Cheers & Jeers

December 27, 2013

Cheers and Jeers: Our postal service

Cheers: To the U.S. Postal Service for the post-ice storm timely delivery of an out-of-state package. I was told it probably would take three days when it was mailed late in the afternoon, but it arrived the next day. Other package services offered excuses; USPS delivered.

Cheers: To the U.S. Postal Service for the post-ice storm timely delivery of an out-of-state package. I was told it probably would take three days when it was mailed late in the afternoon, but it arrived the next day. Other package services offered excuses; USPS delivered.

— Kevin A. Wasner, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the folks who continue to berate the USPS for spotty service on a horribly, dangerous and icy Saturday. What if a few hundred dedicated postal employees broke their arms and legs on the ice? Cheers to the USPS for getting all of my Amazon packages to me on time before Christmas.

— Robert Mills, Hurst

Cheers: And a belated thanks to David Russell, who delivers our Star-Telegram, and the person(s) who delivered our mail. They were outstanding during the icy days we had. They never missed a day and David would have the paper so close to the porch that I seldom had to step on ice to retrieve it.

— Charles Clines, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To a wonderful and caring man, Chris Word, who delivers our newspaper. We live at Saint Francis Village in Crowley and Chris delivered our papers to our door so we old people didn’t have to walk on the ice.

— Clara and Gil Boudreaux

Cheers: To the Hudson Oaks Wal-Mart (the nicest Wal-Mart in the world) and their great customers for their support of the CASA Angel Tree and the Fill the Truck campaign. With their help we collected hundreds of toys and coats for kids this Christmas.

— Pat English, fire chief,

Parker County ESD 3/

Hudson Oaks Fire Rescue

Cheers: To Champion Glass & Mirror on West Vickery Boulevard for outstanding customer service and excellent workmanship, all at very reasonable prices. This company still believes in putting the customer first.

— Tim Davis, Benbrook

Cheers: To a person with the spirit of Christmas who paid for our lunch at Dixie House Cafe on East Lancaster Avenue on Dec.19. We were two old friends (Diane and Cathy) that got together to catch up. We were so surprised and will certainly pass it forward.

—Diane Graves, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the woman who came up to me and my husband at the Ridgmar Target this last Saturday. She handed us a gift card to Starbucks and said, “Merry Christmas.” I just stood there shocked. It was so nice instead of just being run over by frenzied shoppers.

— Heather Swehosky, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Randy Galloway for proving that class, integrity, intelligence, and the masterful use of searing acerbity to deflate pomposity are not mutually exclusive.

— Arnold Benson, Keller

Cheers: To Shanie Wilkerson and everyone at First Texas Homes in Dallas for going over the top to make sure that one little boy had a wonderful Christmas this year. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. Many blessings to each of you.

— Shaun Johnson and Daniel

Anglin, Justin

Cheers: Thanks To Officer Chris Taylor, the guys at B&G Mufflers and Zack with B&B Wrecker, who came to my aid when my car broke down in Grapevine. And to Joann Barker at Tommy Tamale, who brought me to tears with her act of kindness. She walks the walk.

— Annie Gillespie, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Better Business Bureau of Fort Worth for never posting my complaint against a plumbing company’s $200,000 in invoices and contracts, signed in two days’ time, because they do not recognize me as an authorized agent of my elderly parents, even though the State of Texas does.

— Carla Modesitt Coleman,


Cheers: To dentist Manshi Patel in Mansfield, who gave me a great experience. If all dentists had her demeanor and treated you gently, and with respect, more people would go to the dentist regularly. While she may appear young, she is a great dentist.

— Julie Walker, Arlington

Cheers: To Don Perry’s Garage on Woodway Drive in Wedgwood, which treats auto customers with sincerity, empathy, respect, integrity and courtesy. It’s a place where you are received by professionals with professional service.

— Glenn Willingham, Harlingen

Cheers: To a person who treated me to breakfast at the drive-through Starbucks on Camp Bowie Boulevard. You really made my day, so I forwarded to the person behind me. There are still wonderful people out there like you. Thank you.

