Cheers: I hope Art Briles and Baylor now realize what having the better team and losing in such a freaky way feels like. I haven’t been reading or hearing how much Baylor deserved to be in the playoffs lately. Baby Briles really called a good game at the end.
— G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth
Cheers: A special cheer to Coach Patterson and the entire TCU football team. Go Frogs!
— Royce A. Vick, Fort Worth
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Cheers: To Coach Gary Patterson and his staff for teaching his team the lesson that is not all about rank in life, it is how you behave when disappointment comes. Even before the Peach Bowl, Horned Frog nation was so proud of our coach and his team.
— Carolyn Fraley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To new principal Richard Mitchell in the Strawn school district. It has been a wonderful school year so far, and my grand-kids love going to school. You have brought positive changes to the school and it’s so appreciated by the community. We hope you stay and continue to serve our students.
— Robert and Alicia Hernandez,
Cheers: To the sweet young couple who paid for meals of two senior ladies at Main Street Cafe in Keller about 10 a.m. one day just before Christmas. We were so surprised and honored by your kindness and we promise to pay it forward. You are awesome!
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Cheers: To Jorge, manager and chef at Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Interstate 20 and South Cooper Street in Arlington. He, the chefs, Frances and the waitstaff (Craig, Calum, Amanda and Stacy) gave us two fantastic Christmas celebrations — one for the Arlington Men’s Garden Club and one for Casa d’Italia. Bellissimo y’all.
— Mike and Kitty Auriene,
Cheers: To Ruggeri’s of Colleyville. They are the best romantic Italian dining experience around town. They make an ordinary dinner special, no matter the occasion. Morris, his daughter, Julie, the pianist and staff are exceptional. Being handed a rose on your way out is the crème de la crème on an already fabulous evening.
— Shauna and Greg Glatz ,
Cheers: To the proud mother of a U.S. airman and Marine. We met at a women’s apparel store in University Park. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. I will pay it forward. Godspeed to your sons and please extend my appreciation to them for their service.
— Mark Lydahl, Fort Worth
Jeers: To KTVT/Channel 11 for their New Year’s Eve show. Rather than showing the performances of Luke Wade and Dawn and Hawkes, we get talking heads and reports from a golfing venue showing people hitting balls and a reporter being bombarded as he drives around on the range retrieving them.
— Robert Hankins, Arlington
Cheers: To the lady who found my purse that I carelessly left in a shopping cart at the Benbrook Wal-Mart Dec. 29. After arriving home I noticed it missing, immediately went back and it had been turned in with everything intact. Happy New Year to a stranger who made mine much brighter
— Linda Beale, Benbrook
Cheers: To whoever paid for my lunch at Jay Jays cafe in Pantego Jan. 3. This 92-year-old man can’t thank you enough. Still good people in the world. Will pay it forward. P.S. — went to school in Pantego in the 1920’s.
— B.J. Moore, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Watauga firefighters who came out on a cold and wet New Year’s Day to rescue a kitten out of a tree. You didn’t have to, but you did. Thank You!
— Tiffany Glover, Watauga
Cheers: To Freddie and the pharmacy staff at the SuperTarget on Overton Ridge Boulevard in Fort Worth. Fifteen minutes before closing time on Dec. 31, he jumped through hoops to ensure a prescription was filled for me. Effort like that are what make me a loyal customer.
— Rosanna Green, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Julie Tidwell Mankins of Hairplex in Saginaw. She takes excellent care of her customers. She even came to the hospital to give me a haircut two years ago. My family really appreciated it. She is a real blessing to the community.
— Anita Cox, Fort Worth
Cheers: To an anonymous couple. On Jan. 3, my wife and I were celebrating my 83rd birthday at La Bistro Restaurant in Hurst. For dessert I requested tiramisu. Diners joined the pianist to sing Happy Birthday. When we asked for our check we learned a couple had paid.
— Rev. Jesse Smith, Hurst
Cheers: To the generous person(s) who paid the restaurant bill for my family when we ate at the BJ’s Brewhouse near Hulen Mall on Christmas Eve. What a nice gesture. We appreciate your kindness.
— Sandra Richards, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the young man who bought our dinner Dec. 17 at Cotton Patch Restaurant after he saw my hat indicating retired Army-Vietnam. He told the waiter he wished to pay for our meal. Thank you so very much — so thoughtful.
— Rex and Bonita Payne,
Cheers: To the very kind gentleman who paid for our lunch at Hwy 55 Burgers on Dec. 29. What a pleasant surprise! Two appreciative senior citizens thank you very much and we will certainly pay it forward. A very happy new year to you.
— Bill and Mary Erskine, Bedford
Cheers: To the sweet lady at Aldi in Hurst who allowed me to cut in front of her with my few items and then asked the cashier to add my items to hers. I will be looking for opportunities to pay it forward. Angels are all around us!
— Betty Dees, Hurst
Cheers: To the city of Bedford and its public works department for quickly responding to a water main break Saturday afternoon on Pecan Circle. Their work through the night was greatly appreciated by all of us.
— David G. Lowder, Bedford
Jeers: To Fort Worth for overcharging to park at the Omni Theater. Movie tickets were $10.50, and the movie was 2 hours and 40 minutes long, not including the beginning credits. We were charged $9 to park. No wonder the Shrine Circus left.
— Louanne Langley, Grandview
Jeers: To the idiot who shot a gun during the New Year’s celebration landing a bullet hole in the hood of my car! What goes up does come down. People should know better. Thankfully it was not a child.
— Emily Johnson, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Robert Roark for his letter to the editor reminding us to respect the police for all the good that they do. His advice on what to stress to our children boils down to good old-fashioned common sense in doing right and being respectful to authority.
— Tien Bucher,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To whatever contractor forgot they were building a bridge on Trinity Boulevard just east of Norwood Drive. Nothing has moved for months now. Also, could we maybe re-stripe Trinity Boulevard every 15 or 20 years so we can tell which lane we are in at night?
— Robert Mills, Hurst
Jeers: To a Scrooge who stole a lighted Christmas decoration from our sister’s grave site. Our sister, born with Down Syndrome, passed away two years ago. She loved Christmas and loved celebrating Jesus’ birthday. Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you. Makes you look like a weak coward.
— Mary Quezada, Fort worth
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