Tablet Opinion

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: To Baylor and TCU. No matter which side you’re on, how great is it that there’s a huge debate over which team is better and might even be qualified to play in the football version of the Final Four? This is great for both schools and for the Big 12 Conference as well. Ten years ago, who even woulda thunk it?

— Roger D. Metcalf, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the TCU football team. They bring back a lot of great memories of my all-time favorite TCU team, the 1938 undefeated national champions. Their key players were Davey O’Brien, Ki Aldrich, I.B. Hale, Forrest Kline and Durwood Horner. Three of these were All-Americans.

— Jack Lambert, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the TCU students! Your support and enthusiasm make a huge difference in football games. I know each and every player and coach, as well as the alumni, are grateful!

— Debbie Firestone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Hurst Conference Center for their support and assistance to Taps ’n Tunes Productions Nov. 11 in presenting the fourth annual salute to veterans. From the very beginning of the event planning several months ago, they made certain all of our needs were met. This is a wonderful facility.

— Patti Bertwell,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the person who turned in my purse to customer service at Wal-Mart. After loading my groceries in my car, I returned the car to its place, but absent-mindely left my purse in it. I appreciate the honesty of this person.

— Jean Doggett, Hurst

Cheers: To Fort Worth’s Bill Paxton for his performance in the blockbuster hit, Nightcrawler. Tremendous character work! Can’t wait for the 2015 Bill Paxton Award Banquet!

— Chris Darden, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the couple who paid for my lunch Nov. 16 at Charleston’s on South Hulen Street. I do not know who or why, but it did brighten my day, and the feeling was so good that I intend to pay it forward.

— Elaine Becker, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the large retailer who overnight more than doubled prices on a gallon of milk from $1.47 to $2.98.

— Craig Poling Sr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To Chad Green of Chad’s Tree Service. He has cared for our trees for many years. During his recent visit, I unknowingly gave him the wrong envelope to pay for his services. Upon discovery, he called and returned the overpayment the same day. That’s integrity and honesty!

— Pat Dunkin, Benbrook

Jeers: To the robocall scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service. Obviously, if the IRS wants you, they send a letter and would never robocall you. Report any such calls to the Treasury Inspector General in Washington.

— Peggy Meade-Cohen, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the beautiful little family who slyly paid our check Nov. 10 at Red Lobster in Hurst. Also cheers to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth which, when we went Nov. 11 for an MRI realized the appointment was for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB. The downtown staff graciously got the appointment transferred there.

— Richard E. Goodspeed, Hurst

Cheers: To teachers at Gilliland Elementary School in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw district. Based on the outstanding teachers my grandson, Jaxon, has had in kindergarten through third grade, I bet the entire school faculty is outstanding. Thanks to your devotion to teaching our children.

— Bill King, Burleson

Cheers: To J Davis Tree Care Solutions. I called for assistance with three red oaks that were in varying stages of distress. The company sent a certified arborist, Shannon Finch. Within minutes he had diagnosed the problems, suggested practical solutions and saved money and trees.

— Janis Kelly,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To those who “Drive Texas Friendly” and use turn signals. Jeers to those who don’t. It only takes two seconds.

— Garry Fellers, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Berry Street Animal Hospital, which recently announced closing after 49 years. Thank you for all the years of caring for my various cats and dogs with such care and dignity. Special big thanks to Kervin and Sunny. Best wishes. We will miss you.

— M.E. Matchette, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Kim at Bank of America downtown Fort Worth. She helped me through the emotion of closing out my parents’ safety deposit box with competence, patience and a sense of humor.

— Barbara Tucker, Saginaw

Cheers: To IHOP in Hurst for honoring veterans on Veterans Day with free meals. Thank you from two old carrier sailors. After having breakfast with our wives, we asked for our check. We were told that it was taken care of. Double cheers to this kind person who paid for it. We will certainly will pay it forward.

— Richie Mack and Nick Milano,


Cheers: To the Hurst Conference Center’s beautiful facility and great staff for hosting Veterans Day activities. Thoroughly enjoyed veterans’ stories, pictures, book signings, the musical salute military show performed by Taps ’n Tunes Productions, plus the center’s yummy chocolate fountain!

— Theressa Wrzesinski,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Connie Puckett from Puckett’s Pet Grooming. She comes to your house and charges less than salons. She had seen my dogs once. When I called to schedule a second visit for one, I told her one had passed away. In a couple hours there were flowers — carnations in the shape of a dog, pipe cleaner halo and feather wings.

— Joanne Parker, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Tarrant Appraisal District for recognizing errors made in taxing mineral rights owners. For example, sending new tax notices without prior notification, misreading the tax code regarding exempted amounts and taxing seniors with frozen property taxes. The chief appraiser advised these issues would be corrected.

— Michael Logan, Richland Hills

Cheers: To the manager of AutoZone in south Arlington for stopping to change my tire one Thursday this month. Thanks to the generosity with your time and expertise, I made it to school on time. My students were impressed someone was willing to help a stranger.

— Melody Poage, Arlington

Cheers: And sadness in honoring the loss of two Cowtown heroes (Holt Hickman and Larry White Jr.). Their love of Fort Worth and its traditions, and what they made happen, live up to any Texas legend.

— Lynn M. Holt, Mansfield

Cheers: To Gene Compton, administrator of Mansfield Nursing and Rehabilitation, for his compassion and desire to provide excellent patient care. He goes out of his way to treat each person as a “special” individual. His work is definitely a God-given ministry.

— David Littlefield, Mansfield

Cheers: To the anonymous person who paid for my lunch at Red Robin in Hurst Nov. 3. It was a pleasant surprise.

— Bettie Townson, Haltom City

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