Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

TCU swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma recently announced his retirement after 38 years.
TCU swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma recently announced his retirement after 38 years.

Cheers: To the longest tenured head coach in TCU history, Richard Sybesma. Thank you for all the roles you’ve played within the TCU and Fort Worth community: swimming coach, cheerleader, mentor, officiant, leader, fan and all-around great guy. Congrats on retirement!

Chris and Becky Hall, Colleyville


Jeers: To the people who show up at a church in Keller wearing their shirts they bought at a rock concert, motorcycle event, Cowboys game, Rangers game or wherever. You’re going into God’s house to worship, can’t you show some respect? Think about it.

Richard Bonner,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Air Co. service representative Molly and technician Jeremy. When I was facing a long Independence Day weekend without AC, they went above and beyond to get my system back up. We are forever grateful.

John Chaloupka, Bedford


Cheers: To the gentleman who paid for our lunch ticket at Tastebuds and left before we could thank him.

James and Lyla Goad,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the unknown person who turned in my lost cellphone at Kohl’s customer service. I am so very grateful!

Norma Miller, Arlington


Cheers: To Roger Norman and his Sertoma Club for placing flags in Tanglewood yards for patriotic holidays. It is a thrilling reminder of freedom.

Kelly Flynn, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Don Davis Nissan Arlington. The service department at the dealership showed great kindness and concern for our group of 12 quilters on a road trip. We stopped with a overheated van. They promptly assessed the problem and fixed it and we were on the road again in just minutes. Thank you [from the] Queen Bees.

Pat Elam, Azle


Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for my lunch at Bacon’s Restaurant in Hurst. How very nice. I really appreciate this. I wished I could have thanked them personally . My best to you!

Norma Bachschmid,



Cheers: To the Benbrook City Council for its decision to put a bridge over the Clear Fork. The life saved by the shortened response times for EMS, police and fire departments could be yours.

Larry L. Stowe, Benbrook


Jeers: To a bank that closed its gon Saturdays. You still have the same number of tellers working, but now all transactions must be made in the bank lobby. With the limited amount of parking, doing business there is becoming a real pain.

John Pugh, Keller


Cheers:To the very kind gentleman who paid for six senior ladies’ dinner at Tommy’s on Camp Bowie Boulevard. It came as a nice surprise when we went to pay bill. You left before we knew but your act of kindness won’t go unnoticed and we’ll be sure to pay it forward.

Martha Ewing, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the generosities of the city of Fort Worth, and local country clubs that donate their courses each summer to junior golfers. Especially all the volunteers. My son looks forward to when all the private and public club players come together for the popular tournament.

Yvette Cerda, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Rita Stafford and Lourdes Dixon with Home Instead and Tami Rush with Encompass for their excellent 24/7 care of our mother during the last few years of her life. No words can properly express our appreciation for their outstanding professionalism and support of our mother and our family.

Patty Gourley, Arlington


Cheers: To all my fellow American Airlines pilots, employees and others for donating about $375,000, so far, for a very special employee/friend who is going through a very difficult time with a very expensive medical procedure not covered by insurance. Very nice to see so many folks stepping up and helping out!

Vince Basset, Euless


Cheers: To Pamela and the staff at the Texas Department of Public Safety Office in Cleburne. Pamela went above and beyond to assist me with completing my driver’s license application. The staff greeted me at the door and asked what services I was requesting and explained the documents that were needed to complete the application.

Donnell Barton, Burleson


Jeers: To a local garage door repair company. They are way overpriced and will take advantage of you. Cheers to Overhead Door Co. of Fort Worth.

Ann Stewart, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Trina Murray at Enterprise Car Rental on West Seventh Street. Trina turned a bad situation into a good one with her outstanding PR. This was my first time renting from them. Thanks to Trina, I will be a repeat customer.

Janie Vaughn, Fort Worth


Cheers: To a wonderful man and a great big thank you for coming to my aid on Western Center Boulevard at Albertsons. My cards were declined, and this great man paid for my groceries. Again, thank you so much. You are a very gracious, kind man. I will pay it forward!

Linda Dunavin,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the Aledo Fire Department. I recently required the services of the department, and they came a running after I called 911. I went to school there years ago, and they were masterful and highly professional in their conduct and efficiency. These men put their lives on the line because they care.

Rick Postoak, Fort Worth


Cheers: To your editorial on school choice. On the one hand, parents cannot choose what they consider “good” schools for their child. On the other hand, they should put their money where their mouth is. Roman Catholic families have paid for Catholic schools for years. Let the evangelicals pay for theirs.

Suzann J. Ross, Arlington


Cheers: To Lacy, Brandi and Beth of Kindred at Home for the excellent nursing they provide my 86-year-old father. Just the smile on his face when he sees them coming is enough for this daughter to know he is in wonderful hands. Thanks so much!

Carla Reynolds, Joshua


Cheers: To Nick at Saginaw Wal-Mart Automotive for being so helpful and jump-starting my SUV so I could go home with all the groceries before some melted. Thank you very much, Nick! And thanks to Sharon in customer service for calling Nick to my rescue.

Judy Marsden, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Metroplex Pain Management. Cheers to Shirley, Linda, Stella, Christie and Dr. Pat Stanton for making my surgery a pain-free one.

Pete Sikora, Keller


Cheers: To the sweet lady who found my Kindle Fire I had left in the ladies’ room on the third floor of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Also to James Goad, who tried to return it to me and later let me know that he had it for me. Thank you both.

Jay Evans, Crowley


Cheers: To the lovely couple with white USA shirts who paid for lunch for my son, grandson and me at Applebee’s. We appreciate it very much. Wish we had learned your names. God bless, and we will pay it forward.

Christine Pettigrew, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Brookshire’s supermarket in Springtown for giving free fruit to children while parents shop.

Connie Lane, Perrin


Cheers: To the Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department for their great work in trimming the trees at Fire Station No. 26 on Hulen. The trees look great, and the fire station and the fire trucks can now be seen from the street. They are a great to have as neighbors.

Mackilee Martin,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the person at the Burleson Wal-Mart that turned in my phone to customer service. Thank you so much! That was so nice of you. I wish I could thank you in person.

James Clawson, Granbury


Cheers: To Jennifer Lopez, daughter of retired Chief Master Sgt. Fred (retired) and Nancy Lopez, who graduates from basic training at Lackland Air Force Baseon July 27 as an airman first class. Jennifer enlisted two days shy of her 18th birthday. Keep up the good work, Airman.

Frederic F. Lopez,

Fort Worth