Opinion

Cheers and Jeers

Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris conducts a space camp at the University of Texas at Arlington on June 27.
Retired NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris conducts a space camp at the University of Texas at Arlington on June 27. TNS

Cheers: To retired NASA astronaut Bernard Harris Jr. for helping students from low-income families be exposed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. He is investing in America’s future. He was the first African-American to walk in space.

Ann Freeman, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Coach Jim Schlossnagle and the Texas Christian University baseball team for another super year with a return to the College World Series. More important, thanks for demonstrating great character off the field with your adoption of Micah Ahern. You have shown us what the “C” in TCU stands for!

Randy Moresi, Keller

 

Cheers: To Bob Sterns on Cavender Drive in Hurst, who let me borrow his cellphone to call work and advise that I had run out of gas. He took me to work, picked me up when I got off and had gas for my car. Truly he is my Earth angel!

Kim Witten, Hurst

 

Cheers: To Ryan Ellis of Fort Worth Animal Control for picking up a sick feral cat on July 5. This kitty was really suffering and you have no idea how much I appreciate and admire the compassion you showed for him. Thank you so much.

Mary Moss, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Tammy, our mail carrier on Spruce Park Drive in Richland Hills, for her sincere compassion and kindness and such a pleasant person to talk to. The U.S. Postal Service is lucky to have her, and it is always a pleasure to see her!

Bill and Vicki McNutt, Richland Hills

 

Cheers: To Justin, the Geek Squad “double agent,” for the speed and efficiency in fixing our computer/printer problem. He was at our computer only a few minutes before finding and correcting our system error. Then he spent the rest of the time providing helpful info to appreciative seniors.

Joe Blackwell, Bedford

 

Cheers: To Dr. Vijay Kalaria for his surgical expertise and compassion displayed during my husband’s recent procedure. Cheers also to the cath lab and first-floor staff at the Harris Heart Center, especially to Brittany and Su. All the staff were so caring and efficient. This is the second time Dr. Kalaria, with the help of the Great Physician, has saved my husband’s life.

Fama Patrick, Weatherford

 

Cheers: To the “nurse behind your wife,” who paid for our meal on June 26 at the IHOP on U.S. 287 in Mansfield. Her kindness to a 90-year-old handicapped couple was a big surprise. She wrote on our check, “I do not know you, but you are an example of a loving couple that life isn’t over yet. God bless you both.”

Vernon and Norma

Runyan, Pantego

 

Cheers: To Dr. Nandini Nagaraj and the staff of Southwest Fort Worth Endoscopy Center. Everything was planned fully and went smoothly. Thanks for making my procedure very pleasant.

Larry Goodman,

Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To A-MAX auto insurance on Rufe Snow Drive. They are all so helpful and friendly. A great place for our insurance needs.

Jennie McDonald,

North Richland Hills

 

Jeers: To my trash pickup service. I’ve paid for side trash pickup for 30 years. I’ve encountered serious lapses in my service, as much as 2 1/2 weeks with no pickup! The company doesn’t communicate with its drivers, but instead blames them for any issues. Multiple weekly phone calls are to no avail!

Ruth Oster, Richland Hills

 

Jeers: To the fool who passed a line of three cars that were waiting for people to cross in the marked crosswalk/handicapped access area in front of the Sam’s Club in Westworth Village. Not only did the driver nearly hit a person, but almost hit another car.

Michael Green,

Westworth Village

 

Cheers: To Ms. Love’s fourth-grade Chemo Buddies at Harlean Beal Elementary School. The students decorated paper sacks filled with snacks and supplies for cancer patients at Texas Oncology. What a generous and appreciated gesture!

Tahita Fulkerson,

Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To those who break the law and then blame law enforcement officers for enforcing the law. We do not live in a lawless society. The sooner you realize this, the better off you will be.

Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the law office of Dinah Stallings in Hurst. After getting stuck in Tarrant County Family Court, it’s nice to know she was by my side to guide me through. Your dedication to your clients is amazing! I can’t say thank you enough.

Shaun Johnson, Bedford

 

Jeers: To the Arlington City Council for not having a code violation for portable storage containers sitting on driveways for weeks and months at a time.

D. Scott Sims, Arlington

 

Cheers: To the generous person who bought breakfast at the West Side Cafe for our group of widows from University Baptist Church called “Comfort and Joy.” We don’t know who you are, but we appreciated your kindness and thoughtfulness. May God bless you.

Pat White, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Billy’s Automotive Service for 30 years of dependable service to our “fleet” of cars — those of my wife, daughter, dad, cousins, friends and mine. Our Dallas daughter even heads for Billy’s after her dealings with Dallas mechanics.

Mike Estes, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the kind gentleman named John at the Enterprise Rent-a-Car on West Seventh Street. My heartfelt thanks for helping my daughter from Sweden rent a car. Your patience, understanding and exceptional service were much appreciated.

Toni Wietholter,

Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To a pharmacy for not allowing a polite, well-dressed University of North Texas student to return to shadow the pharmacist because of bleached blonde hair. What a horrible example you are setting for our young people!

Donna Grissom,

Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the nice couple who paid for our meal at the Buttermilk Cafe in Bedford on Armed Forces Day weekend. We appreciate you kindness. We have already paid it forward.

Mike and Elowise Hershon, Hurst

 

Cheers: To the fine folks who drive the trucks to carry away our trash and recyclables. I feel so blessed for all those who work so hard to keep our city clean.

Betty Bulmer, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To James Wilson of Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville who helped us decorate the grave of our World War II veteran. Thank you for your tireless effort in the hot sun.

Helen and Kathi

Burkheimer, Hurst

 

Cheers: To Walt of Douglass Heat & Air in Arlington. You won’t find a more knowledgeable and helpful person. I called and was surprised when told the tech would come by within an hour after another job was completed. He arrived, identified the problem and returned with the correct parts the next morning. We also had him do service cleaning. The invoice for parts, service and labor was much less than expected.

Bob Mhoon, Arlington

 

Cheers: To the caring truck driver who stayed with me after I fell on rocks in a creek bed in Hurst. I apologize for not getting his name. I was unable to walk and he helped me get on the road to the emergency room.

Max Anderson, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Heather, Sue Ann and Libby from the Texas Christian University theater department who came to our immediate aid on the evening of June 10 when my friend and I needed help and a ride. You were angels in disguise.

Pat Atkinson Leito,

Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To anyone involved in violence during the supposed protest and the shooting of police officers in Dallas. What would Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi think of your “civil disobedience”?

Barry D. Wilson,

Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Carolyn, Jana, Vickie, Kenny and Danielle, nurses in the cardiac ICU at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for the excellent care I received. Everyone was caring, competent and professional, making my stay as comfortable as possible.

Ed Lesser,

Fort Worth

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