Cheers: To the two good Samaritans helping push cars up the hill on West Vickery Boulevard close to Buzz Fence during the winter storm. Due to their kindness and a stroke of good fortune, I made it home safely. Thanks and many blessings to you!
— Leslie Zvitt, Benbrook
Jeers: To all the cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that don’t have front-end-fitted snow plow trucks to clear the streets for us to get out of our driveways and to go to school, work. etc. The state highway department has snow plow trucks keeping the majority of the highways clear, why don’t you?
— Barry D. Wilson,
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North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Burleson police. On that icy Monday, I realized I’d let my insulin prescription lapse and was completely out. Helping me out, they went by my pharmacy, picked up my prescription and delivered it. Above and beyond service from the coppers! Thanks!
— Russell Phillips, Burleson
Cheers: To the friendly man in a black Tahoe who flagged me down on that snowy, icy Monday afternoon and paid for a tire to put on my car. Thank you, John B. And all you asked for was prayer for your two daughters. How awesome.
— Deborah Hope, Arlington
Cheers: To the nice gentleman who tried to help me clear my iced-over windows at Kroger on Feb. 27. I truly did not realize you were there until I started backing out and noticed my rear window was half-cleared and I saw you from my car. My apologies, and thanks.
— Pauline Blossom, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the wonderful person who found my wallet on the ice-covered sidewalk downtown Feb. 24 and returned it to my mailbox, anonymously. You saved me so much grief! I hope we can meet so I may thank you in person.
— Neel McDonald, Fort Worth
Cheers: To our remarkable postal carrier, Duane. While the rest of us were doing our best not to venture out in the snow and ice, you somehow managed and didn’t let us down. Most appreciated.
— Linda Howarth, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the good Samaritan who bounced on my truck bumper to help me get unstuck and up the Summit Avenue ramp on the icy Friday. He wouldn’t take any money, saying, “It feels nice to do something good for someone.” What a great guy. His car was stuck, and he was on foot.
— Bill Franklin, Fort Worth
Jeers: To all of the idiot drivers Feb. 27 who put all of us cautious drivers in harms way by tailgating us and passing us in the left lane, going too fast when there was snow/ice on the roadways.
— Lynne Harmon, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Fort Worth. Our town looks like a gigantic garbage can! Why are we allowing trash and litter everywhere? Can we not be proud of our great city and keep it clean? Don’t Mess With Texas/Fort Worth!
— Teresa von Illyes, Benbrook
Cheers: To the John Peter Smith Hospital staff for their kindness and attention when my son was taken there after his vehicle was T-boned. Our special thanks to the doctors who performed surgery to pin Matthew’s femur back together. A huge thanks to Tiffany, our tech nurse, who brought humor and smiles to us all!
— Sharon Adams, Mansfield
Cheers: To Dr. Lott and the staff at Cityview Animal Hospital. They took great care of our beloved Baxter. They even came to our home when it was time to send him to animal heaven after a wonderful, vivacious 18-year life. Many thanks and God bless!
— Mark and Nancy Neyland
and Jean Walker, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the First Baptist of Arlington Youth Ministry for spending their “Wake Up Weekend” enhancing the O.S. Gray Natural Area for the pleasure of the citizens of Arlington. They installed a park bench and cut, pulled and stacked privet. Also distributed mulch on park trails. From friends of the OSGNA.
— Paula Harbour, Arlington
Cheers: To Mario, who cleans and sets tables at Mimi’s Cafe on Interstate 20 in Arlington. He works quickly and efficiently and takes pride in his work. He is a joy to watch.
— Barbara L. Berry, Mansfield
Cheers: To Cotton Patch Cafe and Texas Roadhouse on South Hulen Street, Pepsi, the Wal-Mart on McCart Avenue, and Sam’s Club on Bryant Irvin Road. A big thank you to each of you for the donations to St. Andrews for the Valentine’s Day luncheon for the homeless. You were a blessing! Jeers to another restaurant and beverage distributor for not donating.
— Nancy Sue Ewing, Fort Worth
Jeers: To workers’ comp representatives for the way some of our firefighters and police officers were treated when hurt while performing their official duties. These men and women protect our lives and property every day and deserve our thanks. If they’re injured, workers’ comp should pay for their medical needs.
— Tien Bucher,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To our wonderful neighbor, Bill Allred, who recently came to my wife’s rescue after she fell in the street and hit her head. Jeers to those who drove by her without stopping to help before Bill arrived.
— Albert and Linda Moser,
Cheers: To the unknown couple who surprised us by paying our dinner bill at Szechuan Chinese Restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road Feb. 12. We thank them for their generosity and being beacons of light to others. We pray you read this and know we will follow your example and pay it forward.
— Barbara Clarkin
and Walter Saner, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Johnny, the parking lot attendant at Fiesta on Eighth Avenue. He is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen. You never see him neglecting his job. Johnny is always friendly and courteous. God bless him.
— Mike Garcia, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Oscars for rewarding an opinionated documentary (Citizenfour) on the traitor Edward Snowden, calling it “freedom of expression.” And worse, the ill-advised audience applauding it.
— Trent Spahr, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Arlington Yacht Club members for 51 years of sailing memories at Lake Arlington, including sea scouts, regattas, UTA classes, sailathons for the disabled, UTA and Texas A&M intercollegiate sailing contests, the Ulster Project and lighted sailboats on the at city of Arlington Fourth of July celebrations. Love you!
— Carol Underwood, Arlington
Jeers: To the networks who use spring break and junk TV shows to pre-empt regular programing.
— Lynn Riley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Fort Worth police officers Arreguin, Ramsey and Bittinger coming to the aid of a stranded motorist on narrow shoulder of Interstate 35W. Arreguin assisted by pushing my car to a safer location. He later returned with officers Bittinger and Ramsey and fixed my flat tire.
— Patricia Wesley-Griffin,
Cheers: To these people who helped me after I fractured my hip Dec. 20: Dr. Jeffry McGowen, who did the surgery; Matthew Watson, PA; Dr. Harper and all the nurses (Phoebe,John, Gail, Ingrid, and the operating room staff at Texas Health Methodist Hospital. Thank you!
— Peggy Terrell, Fort Worth
Jeers: To an ophthalmology practice for making patients sit in a waiting room an hour and a half to two hours every appointment. We go every seven weeks. Used to go once a month.
— Jana Hamman, Fort Worth
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