Cheers & Jeers

December 6, 2013

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To TCU head coach Gary Patterson for his post-game temper tantrum following the loss to Baylor on Nov. 30. It was unprofessional and embarrassing. As my daddy always said, a man should take the high road.

Jeers: To TCU head coach Gary Patterson for his post-game temper tantrum following the loss to Baylor on Nov. 30. It was unprofessional and embarrassing. As my daddy always said, a man should take the high road.

— Janet Kibler,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To TCU head coach Gary Patterson for trying to divert attention from his team’s disappointing season by saying that Baylor should have suspended one of its players. Art Briles is the best coach in college football and Baylor is blessed to have such an ethical man at the helm.

— Jim Audet, Hudson Oaks

Jeers: To the ticket office at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. We submitted our order last May for the same seats we had in January. The check was cashed in May, and we just received our tickets. They stuck us in a corner, claiming that all seats comparable to our original seats were taken. Really?!

— Marlene Harris, Fort Worth

Cheers: To whoever returned my Brighton Breast Cancer Ribbon bracelet at the Academy Sports + Outdoors store on Bryant Irvin Road. This recent birthday gift meant much more to this breast cancer survivor than its monetary value. It was refreshing to know that honesty and integrity prevailed. Smiling BIG!

— Linda Freeman, Crowley

Cheers: To Mike Joyner of Joyner Plumbing, who generously donated his time and resources to help a family in desperate need. His gift has dramatically improved their quality of life.

— Meredith Yount, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lance Dunbar of the Dallas Cowboys. After being injured in the Thanksgiving Day game, he kept his commitment to come to Sam’s Furniture on Monday. We thought he would cancel, but he came with a smile and made many a kid’s day! What a role model and example of manners, integrity and character.

— Leigh Gilliland, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the guy in the Berkeley neighborhood who shot a man allegedly trying to break into his garage. Call the police instead.

— Becca Guttery, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center for its ridiculous fees. Our family of six went to enjoy the “ICE!” sculpture exhibit and were unpleasantly surprised to find an additional $4 fee per ticket for “printing” and another $10 for parking. We would gladly have spent $35 on souvenirs, but instead paid for “printing” and parking.

— Holly Bassham, Keller

Cheers: To a couple of super-nice guys with the Texas Department of Transportation Courtesy Patrol for coming to the aid of a friend who had a flat tire on Airport Freeway. They were prompt, efficient and kind to her in a very stressful situation. I applaud the fact that part of my taxes go to this service.

— Sherrie O’Pry,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Brenda at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Thank you for such a beautiful service. You are the best.

— David Bryan and the family of Lou Bryan, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the remarkable Westpark Elementary School PTA, its tireless president, Barbara Helmick, and her hard-working board of officers! Your dedication, enthusiasm and generosity are truly amazing, and your devotion to Westpark is sincerely appreciated! Go Wildcats!

— Susan Hill, Principal, Westpark Elementary School, Benbrook

Cheers: To the Secret Santa at IHOP who surprised me by buying my breakfast the morning of Nov. 29. Your kindness will be paid forward. Merry Christmas and blessings in the coming year to you and your family.

— Kristie Johnson, Arlington

Jeers: To the dog owners who didn’t clean up after their dogs during the Turkey Trot this year. There were “deposits” all along Camp Bowie Boulevard. Too many unruly dogs this year.

— Angela Wright-Bouldin,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To columnist Richard Greene for his self-serving Sunday commentaries. They sound like sour grapes from someone who will forever be associated with the worst administration in history. I’m done wasting my time.

— Jim Rice, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Stuart Couch, honored as “Therapist of the Year 2013” by the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Thursday in Dallas. As one of his many former and current clients, I’m sure we all echo this well-deserved honor!

— Peggy Meade-Cohen,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To radio station 98.7 FM/KLUV for proclaiming itself “The Christmas Station” and playing the part to the hilt!

