Letters to the Editor

Cheers and Jeers

Camp Thurman, a summertime Christian-based day camp in Pantego, has been operating since 1969.
Camp Thurman, a summertime Christian-based day camp in Pantego, has been operating since 1969. Star-Telegram

Cheers: To the awesome young men and women working at Camp Thurman. This was the first year my great-grandson attended. On the first day he was nervous, but the staff’s dedication and enthusiasm made for an awesome week! They all were so happy and enthusiastic from the morning drop-off until the hot afternoon pickup! Excellent leaders!

Thelma Spong, Arlington


Cheers: To the entire production company at the TCU Trinity Shakespeare Festival for 2016. This year’s productions are nothing short of spectacular, and such an inspiration for our two teenaged theater students. Thank you!

Dennis Roberson,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To whoever is responsible for the U.S. 377 debacle in Benbrook. Originally planned as a three-part project, completing one section at a time, it was changed to work on all sections, resulting in one-lane traffic on pothole-riddled roads in four intersections with no end in sight.

Linda Brand, Benbrook


Cheers: To the nice couple who paid for lunch for my wife and me at the Steak ‘n Shake in southwest Fort Worth on June 9. We appreciate the kindness.

Ray Phifer, Fort Worth


Jeers: To Microsoft for forcing me to accept Windows 10 software on my computer. It cost me several hundred dollars to get my computer back to the way it was. Shame on you for trying to bully your unwanted software onto my computer.

Dillon Smith, Pantego


Cheers: To Texas Health Resources Southwest and the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. Their outstanding care and attention put me way ahead of the game after my recent surgery. I may actually meet my goal of returning to the tennis court in two months, thanks to everyone who worked with and for me.

Margot Biery, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Marcie and Bill of Baker Street Pub for saving bottles for me. I appreciate your cheerfulness and support in my new endeavor!

Jenny Anderson,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To a kind person who paid for breakfast for our widows group of 13 from University Baptist Church at the West Side Cafe on Camp Bowie Boulevard on June 10. We certainly were surprised by the generosity. God bless you!

Glenna Marsh, Fort Worth


Jeers: To a hospital radiology department for paying its employees 20-40 percent less than the market salary rate. Your staff works very hard and you treat them like mules hooked to a plow.

Michelle Bauer, Burleson


Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for advertising $1 Hotdog Night June 8 and not keeping up with the demand. Condiments ran out before the game started, wait times were one hour by the fifth inning, and several concession stands ran out by the seventh inning. Poor planning and operations.

Deborah Perrin, Arlington


Cheers: To Trent, who came to the rescue of four ladies on a recent Friday night in the middle of Old Granbury Road when our Ford Expedition broke down. Here’s a big hug and God bless you for your help. Wonderful to know there are people like you willing to help. Thank you!

Rita Gunn, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Eddie Redwine. I was told by an auto repair shop in Watauga that my Town Car had overheated for five seconds and blew my engine. Eddie analyzed the problem and found only a bad radiator fan (installed by the same shop). Saved me $6,000. Many thanks.

Wesley Charles, Watauga


Cheers: To the city of Bedford for outstanding service during the recent storms. Debris pickup has been spot on. Honestly, Bedford is the best place to live.

Jodie Wright-Tepfer,



Jeers: To the media for the lack of attention to cross-country runners from McFarland High School of McFarland, Calif., coming for a 5K run at Elder Middle School and an event by Men Advancing New Opportunities (MANO). McFarland is the high school whose cross-country runners inspired a 2015 Disney film McFarland, USA.

Richard Renteria,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To two young men who changed my flat tire at The Keller Pointe facility. They even took my spare tire to get air. I didn’t get their names, but was so grateful for their much appreciated act of kindness.

Bob Whisenant, Keller


Cheers: To the Home Depot on Precinct Line Road in North Richland Hills. Their customer service is above extraordinary! Especially Travis, David and another associate who helped me in the tool department.

Starlyn Frank,

North Richland Hills


Jeers: To whoever is poisoning feral cats in my neighborhood. What a very inhumane and cowardly thing to do. This causes a very agonizing death for these animals. If you don’t want the cats around, trap them and send them to Animal Control.

Mary Moss, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the workers at the car wash on South Cooper Street (sorry I didn’t get the names); Gabrielle at Batteries Plus Bulbs; and Bryan at National Tire & Battery on Interstate 20 who helped this frazzled granny when the battery died on my vehicle on a muggy Sunday afternoon. You are all angels.

Ceil York, Arlington


Jeers: To the board of a condominium complex in Arlington. For the first time in 35 years, you appointed a nominating committee that culls out all of your competition. Ten owners wanted to be included on the ballot, but all were denied. We want a fair election. Shame.

Ken Wright, Arlington


Cheers: To the outstanding young man Joaquin at the Chick-fil-A on Walnut Creek Drive in Mansfield. He surprised my husband and me by not charging for our lunch. It was quite a surprise and made our day. Thanks, Joaquin.

Nancy LaChance,



Cheers: To whoever paid for my lunch at the Jay Jay Café in Pantego on June 5. It was a big surprise to this 92-year-old man, along with great service and great food. I will pay it forward!

Bill Moore, Fort Worth


Jeers: To an Arlington car upholstery shop, “in business over 20 years.” What a joke. The owner destroyed the convertible top as a result of a shoddy installation. He has no business being in business.

Tiffany Jenkins, Arlington


Jeers: To drivers who forget that the left lane is for passing only. I see an accident in the left lane nearly every day going east on Interstate 30 near downtown Fort Worth. People driving like train cars, with only inches away from the car in front of them! Insane! Maybe if the fine were at least $5,000 for people involved in these careless acts, the message would get across?

Nikki King, Lakeside


Cheers: To the team of caring professionals at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, Clarissa, Renee, Kaffie and Rachel, for taking such great care of my husband. We appreciate all of you!

Mary L. McCoy,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To any Baylor University boosters who even thought of bringing back fired football coach Art Briles. Football over student safety? How will they have a Christmas program? Where will they find three wise men?

Joe Rodriguez, Arlington


Cheers: To Hooks Lincoln for its professional service department! They really try to make sure that you leave satisfied.

Letha Grace McCoy,



Cheers: To Trader Joe’s for donating flowers to Stonegate Nursing Center. You put many smiles on our residents’ faces.

Patti Hernandez,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Jason at Winstead Paint & Body Shop on White Settlement Road. I had a run-in with my garage and damaged my running light. Jason looked at it and was able to fix it on the spot. Such a nice guy, and I recommend him highly.

Elizabeth Hill, Benbrook


Cheers: To police officers C. Grady, A.M. Wray and J. Shallenberger, who answered my SOS when my car stalled June 20 in heavy traffic at South University Drive and Vickery Boulevard. They pushed my car around the corner and into a parking lot and stayed until a tow truck arrived. Blue angels!

Don Woodard Sr.,

Fort Worth