Saturday, Nov. 02, 2013
Cheers: To the Nolan Catholic Viking Marching Band. The Viking Band won its 10th straight Texas Private School Music Association State Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Frisco. Special thanks to Band Director Brian Standridge and Marching Instructor Chris Culross.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
hCheers: To Fort Worth Animal Control officer Michael Sumner, who saved a cat with its head stuck inside a dog-food can on West Seminary Drive at Surrey Street. The panicked cat curled up in a bush, where she would have died, but Sumner came quickly and got the can off.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
hCheers: To Steffen Palko for his Oct. 22 column, “Paying living wage is good business.” If more companies (people as a whole, really) had your wisdom, society would not have as near as many problems as we do today. Instead, the rich get richer.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013
Jeers: To those who supported a government shutdown that harmed disabled veterans and their survivors. This was not a policy or a remedy. It was simply cruelty.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
hCheers: To Kennedale for helping bring a doctor to the Family Health Center of Kennedale: Dr. Joseph Lukaska and his office manager, Marla. We have not had our own local doctor for years. Thank you.
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
hCheers: To Nolan Ryan. Always a class act and a true role model. We’ll miss you, Nolan. Best wishes.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Jeers: To the Texas Tea Party zealots for cramming rabid ideologue Sen. Ted Cruz down our throats. Sixty-six percent of voters in the 2012 Texas Republican primary voted for “Other”! Cruz won his U.S. Senate seat with 4.5 million votes, one-sixth of Texas’ population. Hardly a mandate! Now exposed as a self-serving bomb-thrower, he’s an unmitigated disaster.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
hCheers: To Karen Borta of KTVT/Channel 11. She’s a very professional anchorperson with a lot of heart. Most Americans know the Affordable Care Act as Obamacare. Why would anyone even care which term is used to describe the law? There’s so much more to be concerned about in this country.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
hCheers: To teachers and faculty at the Northwest school district’s O.A. Peterson Elementary School. Your dedication to our children and their families is something to be proud of. Your kindness and support hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thanks for all you do!
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013
hCheers: To Richard Greene, the one conservative voice in the Star-Telegram. Such a breath of fresh air! Yes!