Tablet Opinion

Cheers & Jeers: On cats, carts and children

Jeers: To using trap-neuter-return to control cats. Thousands roam our gardens, killing creatures that help control insects. They live 14 years. Our cities don’t have enough traps, personnel or funds to trap them fast enough to make a difference.

— Greg Zubroski, Bedford

Cheers: To the cart collector at Wal-Mart in The Colony for turning in my tablet that I had left in the cart in the parking lot.

— Robert McDonald, Grapevine

Cheers: To the owners, supervisors and techs at Rick & Ray’s Auto Plaza for doing such a great job, where three other shops had failed, to make badly needed repairs at a fair cost to my son’s Kia SUV.

— Bill Norris, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Anna at Henderson Optical, who has gone out of her way to assist me by telephone twice in the past year, once even mailing me a magnifying glass which I really needed. Many thanks. Great customer service!

— Betty Ford, Fort Worth

Cheers: To one of God’s angels who put $40 in my hand at the Hudson Oaks Wal-Mart July 19. God’s blessings on you. And cheers to Dr. Robert Warren of Opthalmology Associates for my cataract surgery. He is the best.

— Charlotte Couch, Azle

Cheers: To Fort Worth ISD administrative assistant Raffy Aladro for being thoughtful and sending a note letting me know my walking cane had been found and turned in. I appreciate you so much, and to whoever found my cane and left it at FWISD. Thank you.

— Nita Williams, Haltom City

Cheers: To two ladies at Five Guys Burgers on South Hulen Street who helped when my grandson had a 3-year-old meltdown. One lady went inside to look for my cellphone, and then both ladies, one a Five Guys employee, helped me get my toddler and my infant granddaughter into the car.

— Dindy Robinson, Arlington

Jeers: To the police officer who cursed at a pedestrian over the car loudspeaker in the Lake Como area. It was uncalled for, and disrespectful for me, my kids, my mom, the community center and anybody in the neighborhood who witnessed it, to have heard that. Very unprofessional.

— Clarissa Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Rusty and everyone at Albertson’s Pharmacy in Fort Worth. They always make sure my prescriptions are filled, even when things don’t go well. They even know my name, a nice extra.

— Larry Goodman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To my insurance agent, Jay King, with Preferred Choice in Arlington. He is always available and very personable.

— Beverly Newby,


Cheers: To Megan, who works at CellularWorld on Grapevine Highway in Hurst. What a wonderful and helpful young lady. Best customer service I have received in months. I would give her five stars. Thanks for all your help.

— Cyndi Evans, Hurst

Cheers: To the couple who paid for my dinner July 18 at Baker’s Ribs in Weatherford. That was so nice of you. Thanks.

— Bob Noble, Weatherford

Cheers: To the feds for finally coming down on a county commissioner who was a major blight on Dallas County. I hope the good people who voted for this commissioner realize they have been misled for years.

— J.W. Robbins, Haltom City

Cheers: To the lifeguards at Bad Königshofen pool in Arlington. When a child started struggling in the deep end, they jumped into action, and a tragedy was averted.

— Lita Campbell, Arlington

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth and the police department for not doing anything about all the gravel and rocks dumped on Trinity Boulevard between Farm Road 157 and Texas 360. This can, and does, cause damage to cars and is dangerous for motorcyclists. Do something besides run radar.

— Art Gates, Arlington

Cheers: To Richland Sewing Center. As part of their Kids Sewing Camp held in July, the kids made 10 pillowcases to donate to Cook Children’s hospital. Thanks go to Carolyn Hodge and Richland Sewing Center for donating the fabric.

— Heather Cooley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Haverty’s for making my very sick friend very happy by getting her custom sofa to her with lightning speed.

— Jennifer Marcell, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Jeffrey Heitkamp, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and fourth floor (Station 42) staff for the wonderful care I received. I would like to give my nurse, Samantha Church, a special thank you. She is what a nurse should be — compassionate, caring, [someone with} a sense of humor and a professional.

— Connie Garcia, Burleson

Cheers: To those who tip the pizza delivery person as you would any waitstaff who brings food you order. The driver does not get the delivery fee the company charges. Tipping is their pay. They have families to feed, too.

— Marie Howell, Bedford

Jeers: To those who have negative thoughts and are making negative statements concerning the children coming to the United States of America. To all of you please read Luke 18:16 and Matthew 25:35-40.

— Jowell Lee, Hurst

Cheers: To Texas Elite Hampton girls’ basketball team. This was my granddaughter Jada’s first year to play on a select team, with some wonderful girls with wonderful parents from Stephenville, Santo, Brock, Arlington, Haltom, Frisco, Plano and Cayuga. Special thanks to coaches Hampton and Marty.

— Janet Welch, Weatherford

Cheers: To: Jennifer Young, new principal of Mansfield High School. MISD hit the jackpot in acquiring this fine educator. She is the most gifted, innovative, compassionate and humble leader with whom I have ever had the privilege to work. Arlington HS will miss her, but we wish her the best.

— Susan Hunt, Arlington

Jeers: To the city of North Richland Hills over the fence at Shady Lake Drive and Diamond Loch North. It is totally out of character for our neighborhood.

— Danna Harvey,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Det. Justin Stroud for recovering the majority of my stolen property. Excellent work.

— Gerry A. Robertson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mitch Baugus and the staff at DFW Frame & Alignment in Hurst for the excellent job they did on my 2001 truck. I had been told it would need new tie rods and alignment. Baugus said it could be done in a short time. Only one new tie rod was needed.

— Mary Quintero, Grapevine

Cheers: To my nurses at the cath lab at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Carol, Beverly, Drew, Lynnell and Bobbie were all so professional and made my short stay there so easy. Thanks to all. You were great.

—Janice Higgs,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To James Alexander, Austin Pruitt and George Lopez of The Home Depot on Cooper Street in Arlington. They built, delivered and installed at no charge, a play box my husband, Marthon (a disabled Korean War veteran), had purchased for our great-grandchildren. Kudos for their generosity and great community service.

— Cora Hogan, Arlington

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