Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

L.H. “Doc” Fox of Mansfield talks about his experiences in World War II. He turned 100 Friday and will have a party on Saturday — Veterans Day — at Joe T. Garcia’s, where over 100 people are expected to attend.
L.H. “Doc” Fox of Mansfield talks about his experiences in World War II. He turned 100 Friday and will have a party on Saturday — Veterans Day — at Joe T. Garcia’s, where over 100 people are expected to attend.

Cheers: To the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers for their beautiful display of patriotism at each World Series game. All were standing with their caps over their heart and some were singing while our national anthem was played. And what great games! Fun to watch.

Jo Ann Byrne, Arlington

Cheers: To the young man and his father dining at an Arlington restaurant recently. The young man saw my husband wearing his Vietnam veterans cap and saluted him. As they left they both saluted my husband and gave a him hug and left money for a tip.

Ceil York, Arlington

Cheers: To Habitat for Humanity and their encouraging volunteer leaders. They provided us with equipment, hands-on training and an opportunity to work with others from Trinity Episcopal and Holy Family Catholic Church building several homes in Como. What a wonderful way to build a better city, home by home!

Sue Hampton, Fort Worth

Jeers: I didn’t realize that Fort Worth was just Stockyards and country living and isn’t on the map as a destination to move to. We are lucky to have a nice person like Ashley Williams from Chicago to let us know Fort Worth is doing it wrong.

Brenda Gilliland,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dwane Kelley, TCCD Police Department training coordinator and instructor, for the Senior Education Personal Safety & Self Defense Techniques class at the Northeast Campus. He taught serious subject matter in an easy-to-understand and often lighthearted manner. Thoroughly enjoyed his class, unfortunate it’s needed in today’s world.

Carol Hubbard, Arlington

Jeers: To my cable provider for charging extra to see the Astros beat the Yankees (to celebrate America’s pastime) while offering RT (Russia Today) for free. What’s wrong with this picture?

Christopher Dills, Mansfield

Jeers: To the Benbrook City Council’s proposed bridge that will allow cars to exit Texas 183 directly into our neighborhoods. The bike trails on either side of Bellaire Drive South are continually used by runners, bikers and walkers, which will end if Benbrook developers are allowed to turn Bellaire into a superhighway.

Sharon Austry, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the three good Samaritans who helped me Oct. 25 at a chicken restaurant on Overton Ridge Boulevard. Special thanks to the lady in hospital scrubs for your attention and care. We did follow your recommendation. Thank you and God bless.

Joe Nevitt, Fort Worth

Jeers: To John Smoltz and Joe Buck for their biased announcing of the World Series games. Obviously they are Dodgers fans, but they should have been more neutral in their coverage. They were not pleasant to listen to for four hours!

Gwen Burk, Pantego

Cheers: To Shannon and Dwayne of Green Guard, who helped me get my Lone Star Overnight package delivered. I didn’t know LSO had moved to North Fort Worth, and Green Guard took over its vacated space in the Trinity Industrial Park. Nice people!

Jerri Watt, Fort Worth

Jeers: To dog walkers in neighborhoods and along trails who scoop the dog poop but leave the bag for someone else to pick up. Why can’t you carry it yourself to the nearest garbage can instead of expecting someone else to tend to your dog’s doo?

Adelaide Leavens, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gentleman behind me in the checkout line at a grocery store in Hurst. Over my shoulder he handed me a 30 percent off coupon. I thanked him, but never turned around to see him. My savings was over $30!

Lynn O’Day, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To those who won’t stand during the playing of our national anthem. If you want to protest, then do it at the ballot box.

Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To whoever paid for breakfast at a Lake Worth pancake shop Oct. 21. I was with my dad, Vern, 92, and my uncle, Roy, 88. We appreciate it and will pay it forward. The waitress got a nice tip that day.

Richard Neece, Arlington

Cheers: To the school district’s Books and Barbers Reading Program, and to the participating barbers. Sounds like a great idea! May it expand to all areas. It’s heartwarming to read some positive news.

Carolyn Allen, Benbrook

Jeers: To the city of Arlington over the end of the free Christkindl market. It has been replaced with “Enchant.” Now it costs $29.95 just to go through a light maze and enjoy the market. The two attractions are not mutually exclusive. Attendees and vendors should be outraged.

Frank Leonard, Euless

Cheers: To the team at Dr. Eric Wroten’s office and the Baylor Surgicare at Oakmont. From Dr. Wroten and his staff to Erica, Diane, Sonia and many others at the surgery center, I was treated with great care and expertise. Today, so many go unrewarded for the care they give. Cheers and thanks for a job well done. Bless you!

Stephanie Spradley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind gentleman who paid for my lunch at a deli on Nov. 3. Thank you for changing my cloudy day to a sunny one!

Wilma Arthurs, Arlington

Cheers: Thanks to Jesse for picking up the tab for our singles group at a restaurant. You made our day!

Mary Lewis, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Roger Foggle and his reading for kids program. That was one of the better stories I’ve read in your paper in a while.

Jeff Murray, Weatherford

Cheers: To MedStar EMS and Fort Worth Fire Department stations 26 and 36, C Shift. They helped save my life after cardiac arrest on Sept. 23. Thank you! Cheers also to my wife, Barbara, who initiated CPR and continued till first responders arrived! I’m recovering thanks to all of you!

Timothy Gollaher, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Rosemont Middle School JCC Cadets for placing first overall at the Jacquet Middle School Drill Competition Oct 21.

Petty Officer Erica Blackwell,


Jeers: To those who complain about drivers on the Chisholm Trail Parkway. The speed limit posted is the maximum. If it’s too slow for you, leave earlier and enjoy the smooth roadway. Or head for Interstate 35W and leave the CTP for others.

Mackilee Martin, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the first responders, those in the emergency clinic and all who came to my aid Nov. 4 before the Texas-TCU game. Nine of your outstanding professionals treated my need with dignity, kindness, respect and concern. God’s blessings as you continue your excellent service at TCU.

Jane Westfall, Mansfield

Jeers: To Fort Worth for allowing Airbnb rentals in a neighborhood zoned for single family. All the neighbors are aware that there are rentals and have given the addresses to the city. The code enforcement officials just can’t seem to find them.

A D Doak, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the service that threw the new Yellow Pages unwrapped on driveways on our street last Saturday. Some are dirty and torn and probably not usable. Understandably many of our neighbors think they’re just trash in their driveways.

Mike Leeman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the cheerleader squads from St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John the Apostle and St. Maria Goretti Catholic Schools and their moderators for coming out to support the Nolan Catholic Vikings football team. Your spirit and enthusiasm were contagious!

Lisa Griffith, Fort Worth

Cheers: The Max Faulkner photo in Sunday’s Star-Telegram was the best TCU sports photo I have ever seen. And I have been a TCU fan for 73 years. It showed off Coach Patterson’s dominating type of defense.

John Byrne, Arlington

Cheers: To the wonderful lady in a white Honda Odyssey who paid for my breakfast Oct. 20 in the drive-through at a Hurst restaurant.

Micah E. Lavender, Euless

Jeers: To self-checkouts in stores. I refuse to use them. They take people’s jobs. I went to a discount store in Bedford. There were no cashiers, only self-checkouts. I didn’t buy anything, and I left that store for good.

Benjy Cloud, Euless