Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Rangers pitchers Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Martin Perez and Yovani Gallardo take part in a fielding drill during spring training in Surprise, Ariz.
Rangers pitchers Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Martin Perez and Yovani Gallardo take part in a fielding drill during spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cheers: To the Fort Worth school district for naming the Trimble Tech High School’s baseball field Yovani Gallardo Field. That brought home to me how much Gallardo is honored in his hometown. We baseball fans look forward to watching one of our own playing on his own turf! Go Yovani, and have a great year.

— Marybeth Bloch, Bedford

Cheers: To detective Becky Aranda of the Farmers Branch police. She handled a report of theft/fraud committed against my son with the utmost professionalism. While I didn’t get the results I was hoping for due to extenuating circumstances, her gentle honesty and the help she provided is much appreciated by this “mama bear.”

— Maureen Appell, Boyd

Cheers: To the nurses and nursing assistants on the third-floor Richardson Tower at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for the wonderful care I received after my surgery. Especially Jessica, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., for the real bath. It was great. Being a nurse myself, it made me remember what good nursing care is really all about.

— Kay Lee, Willow Park

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for the deplorable condition of West Berry Street between Hemphill Street and Forest Park Boulevard, and to the railroad for the condition of the tracks that cross at the Cleburne Road intersection. Surely there’s a less destructive way of keeping speeds down.

— Larry Widmer, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Arlington’s Martin High School symphony orchestra for receiving the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Award for outstanding achievement. In recognition of their selection as the 2015 String Honor Orchestra, they were invited in February to the TMEA annual convention and clinic in San Antonio. Go Warriors!

— Karen Cannon, Arlington

Cheers: To Linda, whom I do not know. I was paying for groceries at Sprouts Feb. 11, and asked the cashier the price of a beautiful orchid. She replied $24.99. That I cannot afford. Linda said give it to her. Thank you Linda. May God bless you for being so nice.

— Velda Frost, Hurst

Cheers: To Pastor Mark Berry and the staff at Bread Basket Ministries for over 32 years supplying food for senior citizens, people with disabilities and those in crisis. He has a genuine compassion for sharing the “bread of life” to all those in attendance at the services. God bless you!

— Tommie Carter Jr., Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Alcon Foundation, Kids Vision for Life and the Essilor Vision Foundation for providing free eye exams and glasses to our students at Lake Worth ISD. You have helped the lives of many. Thank you is such a small word, but it is all I have.

— Wanda Leslie, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the delivery men from Rooms To Go who assisted my husband when he took a bad fall while getting out of our car. We were visiting our family and the men were delivering on Overlook Drive in Grapevine. They quickly helped my husband in getting up.

— Patricia Bing, Crowley

Cheers: To three individuals/organizations for promptly responding and providing much needed services and their professional expertise for three homeowner issues: Robert Walsh, electrical contractor, Walsh Service Group; Stacey King, master plumber, ATSB Plumbing LLC; and Raylyn Hampton, water and sewer crew chief, Arlington Water Utilities Department.

— Pat Dickinson, Arlington

Cheers: To John Householder upon his retirement after 21 years of service in the TCU admissions office, as well as for his 23 years of service to our country in the Air Force. Your professionalism, character and loyalty are second to none. Thank you for your service to both TCU and the United States of America.

— Richard Sybesma, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Geneva Mitchell, employee at Braum’s on Denton Highway. I have never been in that store to shop when she did not greet me with a smile and say “welcome.” She is so very nice and professional. Wish all my shopping experiences were this great!

— Candace Peel,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the guys at Batteries+ Plus on South Cooper Street in Arlington, who insisted on supplying and replacing my watch battery for free. Truly nice guys who only asked for my return future business. I definitely will continue to use them. They cheered my day.

— LeNora Armstrong, Arlington

Cheers: To Animal Healthcare for your compassion and working with our sweet Ali. You made it as easy as you could in our difficult decision. We’re very grateful to Dr. Griffin, Dr. Branton and your staff. My son and I know you felt the pain we were going through.

— Sherry Berman, Southlake

Cheers: To Principal Jimmy Neal for doing an outstanding job of correcting problems at Burleson Centennial High School. I know your work is not finished. But I also know you will make this the No. 1 high school in Texas. God bless you.

— Pat Franklin, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a downtown restaurant which, a week after we made our reservation, changed their Valentine’s Day menu to a set menu only, but did not bother to tell us. The price and selection did not appeal to us and it ruined our Valentine’s Day dinner plans.

— Mary Vermette, Keller

Cheers: To the nice lady who went to the trouble to pick up our two canines after they went on an adventure. Thank you for calling us and bringing them to our gate. We so appreciate you. Jeers to Bear and Maggie. Bad dogs!

— Jenny Anderson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the third-floor medical personnel at North Hills Hospital. Our mother, Charlene Young, was there for a week early in February. She received professional, compassionate care day and night. Our family will always be grateful to our “angels” on the third floor.

— Jan Kelly and Patricia Young,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the River Oaks cop who made me pay for a tow truck to take my vehicle one block to a tire repair station, saying it was a “safety hazard.” I had the money to pay, but a lot of people don’t.

— Deb Harrison, River Oaks

Cheers: To Neida Prado! She is a great student at Leonard Middle School. She is a hard worker, turns in excellent work, and contributes in all discussions. She brings her insight, knowledge and connections to class. She is a joy to teach.

— Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Johna McHenry, our personal banker at Wells Fargo on Jim Wright Freeway, and branch manager Teresa Dye. Their outstanding customer service has optimized our banking experience. We enjoyed longstanding relationships with Wells Fargo elsewhere, but the commitment to integrity, honesty and excellence here is superior and appreciated.

— Sherry and Gene Swenson,


Cheers: To the couple who gave us a nice surprise at Denny’s on South Hulen Street Feb. 21 by paying for our breakfast. When the opportunity comes, we will pass it on. It is always nice to see someone who cares about others.

— Lee and Helen Creamer, Burleson

Cheers: To Mr. Willie at Haverty’s at the Fort Worth Hulen store. My furniture was back-ordered and he went beyond the call of duty to locate it. And when it was delivered to the store, he delivered it to me personally in his own truck. Thank you, Mr. Willie.

— Sheila Christoph,


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