Cheers & Jeers

07/18/2014 7:17 PM

07/19/2014 9:56 AM

Cheers: To Arlington police Sgt. Gary Carter for adopting “Chance.” Good dogs need good, loving, responsible owners.

— Lorraine Hennessey, Haslet

Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Centre which has a true angel volunteer working in the seniors center: Carmelita. She does a wonderful job manning the kitchen, keeping the coffee hot, the donuts fresh and the area clean. A small lady, she can be seen walking to and from the centre daily. What a personality!

— Avis Sorenson, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Mary, a customer service rep at the Arlington Water Utilities and to the customer service rep with my online bill pay at Allied Federal Credit Union. It was determined that my payments had been going into another account. My account was then credited and past due charges were lifted.

— Carla Mullen, Arlington

Cheers: To Southern Star Technology which installed a looping system in my den recently. This has enabled me to hear the TV easily through the telecoil in my hearing aid. There’s a real need in churches, funeral homes and other public places to seriously consider looping for the hearing impaired.

— Jeannene Brown, Arlington

Cheers: To Dr. Jennifer Ratliff of DeGrasse & Ratliff Eye Center in Benbrook. Dr. Ratliff and all of the women working there were extremely helpful in getting me taken care of. Never too busy to stop and give me personal attention. Thank you so much.

— Carolyn Boyles, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jimmy Vinson, owner of First Choice Auto Painting and Body Repair for always going the extra mile, is always very professional, does great work at reasonable rates. He always has a smile and is very cheerful and kind.

— Naomi Bledsone, Arlington

Cheers: To S. Eckstrom of the Hurst Police Department, who answered my call when my purse was stolen. She was so helpful. Also she called Bedford police who sent two very professional officers to check my home before I entered. Cheers also to Stephen Carter, street supervisor, and his staff for finding my purse.

— Linda Heruillo, Bedford

Cheers: To DFW Frame & Alignment Inc. on West Pipeline Road in Hurst for installing new struts in our car in June and charging us less than they had estimated that it would cost. A job well done in rapid time. Thank God for good and honest folk.

— Floyd and Velda Frost, Hurst

Cheers: To the wonderful fourth floor nursing staff at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth. They were so caring and kind to my 80-year-old father during his two-week stay. Nurses came by on their day off to check on him and one patient aide sat with him for three hours after his shift.

— Laura Hunter Fort Worth

Cheers: To the manager and wait staff of Johnny Carino’s on Precinct Line Road who did a great job handling the abrupt resignation of their chef during lunch on Sunday, July 6. Even though it was a buy one/get one, the manager paid for everyone’s lunch due to the wait.

—Liz Motley, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Houk Air Conditioning for outstanding service. Came out Fourth of July to fix my broken system. Didn’t have the part but returned Saturday. Then another part broke, but they came back Sunday morning and completed my repair. Cheers to Brenda, Adan, and the unknown supervisor who made it happen.

— David J. Howell, Arlington

Cheers: To the city of Arlington for receiving a 2014 City Livability Award as a result of their outstanding Animal Services programs, one of which is the Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cats. Jeers to the Bedford City Council for refusing to consider a similar program.

— Jennifer Bumgardner, Bedford

Cheers: To Stephen Mars and his crew at Firestone on Overton Ridge Boulevard. I took my car in because of a leak and Stephen ordered the part and kept his crew three hours past closing to get me safely on the road. Talk about exemplary customer service. They’re the best!

— Jane Lewis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the national home builder in north Fort Worth whose sales staff uses “bait-and-switch” pricing when dealing with prospective home owners.

— Charles Kirk, Burleson

Cheers: To two ladies who coaxed two males to jump-start my car when it stalled in Lowe’s parking lot, and at the light across from the Academy on Arbrook Boulevard. Thank you. Jeers to all the honks received in the turn lane at the traffic light.

— Margaret Cunningham,


Cheers: To Glen, at Dixie’s, for his many hours of work re-stringing a broken heirloom necklace, which held many memories, and then refusing any payment. His kindness and thoughtfulness will long be remembered — and be returned in many ways. Thank you.

— Penny Smale, Mansfield

Cheers: To Grand Prairie Officer Patrick McComb who responded to my stranded motorist request since courtesy patrol was busy. I had been ill and didn’t noticed I was low on gas. He took me to the gas station so I could get a gas can and gas.

— Debra Powell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for our lunch at the Buttermilk Cafe on Pipeline Road in Hurst July 7. May God bless you.

— Julia Bridges, Hurst

Cheers: To Mansfield Police Officer R. Telford, badge #264, for responding my wife’s accident, loading up her groceries and bringing her home because her car was disabled. You are an angel.

— Frank Vondra, Arlington

Cheers: To the employee at The Home Depot on Road to Six Flags in Arlington who found my car keys. I was stranded and worried in the parking lot. He will always have my gratitude.

— Bettye O’Dell,


Jeers: To the anti-abortion group that passed out a grotesque pamphlet at the Burleson July 4 parade with children all around. In their ignorance, they identified the “mutilated body” as “a 20-week old baby.” I think they meant fetus, which it wasn’t. Total lack of decency.

— Karen Moody,


Cheers: To Arlington for adopting Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats. Jeers to Bedford for not adopting TNR.

— Barbara White,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Pastor Bill Steward for his wonderful article about supporting public schools and not being afraid as a conservative Christian to send his children to public schools. As a retired public school teacher I appreciate his support and wish everyone felt like he does!

— Mary Anderson,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Jeep dealership in Fort Worth. Service department greeter put windshield wiper fluid in my coolant container, ignored me when I said something to him and did not tell the service adviser.

— Karen L. Maynard,


Cheers: To the employees of the Wal-Mart on North Tarrant Parkway, on July 7 Haltom City and North Richland Hills Police and the unknown customer that chased the guy in his car July 7 to alert the police. Guy was caught; Wal-Mart employees fixed her car.

— Nancy Jones,


Cheers: To Arlington for “Livability Award” mentioning Trap-Neuter-Return. Great going. Jeers to Bedford city council for rejecting TNR not being concerned with animals because feral cats aren’t worth it.

— Alice S Duncan,

Fort Worth

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