Jeers: To the Dallas Cowboys for even considering signing another abuser. The Cowboys may dream of signing Adrian Peterson. But coupled with their latest signing of another abuser, it’s more like a very bad nightmare.
— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the wonderful young man who stopped to help my husband change a flat tire in heavy traffic on Texas 114 on March 14. We were struggling with the tire and he magically appeared to help us. We failed to get his name and he wouldn’t accept money, just saying “God bless you!”
— Bill and Barbara Scott, North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Tony Beasley of Honda of Fort Worth (formerly Frank Kent Honda) for making the purchase of a car such a pleasant experience. He found the car I wanted in the color I wanted. No hassle, no pressure. Awesome car.
— Arlyne Blue, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Grant Davis for being a very good citizen. On a cold, rainy night in March, in the midst of an Interstate 35W traffic jam/nightmare, this fine gentleman stopped and offered to be a witness to my being hit by an 18-wheeler. He waited about 45 minutes.
— Murray A. Young, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the firefighters from Station 1 in Arlington for returning the St. Christopher medal mistakenly put into the “firefighters’ boot” on a recent Wednesday on Abram Street. Firefighters are without a doubt America’s finest.
— Arthur Payne, Arlington
Cheers: To the kindly couple at J&J Oyster Bar who paid for my dinner on March 18, although I could and would have myself.
— Arthur Robertson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To all the March Madness hype that replaced my regular TV programs. That’s what ESPN is for.
— Trent Spahr, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Richard Sybesma for 35 years of excellence and dedication in serving as TCU’s head swimming coach. You inspire all swimmers. Go Frogs!
— Jenine Doogs, Fort Worth
Jeers: To letter writers who suggest that people who disagree with the political climate in Texas can move to one of the other 49 states. How unpatriotic to suggest that we don’t have the right and duty to try to better our great state.
— Tammy Sparks, Wichita Falls
Jeers: To the genius traffic engineer in Denton who decided that back-in, angle parking along streets is a good idea. He’s also probably in favor of roundabouts (traffic circles). There will be road rage in Denton. Bank on it.
— Larry McGuire, Crowley
Cheers: To whoever paid for our meal at Red Hot & Blue on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. What a pleasant surprise we received when our waitress told us that the bill was paid. A sincere thank-you to this kind and generous person.
— Virginia Summers, Burleson,
and Mary Burris, Crowley
Cheers: To a genuinely nice neighbor, Greg Reeves, who stopped by unasked and helped us get air into a wheelbarrow tire on April 4. He had his own errands and Saturday chores to do but took time to help us. Thank you, Greg, for your kindness.
— Judy Stanford, Hurst
Cheers: To all agencies and their volunteers who give free assistance to many people in filing their income tax returns. Thanks and blessings to all!
— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the drivers on Hulen Street on April 3 at around 4 p.m. When you hear sirens, you’re required to pull over out of the way. You do not just stop where you are on the street and block the emergency vehicles from coming through.
— Carol Lopez, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. I wrote to her about the excessive trash along our highways and throughout the inner city. Since then, I’ve seen cleaning crews, and I cannot thank her enough! We have a beautiful city and I appreciate efforts to help keep Fort Worth beautiful and standing behind the slogan “Don’t Mess With Texas!”
— Teresa von Illyes, Benbrook
Cheers: To whoever paid for dinner for my husband and me on March 26 at El Paseo on Jacksboro Highway. It was our first time there and the food was very good. But the best part was that someone paid for our meals.
— Susan Walker, Azle
Jeers: To whoever decided that it would be a good idea to build a 100-plus-unit, high-end apartment/condo complex at the intersection of West Vickery Boulevard and Hulen Street, as if there wasn’t enough traffic there already. Those residing in this structure will find it almost impossible to access Hulen because the access area is only long enough to hold about four cars!
— Coralie Key, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a dentist for not referring me to a periodontist in 25-plus years as a patient. Another dentist did. I have advanced periodontal disease and was never told. It will cost about $3,200 for surgery and I may still lose some teeth. Thanks for nothing!
— Stephanie Spencer, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the staff at Harris Methodist Southwest for the TLC of their patients. Cheers especially to nurses Kathy, Marta and Amy, and techs Krystal and Sophia! They made my surgical experience a total pleasure. Even the pain was more bearable because of their obvious sincere care!
— Raymond Mann, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Paschal High School Lady Panthers soccer team for a great season. They made it to the area round of the state playoffs and did a fantastic job representing their school.
— Bob Goode, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Fire Department and the Transportation and Public Works Department. During the last snow storm, the wind blew a tree across the street in front of our house. They were able to coordinate the removal and clean-up so that traffic could pass. Thanks for your help.
— Helen M. Slater, Fort Worth
Cheers: To James Avery Craftsman jewelry. I purchased a ring to fit my little finger and then fell several weeks later, fracturing the finger. Needless to say, the ring wouldn’t fit. The assistant manager, Amy, furnished me with the exact same ring at no charge. I will go back.
— Dotte Jean McKinley, Burleson
Cheers: To Chris with Kingpin Trucking for paying my bill at Burleson Honda on April 9. I was so surprised that I failed to properly thank you. God bless you. This senior citizen will definitely pay it forward.
— Loretta Womble, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the punks who come to Grapevine Lake and deface our beautiful rocky shoreline with graffiti. I have news for you: It’s not art, it’s destructive behavior. Your mothers would be ashamed of you.
— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine
Cheers: To Discount Tire in Mansfield off of U.S. 287. I needed a tire repair on Good Friday, just as they were about to close. They got me in, repaired the tire and sent me on my way — all at no cost to me. Great customer service.
— William Harnagel, Arlington
Cheers: To the University of North Texas Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity for the best music recital I have ever heard. What a talented and enthusiastic group of young men. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
— Betty Red, Fort Worth
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