Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: For the excuses about the sorry Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott’s performance as well as Dak Prescott’s and Dez Bryant’s were awful. Give credit to those who stepped up their performances: Brice Butler, Alfred Morris and Rod Smith had almost as many yards as Elliott. Get rid of him, Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To “Coach P,” who keeps taking TCU’s riff-ram-bah-zoo up-tempo. Trust we all realize — and appreciate — Gary Patterson is this community’s No. 1 ambassador. By the way, the post-Alamo Bowl photo of a happy Patterson by the S-T’s Rodger Mallison was a winner.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Armed Forces Bowl. From the military displays to the positive recognition of our military and first responders, it was a class act, and the game was exciting. Lockheed Martin and other bowl sponsors and the city of Fort Worth, should be proud of their endeavors.

Cheers & Jeers

Thank you, Holiday Helpers

Thank you so much for all the Holiday Helpers submissions! We enjoyed spotlighting residents who made this season even more joyful. We wish you Happy Holidays and we leave you with a special Holiday Helper.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Sal Espino for his op-ed of Dec. 14 on Father Stephen Jasso. And cheers especially to Father Jasso for his service to our church and our community for so many years — he is truly a blessing to all.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Goodfellows. And there are thousands of you. For more than a century, your time, work, effort, commitment and compassion — and, yes, your money — have made Christmas meaningful and joyful for so many. Brightened the day. Brought hope, too. Thank you.

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Celebrating Holiday Helpers: Giving spirits

Let me tell you about a holiday (and everyday) helper in Arlington. On behalf of our Bible Study group that donates the money, she picks several names of elderly people from the Angel Tree at our church (15 this year) and shops from the lists they have submitted, usually getting everything on the lists.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Texas Wesleyan and Vadym Kholodenko for a wonderful concert to celebrate their acquisition of a beautiful Hamburg Steinway piano for the music school. This reasonably priced concert with world-class talent was a great gift to the community.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: Shame on the NFL for picking Justin Timberlake to host the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018. He was responsible for redefining “wardrobe malfunction,” revealing Janet Jackson’s breast to 14 million viewers in the 2004 Super Bowl.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To a local roofing company that received $900 from insurance to replace my metal storage building a year and a half ago and refused to replace the building or give me the money to replace it. It doesn’t bother them that I’m 85 and handicapped.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner, who congratulated the North Hi Mount Eagle Honor Choir this year at the Junior Achievement Breakfast at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel. Not only did he congratulate them, he took pictures! He also made an appearance at the Arlington Heights High School literacy rally.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers for their beautiful display of patriotism at each World Series game. All were standing with their caps over their heart and some were singing while our national anthem was played. And what great games! Fun to watch.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To Target for placing Thanksgiving “back on the menu.” Because it isn’t a big money-making holiday, Thanksgiving has been skipped over too often. First Halloween, then Christmas! I will hold Target in high esteem for this brilliant decision.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To James Hawks, Paschal Neighborhood Association president. Before your compassion for community, we weren’t represented. As a result of your leadership and hard work to create our association in 2003, we have a railroad crossing to alert us, sidewalks around the school, speed bumps, and money in the bank.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To NFL players for the cowardly way to challenge social injustice. Don’t “take a knee,” take your millions, combine it with resources at your disposal and mentor young black men, adopt a fatherless boy, open community centers that keep boys off the streets. Proactive action makes change, not kneeling!

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: For the Sept. 28 story about local coaches who are in military service. These are the examples that our young student athletes should follow. These examples are standing up for the good in their country rather than kneeling in protest.

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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To those volunteers who left their families and went to the coast to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey. I am especially proud of my nephew, who drove from Utah all the way to Beaumont to help and be of service.

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Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the news media and to the people in the metroplex for buying all the gas cans you can and hoarding the fuel, while the people in Houston are helping others through their crisis. Hope you all have enough gas to go shopping and the bars.

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