Cheers: To professional basketball star LeBron James for establishing a grant for college education for 2,300 local (Akron, Ohio) high school students. This is a shining example of giving back to the community.
— Rob Porter,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To anyone who would be against the seven forms of identification used to allow a person to vote. Anyone who can’t provide at least one form of ID probably doesn’t have the right to vote.
— Mackilee Martin, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Triple M Storm Shelters in Azle. They fought the city of Keller for my permit and won. I’d do business with them any day. Excellent customer service.
— Evelyn Cope, Keller
Cheers: To whoever is responsible for adding the Hallmark Channel to the U-verse lineup. It has wonderful movies, particularly during the holiday seasons. Kudos to the responsible parties.
— Pat Burkhart, Benbrook
Cheers: To our new neighbors, Pete and Valorie Muse, for the great job of renovating their new home that was seized by the U.S. Marshal Service and left vacant and deteriorating for 15 months. Welcome to the Woodfield neighborhood. The house looks super!
— Joe Blackwell, Bedford
Jeers: To the trash collectors on Red Cardinal Lane who dumped garbage on the street by picking up the bin incorrectly. They claimed it was the homeowners’ fault and accepted no responsibility. Trash was bagged correctly inside of the bin. This is not the first time this has happened.
— Jeanette Simcox, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Police Department for saving a woman who was wandering on U.S. 287 just past Village Creek Road on a recent Monday night. I almost hit her. I turned around and went back and, thankfully, the police were loading her into a squad car. You guys saved her and other people who might have been in accidents because of her.
— William Mason, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Monte Purvis at Dent Works on Camp Bowie Boulevard. I had a large dent in a Kia Soul hatchback door. Now it’s gone and without repainting. Just perfect once again. Thanks so much.
— Cheryl Koirtyohann,
Cheers: To the lovely young couple who paid for our dinner at the Red Lobster restaurant on Aug. 9. That was a big surprise and we want you to know how much we appreciate it.
— Roz Rosenthal and Amy Stein,
Cheers: To Jeff Brunz and the employees of Master Europa Paint & Collision Center, the very best for all auto body repairs. Fair, friendly, dependable, the very best. I recommend them highly.
— Leota Lasater, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the three precious gentlemen sitting next to us who paid for the meals of 14 residents in wheelchairs from the Life Care Center in Haltom City when we visited the Outback Steakhouse for a delicious meal. There are still angels on this Earth. Now just how wonderful was that?
— Jennie House, Haltom City
Cheers: To the nice gentleman who gave my husband, Joe, a gift certificate at Bluebonnet Cafe on Haltom Road on Aug. 13. The gift was greatly appreciated, but more so was the appreciation shown to Joe for being a World War II veteran. Joe spent three years in England, Italy and North Africa during World War II.
— Lee Gorbet, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Library and the Friends of the Library for hosting special events for our community. Recently we had the opportunity to meet two outstanding authors, Kathy Reichs and Paula McLain, and to hear their introductions to their new books.
— Barbara J. Jones, North Richland Hills
Cheers: To the West Side Cafe for preparing breakfasts Aug. 8 for homeless people staying at Ridglea Christian Church in our “Room in the Inn” program. West Side opened early, cooked, boxed, even loaded 14 of their famous No.1 breakfasts, precisely as promised at 6:15 a.m. Our street people guests feasted!
— Norman Spray, Bedford
Cheers: To the woman in the gray SUV and man in the gray pickup who stopped to help my wife when she fell at the end of our driveway in Keller on Aug. 3. I’m sorry I did not get your names, but we will pay your kindness forward. Thanks again, and my wife is doing fine.
— Peter Donnelly, Keller
Cheers: To the wonderful staff at Vitas Hospice Unit at Baylor All Saints Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided for our loved one, Charles Petrek. Special thanks to Tracy, Christine and Celeste for the warmth, hugs and gentle understanding they provided in a very difficult time. They prove there are angels among us!
— Teresa Hasty, Arlington
Cheers: To Gabe at Caliber Collision in North Richland Hills. After they repaired my wife’s car, I went by to pick up a gift card. As I was leaving I asked Gabe to look at a scrape on my passenger door. He immediately said that it was an easy fix and secured some rubbing compound and removed the blemishes. Great customer service.
— Gene Nejtek, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the organizers, sponsors, vendors and all the awesome volunteers who made the Senior Synergy Expo such a great success! Fort Worth is so fortunate to have this free event to learn about the excellent resources available in our community.
— Pat Stevens, Fort Worth
Jeers: To CPS. A child in your custody has a drug overdose, brain injury and you fail to provide recommended rehab. Your only concern is if the parents will pick her up when she turns 18. A lot of excuses and lies.
— Karen Larsen, Mansfield
Jeers: To the city’s code department. How do you measure cat urine on ones property when they are strays? And how does it accumulate? And have a jury trial over this?
— Wallace Goff, Itasca
Jeers: To the car dealership that led me to believe my car was traded in as I purchased a new one. Instead, they held the old car until they delivered it in front of my house without notifying me. Consequently, I’m still obligated to pay for the older one.
— Don Eidson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the new management at a cemetery for removing all the wind chimes from the trees without notification. I visited recently and noticed all the wind chimes were gone. Our family has called three times and have not had one return call.
— David Thompson, Benbrook
Jeers: To a barbecue restaurant in Hurst. Recently, it took three tries for the wait staff to get a side order straight. Then the manager coerced me into paying for the meal. Should have been comped. Bad way to lose a good customer.
— David Wynn,
Cheers: To Dr. Kelly Frasier and all the staff at the Kleiman Evangelista Eye Center in Arlington for the care given to me for removal of bilateral cataracts. From the moment I walked in the door until I left, I was treated with professionalism and kindness.
— Donna McKee,
Cheers: And thanks to the young couple who helped me retrieve my toolboxes that had flown out of an inadvertently opened pickup tailgate at the Noneman Drive/Smithfeld Road intersection in North Richland Hills. Cheers also to the city employee who stopped and diverted traffic with his yellow flashers.
— Pete Blount,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the woman in the South Cooper Street Home Depot parking lot whose cart hit my car and left four dents, then she drove away. What happened to the Golden Rule? I hope you sleep well! Cheers to the nice gentlemen who witnessed it!
— Jackie Potter,
Cheers: To the fine medical staff on the seventh floor of the Harris Tower of Harris Methodist Fort Worth for their fantastic care of our wife/mother in her last days. Also, cheers to Jennifer Moreno, Cinde Williams, and Kim Lewis of Envoy Hospice for their expertise and kind demeanor during her final hours.
— Barry, Brandon, Brent and
Bevan W. Weaver, Fort Worth
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