Cheers: To the University of North Texas students who do not want Gov. Greg Abbott to speak at commencement. They are educated and seem to be smarter than those who voted for the governor.
— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the UNT students who petitioned against having Gov. Greg Abbott speak at their commencement because he doesn’t share their views. I’ll bet if the chosen commencement speaker had been President Obama or Wendy Davis, those same students would be branding as “bigots” and “haters” anyone not supportive of Obama or Davis speaking there!
— Mike Jones, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Knights of Columbus of St. Maria Goretti Church for the arrangement, display and viewing of the Sacred Relics on Good Friday. These good men maintained throughout the deserving reverence and respect, while hundreds of people were able to view these Sacred Objects.
— Pam Nolan, Arlington
Cheers: To the Knights of Columbus, St. Maria Goretti Council, No. 14549, for the Good Friday Veneration of the Relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Thank you for blessing us with these pieces of holiness.
— Patricia Pierret, Arlington
Cheers: To Weir’s Furniture, as well as to Hobby Lobby, Hemispheres and Mardel Stores, which each ran a full-page depiction of the ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
— Mary E. Wasner,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the Everman school district for not allowing flyers to go out to students inviting them to a citywide Easter egg hunt, apparently because it had the word Easter in it. Then they have a school holiday on Good Friday. What’s up with that?
— Linda Sanders, Everman
Jeers: To The T and some of its bus drivers for their blatant disregard for passengers running or flagging down a bus if they have not quite made it to the designated bus stop. Instead of passing us by, show a little human compassion and wait on us. It won’t hurt!
— Tommie Carter Jr., Fort Worth
Cheers: To the anonymous donor(s) who amazingly reconstructed a footbridge and also did much tree-trimming and beautifying in the Garden of Prayer on Meadowlakes Drive in North Richland Hills. Thank you and God bless you evermore.
— Alvin Jennings, volunteer gardener, Hurst
Cheers: To Oil States Inc., a great company to work for. What an outstanding group of people I worked with for 18 years.
— Claudine Geisel, Arlington
Jeers: To the new vehicle inspection/license tags system, which leaves a lot to be desired. No one knows what to do or how to handle it.
— Suzy Godley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Mike S., whose personal note left on my truck at DFW Airport thanking me for my military service and the Starbucks gift card were very thoughtful. That meant a lot to this old veteran. Thanks again for your kindness.
— Jack Rector, Benbrook
Cheers: To the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Foundation, the Gene and Jerry Jones family, et.al., for the free simulcast of Puccini’s opera La Boheme in AT&T Stadium. It was a wonderful gift to the community, enjoyed by opera fans, and introducing thousands to opera for the first time. Thanks!
— Eric Schulze, Hurst
Cheers: To Texas politicians who support Toll Free Texas. They will get my monetary support and my vote. Hands off our freeways.
— Elton Jackson, Benbrook
Cheers: To the staff at the Texas Eye and Laser Center. While out of state, I had a medical emergency involving my cornea. Thanks to the rapid response by the center’s staff, all of the records for my eyes were sent to a specialist in Michigan who saw me that afternoon and treated the condition.
— Kathleen Douthitt,
Cheers: To the nice man in a white pickup who pulled my car out of a ditch on Feb. 28 during the ice storm. He enabled me to make it to my cousin’s wedding on time, and to be there for family pictures. I didn’t even think to get his name. My family thanks him.
— Travis Wheat,
Cheers: To the best vet and friend a dog could have, Dr. Bobbie Daggs of Berry Street Animal Hospital. We’re sorry he has retired, and we miss Sunny’s help up front and Kevin’s kind, compassionate care of our pets.
— Bet and Marshall Amis,
Cheers: To Daniel Smith and Darren Portwood of Atmos Energy, and to Daniel and Ben of Bryan’s Plumbing on Handley-Ederville Road for their quick responses and thorough job after discovery of a gas leak under my house. Thanks to both for hiring such professionals. Bryan’s Plumbing explained the process and cleaned up afterward.
— Rosie Strother,
Cheers: To the three ladies in two cars who risked their own safety in heavy traffic and came to my rescue when I fell in front of Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home on Eighth and Pennsylvania avenues on a recent Wednesday. You are truly Good Samaritans!
— Marianne Alderman,
Cheers: To two of Fort Worth’s finest, officers Hyder and Thomsen, who came to my rescue with their flashing lights and then by changing my flat tire when I couldn’t budge the air-gun-tightened lug nuts. And all was done with a smile and the attitude of “protect and serve.”
— G. Fred Murphy Jr.,
Jeers: To the State Preservation Board and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. On a recent trip to the Capitol, I brushed against a freshly painted wall that had no warning sign. My suit was ruined. It seems that the state does not define this as negligence and assumes no liability.
— Clifford Smith,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Ralph Swearingin and his staff for leaving me a voice mail on March 16 telling me that I would have to reschedule my March 17 wedding for another day because the judge had something come up and wouldn’t be in. Really?!
— Stacy Simpson, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the young gentleman, son of a Vietnam War veteran, who paid for dinner for my wife and me at the IHOP in Hurst on March 27. The gift will be paid forward and God bless.
— John Grow,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the city of Hurst for violating State Code 3100.055 by flying the U.S. flag much higher than the Texas flag. The code requires them to be at the same height. Shame on you! Cheers to Euless for displaying the flags correctly.
— Charles Boykin,
Cheers: To the staff at Hulen Hills Animal Hospital, especially Stephanie, for the exceptional care given to our beloved dog, Chloe, especially during the last year of her life. The love and compassion shown to Chloe was so greatly appreciated during a difficult time.
— Charles Florsheim,
Cheers: To Dr. Clifton Cox, Gena Ettinger and the surgical team for my recent surgery at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine. Cheers also to all the nurses and staff. Their care and friendliness were so sweet and such a blessing.
— Cathy Simmons,
North Richland Hills
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