Tablet Opinion

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To the vultures who desecrate bodies, graves and cemeteries. Shame on you! It’s bad enough we disrespect the living. We all are going to die, and I’m sure you would not want someone to mistreat you or your loved ones that way.

— Robin Burton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To our new Tex-Mex delight, Matt’s Rancho Martinez! The food is consistently delicious and the staff treats you like family. Thank you Matt, Rachel, A.J., Nat and Emily.

— Shauna and Greg Glatz,


Cheers: To Bite City Grill from nine “girls” from the 1955 sixth-grade class at R. Vickery Elementary School who would like to tell you how much they enjoyed a reunion lunch July 10. The food and service were absolutely wonderful.

— Ruby Bressman, Benbrook

Cheers: To Lake Worth Animal Clinic’s Dr. Smith, Dr. Weise and the entire staff for their consistent and exceptional care of our babies. We are so grateful for all their knowledge, professionalism and loving and caring manner. The sympathy shown as we said good-bye to one of our babies went above and beyond.

— Kendra Hargis and

Stephanie Calvert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the thoughtful couple at the Wal-Mart on South Hulen Street. You saw me loading my shopping basket with school supplies for my students and helped me pay for those supplies. Your kind words and generosity are appreciated.

— Melissa Brown, Crowley

Cheers: To Anthony, the pharmacist, and his staff at Target on Carroll Street in Fort Worth. They are always busy, but they take time out to give you excellent one-on-one customer service. They deserve to be recognized for all they do.

— Rosemarie Morris, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Frank Kent Motor Company body shop. My car was taken to them for repair of the front bumper where someone had left their red/white paint. They did an excellent job, and did a thorough inside cleaning, as well.

— Robert O. James, Fort Worth

Jeers: To grocery stores that don’t buy local produce. Why would I want a tasteless peach shipped from across the country when I could get a really good peach from here?

— Joyce Gerrick, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Caliber Collision of Richland Hills for their courteous, efficient and excellent service.

— Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the production of Thoroughly Modern Millie by Prism Theatrics. It was a theatrical experience comparable to the best anywhere. Hope that this world-class company will return and be given the support and help it needs to put Fort Worth on the map. Thank you, Blake and your very talented cast.

— Toni Wietholter,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the dozen Lily B. Clayton Elementary School Dad’s Club volunteers who gathered at 7 a.m. July 11 to build temporary fencing around the newly irrigated track and field area at the school. Their efforts will allow new seeds to grow, creating a green activity area for our students. What an awesome group of dads.

— Jennifer Ledbetter,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To a nurse’s aide at a local assisted living residence whose compassion led her to find out why a resident had not returned home late at night. Her calls led to his being found and taken to the hospital, where he is recovering. She is compassionate and empathetic.

— Catherine Clyde, Benbrook

Cheers: And a great big hug to Kenneth Kilpatrick, the fine artist at Cook Children’s hospital who on July 18 gave me the little wooden owl he had carved. It truly made my day.

— Jaxson Martinez, 7,

(and his Granny, 54), Arlington

Jeers: To all of the women I frequently see in shoe stores trying on shoes without socks or stockings. No one wants to try on shoes that you just put on your nasty feet. Either bring your own sock or stocking or use those provided by the store!

— Patti Boyle, Plano

Cheers: To Mike Vaughan of All About Autos and North Hills Body Shop for attaching body molding to my RAV4. The cost? Absolutely nothing. God bless that man!

— Georgia Clark, Benbrook

Jeers: To drivers who think the rules just don’t apply. Case in point: A genius in a new huge black Jeep Cherokee stopped at a light in the left lane, reversed past three to four cars in the other three lanes and then went to the far right lane to turn right. God smiles on drunks and fools, I guess.

— Mark Davis, Keller

Cheers: To Allen Samuels Chrysler service manager Don Fleming, service adviser Brent Gilby and tech Bill Blackwood for fixing my PT Cruiser’s numerous issues caused by another shop. A very professional staff that takes care of their customers. The other shop could learn a few things.

— Rick Steinocher, Euless

Cheers: To the Bedford resident who found my son’s lost dog and called the local shelter. Cheers also to Hurst and Richland Hills animal services and Lost My Doggie, a dot-com service that helped with fliers and alerts). Cheers to Bedford Animal Shelter for facilitating the return of the dog.

— Paula Hendrickson, Haslet

Cheers: To the nurses at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. I have been in there several times lately, and their care and concern for me really makes a trying time less stressful.

— Joe Dickerson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff of Rendon Road Animal Clinic for taking such amazing care of our sweet dog Pepper over the years. Drs. White, Gaines and their entire staff helped comfort our Pepper the last day of her life. They have touched our lives and become part of our family over the years.

— Erin Glazener,


Jeers: To the people who find lost property and make no attempt to find the owner and return it. You are no better than a thief. Check lost and found in Craigslist.

— Dwight Heard,

Fort Worth

Cheers: to the nice couple who paid for my late lunch July 9 at Denny’s on Glenview Drive and Northeast Loop 820. I felt so blessed. Thank you. I will pass it on.

— Joyce B. Erwin, Hurst

Cheers: to the doctors and nursing staff at the outpatient wing of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B for their patience and professionalism during my dad’s procedure on July 11. The way you treated him and us like family was greatly appreciated. God bless you.

— V.F. Autrey, Richland Hills

Jeers: To a cardiologist in the Fort Worth hospital district who chooses to use child-like rather than professional demeanor. Shame on you! It’s not fair to your great staff.

— Theresa McClellan, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mark Wilson for his wonderful, thoughtful obituary for his very much-loved mother. “In heaven, laughing in her daddy’s arms” made me cry. Cheers to those who let us into their loves’ true lives and make us readers wish we had known them.

— Susan Manning, Arlington

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