Cheers: To Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph University in Ohio who is terminally ill with brain cancer, for attaining her dream of playing in a college basketball game. AND to her coach, team, the NCAA, and the opposing team (Hiram) who worked together to make it happen.
— Sharon L. Barrey, Benbrook
Cheers: To the person who paid for my lunch Oct. 30 at Luby’s on Loop 820. May you be blessed for your kindness. A person like you brightens the day.
— Rose Lytle, Fort Worth
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Cheers: To executive chef Michael Cockrell and his staff at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s facility in Fort Worth for the day-in and day-out excellent food served to the residents. The meals are well-planned, nutritious, appealing and tasty. My wife has been a resident there for almost two- and- a-half years.
— Claude Worthington, Fort Worth
Cheers: To a nice young lady at the Granbury drivers license office who paid for my license because I am a veteran. Several days later at The Big Cup in Glen Rose, an unknown gentleman paid for our meal. Many thanks to both. Already forwarded.
— Jim Stull, Glen Rose
Cheers: To Kaci Hickox (the nurse from Africa without EBOLA symptoms) for not allowing Maine or any of the scared to block her constitutional rights. You go girl!
— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Martin High School football coach for taking the editorial, meaning opinion, about the shirts so personally. The article was not an attack on you or the boys. If anything it was promoting the team by trying to stop the pending hate due to misinterpretation the team was bound to get regarding the questionable shirts.
— Michaela Lavelle, Arlington
Jeers: To the residents of Wedgwood who did not wait for trick-or-treaters and not only left their porch lights on, but their blinds open as well. Young children do not understand this. Next year, turn off your porch light.
— Francis Wian, Fort Worth
Jeers: To coverage of the idiotic extravagance of mums for homecoming. First, it’s not news. Second, it only endorses the poor parenting done today by indulging children’s waste of money. Please, no more of this kind of stuff.
— Ken Orton, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dr Subir Bhatia for making my eye surgery such a success. I am so thankful for having good vision again. His skills and professionalism, as well as the friendly and helpful office personnel, made this a very pleasant experience. No pain, all gain.
— Christa Walker, Forest Hill
Cheers: To all the kind and “strong” people who helped me when I fell at the Target store in Hurst on Monday, Nov. 3 around 1:30 p.m. You all just showed up asking how you could help and you put me back on my feet. Thank you and may God bless you!
— Matthew Campbell, Hurst
Cheers: To Paul who changed my shredded tire at Braums on McCart Ave. on Oct. 15 late at night, and his wife, Ann. Thanks to Lance for bringing Paul back with my aired-up spare. You all are my guardian angels.
— Carolyn Hill, Edgecliff Village
Jeers: To Land Commissioners Jerry Patterson for filing suit over the Denton fracking ban. I thought state Republican office holders believed in local control. I guess it’s only when local control agrees with the oil and gas companies.
— Linda Ross, Utopia
Jeers: To Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for allowing the Eagle Mountain Lake Power Plant to reopen and discharge 296 millions gallons daily of “effluent” (including chemical cleaning waste) into the lake. This lake provides drinking water. No one should be dumping chemicals into fresh water.
— Sue Sanders, Fort Worth
Cheers: To cashier, Susan, at Wal-Mart on Precinct Line Road in Hurst for returning my drivers license to me in the parking lot which I had dropped on Friday, Oct. 10. Thank you so much.
— Linda Kotyk, Bedford
Jeers: To calling it a mere “Arena.”Since it will seat three times what the Will Rogers Coliseum seats, why not dance with the one who brought us and call it the Ed Bass Colossus?
— Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth
Cheers: To the fantastic men at Christian Brothers Automotive on Rufe Snow Drive in Watauga from us at Parkside Animal Hospital for retrieving a feral kitten from the undercarriage of a client’s vehicle. We are naming him Christian in your honor.
— Dr. Kaye Wigginton,
Cheers: To Rich Johnson for his observation about the football mum madness. It has really gotten out of hand. And jeers to the 78 percent of Americans who are dissatisfied with Congress but keep electing the same politicians. Go figure.
— Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth
Cheers: To North Richland Hills for their amazing support for National Night Out. Lake Side Circle neighbors in Meadow Lakes appreciated the police officers, McGruff, and the fire department for being with us. Thanks also to Constable Dale Clark, Judge Ralph Swearingin, State Rep. Stephanie Klick and Mark Greene as well as Girl Scout Troop 1201.
— Delbert and Bobbi Arthur,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Gary who after the Minnesota Vikings game gave my son Jacob a football from the game. Jacob had fallen on the stairs at the game and had to go to the hospital for stitches. Gary really brightened his day!
— Stacy Just, Keller
Cheers: To the West Virginia fans. Again this year we were impressed with the seemingly genuine courteous and friendly greetings toward TCU fans. This was evident before, during and after the football game. A class act.
— Joe and Janita Blackwell
Jeers: To the property owner of LaGrave Field and the City of Fort Worth for not being able to come to an agreement to maintain the rich history of the Fort Worth Cats and LaGrave Field. As a baseball enthusiast and big fan of the cats. I think this is a travesty.
— Tommie Carter, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Kennedale Lady Kats volleyball team, coaches and fans. You won a tournament and were district co-champions. Great season.
— Frank Vondra, Arlington
Cheers: To Arlington Grace Prep who won the volleyball state championship in Corsicana, beating a school from Austin. Mykaela Craig of Grace Prep was MVP, all tournament player.
— Rick Weintraub, Arlington
Cheers: To Taylor at the Subway on Highway 26 in Colleyville. Taylor is a very efficient sandwich maker that can easily juggle multiple orders at once and still manage to serve delicious sandwiches and treat customers politely. We were quite impressed!
— Donna Edwards, Colleyville
Cheers: To Cox’s Jewelry on Park Row Drive in Arlington. I brought in my mother’s antique earrings and they were repaired at no cost!
— Bonnie Garcia, Arlington
Cheers: To pharmacist Gamze and her assistant, Elizabeth, at the Target on Alta Mere Drive. Their promptness and willingness to assist each and every customer with a smile is so welcoming.
— Debi Young, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Ron Boozer in the audiology clinic at the Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic. Ron helped me navigate a healthcare issue which was deeply appreciated. Then he called me back after checking my information to set up an appointment. Great customer service!
— Paul Ward, Arlington