Letters to the Editor

Cheers for a museum tour, and jeers to political sign thieves

Compiled by the Star-Telegram editorial board

The Military Museum of Fort Worth
The Military Museum of Fort Worth File photo

Cheers: To Ashley at Texas Health-Heart and Vascular Hospital. She did a wonderful professional job for12 hours, with compassion and a high degree of technical skill.

Ralph Ford,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To David Bowen, Paul Keese, Weldon Whiteman and Cecil Briley. After 24 years of throwing newspapers for the Star-Telegram, I have retired and want to thank you all for your support.

Shay Miller,


Cheers: To whoever picked up our check at Cracker Barrel off Interstate 20 and South Bowen Road recently at breakfast. We are all retired veterans, and we appreciate your wonderful kindness.

Bob Nieckarz

and grateful veterans,


Cheers: To whoever paid for our celebratory birthday lunch at Ol’ South Pancake House on South University Drive. It was quite a surprise.

Curtis and Janet Basham and Deborah Pruitt,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Craig Goldman and IGT for donating 70 Chromebooks to Luella Merrett Elementary School. It allows more students to use technology than before. In addition, the teachers have enjoyed learning how to do different things with the Chromebooks. Thank you.

Joylita Richardson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Catfish & Company in Hurst for winning awards in 2017 and 2018 for “Best Catfish” and “Best Seafood” in Hurst. Thanks also to Chase for making sure I had the best lunch Sunday with my son Charles Bridges, my daughter-in-law Dixie and my grandson Christopher.

Julia Bridges,


Cheers: To the Sid Richardson Museum and its new exhibit, “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East.” Who knew that Remington painted anything other than iconic Western works? What a rare opportunity to see a new loveliness of scenery from his home country showcasing forests, lakes and rivers from the Adirondacks to the St. Lawrence River.

Jan Curtiss,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To B.J. and the HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry group from Weatherford for taking my 96-year-old mother Bernice for a ride. Cheers also to the folks at Clear Fork Assisted Living and Memory Care for honoring her with this special “Miracle Moment” on their day off. God bless all of you.

Loann Maldonado,


Jeers: To cowardly felons who steal political candidate yard signs. My Air Force retiree husband served, our family sacrificed and innumerable American heroes died to ensure your freedom of expression and choice. No responsible citizen or true patriot would remove signs of candidates he or she opposes.

Barb Ann Pimentel,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Max Williams of Keller. He offered to jump-start my car at the RaceTrac on Keller Parkway when he noticed it wouldn’t start after we’d filled up. He was on his way home from work and took the time to help. His momma raised a good young man.

Davina Nichols,


Cheers: To the crews of Tarrant Regional Water District for quickly cleaning up the litter that washes downstream to our area of the levee near Texas 183 and Sam Calloway Road. There is a buildup at the crossover after each storm, and they are always cleaning it up within a few days.

Bill and Kate Melton,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tyler Alberts for such an enthusiastic and informative tour of the Military Museum of Fort Worth in the Fort Worth Stockyards to our Tarrant County College senior group Oct. 9. Your love of military history and connection to our veterans is truly inspiring. I hope more people are able to enjoy it.

Kate Melton,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Christopher Tarwater at Countryside Animal Medical Clinic in Burleson for the kind and gentle care of our fur babies — especially for helping my sweet cat cross the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you so much.

Robin Rowe,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff and doctors at Animal Hospital of Park Glen. When our beloved Dutch’s time came, we couldn’t have asked for a more compassionate group of people to help him and us through such a difficult experience.

Meredith Miller,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Haltom City Fire Department and Animal Services for coming out to try and rescue a kitten that fell into a deep well next door to me. I wasn’t sure they would do this when I called, but they sent the whole team out.

Jennifer Tynes,

Haltom City

Jeers: To Texas Christian University athletics. They won’t send me a football schedule. I left a message, but no one ever called me back. One person I spoke to told me to look it up, and another told me she didn’t have any at her desk so she couldn’t send me a copy. I hope she isn’t on a scholarship.

Karen Banker,

Fort Worth