Cheers & Jeers
06/13/2014 6:32 PM
06/14/2014 8:39 AM
Jeers: To DFW Airport for charging a $20 fee over an expired credit card on my TollTag account, even though I responded immediately. The reply, “It used to be $30,” is not a consolation.
— Daniel Verboski, Fort Worth
Jeers: To an Irving family for not acknowledging a biological son in the father’s obituary. There was no closure for this child.
— Pam Melton, Arlington, Texas
Jeers: To a family medical practice in Lake Worth that will not take responsibility for a physician assistant’s 30-second assessment that ended in a misdiagnosis, and resulted in an emergency-room visit. Not correcting the error by simply refunding the visit speaks volumes about the integrity of the practice.
— Angela Johnson, Saginaw
Cheers: To Dr. Mendez and staff at Advanced Animal Care in Bedford. Our two rat terriers have received excellent care there for 10 years. One of them, Sudie Mae, needed the care no one likes to imagine, and we were shown much kindness and compassion.
— Sherry and Bun Richardson,
Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for not allowing my wife to invite a guest to an appreciation-awards luncheon for city employees celebrating their 25th anniversary. Perhaps the city needs that money for even more unused bike lanes.
— David Stamp, Crowley
Cheers: To the quality people at Advanced Mobility in Fort Worth. Thanks so much for all your help in purchasing a new handicap-equipped van for our daughter, Kimberly. You went above and beyond to make us happy and feel like family. You defiantly are the best.
— Karen Jones, Arlington
Cheers: To the young soldier who paid for my meal at Tolbert’s Texas Chili Parlor in Grapevine. He’s served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he saw my Bronze Star on my Vietnam cap and wanted to say thanks for my service. He (and his service and generosity) honors all of us.
— Bruce W. Rider, Grapevine
Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for our lunch at the Cotton Patch Cafe in Lake Worth June 1. It was our 58th wedding anniversary and we will always wonder who treated us to lunch.
— Norma and Bill Blackman,
Cheers: To Mike Crosby, Tommy, and their great roofing crew. They rebuilt my damaged roof and reshingled. This was accomplished in a timely manner at the quoted price. More importantly was their outstanding customer service. It was a pleasure to deal with a reputable company.
— Jim Sanderson,
Cheers: To La Playa Maya Restaurant for their generosity to Holy Family Catholic School. The restaurant donated a yummy lunch for teachers! Summer vacation is the time when parents realize teachers are grossly underpaid! Many thanks for honoring our teachers/staff and for giving back to the community you serve.
— Jennifer Tayag, Fort Worth
Cheers: On June 10, my dog’s leash broke near Bryant Irvin Road. Thank you to all the drivers who stopped or slowed down as I rescued my scared dog. You made my day.
— Susan Rearden,
Cheers: To the great neighbors on Doty Lane in Arlington, especially to the unknown neighbor who found my lost mail and put in my mailbox.
— Tommy Bailey, Arlington
Cheers: To the Girl Scouts who give free cookies to veterans at the VA Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic.
— Ron King, Arlington
Jeers: To the popular golf pro who thinks he should have won this tournament and that tournament. His fourth-round play clearly proves he cannot contain his emotions and thus loses focus on playing good golf. Quit bragging, settle down and exercise sound judgment.
— Louis D. Marks Jr.,
Jeers: To President Obama for trading five deadly terrorists for a cowardly traitor. This President has no respect for American warriors.
— G.D. Pursley,
Cheers: To the gentleman who paid for my breakfast at the Old West Cafe in Bedford on June 3. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I will pay it forward.
— Gloria Lizak, Bedford
Jeers: To the Lawn Whisperer. You need to get off your grass and go to City Hall. You need to not whisper and tell them to stop selling water to Chesapeake Energy for fracking. They are using lake water for fracking. During a drought this is ridiculous.
— Don Dougherty,
Jeers: To a Bedford grocery for continuously overcharging me. Jeers also for the management not caring.
— Kristi Cochran,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: Does anyone know why the Texas Public Utility Commission allows Oncor to charge so much to deliver electricity to a second building on a property? The power line for the second building is connected to the line coming to the residence.
— H.C. Moore, Lipan
Jeers: To the Texas GOP for the hateful and uneducated statements about homosexuality in their platform. I won’t be voting Republican this year.
— Rosemary Freeman,
Cheers: On May 20 I ran over something on Loop 820. I blew out two tires. I would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to the lady in the gray sports car who stopped to see if I needed any help. I appreciate your kindness and compassion.
— Clifford Saxon,
Jeers: To the able-bodied, young man in the late model gray Camaro at Kroger on South Bowen Road and Norwood Lane who wheeled his cart to the back of the parking lot, took a few bags out and then left the cart in the middle of a parking place. The cart rack was just two rows over. It took me seconds to put it where it belonged.
— Sharon Veselic,
Cheers: To Mike at A-Tech Copier Services in Arlington. He did a wonderful job of printing at a good price, in a timely manner, and with great patience. That is the only place I will ever go.
— Dixie Murray, Arlington
Jeers: To the teenager who pressed his face up to my car window to see what we had. We were inside Marble Slab Creamery on June 7 around 10:30 p.m. and I used my remote to scare him off. Apparently, his parents failed to instill the value of respecting other's property.
— Darla Stark, Cleburne
Cheers: To the woman in the blue car who stopped Thursday morning in the 2600 block of McCart Avenue to rescue a bird that had been hit. God bless you!
— Esther Thurman,
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