Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Eleven Canadian cadets and one American were honored during Memorial Day at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Eleven Canadian cadets and one American were honored during Memorial Day at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Cheers: To Laurel Land Memorial Park for providing a fabulous Memorial Day ceremony and to all of the participants in the ceremony.

Jim Hahn, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Shawn and Kelli Delgado for placing American flags at all the entrances and median in Alexandra Meadows Community. God Bless you both for honoring our fallen military.

Kaye Riopelle, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the Stockyards visitor center. I called and asked how much parking is during lunch. I was told it is free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but I got a $75 parking ticket. I called again in front of the man writing the ticket and he heard them say it is free. He told me I have to appeal.

Sue Allen, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the Saginaw Police and Fire Department emergency personnel who aided my husband and me in our recent motorcycle accident. Their response was timely and they tended to our needs in a friendly and professional manner. Cheers to the ambulance crew from Eagle Mountain who transported me.

Karen Anderson,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To security at the Parks Mall at Arlington. My cheer specifically goes out to Bree. She drove me around every parking lot, reassured me that all was OK and that we would find my car. About an hour later, she found it. Thank you, Bree! Your demeanor, courtesy, and patience was appreciated.

Bill Kindsfather, Arlington


Jeers: To the chain fitness studio owner who is totally unresponsive to calls regarding equipment that has been down for months at a Fort Worth location. The corporate headquarters suggests to go to other clubs. At 1:30 p.m. each day, men cannot use the locker rooms because women do the cleaning — when they show up.

Myron Krupp, Aledo


Cheers: To the Hurst Police and Fire Departments for helping celebrate the birthday of 8-year-old Graham Day when none of his young friends would do so. The City of Hurst is definitely a city of heart and caring. Congratulations to the fine people who serve our city’s residents.

Louis D. Marks Jr., Hurst


Jeers: To the railroad schedule that regularly blocks the crossing at Northside Drive and all nearby crossings during rush hour. Last week I was detained for two hours. No one could help at the city railroad office and BNSF Railway put me on hold. What if there was an emergency?

Laura Blayloc, Azle


Cheers: To a man who came up to me while I was putting groceries in my car and said, “Do you know you have a flat tire?” He told me that he was waiting for someone and just happened to be in that parking lot and saw my tire and waited for me. I am very grateful to Brad Allen, who is a sales rep for a tile company in Haltom City.

Marlene Eisen,

Richland Hills


Cheers: To former City Council aide Sandi Breaux for her more than 20 years of service to the citizens of Council District 3, Councilmen Chuck Silcox and Zim Zimmerman. Sandi has to be one of the great problem-solvers. She has worked diligently for the City of Fort Worth during her career.

Robert B. Bashein,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Chris Soper of Doggy Styles for his heroic efforts in keeping our little dog alive after he had a massive seizure while being groomed. Because of Chris’s actions, we were able to get Stanley to our vet and be with him at the end. We are forever grateful.

Connie and John Michael, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the 220 seniors from Southwest High School who paraded through the pyramid elementary and middle schools in cap and gown to inspire the younger students to reach for the same goal. Class of 2017, you are awesome.

Mark Metroka, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Sam Balandran of the Fort Worth Runners Club for his insightful letter regarding Bud Kennedy’s column questioning the club’s Memorial Day T-Shirt (“Rebel runners,” June 2). I made a special trip to buy an extra shirt but all were gone. It looks like a great exercise.

Jim Engstrom,

Eagle Mountain Lake


Cheers: To Eric and the others who stopped to help and rescue me and my dogs who were attacked by a big dog who broke through the wooden fence of her yard. We both are going home from the hospital today. God bless you all!

Janet Hebert, Fort Worth


Jeers: To a local cemetery for not providing locations to volunteer photographers. Many family members cannot travel to visit their loved ones who have passed away. Volunteer photographers provide photos of those locations. The cemetery is so large it is impossible to locate memorials without their assistance.

Charles Sloan, Hurst


Jeers: To the persons who stole property belonging to Ridgerock Court on two separate occasions. The items taken had sentimental value and were placed in a flowerbed for all to enjoy. What was taken didn’t have a lot of monetary value, but the emotional damage of these thefts is immeasurable.

Marjorie Moritz,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To all of the self-absorbed drivers who text while driving. Is that message worth killing for?

Linda Morgan, Southlake


Jeers: To the “full-service oil change $34.99” garage that also charges $9.99 for a filter, $3 shop fee and $5.19 for extra oil, plus tax. Where’s the truth in advertising?

Robert Henson, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the state legislators and the governor. If House Bill 3976 is signed, it will increase the health insurance program provided by Texas to retired teachers and spouses. They deserve better than this for their years of teaching our children and will impact the recruitment of future teachers.

Jay Gosdin, Bedford


Cheers:To the fifth-floor nursing staff at Texas Health Huguley Hospital! They provided the best care during a recent nine-day hospital stay after having surgery. Each and every nurse showed compassion and warmth and gave 110 percent at all times. God bless you all.

Mary Phink, Burleson


Cheers: To Joshua Animal Clinic’s Dr. Lisa Jobe for her understanding and help when it came time for my dog Ebby to go over the rainbow bridge. She came out to my home so that Ebby wouldn’t have to go through going to the clinic and I wouldn’t have to go through the long drive home with her.

Jean Simonsen, Cleburne


Cheers: To Carroll’s senior Reed Brown for breaking the 4-minute mile barrier. But it was reported like a footnote. ESPN calls Roger Bannister’s first 4-minute mile in 1954 “one of the most iconic sporting moments in history.”

David Wiegand, Hurst


Cheers: To Arlington Heights United Methodist Church for the wonderful donation of bookshelves and books for every fifth-grader at North Hi Mount Elementary. Your generosity is beyond measure. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. We are all lucky to be a part of your kindness. Thank you!

Thea Jones, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Palio’s Pizza Cafe in Grapevine on Texan Trail for the wonderful and accommodating service after our eighth-grade Holy Trinity Catholic School graduation. Families are so thankful for local businesses like Palio’s and we will continue to support.

Vicky Garza, Colleyville


Cheers: To the staff at Don Davis Body Shop in Arlington, especially estimator Rick Beason, paint-and-dent repair tech A.J., and detail tech Jose Munoz, for another great repair on my ’06 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Keeping it looking good!

Rick Steinocher, Euless


Jeers: To DFW Airport for not making space in the terminal remodel plans for the barber and shoeshine shop. After 43 years, they get kicked to the curb. DFW Airport has always been about money.

Rick Nieting, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the Fort Worth Convention Center. We attended the Saginaw High School graduation. It ended about 10 p.m. The lighting around the convention center is very poor — almost nonexistent, other than right at the doors. This makes the walk to cars unsafe.

Barbara Moon,

Richland Hills