for the person who lives at the same address but on Jim Mitchell Trail West. We live on Jim Mitchell Trail East. They get ours also. The postmaster needs to give these people more training. Our regular carrier is super.
Cheers: To a young man, Matthew Hart, in the electronics department at the Lake Worth Walmart. I bought a phone from him, and it didn’t take long for me to mess it up. I took it back, and on the third time not all my fault. Matt stuck with me with a smile when he would see me coming back. Everyone should have good customer service like Matt.
Joy J. Tidwell, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the president’s sons and son-in-law getting off the U.S. Marines helicopter at the White House grounds. I thought it was for the president’s use only.
Mary Craig, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the staff of Mansfield Cinemark. When I became disoriented at a movie, the staff made me feel comfortable. They summoned EMTs and I was quickly in Methodist Hospital. I appreciate your well-trained staff.
Cheers: To a lady who found my wallet in a cart at the Saginaw Walmart, a year after my husband found and returned someone else’s wallet. There's a special place in my heart for the lady who did exactly the same for me.
Jan Funk, Saginaw
Jeers: To a chain tire store in Arlington. My son went for a state inspection. An SUV light didn’t work. He was told the light would cost $160-plus, with labor $180. He went to another store, got a $62 light and passed. Won’t go there again.
Frank D. Vondra Jr.,