Cheers: To Target for placing Thanksgiving “back on the menu.” Because it isn’t a big money-making holiday, Thanksgiving has been skipped over too often. First Halloween, then Christmas! I will hold Target in high esteem for this brilliant decision.
Cheers: To the young lady who paid for our dinner at Mercado Juarez on Oct. 25. Thank you; it was very much appreciated. We will pay it forward.
Robert Williams, Arlington
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Water Department for supporting healthy habits at South Hills Elementary. Your guidance lessons and water bottle donations have made a tremendous impact for our students and our community! Thanks again for your help
Itzia Oscos, Fort Worth
Cheers: To a group of students from Haltom High School who came to teach the third- to fifth-graders at my school about being drug-free. These high schoolers did an excellent presentation, they made it fun, and they t are standing up against drugs and bullying.
Patti Bradley, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Denton ISD for not allowing a young man to attend the graduation dance recently after his mother paid the fee and made the application for him, and especially the person who took the application! Surely you knew the application was incomplete and could have called the mother.
Marjoire Sutton, Arlington
Cheers: To Evaline Wright, docent at Amon Carter Museum, a wonderful personalized tour of the “Wild Spaces. Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art.” She made the artists and their life in art come alive to us.
Kate Melton, Fort Worth
Jeers: To whoever keeps stealing from me behind my back! You know who you are.
Joe D. Cox Jr., Crowley
Cheers: Our nation was founded on diversity and is highly favored. Let us focus on restoration, on solutions, not problems, and on random acts of kindness. We are Americans, even with our many flaws and faults. America is still the best nation on Earth to live in.
Garry Fellers, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Whitefish Energy. By the time all the committees are through investigating, Whitefish Energy will probably have Puerto Rico up and running.
Jeers: To all the drivers who use the Chisholm Trail Parkway and who refuse to drive posted minimum speed limits. You are a hazard by holding up long lines of traffic on a one-lane road. Please speed up or save your money and stay off it.
Joe Jones, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the city of Kennedale and its recycling contractor. We bought a new house 18 months ago and have been trying to get a recycling bin since. We’ve contacted both city and recycling staffs including the city manager, to no avail. Paid 18 months for a service we haven’t received.
Cheers: To all the directors, musicians and color guard members of Carter-Riverside, Trimble Tech, Western Hills and Southwest high schools for qualifying and participating in the UIL area marching band competition. Special congratulations to Southwest for qualifying for state for the third time in a row. Best of luck! Music and marching is alive and well in the FWISD.
Mark Metroka, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Forest Hill Police Department. We wish to commend the professionalism shown by the police when apprehending a suspect in our area: no show of violence or roughness that is often portrayed in today’s media.
Ray and Nancy Stowe,
Cheers: To the DPS officers in unmarked vehicles on Texas 161 between Interstate 30 and Texas 183. I’m glad they are stopping the idiots who try to bypass traffic by zipping down the breakdown lane. Sorry folks, you aren’t more important than the rest of us sitting in traffic.
Jane Fowler, Arlington
Cheers: To our Euless firefighters for visiting seniors to check out their smoke alarms and change batteries and even some placements. What a great way to remember Fire Prevention Month. Thanks for a great community service.
Mary Lib Saleh, Euless
Jeers: To the governmental entity that decided to narrow and shorten the entrance ramp to Interstate 35W South coming from downtown. There is hardly room to see if there is traffic in the lane to merge into before you have to enter the highway. An accident begging to happen.
Thomas F. Harkins Jr., Fort Worth
Jeers: For the lack of information about Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering’s Wagon Train and Trail Ride. A golden opportunity was missed to see an authentic wagon train pulled by mules and horses replicating history and culture of how pioneers and cowboys lived and traveled.
Jim Hahn, Weatherford
Cheers: To Jinger Gonzales with the NTTA for excellent service. You are appreciated.
Amy Parramore, Watauga