Cheers & Jeers

05/23/2014 6:51 PM

05/24/2014 8:55 AM

Jeers: To Keith Urban. We love American Idol, but please get rid of Keith Urban! He ruins the show. How can he judge when he sings along with the contestants? His hair, his head bopping back and forth — he is gross to watch. Cheers to Harry Connick! Love him. He really brings class to the show.

— Diana Springsguth,

Hanna, Wyo.

Jeers: To honoring Barbara Walters as a respected journalist. She is just a paparazzo in a reporter’s clothing. The only journalistic skill she possesses is to make celebrities cry. I’ve been waiting for her to retire.

— Trent Spahr, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Saginaw American Legion Post 467 for a memorial tribute to a Haslet family whose son, Sgt. Strickland, died training Afghan soldiers at a gun range when one of the trainees shot him. The Funk family deeply appreciated the support of the local chapter of veterans.

— Rosa Kissling, Saginaw

Cheers: To the lady in the red Toyota Corolla who bought our breakfast at the McDonald’s in Colleyville. Your generosity is much appreciated, and it inspired us to pay for the people in the car behind us. We hope it started a trend!

— Jill Bramblett, Grapevine

Cheers: To the kind lady who paid for an older couple’s meals Sunday at the Golden Buffet in Benbrook. It was such a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much

— Bill and Barbara Mac Swain, Benbrook

Cheers: To Dr. Rick Shepherd (retired). He faithfully patrols Tanglewood neighborhood, lobbing tennis balls at egrets and herons who are attempting to inhabit our trees. Two very stubborn yellow-crested night herons have finally abandoned their perch in our pecan trees. Thanks, Dr. Rick!

— Lee and Nedra Schell,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To all the very loud, rude, obnoxious people. And to people who never teach their children manners. Adults have become bullies, and their children. What happened to the days when people treated others with respect? Cheers to the people who have good manners and control their kids.

— Betty Clark, Arlington

Jeers: To the person (license number beginning “BVH”) and all others who change lanes in school zones on Hulen Street. Once you enter the school zone, you can‘t change lanes! It’s against the law! So take driver safety when you get that ticket! Children don’t always cross the street at the corner!

— Karen Maynard, Burleson

Cheers: To Bridget Beyleu and the entire faculty and staff of Fort Worth Academy! You have made my son’s kindergarten year incredible. We look forward to many more years of quality education. Thank you.

— Jennifer Rand, Weatherford

Cheers: To Travis Ehrhardt and his great trainers at the multiple sclerosis wellness center in Fort Worth: Hayley, Julie and John. They make having to deal with disease a little easier, by teaching us exercises, stretches, and having a great time while doing it. Cannot thank you enough for all you do.

— Eric Johnson, Benbrook

Cheers: To Karen Schoenbucker for bringing cookies to the workers for early voting at the subcourthouse on Granbury Road. We thoroughly enjoyed them.

— Jeanne Adolph and the

early voting clerks, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Samir Lapsiwala at Fort Worth Brain and Spine. He clearly explained what my surgery would involve and took time to answer all my questions. His staff, Dez, Chris and Mary were great.

— Sally Williams, Hurst

Cheers: To the couple that paid for our family’s dinner May 18 at Mariano’s Mexican Cuisine in Arlington. We were so overwhelmed by your generosity and God’s love. We lost our little granddaughter last year to brain cancer and this just reassured us she is working through God to touch others. God bless you.

— Leah Burns, Arlington

Jeers: To the city of Burleson for still not having safe access to the biking trails from the surrounding neighborhoods, especially for those children with special needs. Summer is upon us and our children still have to ride down high-traffic streets to access these trails.

— Jason R. Browder, Burleson

Cheers: To all the local merchants who supported the SPARK Motorcycle & Car Show in Burleson on May 17. We wish all could be named here but you know who you are and we thank you for helping to supply backpacks full of school supplies to local children in need.

— Rus and Pam Artmier,

Burleson

Cheers: To all members who participated in Haltom Garden Club Plant Swap and fundraiser. You did a great job!

— Gearldine Lewis, Haltom City

Jeers: To the Grapevine furniture store where I ordered a custom couch. Six months and two couches later, I finally have it. Double jeers to management — neither the owner nor manager responded to a letter and phone call.

— Bonnie Hogg, Bedford

Jeers: To a Hurst pizza place. While waiting, my daughter asked to use the restroom and they said they did not have one, and told her to go to a neighboring restaurant. Shame on you.

— Donna Goodrum, Hurst

Cheers: To Shea Patterson, director of the Atrium Gallery at University of North Texas Health Science Center for her attention to area “nonagenarians” (over-90s). The gallery is a wonderful venue for area artists, and we appreciate the opportunity to display our life’s work.

— Elva W. Parker, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the students at McLean 6th Grade. Each student this year worked diligently to become a better version of themselves through their motivation and high expectations. The future is in for a real treat as these individuals impact positive change through their optimistic spirit, passion for learning, and compassion towards others.

— Katy Kirby, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Colleyville Fire Department and their “open house” held on Saturday, May 17. There were all sizes of fire trucks, a rescue helicopter, demonstrations, fire and police personnel to talk to the visitors and food. We have some of the finest and most caring protectors in Texas. We are blessed.

— Roland and Ann Kelley,

Colleyville

Jeers: To the politicos who interrupt my dinner hour with your recorded phone calls. I have voted for 57 years and decide early on. A sure way to cause me to vote against you is to interrupt my dinner. Please stick your bleeping phone calls where the sun doesn't shine.

— J.W. Robbins, Haltom City

Cheers: To Brian at Lige Florist. We were short on money and time after the sudden loss of our loved one. He was more than generous with his kindness, patience and Gerber daisies in the casket spray. It exceeded my expectations. I am grateful that his customer service began with kindness.

— Kristen Session-Brown,

Arlington

Jeers: To the U.S. Postal Service in Fort worth and their stamps-by-mail policy. Cheers to the Mexia Post Office, which accepts my business by mail. Don’t want my money? I’ll take it elsewhere.

— Tommie Carter, Fort Worth

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