Cheers: To TCU’s Gary Patterson and his football team for a great time at the “Meet the Frogs” event. Everyone was friendly and gracious. They stayed two hours after the scheduled end time to make sure everyone in line got autographs. These Horned Frogs always rank No. 1 at my house!
— Stephanie Malloy, Arlington
Cheers: To Fort Worth City Councilman Zim Zimmerman. When we were hiking on Angel Fire Mountain in New Mexico, a ferocious storm with wind, lightning and heavy, cold rain blew in. We approached a home where Mr. Zimmerman and his wife were staying, and they gave us towels and blankets and graciously drove us back to the lodge.
— Jessica Cunningham,
Jeers: To the Channel 5 evening newscast for complaining about Mark Cuban’s “makeup sex” comment making the sports news “uncomfortable” (as Meredith Bland rightly commented). If you’re going to repeat it then don’t complain about it. You didn’t have to air it. Wonder how many kids had to hear that.
— Mary Ann Adelman,
Jeers: To Fort Worth waste disposal company for having marked recycling dumpsters at apartment complexes but dumping them along with all the other dumpsters. When questioned, the company and the driver stated people don’t care about recycling in apartments so we just take it all to the dump.
— Joseph Gerson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the news media after the death of Officer Sean Bolton. Where is the media outrage? Where are the “Police Lives Matter” signs? Thank you officer for your service here and abroad!
— G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To firefighters from Station 1 on Davis Blvd in North Richland Hills. I have MS and have fallen several times. They come and pick me up and act it is no big deal and are very pleasant. Especially the one woman who always seems to be there when it happens!
— Randy Burke,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To a phycisian and a Fort Worth medical center for their poor quality of medical care and lack of professionalism given to my husband while he was there. Referrals for doctors and medical transport were never submitted but there were plenty of runaround and excuses.
— Eunice Givens, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the couple who paid for our food (seven of us) at Abuelo’s on Hulen Street, Aug. 15 as our family celebrated our daughter-in-law’s 40th birthday. We were all dumbfounded and we will pay it forward! This was a good reminder there is so much kindness in our world.
— Billie Skinne, Fort Worth
Cheers: Thank you so very much to my good Samaritan! Someone has been putting my newspapers close to my front door. I don’t know who you are, but I wanted to let you know how much you’ve helped me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!
— Nell Vineyard, Haltom City
Jeers: To all the rote recycling bots, like me, who profess shock when the Fort Worth recycling plant “mysteriously” burns to the ground like clockwork, every five years.
— Julie Wende, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the City of Fort Worth for forcing employees to participate in insurance physicals at our own expense and in short time to avoid a penalty while fraudulently calling it an incentive.
— Amy Figueroa, Fort Worth
Cheers: Quality customer service and auto service is what you find at Tilden Car Care on Alta Mere. Thanks to Robert and his techs for repairing the A/C mess left by a brake shop on White Settlement Road. It had been a potential electrical fire.
— Holly Clifford, Fort Worth
Cheers: Thank you to the nice Colleyville police officer who bought my coffee at Starbucks on Colleyville Blvd. Friday, Aug. 14, at 6:15 a.m. You made my day!
— Sharon Bates,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To my neighbor on Butterfield Drive in Fort Worth who found my dog today and held her for me until I could come pick her up. Your garage sale turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Thank you so much! I owe you big time!
— Elizabeth Fark, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the woman who pulled into a driveway off Beach St. during 5:00 traffic and got out of the car to assist an elderly man in getting his wheelchair up over the curb after coming across this busy street. Her beautiful act of kindness did not go unnoticed.
— Ann Sheeran, Bedford
Cheers: To Steve Tallon and Craig Sylvis of Colonial Complete Auto Care. They advertise “Best customer service in town,” and they back it up! Words can never express my thanks for your generosity and hard work in getting my air conditioning working in this terrible heat! Loyal customer forever!
— Karen Scott, Benbrook
Jeers: To those condoning bad behavior. Disobeying the police, leaving a child in a hot car, not watching your child in the pool and wrong way driving. Am I missing something?
— Robin Burton, Fort Worth
Jeers: Quadruple jeers to our local TV stations and their “closed caption” abilities. They missspell words, stop in the middle of a word, stop in the middle of a sentence, and skip paragraphs (stories). Shame, shame, shame. Come on, do better.
