Cheers & Jeers

08/15/2014 7:43 PM

08/15/2014 7:44 PM

Jeers: To the University of Oklahoma for its eligibility appeal on behalf of a player who was suspended twice by Missouri and arrested twice. Sounds like Coach Bob Stoops and company need to attend Texas’ coaches clinic on ethics, behavior and character. Double jeers if the NCAA allows the player to play anywhere.

— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Texas Rangers for shuttle buses that carry employees to and from the employee parking. Also there is security everywhere. Many of us are going to the parking but we are all aware of what is around us. Any employees that you see walking to the parking lot are doing so because that is their choice.

— Joel Morris, Arlington

Cheers: To Matt and Julia McEntire for everything y’all do for all of us at The Mad Hatter. From stocking beer to tax advice, we appreciate it all. Best landlords in Fort Worth — sláinte from The Mad Hatter staff.

— Chris Jordan, Fort Worth

Cheers: To cities throughout Texas and across the U.S. that have learned through education and experience that trap-neuter-vaccinate-return is the effective solution to controlling community (feral) cat populations. Jeers to those who don’t understand history’s lesson: You can’t “euthanize” an idea whose time has come.

— Sandra Bitz, Hurst

Cheers: To the city of Everman for the amazing park and walking track for our families. Also, cheers and many thanks for the phone tree issued by Randy Sanders that keeps our citizens up-to-date on city happenings.

— Janet Manuel, Everman

Cheers: To Judy Mollet, who holds estate sales. She’s down-to-earth, realistic and her prices are great. Yea for red and yellow signs!

— Gayle Gunter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Zack at AT&T, who installed our phone system. When he encountered a signal problem, he spent hours tracing it out, which was blocks away. It was completely resolved. We appreciate his professional and courteous work ethic. Thank you.

— Geneva Foster, Arlington

Cheers: To Rachel Howard and Cory Bohn at the Decatur State Farm Insurance office for doing so much to help us lower our homeowner’s insurance. No other agency has worked so hard for us!

— Rachel and Mike Toombs, Springtown

Cheers: To Glenn Roark Air Conditioning for quickly fixing our broken air conditioner last week. Glenn always knows what to do, does it well and does it quickly.

— Brian Byrd, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Haltom City’s city council for setting a preliminary municipal ad valorem property tax rate of 72 cents per $100 valuation. Also for announcing two public hearing for citizens to give input and possibly reducing the rate to the 66 cents effective property tax rate.

— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: And adieu to Ferré Restaurant. We do miss the outstanding food, attentive staff (especially manager Brad Crouch), ambiance and its proximity to Bass Hall. Cheesecake Factory will certainly have a hard act to follow.

— Claire and Claude D. Brown,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To American Eagle Airlines for the surprise return of a Kindle reader I left on one of their planes. Eagle’s customer service department took the time and made the effort to locate me and have it returned. With all the bad press the airlines receive, this is an example of the professionalism and honesty of their employees. Well done!

— Barbara Thomas, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce for the new teacher lunch and goodie bag! The lunch was delicious and the goody bag was an unexpected surprise, making new teachers in Lake Worth school district feel welcomed and appreciated. New teachers are looking forward to a great year in Lake Worth ISD!

— Jill Matson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice person who bought our lunch at Joe’s Coffee Shop in Watauga Aug. 3. That was so kind of you, and we really did appreciate your generosity.

— Raymond Armstrong and

Joyce Cagle, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the woman in the silver Honda Accord and her daughter. I was looking for my car with a buggy full of groceries. I had a brain freeze of remembering where I parked. She asked my car color and make, and told her daughter to stay with me while she around to see if she could find it. Thank you both for making my day.

— Nova Trietsch Johnson, Fort Worth

Cheers: to Ian Stewart, who works at the USPS store in Keller. He found my U.S. Army dogtags that I lost and I thought they were gone forever. He made the day for an old vet who was drafted to go into the service. Thanks, Ian.

— Albert W. Greenleaf, Keller

Cheers: To Sandy’s Quilt Shop in Joshua for several very generous donations of materials for needy children and lap quilt supplies for cancer patients and other sick people. Sandy has a heart of gold. Thank you, from Friends Who Sew for Jesus, Burleson Church of Christ.

— Lucille Jones, Burleson

Cheers: To Mansfield Plumbing, an honest, professional business that doesn’t charge for just “showing up,” only for work accomplished. Double cheers to Kevin and Bobby, who worked diligently and tirelessly to find and fix my plumbing problem — with out jackhammering my floor as the “other” plumbing company recommended.

— Terry Valentine,


Cheers: To Chuck Terrill, pre-owned sales director of 90-plus-year-old Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet. In today’s business environment, it is rare to meet an executive who, without hesitation, chooses to do the right thing for clients, rather than claim legal immunity.

— Bob Martin, Fort Worth

Cheers: To chiropractor Clydell Adams in Hurst, for providing substantial relief to my lower back for which I have been on medications since January 2012. I’ve been cutting medications and moving more freely!

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Ernie’s Plumbing Co. and their employee, Gary, for their timely response to our water heater problem which we encountered the evening before we were to leave for an out-of-state trip. Their excellent service has made us a permanent customer.

— Curt Wilson,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To those annoying robo callers. I have complained by phone, in writing even giving a list of phone numbers they use. But to no avail!

— George J. Anthony,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the teller at a north Fort Worth banking branch. I came there with an issue but received ridicule and rudeness, and te response I got was “I only treat people how I am treated.” Sad there is no customer service anymore.

— Kay Brock,


Jeers: To the city of Arlington if our sailing traditions were replaced by rented facilities at the lake. Would bond election money be spent to build pavilions, buildings on stilts and grounds to rent? Encourage our mayor and council to keep Richland Simpson Park green and sailboats afloat.

— Carole Underwood,


Cheers: To the lady that paid for our dinner at Milanos Saturday, Aug. 9. What a treat. We were celebrating our 64th anniversary. Many thanks.

— Bob and Ellen Furgerson,

Fort Worth

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