Editorials

Cheers and Jeers

More than 420,000 voters cast ballots in Tarrant County during early voting.
More than 420,000 voters cast ballots in Tarrant County during early voting. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Cheers: To the Tarrant County election officials. There was a long line at my early voting location, but it moved very quickly.

Laura Marble, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists, the Fort Worth Nature Center and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for providing Master Naturalist classes focused on the conservation, preservation and restoration of the ecosystems found in our region.

Mary Beth Lampe,

Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To O’Reilly Auto Parts employee Nathan Chaney, who stayed late after business hours Saturday evening in Watauga to change my battery. Thanks Nathan for your dedicated service.

Chuck Compher,

Haltom City

 

Cheers: To all the American Airlines volunteers at Airpower Council’s Skyball 2016, especially the individuals who found a soft chair to make me more comfortable. Thanks to Robert Irvine for a delicious meal and to Terry Fator and Tim McGraw for a great show.

Carolyn Stacy, Colleyville

 

Cheers: To John Van Hook, a local soldier deployed to Afghanistan who became a special hero to Jack, a Ridglea Hills Elementary first grader. Thanks to John, Jack now knows the proper way to salute.

Betty Hove, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To Parkside Animal Hospital of Keller for taking such great care of our beloved Japanese Chin dog, Harley. He was a sweet, adorable, charming and kind dog. Parkside treated all of us as Harley’s heart was failing and we were saying our final goodbyes.

Laura and Lionel Jenkins, North Richland Hills

 

Cheers: To the fellow cyclist named Chris who helped me change a flat on the Trinity Trails by Riverside Park. I’m proud to be part of the friendly cycling community in Fort Worth.

Emily Cunningham,

Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To the person or persons who have been stealing the “Trump” signs from Arlington yards.

James Robinson, Arlington

 

Cheers: To Leo and Janna and everyone at Greenpath Irrigation for so many years of the highest quality work, done in a very timely manner, and always at more than a fair price.

Grady Fred Murphy Jr.,

Richland Hills

 

Cheers: To all who attended the eighth annual Hurst Firefighters Steak Dinner. A special thanks to the Atmos Energy and Bell High School volunteers, along with the Hurst Firefighters and Hurst Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association membership.

Donald E. Brown, Hurst

 

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for not renewing Steve Busby’s contract. And what is with the stupid music when the broadcasters are trying to give lineups?. Tom Grieve and Busby had great chemistry.

Garland Edgell, Colleyville

 

Jeers: To the lengthy freight trains that stop and block railroad crossings, causing traffic backups. Why can’t there be a time limit for the railroads that block crossings?

Don Eidson, Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To the Texas Department of Transportation for mowing milkweed (among other plants) down in the medians and easements right before they bloom; we are left looking at garbage. Nor do they respond to messages asking that they wait to mow for either the spring or fall migrations of the Monarch butterflies.

Deborah L.P. Hawk,

Burleson

 

Cheers: To Robby Nixon Stanford. He is a quiet leader in my class. He sets the tone by example. He turns in quality work each and every time. I can count on him to get things done and to help others when needed.

Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

 

Jeers: To Lone Star Park telephone ticket personnel for not knowing the grandstand opening time or the time of the first Breeders’ Cup race.

Curtis R. Autrey, Burleson

 

Cheers: To the blind gentleman who paid for our breakfast at IHOP in Hurst. A pleasant surprise I greatly appreciated. We’ll send a blessing to him.

Warrent & Pat Davenport, Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the manager of U Nails and Spa in Fort Worth who answered my cell phone and told my friends I had left it there and would call them the next day.

Donna Campbell,

Pacific Palisades, CA

Cheers: To the wonderful gentleman who bought our lunch at the Dixie House Cafe on Halloween after he thanked me for my military service overseas. It was very thoughtful and a wonderful gesture of appreciation to a service member.

Delbert Cantrell,

Fort Worth

 

Cheers: To the following people at Methodist Mansfield Medical during my recent surprise appendectomy: Geneva, Victor, Rini, Annie, Darlene, Agnes, Donna, Scott; special props to Brittany Shirley. Also doctors Lo, Aramada, Reasoner and surgeon, Dr. David Rutledge.

Lori Adams, Arlington

 

Cheers: To the City of Arlington for fixing a burned out street light the next day (technically same day) when notified at 1:40 a.m.

Charisse Kessel, Arlington

 

Cheers: To members of the 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd US Reenactment Company, Capt. Ron Paynter, David Murray, Louis Pastusek, Ryan Fleming, Terry Reynolds, Billy Murray and Hunter Reynolds, for helping rebuild the porch for the 1864 Allen Log Cabin Home.

Carol L. Davis,

White Settlement

 

Jeers: To the poll workers at Keller City Hall who would not accept my wife’s military ID as identification and told her that without a Texas driver’s license she could not vote.

Edward Delehant, Keller

 

Jeers: To Fox Sports for having Pete Rose and Alex Rodriguez as color commentators on the World Series broadcast. Certainly there are some far more honorable ex-players available for that job.

Larry McGuire, Crowley

 

Cheers: To Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. I called her office requesting help from the police to monitor the fabulous new ZBonz Dog Park parking lot because of vandalism. Ever since, we have seen the police patrolling. If cameras could be installed to catch these vandals, the police would not need to be there as frequently.

Lorna Parker, Benbrook

 

Cheers: To Keller high schools, Fossil Ridge, Timbercreek, Central and Keller and the young students who performed the musical Grease. It was totally awesome and well directed and we enjoyed every minute

Bill and Marilyn Bozarth,

Benbrook

 

Cheers: To Cullen Dansby, Adult Services Librarian at Benbrook Public Library, for the “Wheel of Reading” game and prizes. It was interesting to read books of varied genres this summer. Also, thank you for the Adult Spelling Bee in September.

Amy Vanderpoel,

Benbrook

 

Cheers: To the party that paid for my meal and another gentleman’s at the Dixie House Cafe on South Hulen Street.

Charles D. Measures,

Fort Worth

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