— Joe Rodriguez, Arlington
Cheers: To Starbucks and the Sundance Square staff for their generous and stimulating gift. The elementary music teachers, choir, band and orchestra directors of FWISD lift our cups to you. Coffee and community go together.
— Chrissie Seligson, Arlington
Cheers: To the wonderful employees at Acme Brick! Thank you for your generous donation of school supplies to Daggett Montessori School. Your gift will ensure that all of our students have the tools they need to start the new school year.
— Holly Heath, Watauga
Jeers: To a bar in Corsicana that would not let a group of black women go in at 1:49 a.m. to meet family. Not a minute later a group of six Anglos went straight in. We told the bouncer that was discrimination and followed them in. We saw more Anglos going in with no question.
— Diana Person, Grand Prairie
Cheers: To a Parks Mall customer. He brought my lost wallet to my house. Thank you.
— Linda Trimm, Arlington
Cheers: To Office Depot on U.S. 377. I left my wallet there on Aug. 24. About six minutes later, I anxiously ran back in. Phil, a customer, said he turned it in to the cashier, Colton. As I ran in, Colton had it in hand to give me. My cheers cannot be strong enough to express my appreciation for the honesty and integrity of these two men.
— Janis J. Kelly,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Mike Hathaway, director of “The House of Blue Leaves” at Onstage Theatre in Bedford, for his fantastic interpretation of John Guare’s cast of zany, crazy, funny and sad characters! Cheers also to the wonderful cast and crew for their presentation of the characters they brought to life!
— Jeanette Powers, Arlington
Cheers: Many thanks to Christie Compton of Arlington Animal Services for her hard work as Kennel Supervisor. Not only does she take care of dogs and cats, she also goes above and beyond for found/orphaned wildlife. Many thanks to her for my “special delivery” of Dusty, the week-old raccoon.
— D’Ann Woodle, Lakeside
Jeers: To the owner/operator of the parking lot at Lincoln Square in Arlington who monitors via manned golf carts to ensure “event” goers are not parking. Your inflexible and inhuman approach of towing instead of easily provided personal warning means you are purposeful instigators and perpetrators of hubristic injustice.
— Patrick Sparks, Weatherford
Jeers: To the owner and staff at a local shooting range. What I thought was going to be a great father/son afternoon on the skeet range turned out to be a rude and disappointing customer experience.
— Mike Gonzalez, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Terri Bordeaux, Jen Chidgey and The Stagecoach Ballroom in Fort Worth for hosting a fantastic 80th birthday party for a special member and friend of our “Country Dance Club Community.” Thank you, Terri, our beloved dance instructor and hostess. Thank you, Jen and Stagecoach for a marvelous venue.
— Maria Smith, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Freese and Nichols Inc. and Tiffany Pendley for the “Welcome Back to School South Hills Elementary Faculty and Staff!” We so appreciated the meals provided during our professional development and our school t-shirts. The South Hills Wildcats are ready for the new school year!
— Sandra L. Garza, principal, South Hills Elementary School, Fort Worth
Cheers: To my Texas Rangers for the playing they’re doing now to get in the post season. Jeers to the players shown on the field and in the dugout with a big wad of chewing tobacco. This is a terrible example to all the young fans who look up to them.
— Sue Sledz, Benbrook
Cheers: To Jason and his staff at Waffle House in Benbrook for providing a delicious waffle breakfast for our Arborlawn United Methodist Church Kids Hope Back to School Event. It is the tie that binds this event. We love you, Jason and all your staff.
— Laurie Ryan, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Sam Bartholomew, who took the time to drive all the way from Interstate 20 in south Fort Worth to the Texas Wesleyan University campus to return a driver with a Wesleyan cover on it that he found on the side of the road. What a great thing to do!
— Sandy Myers, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Trinity High School Trojans for their win over De La Salle, California’s and the nation’s top-ranked football team.The grit and perseverance against a team described by the ESPN announcers as “sophisticated” was inspiring to us less-sophisticated fans. We love our “blue collar” HAKA Trojans.
— Joe Blackwell, Bedford
Cheers: To FWISD Library Media Services and the many FWISD librarians who donated days of their summer vacation to clean up and organize the Glen Park Elementary library after it was heavily damaged by vandals. FWISD is fortunate to have a department with such dedicated staff!
— Courtney Butler, Glen Park Elementary librarian, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the person(s) who paid for my breakfast at Denny’s on Glenview Drive in North Richland Hills. You made my day!! I will pay it forward.
— Darlene Underwood,
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