Cheers & Jeers

August 29, 2014

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: to Tom Schieffer for his leadership role with the Rangers. I remember when he spoke to Sam Houston High School’s new NHS members in 1987. Such a gentleman. His topic: character. Surely Tom Schieffer defined character that night, as he still does, in big ways and small.

Cheers: to Tom Schieffer for his leadership role with the Rangers. I remember when he spoke to Sam Houston High School’s new NHS members in 1987. Such a gentleman. His topic: character. Surely Tom Schieffer defined character that night, as he still does, in big ways and small.

— Hannah Goolsby, Arlington

Jeers: To the bike riders of Fort Worth. They ride through stop signs, red lights and three abreast in bike lanes so they can carry on their conversations. Traffic laws don’t apply to them — they have their rights, but they take no responsibility for obeying the traffic laws.

— Michael H. Townsend,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And many thanks to the Burleson police dispatcher and the motorcycle officer for rescuing me by bringing me gas and getting me on the road again.

— C. W. West, Burleson

Jeers: To annoying robot callers. My local telephone service provider gave me the number to the National Do Not Call Registry. Hooray!

— Louise Johnson, Burleson

Jeers: To the general manager of a leading country club for letting it just dwindle away. Your actions have led the food service kitchen ratings to fall way below sad. Your business is mortally wounded. Don’t let your actions let this club become the laughingstock of country clubs.

— Larry Johnson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Chief Jeff Halstead for stepping up to the plate and apologizing for his mistake to the world on YouTube. Jeers to Fort Worth Black Law Enforcement Officers Association for demanding the chief to be fired.

— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine

Cheers: To the wonderful, knowledgeable, honest staff at Troy Vinson Jewelers in Granbury. Their store is filled with beautiful, fine quality jewelry and their service is outstanding. They repair fine jewelry impeccably at reasonable prices. Recently they slightly enlarged a gold ring for us, declining payment.

— Sherry Swenson, Weatherford

Cheers: To the Community Link back to school fair. I’m proud of all the volunteers. The arrangements were phenomenal, and even though it was hot, the kids seemed to love their backpacks, their story books and their tennis shoes. Good job. It was a huge event, that helped so many.

— Terry Timms, Haslet

Cheers: To Troy at the Red Lobster by the Parks mall in Arlington who was leaving work when I telephoned at 11 p.m., an hour after closing, and waited another 15 minutes outside to allow me to pick up a diabetic supply kit I had left behind.

— G. David Davis, Arlington

Cheers: To Arlington firefighters for unlocking my friend’s car when the dooraccidentally got shut while still running. They were there within minutes. Great work, guys!

— Kyle Robertson, Arlington

Cheers: To Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School graduate Juan Sanchez, recipient of the $1,964 Better Student Scholarship grant made possible by a gift from Vince and Cheryl Whitt Rios. The award symbolically honors the DH-J Class of ’64 on its 50th anniversary. (Juan is attending Tarrant County College this fall.)

— Vince Rios, Haslet

Cheers: To Tiffany, Peggy, Elisha and employees at the Little River Chick-fil-A for the wonderful service and food served to the senior residents from Town Village. The tables were reserved for us and we ordered from the menu. Then we were given treats and a gift.

— Grace Siegenthaler, Arlington

Cheers: To the Texas Railroad Commission for asking for comments on rules, laws and permits for the gas and oil industry. But jeers to them for conveniently not giving an email address to send them. My husband called the Star-Telegram reporter and got it from him

— Barbara Wood, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Ben Munoz of Benbrook, a good Samaritan who came to the rescue when the bicycle rack strapped to the trunk of my car broke apart. Two bicycles spilled onto busy Vickery Boulevard. Munoz stopped, motioned traffic around my vehicle, put both bikes into pickup and delivered them to my house.

— Hollace Weiner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mary Lu Highnote and Pat Vinsant for their devotion to the TCU Frog Club membership team. Both received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Frog Club for the thousands of dollars raised and countless volunteer hours they have worked towards Scholarships for Champions.

— Richard Sybesma, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Ricki at Arthur Haggar Air Conditioning. He has serviced our A/C a few times over the past nine years and always comes with a smile on his face no matter how hot it is. He thoroughly explains the problem and how he repaired it. I wish all service techs were as honest and helpful as he is.

— Eric Johnson, Benbrook

Cheers: To a good Samaritan named Steve. My 87-year-old mother found herself in the grocery line at Tom Thumb confused and without her purse. Steve, who attends a Methodist church, stepped forward and paid for her groceries.

— Wendy Dugas, Grapevine

Cheers: To the sweet man who paid for lunch for seven senior ladies after church at Rockfish in Arlington. You made our week! You told the server you were doing it for your own mother. Well, we know your mother is proud. You honored her and treated us. We thank you!

— Lorene Willow and friends

from New World Methodist

Church, Arlington

Cheers: To Mark of Wilson’s Laminate Floors Specialists. Our wood floors are beautiful. And to Tom of Pfeil Enterprises for our beautiful updated bathroom — everything was done with great professional and first-class.

— Dennis and Sandy Dodd, Mansfield

Cheers: To the Sonic on Altamesa Boulevard. We loved your half-price cheeseburgers. Great food and great price enjoyed by all our family.

— Marlene Vallejo, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Harold, who gave up his spot in line at the VIP sale at Sam’s Club on Bryant Irvin Road Aug. 17th. We were told we would have to come back the next day which meant another 120-mile round trip. We got our new phones in one trip thanks to Harold.

— Kent and Nancy Groze, Santo

Jeers: To a fast-food taco restaurant. I asked if they would sell their meat by the pound and was told yes. I arrived and was told they couldn’t sell it to me. My church group was waiting. I had to find meat and paid more for less.

— Debbie Hnizdo, Hurst

Cheers: To The Point at Lake Worth restaurant overlooking the lake. The food is excellent. The place a bit rustic but the view is really good. Plus, they have a great bandstand. How about some musicians coming out and let’s have some jam sessions? Maybe even some jazz.

— Gary M. Turner, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the management of a Tarrant County bowling center for allowing/encouraging the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge inside the center on the carpet. Days later, the carpet was still squishy. Water on the carpet in such a facility leads to accidents, possible injuries and lawsuits.

— Jay Barton, Saginaw

Cheers: To the intersection of South University Drive, West Vickery Boulevard, West Rosedale Street, Chisholm Trail Parkway and the Interstate 30 frontage road for being the most dangerous, complex intersection in the United States! I enjoy the daily challenge of navigating this intersection on my daily commute.

— Rich Darr, Fort Worth

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