Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
hCheers: To Texas Wesleyan University for its fairness and for respecting other people’s beliefs. (See Wednesday’s Bud Kennedy column, “Muslim bashers take aim at Wesleyan.”) As an avowed atheist, I don’t appreciate people criticizing my beliefs and I don’t criticize others. Our Constitution mandates freedom of religion. We Americans do support our Constitution, don’t we?
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
hCheers: To Mrs. Graves, music teacher at North Hi Mount Elementary School for the Christmas performance for the second- and third-graders! They worked so hard all year and did a beautiful job, which couldn’t have been accomplished without your dedication and encouragement. We appreciate everything you and the rest of the teachers and faculty do for our children.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
hCheers: To the Mansfield Target store for adopting a family for the holidays whose house burned during the ice storm. Also cheers to the Legacy Band Family for the outpouring of donations for this family that lost so much.
Friday, Dec. 06, 2013
Jeers: To TCU head coach Gary Patterson for his post-game temper tantrum following the loss to Baylor on Nov. 30. It was unprofessional and embarrassing. As my daddy always said, a man should take the high road.
Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013
Cheers: To whoever treated us to lunch at Little Italy Pasta & Pizza at Loop 820 East on Nov. 21. My wife and I volunteer for the Salvation Army and we were wearing our Salvation Army vests because we had just come from visiting rest homes. Many thanks to you.
Tuesday, Dec. 03, 2013
hCheers: And thanks to the woman behind me in the drive-through lane at the Starbucks in Colleyville on Nov. 27 who paid for my latte because she liked my Obama bumper sticker.
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Jeers: To the Fort Worth powers-that-be for letting another tradition bite the dust. We can’t wait until the Parade of Lights is over to light our Christmas tree? Fort Worth’s propriety is evaporating before our eyes. Next year will we celebrate Christmas before Halloween? This isn’t Cowtown; it’s TinselTown.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
hCheers: To manager Brad Goss and his employees at the Wal-Mart store in Weatherford for the luncheon for veterans on Veterans Day. Cheers also for the stop signs in the pedestrian crosswalk.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Andres Franco, Lindsey Branch and all others involved for sharing their talents on Nov. 10 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic School. They transformed our gym into our own Bass Hall, and the symphony played Beethoven’s music with such grace and elegance.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
hCheers: To Ana Veciana-Suarez's article about shopping on Thanksgiving. I, too, refuse to shop on a day I look forward to sharing with family and friends. I feel sad for those who want to forgo that special time. Saving a few dollars against spending time with loved ones makes no sense to me. Retailers, leave Thanksgiving Day alone!