Letters to the Editor

Cheers and jeers: To a generous young man to a failed attempt to quiet traffic

Compiled by The Star-Telegram editorial board

Cheers: To the young gentleman who paid for my planning book at Teacher’s Tools on Grapevine Highway in Hurst. I was searching all over to find the right book to plan from, like the one I used as a teacher for 35-plus years.

What I found was too expensive, but this young man said he wanted to pay for it so I would have what I wanted.

God bless him.

Ann Fuller,


Cheers: To Martha Stewart for being such an angel to Joshua Stewart, helping with his broken-down pickup. (Sept. 12, 1A, “Story of a roadside ‘angel’ in Southlake is a reflection of the goodness of people”) And cheers also to the Star-Telegram for putting something so wonderful on the front page. Seldom does a story like this get such good placement.

Frances Covington,


Cheers: To Beth Fultz and her excellent volunteers for the amazing presentation of “Not Your Average Joe” at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Music Camp. With simple costumes and stage setting, the campers sang and acted with much enthusiasm to a spirited audience.

What a beautiful way to honor and glorify God.

Amy Vanderpoel,


Jeers: To the Trinity Railway Express and the Dallas and Fort Worth city councils for the more-than-twofold fare increase for seniors from $2.50 to $6.

It was more convenient and less expensive for a trip to the doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Next time I’ll drive.

Dick Smith,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Great Harvest Bread Co. Fort Worth on Magnolia Avenue — a must-eat-at cafe. The breads are heavenly. The sandwiches are scrumptious.

Tell your readers.

Teresa Robertson,


Cheers: To a generous gentleman at the Dairy Queen on U.S. 377 in Benbrook. My husband and I met at a Dairy Queen, so we decided to stop in to have a lunch celebration. This man overheard that it was our 41st anniversary and gave us a $20 bill.

Thank you very much.

Sara Walker,


Cheers: To a Pappasito’s Cantina manager for comping our entire table and giving my friend a gift card after his food had been in contact with jalapenos. He’s allergic.

This was an incredible show of good will and a demonstration of how to take care of business. This manager needs to be commended.

Jeany Pitre,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Arlington Cancer Center, Dr. Barry Firstenberg, Sonia, Ashley, Mary Kay, Eileen and other nurses and staffers for their expert and professional care during my treatment for bladder cancer.

They made my treatment sessions as relaxing as possible, and I always felt at ease with their personal assurances.

Donnie W. Darr,


Cheers: To Ezra at the Kroger grocery store at Denton Highway and Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. Upon arriving home from shopping, I realized an item was missing from my bags. I returned to the store, and Ezra quickly took care of the matter in a manner that greatly impressed me.

This young man is a master at customer relations and would be an asset to any organization.

J.W. Robbins,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Jerry’s Italian Bistro in Richland Hills for donating delicious meals for homeless men participating in the Room in the Inn program hosted by City Point United Methodist Church. Many thanks to a generous business owner.

Lynda Schraub,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the lady in Dodge van at the light at South Hulen Street and Granbury Road on Tuesday. I would like to say that my husband was sorry for pulling in front of you at the light. With cars turning left, he thought he could turn right onto Granbury.

Mackilee Martin,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jean Gaudet at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers on South University Drive for the wonderful back-to-school lunch of chicken fingers. The teachers and staff at Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center felt appreciated.

Thank you for your support. We enjoyed every bite.

Janis Harris,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To an auto service center manager who tried to convince my 91-year-old mom that her alternator was bad. She took it to Ford — her alternator was fine.

Richard Brashier,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the very nice lady and the super employees of the Arlington Public Library who helped me when I had a flat tire on East Lamar Boulevard in Arlington.

Robert M. Moon,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Forth Worth City Council for allowing unbridled growth in North Fort Worth. The newly opened $3.7 billion upgrade to Interstate 35 West is still clogged with traffic.

Walt Schmick,