Cheers: To Ben Bezner for “Mufasa” a 1,390-pound European crossbred steer. The $200,000 wasn’t bad either. Wonder what the price would have been if a girl had shown Mufasa?
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Cheers: To the Arlington 911 dispatcher, EMT’s and firefighters who responded so quickly, efficiently and professionally to my call Wednesday evening Jan, 31 and also to the wonderful ER staff at Mansfield Methodist who cared for my husband. May God bless all these folks as they serve our community.
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. The Sunday performance of Schubert, Schumann, and Mussorgsky was superlative! Soloist Raphaela Gromes was sublime. Our standing ovation was rewarded with an encore.
Jeers: To the railroad crossing near Northside Drive and North Main Street. At least once a month a train is parked across the road during rush hour, for an hour. Hundreds are late to work consistently because of this poor scheduling. This must be fixed.
Jeers: To traffic engineers. Work on the turn from University Drive southbound to Interstate 30 eastbound, please! It’s a short turn signal, and there’s another intersection just before the turn, making this a slow and dangerous intersection.
Cheers: To the Walgreens at Westcreek and McCart in Fort Worth for having a 24/7 pharmacy. My surgeon sent a prescription there in case it would be needed following a procedure. Fortunately I didn’t need it. But it was reassuring to know it was there
Cheers: To the honest person who turned in my lost James Avery ring at the Olive Garden at Alliance. I appreciated it so much, thank you!
Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for reducing McCart Avenue south of Interstate 20 from three lanes each way to two lanes each way. Rush hour traffic is now made much worse by this poor decision on how to spend our tax money.
Jeers: To a carwash in north Arlington for not providing recycling bins for customers. A glance in the trash can reveals that most items could be recycled instead of sent to landfills. Basically everything in the trash was plastic, aluminum or newspaper. At least they recycle the water they use.
Johnny Ferraro, Arlington
Cheers: I had a fall at Westcliff Shopping Center Jan. 19. My glasses were off my face an arm’s reach away. My nose was bleeding, and I felt like there wasn’t a Good Samaritan around. But a kind woman offered her assistance and gave me the last of her Kleenex.
Cheers: To the angels in the black car on Bellaire Drive South. I have been assured by University Animal Hospital that the dog you rescued has been reunited with his family.
Cheers: To the 7-Eleven at North Beach and Heritage Trace. My alternator went out, and I waited for a tow truck. A young worker, Madison, saw to it that I was given a chair and made a fresh pot of coffee. Two officers helped me get my car out of the road.
Cheers: To the staff of Dr. Carlos Kier’s office. An elderly patient was having difficulty understanding her new insurance and was visibly distressed. The staff warmly and kindly offered to let her come in back, sit down and have someone explain it. It made a positive impact to that patient.
Jeers: After a six-month vacancy, Arlington school district administrators have not yet filled the vacancy of the principal’s position at Turning Point Secondary School. The staff, teachers, students and parents deserve better than a continuation of interim principals.
Cheers: To the Fort Worth VA clinic. I am a Navy veteran who served for eight years. I was treated to many smiling faces and respect. They work at a quick pace to see and help as many vets as possible. Their job is not easy, and I salute them. Thanks.
Jeers: To New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. What a sore loser. He has never shaken the hand of the winning quarterback in a Super Bowl. Grow up, you big baby. This one was payback for last year. Cheaters never win.
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To customer service personnel at a home improvement store for denying their military discount to a veteran on a product displayed and sold in their store and financed by their credit offer. Very disappointed in the way this matter was handled.
Cheers: To Sam’s and your employees for finding and returning my billfold with all my important information. They are wonderful!
Susann M. Eller,
Cheers: To Robert Rogers for his timely article last week about literacy. This is everyone’s problem, and we must all pitch in to help our children learn to read. Their ability or inability to read affects us all —everyone in Fort Worth. Reading Partners is the perfect vehicle. Thank you!
Cheers: To the Star-Telegram’s “Out of the Cold” series, featuring unsolved cases. My niece, Julie Moseley, was 9 when she vanished in 1974 from Seminary South Shopping Center with Renee Wilson and Rachael Trlica. Information on their case or any of the cases featured would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers: To whoever paid for our dinner at the Mexican Inn on east Lancaster on Jan. 25. We will pay it forward.
Richard and Joy Black,
Cheers: To the thoughtful and generous person who paid for our meal on Sunday, Jan. 28, at Joe’s Coffee Shop on Denton Highway.
Raymond Armstrong, Watauga,
Joyce Cagle, N. Richland Hills
Cheers: To the man who paid for my purchases when my credit card malfunctioned. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thank you so much. There are very good people in this world, and you are one of them. God bless you.
Cheers: To Einstein Bagels for supporting Fort Worth school district educators. We appreciate you!
Jeers: To a judge who is keeping an innocent man in prison, even though there is evidence to clearly exonerate him (a confession of perjury) by a man who lied in court.
Cheers: To the Red Hot & Blue in North Richland Hills for donating appetizers to our Academy at CF Thomas Elementary teacher mixer. Thank you for supporting local teachers.
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Ximena Miranda! She is my Leonard Pride student of the six weeks. She is a hard worker with a smile each and every day. She is a joy to teach. Thank you!
Jeers: To a Fort Worth hospital that refused proper care, used experimental drugs, then gave harsh drugs and said not to bring a family member back. The staff was unprofessional and uncaring toward people of color. The patient died.