Cheers: To whoever mailed the driver’s license and credit card I accidentally left at the State Fair. There wasn’t a return address, so I can’t thank them personally. In this political time of so much hatred and disdain, it’s a bright shining light. I am forever grateful.
Libby Randall, Arlington
Cheers: To the Dallas Police at the State Fair. They were friendly, helpful and plentiful.
Randy Cozart, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Kenneth Janak for his contribution of time and talent. Almost every weekend you will find Kenneth playing the piano or organ at Holy Family Catholic Church. Kenneth has volunteered for many years.
Anita and Ray Cox,
Cheers: To the staff and Friends of North Richland Hills Library for a special children’s story time. There were treats, activities and a reading by the author Brenda West Cockerell of her book In Grandma’s Garden. As a tribute to her friend, Brenda is donating all book sale proceeds to cancer research and support.
Barbara J. Jones,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To those who organized the presidential debates for not including candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties. Americans should be entitled to hear from all candidates running for president. This would enable Americans to make a more educated decision when they vote.
Willem van Leeuwen,
Cheers: To the super-fun Dale Hansen and Pete Delkus, of WFAA/Channel 8, two of the most entertaining and knowledgeable in their fields. Kudos also to the consummate pro, John McCaa, art collector, drummer and Ph.D.
Laura Fleming, Grapevine
Cheers: To the eighth-grade Worley Middle School football player named Bill who helped my senior wife up the stairs at the stands and to her seat. This was totally on his own without being asked.
Wally Martin, Arlington
Cheers: To the staff of the Fort Worth Summerglen Library. They always go above and beyond to help patrons find items in the library and resources on the web.
Shelly Frasier, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dr. Trisha White and the staff at Rendon Road Animal Clinic for making the loss of our 17-year-old border collie, Trudie, as easy as possible. There is a difference between doing a job and caring about what and how you do your job.
Richard Hall, Burleson
Cheers: To two police officers who helped me locate my car in the Klabzuba Tower’s underground parking garage in Fort Worth. One of the police officers said “get in the car.” While searching the garage, I exclaimed “I’m riding in a police car!” For this 84-year-old, it was the thrill of a lifetime.
Lila Robinson, Crowley
Jeers: To the student section of the University of North Texas for their profanity and poor sportsmanship toward the visiting Marshall University fans and team.
Cheers: To Honor Flight DFW, its president Tudy Giordano and an outstanding group of volunteers. I had the honor, accompanied by 44 veterans and a dedicated group of volunteers, to visit our nation’s war memorials in Washington, D.C.
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To the nice person who bought a beautiful banana split for my husband and me at the Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store in Hurst. What a nice surprise. Thank you so much, whoever you are.
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the tractor company where I purchased an expensive tire and was there for several hours. They didn’t have a water fountain and didn’t offer me a bottle of water. It was 97 degrees.
Mark Melton, Haltom City
Cheers: To the men who helped me get up off the ramp at Mustang Point on Benbrook Lake. I fell down in the water and couldn’t get up. Thanks for helping an old fisherman who probably should have stayed at home.
Riley Hampton, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Justin in the Aggie cap outside of McAlister’s Deli on Camp Bowie who jump-started my dead battery and refused to let me pay him. God bless you Justin for being a good Samaritan and helping me.
Marilyn Yvonne Staley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Hawk Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. Their customer care is top-notch. They are knowledgeable, dependable, professional in all areas, and their charges are reasonable.
Everett & Gayle Gunter, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for our breakfast at IHOP. It was a nice surprise and greatly appreciated.
James and Christa Malone, Haltom City
Cheers: To Linda Bazan (Diamond Hill Sno). Thank you for your dedication and devotion for selling sno cones to the Diamond Hill area and four generations in our family, the Rangels, Salazars and Delgados.
John Rangel, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Doug Prine, professional artist from Nemo, Texas, for being the guest artist for the North West Art Association for the October meeting. Doug specializes in art that reflects our western heritage. His work is original and realistic in the depiction of the cowboy way of life.
Carol Hogan, Fort Worth
Cheers: To K&D Texas Car Care on Altamesa Boulevard. After I was told I needed an expensive repair, they found the real problem and fixed it quickly for a very reasonable price. Their honesty is refreshing, and they have earned a loyal customer.
Charles Roach, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Parks & Community Services Department for their support of Camp Fire First Texas and Project Daffodil by tilling and preparing the ground where 3,000 bulbs were planted on the banks of the Trinity River.
Paige Wilson, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Greased Lighting Service Center in River Oaks. They fixed a cooling system problem for $10. Another well-known franchise wanted $150.
Wesley Webb, River Oaks
Cheers: To Haltom City Public Library Friends group, for sponsoring notes of thanks to the first responders of Haltom City. One hundred eighty notes were written and delivered to the Haltom City firefighters and police in less than a week.
Cheers: To Dr. Charles Cook of The Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration. He literally gave me my feet back and enabled me to walk without pain.
Beverly Tye, Arlington
Cheers: To the Walmart Supercenter pharmacy for the staff’s reliable, accurate and compassionate service to the sick and elderly in Weatherford. The pharmacists, pharmacy techs and assistants genuinely care about the well-being of those of us who depend upon them.
Gene and Sherry Swenson, Weatherford
Cheers: To Tim Alleman Jr., Susan Benoit and Bonnie Dudley at David Weekley Homes for helping me realize my dream of owning an adorable cottage home in North Richland Hills. Tim, my builder, gets the top trophy for his amazing patience.
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To the person who paid for our lunch at Cotton Patch Cafe. A friend and I were having a meal with a veteran acquaintance. The manager of the restaurant came over and informed us that a gentleman had paid for our lunch and asked that he thank our friend for his services. We do not know who he is, but we thank him for his wonderful gesture.
Trudy M. Armstrong,
Jeers: To those who are eligible but don't vote. Apathy is the only real problem we have in this country. If you don't vote, you are part of the problem.
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department for carefully preparing five new flower beds at Rotary Plaza at Trinity Park. We were able to plant nearly 5,000 bulbs! These cheerful flowers will bloom for years to come and will provide a beautiful place to enjoy the Trinity River.
Cheers: To Miss Betty Skinner, English teacher at Polytechnic High School in 1963. Thanks for the “ Great Big Shove,” which got me through Texas Wesleyan and into a successful sales career.
Johnny Ellis, Arlington