— Mary Mote, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person at the Burleson Target who turned in my lost wallet, cash and all. I am so thankful for honest, good-hearted people.

— Katie Miller, Burlesonn, TX

Cheers: To Weir’s Furniture for its full-page display advertisement in the Star-Telegram Christmas day.

— J.W. Robbins, Haltom City

Cheers: To the anonymous family (or families) who donated Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals to the working officers, dispatchers and jailers at the North Richland Hills Police Department. Your incredible generosity and kindness was greatly appreciated by us all.

— Chris Morgan, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To KTXA/Channel 21 for picking up Me-TV after it was dropped by another station; Jeers for only making Me-TV available to the rabbit ears/antenna users.

— Billy P. Maxwell, Burleson

Cheers: To Boo Boo’s Food Shop in Arlington, which will close Dec. 31 after 34 years in the same location on South Bowen Road and same menu. Thanks to owner and Arlington native Sherry Gould and staff for serving generations in Arlington with excellent customer service and food.

— Cathy S. Allen, Arlington

Cheers: To the Yukon River pod for the holiday gifts given to the cafeteria ladies at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School Friday, Dec. 20. Parents of all students at TMIS, you have raised some wonderful children.

— Barbara Fleming, Watauga

Cheers: To Jekeisha McGilveary for understanding what social programs are all about. She moved into public housing and while there learned a skill and got a job. She is continuing her education and dreams of moving her family into their own home. She makes paying taxes to fund social programs fulfilling.

— Chrysanne Mason, Euless

Cheers: To the ladies at Gene Allen’s Gifts on Little Road, who found my change purse with credit cards and drivers license intact. The ladies went a further step to locate my out-of-area phone number by calling the library. Many thanks for your honesty.

— Margaret Cunningham, Arlington

Cheers: To the life of Mary Harris who passed away recently. Condolences to her family. As our two children’s first principal at Meadowcreek Elementary back in 1986 and ’88, she assisted them with those “being away from home blues” that some children get when having to start school. She was special.

— Rick Carter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Raising Cane’s off South Cooper Street in Arlington. Their generous manager, Tiffanee, donated food for our girls’ mentoring program at Ousley Junior High School. She fed over 100 people at no cost to us. Thankful for local businesses that give back to their community.

— Amber Price, Bedford

Cheers: To the lady who found my iPhone in the parking lot of Walgreens in Arlington last Saturday afternoon, and turned it in at the store. I would have hated to lose my photographs. Thank goodness for all honest people.

— Jeanne Woollis, Arlington

Cheers: To the two men who stopped to help my daughter change a flat tire on my van Dec. 19 on Daniel Drive in Arlington. Also cheers to my daughter, Kristina Halley,who got the tire fixed and put it back on my van.

— Kathie De La Rosa, Arlington

Jeers: To syndicated columnist Robert Reich for saying that charitable gifts to visual and performing arts organizations ought not be tax deductible because they do not serve the poor and needy as much as “real” charities. Perhaps the less fortunate need the solace of museums, symphonies and live theater more than anyone.

— Lee Rogers, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the city of Keller for selling out by being politically correct and naming its Christmas celebration “Holly Days.” Not only does it sound stupid, but it’s shameful and cowardly.

— Wade Stone, Keller

Jeers: To the lowlife who stole my billfold at the 24 Hour Fitness in Bedford. The money was no issue, the cards are unusable now, but the pictures of my deceased son and grandson are irreplaceable. You need to work on more than your physical appearance — maybe your morals.

— Mike Gilliam, Bedford

Jeers: To the Dallas Cowboys. Until they acquire some tough and aggressive defensive linemen who are capable of harassing and putting pressure on the opposing team’s quarter, the team will never be able to cope with an effective and accurate passer.

— Jack Lambert, Fort Worth

Cheers: to the ladies in the State Farm office (I think) in Colleyville. I was looking for an office building and stopped there for directions. They didn’t know, but went out of their way and called the place — even offered me a bottle of water while I waited.

— Christine Eaves, Haltom City

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