Cheers & Jeers

July 4, 2014

Cheers & Jeers: Thanks, Phil Collins

Cheers: To the British-born percussionist/singer who, because of Walt Disney and Fess Parker, became an Alamo addict. God bless Phil Collins, and God bless Texas. Remember the Alamo!

Cheers: To the British-born percussionist/singer who, because of Walt Disney and Fess Parker, became an Alamo addict. God bless Phil Collins, and God bless Texas. Remember the Alamo!

— Lynn M. Holt, Mansfield

Cheers: To Phil Collins. It’s obvious that he is, in general, a really wonderful guy. I also think it’s truly obvious that all of us here in Texas should consider and grant him status as an “Honorary Texan.”

— Scott Wheeler, Dallas

Cheers: To Jerry Jones for opening up AT&T Stadium so that we could watch the World Cup match on the big screen.

— Bob Goode, Fort Worth

Cheers: 1,000 cheers to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins as well as Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Olson for their plans to assist the Central American children crossing our borders!

— Mary Jane McGraw,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the city of Euless for having teens work long hours at city pools, and to city officials for not returning my call.

— Marvin Morris, Euless

Cheers: To the musicians who have come to the River Oaks Community Center on Thursday evenings for weeks. They play 6-9 p.m. The community has come to hear them — for free. There is even a small dance floor.

— Mildred Cole, River Oaks

Cheers: To the U.S. soccer team. We are watching soccer now; we don’t know the game, we don’t know the rules (other than the article written by Jim Witt last week), and we don’t even know the players. But when “USA” appears on their shirts, the country gets excited.

— Joe Rodriguez, Arlington

Cheers: To automotive writer Ed Wallace. His Saturday column is typically well-written, informative and entertaining. It’s my first-read every Saturday.

— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the associate, customer and off-duty paramedic for assisting me after I had a seizure at the Wal-Mart on McCart Avenue on June 9.

— Tracy Cochran, Burleson

Cheers: Cheers to the firefighters who took my groceries home after the collision on Cooper Street June 23 and to the lady who witnessed the accident and stopped to help. Thank you all so much. I was overwhelmed by your kindness and thoughtfulness!

— Judy Magee, Arlington

Cheers: To Campbell’s Body Shop in Burleson. I have been to them several times to have body work done on my car. Once, someone ran into me, and two other incidents were my own fault. They do beautiful work and Matthew was very nice.

— Margie Ballew, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Adam Smith’s Texas Harley-Davidson of Bedford. My son-in-law and daughter are being stationed in South Korea for two to three years with the military. What could they do with their Harley? Adam Smith’s has graciously agreed to give their bike a home at the cost of $1 per year.

— Diana Fritzel,


Jeers: To the thieves who stole all the books out of the little libraries in front of our house twice in 10 days. Cheers to the employees at Half Price Books on South Hulen Street who recovered the books and even brought them back to us.

— Joe and Sheila Beck,

Fort Worth

Cheers: For the outstanding service to the crisis and intensive care staff at John Peter Smith Hospital. They were incredible. We will be eternally grateful for their care, expertise and hard work during my sister’s recent stay. Special mention to Jacob Hosford, nurse. He is amazing.

— Mary Ann Sutter, Mansfield

Cheers: For the wonderful obituary of Etta Hulme. I so miss her cartoons, knowing how brilliantly she would be today skewering the hypocrisy of Dick Cheney and all those Tea Party Republicans. Please publish the rest of her cartoons; they are truly timeless.

— Sharon Austry, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Bhatia and staff for the quick emergency eye surgery June 24. Thank you for your medical expertise and wonderful personality during this traumatic experience. My vision was saved and no words can ever express my gratitude.

— Will Pemberton, Fort Worth

Jeers: To KDFW/Channel 4 for pre-empting regular programming for run-of-the-mill weather events.

— Richard Livingston, Burleson

Cheers: To Dr. Bill Van Hoosier and veterinary staff at Arkansas Lane Animal Hospital for the loving care they gave to Annie, an 8-pound. poodle. When we found her, she had heartworms, bad teeth and many other ailments. We especially appreciate the love and care given in the last two days of her life.

— Dick and Carole Kahle,


Cheers: To Rendon Road Animal Clinic and Happy Tails Too in Rendon for helping a young firefighter with a rescued puppy. You checked him out, cleaned him up and sent him away with a smile! Thank you for your care and compassion for our first responders and four-legged friends.

— Steven and Candice Kuper,


Jeers: To a fast-food chain. Their extra-long hot dog is more like an oversized 6-inch hot dog. (At least they didn’t call it a “foot” long.) My son ordered chicken fingers and received about three ounces of gravy in a 6-ounce container and was charged 54 cents for another gravy.

— Brad Keefer, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful person driving a gold SUV who bought my grandson’s food at McDonald’s on Altamesa Boulevard June 27. He had taken a destitute lady who was very hungry to buy her breakfast, so you bought for both of them.

— James Ellis Thompson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady who stopped her car on Camp Bowie Boulevard the afternoon of June 23 to quickly rescue a kitten that had been struck by another vehicle and then left to suffer on the bricks. Your kindness did not go unnoticed.

— Jan Sheehan, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Logan Cross at Lon Smith Roofing, installers and office staff for excellent service we received. They answered every question promptly and professionally. Details with our insurance provider were worked out for us. We could not be more pleased.

— Linda Currier,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To AirCo Air Conditioning & Heating in Hurst for their good work installing our central air and heat last week. Kudos to Kristin H. for her excellent customer service.

— Kathy Wilkinson,


Cheers: For the U.S. Supreme Court finally getting it right on the so-called Affordable Care Act. I should never be forced to pay for someone else’s birth control, Viagra or any other recreational drug.

— Art Bullard,


Cheers: To Dominic from Euless, who came to our aid June 17 after his car and ours were damaged by a cantaloupe-sized rock that was flipped up by an 18-wheeler and hit both cars. He backed up to help and changed our tire, accepting only our profound thanks.

— Marvin and Carolyn Wilken,

Fort Worth

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