Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base marched in the annual downtown Veterans Day Parade in Fort Worth.. From the Star-Telegram archives.
Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base marched in the annual downtown Veterans Day Parade in Fort Worth.. From the Star-Telegram archives. Star-Telegram

Cheers: To all involved with the 6th Annual Taps ’n’ Tunes’ “A Salute To Our Veterans” at the Hurst Conference Center. It was a wonderful tribute to our veterans who served to allow us to enjoy our freedom. Thank you for your service.

Doris Elston,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the wonderful person who paid for our meal at R & K Cafe restaurant in Weatherford. The meal was very good. You surprised us and we thank you so much. God bless you. We will pay it forward.

John Kennedy, Jacksboro


Cheers: To Dr. Ajai Cadambi, his staff at Texas Hip and Knee Center and the folks at Texas Health Hospital Clearfork. Dr. Cadambi is the greatest for total knee replacement, and the Clearfork hospital was a pleasant surprise.

James Prescott,



Jeers: To the Arlington Heights High School varsity football coach for not allowing all of the seniors to play in their last football game against Colleyville Heritage. Colleyville was beating AHHS 50-16. There is no reason why any senior on the team should not have played the whole fourth quarter.

Meg Tweed, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the couple who paid for our dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s. What an unexpected but delightful surprise. We occasionally do the same. Thank you for the reminder to do it more often.

Cathy Simonds,



Cheers: To St. Maria Goretti Catholic School for honoring the veterans with a beautiful flag display in front of the church and school . They also had a very moving ceremony to retire old flags. Thank you for your display of patriotism and the wonderful reception for veterans.

Lynne Zick, Arlington


Cheers: To Greg Lusk of Avery’s Bar-B-Que who called late at night to tell me that the window was down on my van.

Ed Lindsay,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner for not greeting or congratulating any of the schools that represented his district at the Junior Achievement breakfast at the Fort Worth Club. He had the only district in attendance when there were two other superintendents from other districts there.

Anthony Reyna,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the couple living on Genoa Road who so wonderfully decorate their home for Halloween and Christmas. My neighbors and I always love to see their animated window, reflecting dancing skeletons and Santa Claus coming down the chimney. Their decorations bring joy and laughter to the holidays!

Mary Ray, Fort Worth


Cheers: To On The Border Mexican Grill for providing a free meal to all veterans on Veterans Day. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, and when we tried to pay for my meal, found that two young men sitting near us had covered the cost of my meal as well. Thank you all for remembering.

Carol Middleton,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To a pool supply company in Grapevine. An employee would not honor their standard 10 percent military discount unless I gave him my email address, phone number and enrolled in their rewards program. Through the years, we’ve purchased thousands of dollars in pool supplies and equipment.

Karen Meili, Colleyville


Cheers: To DAV Officer Roland Paquette, who went above and beyond helping my father, Concepcion (Johnny) Gonzales, file his claim and stuck by him through the process for benefits he deserves. Your time and help is greatly appreciated.

Mary Frank,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To everyone at Erma Nash Elementary School in Mansfield for all of their hard work on Veterans Day. My student (Emma) and I had a great time. Thanks again from a 78-year-old United States Marine Corps vet.

Marjorie Moeller,



Cheers: To Applebee’s Lake Worth for offering free meals to veterans all day on Veterans Day. Congrats to Irma Marsh Middle School, Julie Dunn, John Ramos, Derrick Spurlock and Castleberry ISD scholars for researching, reflecting, writing heartfelt letters and presenting them to veterans dining at Applebee’s.

Rozlyn Faulhaber,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the dedicated staff at the Fort Worth Wedgwood Library branch. Every staff member is open and friendly. After frequenting this library over the past six months, I have found that every trip I learn something new.

Sarah Ward, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the crybabies who don’t like the election outcome and have to walk it off. Why no Trump supporters walking to show where we stand? We’re at work.

Lee Rogers, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Angel Garcia for buying our lunch at Taco Casa. He observed my hat with my service logo and felt obligated to do this kind act for my patriotism. Also an anonymous gentleman bought my breakfast at The Dixie House Café on Veterans Day.

Delbert Cantrell,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Rosemont Middle School Junior Cadet Corps for marching in the Veterans Day Parade and for their outstanding performance at the JCC Fall Drill Competition.

Toney Turner, Fort Worth


To Cat City Grill. They have great food and great service. On a recent visit, my friend who is a cancer patient became ill. Our server, Tanya, and the manager, Gina, were so kind and considerate that they made the situation much less stressful. Thank you ladies.

Sharon Ladd, Aledo


Jeers: To the Tarrant County Elections Administration for not requiring those responsible for voter ID changes to be able to use more than two fingers to key in the revision. This situation caused longer waiting delays and unnecessary long lines in North Fort Worth.

John Dearing, Watauga


Cheers: To Philip (Felipe) at the Seminary South branch of the Fort Worth Public Library. No question is too simple or too difficult for him to take the time to answer fully and pleasantly. A true public employee.

Guelma B. Hopkins,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Dr. Rajni Kalagate and her nurse, Nancy, for continually providing exceptional healthcare. Fort Worth is fortunate to have such a great rheumatologist.

Anne Boudreaux,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Jerry’s Express car wash in Crowley for giving veterans a free $12 car wash on Veterans Day. Thank you very much.

David Schelkle, Crowley


Cheers: To the Crawford Broadcasting System and Neil Gallagher (KAAM/770 AM) for their many reminders of this great country and “we the people.” God Bless America.

Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City


Cheers: To Russell and Autumn Hightower of Springtown for noticing the flat tire on our car and expertly changing it after we were at El Cerrito restaurant in Lakeside.

Charlotte and

John Mitchem, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Eric Warden, owner of Mustang Elite Car Wash and Lube Center in Grapevine. Warden offered their Derby Wash ($21.99) free to all active duty and military veterans free on Veterans Day.

Jennifer Dooley, Southlake


Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for not renewing Steve Busby’s contract. You know that it didn’t work with John Rhadigan and it’s not going to work with Dave Raymond. He just doesn’t have it like Steve Busby. We loved Busby and Tom Grieve together. Please don’t break them up.

Maria Mendez,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for my son’s and my meal at the Mexican Inn Cafe on a Sunday. What a nice Christian thing to do. We really appreciate it, and may the blessing come back to you.

Jeanette Cox, Keller


Cheers: To the thoughtful people who brought food to the early voting clerks in Benbrook during our two weeks of early voting there. My walking buddy, Lakshmi, brought us pizza for lunch, Michael Richmond brought us cookies and a sweet lady from Chick-fil-A brought us lunch.

Joyce Winford, Fort Worth