Letters to the Editor

Cheers for pit bulls … and jeers for pit bulls, too

Jody Jones kisses his pit bull Emma in Newport, North Carolina, in this 2018 file photo.
Jody Jones kisses his pit bull Emma in Newport, North Carolina, in this 2018 file photo. The Raleigh News & Observer

Cheers: To the Fort Worth’s Historic Preservation department for all you do to keep the “Fort Worth” in Fort Worth.

Jayne Cummings,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And thanks to the man who paid for the meals of three Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies at Sammie’s Bar-B-Q on East Belknap Street recently. It was very unexpected and greatly appreciated by us. Thank you for your kind words.

Deputy Mike Higgins,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind neighbor who noticed one of the horses was injured and called the number on the sign at Fossil Ridge Stables in Haltom City. Stetson is going to make a full recovery.

Betty Bradford,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Paul, the good Samaritan, for stopping to render aid to me when I fell in the parking lot at St. Christopher Episcopal Church on March 16. The young man said, “I never drive this way, but when I saw you lying in the parking lot, I knew why and stopped.” Bless you, my friend.

Emily Williams,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And a special thank-you to the gentleman who found my purse March 21 in the parking lot at Total Wine & More in Fort Worth and turned it in at the store. Expecting the worst, I was overcome with gratitude for his honesty and for restoring my faith in mankind.

Marilyn Kay,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To those who don’t believe pit bulls are dangerous. Not all are, but how do you determine the difference? The website dogsbite.org found of 433 Americans killed in dog attacks during 2005-2017, 66% were by pit bulls. How many were injured but survived? Until we make the breed much safer, they should not be allowed in public.

Carl Otto,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To recent writers jumping on the bandwagon and following the stereotypical myth that pit bulls are bad, mean dogs. Perhaps they should educate themselves on the breed. I’ll bet they don’t know that Petey from the “Little Rascals” was a pit bull breed. He looked really dangerous.

Julian Torrez,


Cheers: To Justin McCloskey and everyone who helped him with the Kids Touch A Truck event March 23, and also to the participants. They were all very friendly and patient with the kids, allowing them to honk horns, turn on sirens, climb in the vehicles and more.

Marilyn Pomeroy,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Texas Tech men’s basketball team, coaches and especially head coach Chris Beard for a truly fantastic ride in the NCAA Tournament. Although Red Raiders just missed being the champions, they defeated a No. 1 seed and two No. 2 seeds on their way to the championship game. Amazing.

William Coleman,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the young couple who paid for this senior lady’s dinner April 6 at IHOP, on Interstate 20 east of Bryant Irvin Road. Thank you and may God bless as you travel life’s road.

Ruth Shelton,


Cheers: To the good Samaritan at the Granbury Road QuikTrip on April 3. I had just come from a burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery and stopped at QT for a few items. As I reached the register, the man in front of me said, “I’ve got this — have a good day.”

Luan Ibarra,

Fort Worth