— Vincent Rios, Haslet

Cheers: To a customer at Cousin’s Bar-B-Q on Nov. 23 who handed my 3-year-old a hundred-dollar bill and said, “Give this to your momma and pay for your dinner.” We paid for our dinner and the dinner of the couple behind us. There are still generous people out there doing random acts of kindness. Thank you so much.

— Linda Jones, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base for not renewing a contract with Omni-American Bank to keep its branch open, causing inconvenience for members who now must travel to White Settlement! Cheers to Marsey, our cashier for more than 11 years whose professional and personal demeanor will be missed by all.

— Ruth Miazgiewicz, Fort Worth

Cheers: To our Star-Telegram deliveryman, Rick Murphy. Zero misses and timely delivery all year. Thanks and let’s remember those guys and gals who deserve it at Christmas time.

— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the best Black Friday shopping day. I went to Kohl’s in North Richland Hills to buy a red KitchenAid mixer. While in line, I continued to shop, adding many other special deals. The cashier rang me up and, with a smile, said, “You are the dream winner!” The entire purchase was free!

— Zola Cruse, Grapevine

Cheers: To the Home Depot staff and to the person who found my billfold in the parking lot at the Southlake store.

— Irene Binyon, Southlake

Cheers: To Terrell Rourke of the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic for being such a great veterinarian by showing great kindness, compassion and general welfare for his patients. He will always be remembered by owners and animals alike.

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To a man riding a horse in the Will Rogers Memorial Center recently who almost ran into a car stopped at a stop sign because he was texting! There oughta be a law, eh?

— Carolyn Allen, Benbrook

Cheers: To real estate agent Missy “Rockstar” Starling of Re/Max Trinity for exemplary customer service. On the first day in our new house we were greeted by piles of trash, a fine from the city of Fort Worth and 48 hours to remedy the situation. Missy and spouse Clinton removed the trash that night.

— Holly Clifford, Fort Worth

Cheers: To people who call the Humane Society of Fort Worth on East Lancaster Avenue to report animal cruelty. Dogs fighting other dogs, whether behind a fence or not, is animal cruelty. Just leave a short message with an address so they can follow up. Please help a defenseless dog.

— Lois Shirck, Cleburne

Cheers: To Mark Jones. We enjoyed serving you again this year. Thank you for making a difference in our community!

— Stormy Lovett and your Ol’ South family, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the business in Hico that still permits the sale of Confederate flags next to the U.S. flag. Our town of Hico struggles with its reputation. A flag of oppression and slavery does not represent my town.

— Teresa Grunewald, Hico

Cheers: To the Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department, the University of Texas at Arlington and ECS Refining for sponsoring the 2013 Electronics Roundup on Nov. 23. Cheers also to all who worked that day unloading the vehicles for many hours in a cold drizzle and to the hundreds of householders who brought items for recycling.

— Julia Burgen,


Jeers: To the property manager at a retirement community. We were greeted by a rude and unprofessional group of women. If they treated potential customers this way, I can’t imagine how they would treat their elderly residents.

— Susan Pierce, Fort Worth

Cheers: To First United Methodist Church of Hurst for providing more than 1,400 Thanksgiving baskets for those who needed them in Hurst, Euless and Bedford.

— Susan Radde, Hurst

Jeers: To an upscale watch company whose watches must be returned to the factory for a battery change. My estimated cost was $300. A new leather strap was suggested for another $200! The watch cost $202 new.

— Roscoe Elliott,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Metro Energy Savers dispatch and service departments. Their quick response and excellent service (well after the sale) confirmed our decision last year to select this company to upgrade all of our heating and air-conditioning gear. Well done.

— Jody Page, Kennedale

Cheers: To the last known employee to maintain a pencil sharpener at his work station. Jeers for not adopting the “green” route of a paperless process.

— Randy Drechsel,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To a woman and her daughter who were in line ahead of me at the Wal-Mart Garden Center on White Settlement Road on Tuesday evening. After chatting a bit, she handed me a $25 Wal-Mart gift card as she left the register, wishing me a Merry Christmas. I will do something to pay this forward.

— Dennis Brand,

White Settlement

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