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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: To Susie Mitchell, who works at the offices of the Fort Worth Stock Show. She guided two grateful grandparents to the display of their granddaughter’s art entry in the Stock Show Art Contest. Your kindness was very much appreciated.

— Dale and Suzanne Greene, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind person who turned in my niece’s backpack that was lost at the Stock Show. The bag also had my sister’s wallet. You saved her so much stress, as she is starting a new job and will need everything in there. Thank you for your kindness.

— Kristen Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person who left a note on my car outside Sprouts Market telling me my tire was low, and to Jackie Hartman and Gary Madigan of the Benbrook Fire Department for airing it up until I could get it replaced the next day.

— Nancy Adler, Benbrook

Cheers: To Arlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Morris. Instead of replying to my email concerning a local fire station, he came to my house to address the issue. Chief Morris has genuine concern for the people of Arlington and represents the fire department well with his excellent customer service.

— Alison Keithley, Arlington

Cheers: To Trey, Lane, Dalton and Josh of DFWPONDS. Thank you for rebuilding our pond. Mother Nature could not have made it look better, and the fish love their new environment!

— Pam and Jack Yourek, Bedford

Cheers: To the very nice family from Crowley I met while standing in line waiting for Target to open on a gray Thursday. Jeremy loaded the large item I wanted to purchase in my cart, stayed with me in line for the cashier then he and his wife loaded it in my car.

— JoAnn Spruell, Joshua

Jeers: To the new American Airlines. After 33 years of service and 11 years of retirement, I am now being treated like an unwanted stepchild with the new travel rules for retirees. We did, however, get a letter from the company sugarcoating the changes.

— Paul Thomas, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth firefighters from Station 17. My fire alarm was causing a problem. I called the non-emergency number. The firefighter was so polite. I had a new alarm installed within an hour. They are all heroes.

— Martha Kaempf, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those “jeering” Wendy Davis. She is merely a typical politician, maybe worse than the average, doing whatever it takes to get elected. Those who really need jeering are the ones voting for her, knowing what kind of person she is — who will sell their soul to turn Texas blue.

— Ruth Orren, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the young lady who, upon discovering my purse behind my car in the parking lot of 24 Hour Fitness on Halloran Street, turned it into the desk undisturbed so that they could return it. Your honesty and thoughtfulness are much appreciated.

— Rosemary Gay, Aledo

Cheers: To the ladies at the city of Bedford vital statistics counter in Building B of the City Hall complex. Barbette was friendly and efficient in handling my request and answered all of my questions. She even helped me out with directions so that I could get back home and avoid the area’s road construction traffic.

— Laura Kruger, Keller

Cheers: To Professor Stephen Weis of the TCU Department of Engineering. He took his valuable time to meet my fifth-grade son at the electronics lab at TCU to help him on his science fair project. He taught him so much. A huge thank you. He was awesome!

— Lisa Gaines, Fort Worth

Jeers: To U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman for walking out on President Obama’s State of the Union message. Whether you like the president or not, the office should be respected. What Stockman did is just very bad manners.

— Susan Radde, Hurst

Jeers: To the supermarket gas stations for not servicing the pumps’ receipt dispenser. For those of us who prefer a credit card receipt, it’s very frustrating to get the display, “See Customer Service for receipt.” Moving the car and waiting in line to get the receipt is very annoying.

— Joe Blackwell, Bedford

Cheers: To all who delivered meals to the elderly in extreme windy and cold weather. Extra cheers to Masons in their 80s and 90s who braved the elements to deliver meals.

— Gearldine Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: To the wonderful lady who recovered and returned our son’s stolen backpack to his school. His car was broken into and we had to pay to replace the window and all of the books. Thanks for tracking down its rightful owner. Your kind deed made a bad situation much better.

— Rosanna Green, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the man from New York complaining that he could not get his favorite pizza here. Well, I can not get my favorite foods in New York, either. So take what is here or move back to New York. And take your rude attitude with you. If not for Texas, you’d be unemployed.

— Bill Alley, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Mary Kelleher for petitioning a court to see Tarrant Regional Water District spending and expense records. That officials did not voluntarily show them does raise questions.

— Don Billings, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the many nail salon employees who ignore their customers and speak only to each other in their native tongue. They laugh and talk and for all we know they are laughing at us. We pay for their services and deserve their respect.

— Chris Hagan, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the horseback riders in the Stock Show parade who talked on cell phones while riding down Main Street. Use of your tech devices took away from your groups’ authenticity and the parade. Parade officials need to insist that participants’ phones are hidden and turned off during this event.

— Sophia Studer, Bedford

Cheers: To D.R. Horton Inc. for adding a female director to their board. Can we expect more diversity next year?

— Reed K. Bilz, Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Shawn McCorkle and A-Animal Clinic for the wonderful care and kindness you gave to our sweet kitty, Scratchy. Your excellent care and God’s blessing granted us an extra year together. Thank you.

— Trish and David Anderson, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the post office managerial person who cashed my mail order check for 40 Poinsettia Christmas stamps Dec. 18 and never sent them to me. Cheers to Byron of the Trinity Post Office, who had her belatedly solve the problem with substitutes.

— Peggy Meade-Cohen, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Teresa and her fellow officers at Grand Prairie Animal Control for capturing a pit bull that was making life very frustrating for residents in the Mira Bella Village addition. Thank you for letting us know he had been caught and would not be returned to his owner.

— Joan Dickinson, Grand Prairie

Cheers: To the kind and honest person who found my son’s wallet and returned it to customer service at the Wal-Mart on Clifford Street in Fort Worth. There was a significant amount of cash in the wallet. All was intact when returned. Your honesty and kindness are greatly appreciated.

— Jory and Jaxon King, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gentleman who gave 12 widows at Rise and Shine restaurant the surprise of a lifetime when we were informed that a he was picking up our tabs. Thanks to the very handsome young man who definitely made our day.

— Mary Lewis, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Judge R.H. Wallace for his commonsense ruling in the case of hapless Marlise Muñoz. May angels bear her and her baby away on snowy wings to their immortal home.

— Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff and Dr. Michelle Beeson for their professional handling of my problem during a recent visit to the emergency room at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest.

— Charles “Buck” Beneze, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice man at Albertsons on McCart Avenue and Sycamore School Road who, when I couldn’t find my money, paid my bill and offered to pay for another item I had put back. He refused to accept repayment after I found the cash.

— Irene Lee, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Donald Trahan at Texas Motors Ford in White Settlement for his recent assistance with my 2008 Ford Ranger clutch repair. Trahan was reliable, consistent, helpful and even compassionate when it was determined that the expensive repair was not covered by my warranty. And I’m still motoring on.

— Susan Brown, Springtown

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