Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Superintendent Kent Scribner talks to trustee Tobi Jackson as the board takes up a strict ethics policy in 2017. Jackson is seeking a third term on the Fort Worth school board on May 4.
Superintendent Kent Scribner talks to trustee Tobi Jackson as the board takes up a strict ethics policy in 2017. Jackson is seeking a third term on the Fort Worth school board on May 4. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Cheers: To FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner, who congratulated the North Hi Mount Eagle Honor Choir this year at the Junior Achievement Breakfast at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel. Not only did he congratulate them, he took pictures! He also made an appearance at the Arlington Heights High School literacy rally.

Anthony Reyna,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Mary Milam upon being presented the prestigious Golden Cane Award by the Tarrant County Medical Society for 2017. This recognizes her as an exemplary physician who has earned the respect of her colleagues and the confidence of the public. Congratulations to Dr. Milam.

James Linton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind young man in Burleson who paid for my groceries, saying, “Have a blessed day.” I didn’t know he had done this until the cashier said the bill was already paid. Thank you, thank you!

Ruth Langley, Everman

Cheers: To Danica Roem, a transgender former reporter, who was elected to the State Assembly from Richmond, Va. She defeated Republican Robert Marshall, a longtime legislator who had sponsored anti-LGBT measures including “bathroom bills.”

Judy O’Donnell,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the best Whataburger in Burleson (and Texas). They not only are polite and helpful but take care of requests. I went for a Spicy Strawberry Jam Sausage Biscuit and was upset they no longer had the spicy jelly. They called and got some and let me buy it. They are wonderful.

Susann M. Eller, Burleson

Cheers: To Kim’s Black Belt Academy in Burleson, a family-focused Martial Arts Studio for all ages. The focus is skills and values such as discipline, courtesy and respect. Grandmaster Kim and Master Berrios help all students improve their self-confidence and emphasize the importance of treating everyone with respect.

Tom Newton, Crowley

Cheers: To Charlie Gilchrist’s Southwest Nissan collision center in Weatherford! Especially to Carl Polson, the specialist who stayed in contact during the repair of my 2015 Nissan Frontier driver side door, which I accidentally sheared off. Also, my key fob to lock the doors, which was not working, does now!

Susan Brown, Springtown

Jeers: To those residents of Richland Hills who bought into the City Council’s propaganda and opposed the proposition to scale fire and police pay grades in order to maintain quality personnel and limit the cost of personnel turnover.

Michael and Vicki Logan,

Richland Hills

Cheers: For listing upcoming Texas Wesleyan athletic schedules in the Game Plan column of the Sports section.

Jan Fersing, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bart Baker/C.L.Clark for their letters of Nov. 8 for reminding us how Greg Abbott and Kay Granger refuse to acknowledge their lack of backbone to stand up to the NRA. Prayers don’t stop bullets. Hiding behind fear of gun violence as reason not to have an open forum is sad.

John Dearing, Watauga

Cheers: To North Hi Mount parents and students who donated their Sunday afternoon to a cleanup, weed out, bag up and replant effort to beautify the campus. We are proud of our school. Integrity, respect, hard work. That’s the North Hi Mount way!

Beverly Yates, Fort Worth

Cheers: To American Airlines employee Jordan Hoppe, a handsome young gentleman who came to the aid of this senior citizen at an area Walgreens. I told the sales clerk I needed assistance to open two items I purchased the day previously. Jordan stepped up and said, “I will open those for you.”

Lorna Parker, Benbrook

Cheers: To the Texas Homeschool Educators Sports Association (THESA) high school volleyball team (which my oldest grandaughter plays for) for winning the state and national home school volleyball tournaments. Nationals were in Omaha, and THESA won the final against a Houston team in five exciting sets.

Charles Clines,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To an east side drugstore for charging $49.82 for a flu shot for a 66-year-old disabled man on Medicaid. You could have advised him of more economical locations for the same service.

Mark Hill, Fort Worth

Cheers: To football powers Auburn, Oklahoma and Miami for schooling their overrated opposition on Nov. 11.

Jim Sandersom, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a fast-food chain’s North Richland Hills location for refusing me a breakfast on Veterans Day. I am a Vietnam veteran and 100 percent disabled. You treated me just as I was treated when returning from Vietnam. You destroyed my day. The Hurst location was outstanding.

John Palmieri,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the wonderful woman in Michael’s who offered me a hug after I just learned a dear friend had passed away. I was in obvious distress, and your kindness and compassion have stayed with me every day since. You were my angel that day. God bless you.

Patsy Vawter, Weatherford

Jeers: To Fox Sports Southwest! Why can’t these football announcers figure out where they are for the football games they are announcing? Last year they said they were in Dallas for the TCU-Tech game. This year they said they were in Dallas at AT&T Stadium for the Tech-Baylor game?

Joe Fuchs, Hurst

Cheers: To the man in the Superman shirt who came to my rescue when I couldn’t start my car. Sadly, his super jumper cables were unsuccessful because it turned out it wasn’t the battery but a bad starter. But his super kindness still made my day.

Sharon Austry, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Bob, who generously paid for dinner at a Pulido’s Cafe in Arlington. There were 12 people in our party. Thanks, Bob. And thanks to our waiter, Lucas, who made serving 12 people without reservations look easy.

Thomas Talley, Arlington

Cheers: To Home Zone Furniture Stores for offering free delivery to military veterans. Besides courteous and professional service by Israel Delgado during our recent visit to purchase furniture, we were pleasantly surprised when Israel made us aware they offer free delivery to veterans.

Jim Hahn, Weatherford

Cheers: For the Best Buy geek guys for helping me solve my problems with my Fitbit watch. Great help. Thanks.

Anita Reisdorfer,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady at an El Fenix in Grapevine who paid the dinner and drink bill for this vet and his wife on Veterans Day. Thanks, dear! And thanks to the restaurant for my free dinner.

Ernest Doclar, Grapevine

Cheers: To Yana Cisco, MusicPraise director; Josh Bailey, music minister; and Jennifer Cooper, music ministry developer, for the amazing patriotic program at Christ Chapel Bible Church to honor God and military veterans who have helped protect our freedom! God Bless America!

Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook

Cheers: To TCU senior Megan McCracken and the Food Recovery Network and Sodexo for their work in providing food left over from football games and the TCU cafeteria to the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth. What a wonderful example for all of us.

Roy J. Eaton, Decatur

Cheers: To the University of North Texas football team for clinching the Conference USA West division title. Coach Seth Littrell and his staff have turned the program around and look forward to a championship game and a 2017 bowl game. Go Mean Green!

Steve Hoffman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the man who stopped to assist my elderly father, who had fallen during his morning walk. He was in such a hurry to aid my father he must have forgotten to use his brake. When we looked back, the vehicle was beginning to slowly roll down the road.

Verna Jean Dyer,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To H.F. Stevens Middle School in Crowley for the great Veterans Day program. The band, the dance group and the speakers were all wonderful! Thanks from this Vietnam vet.

David Schelkle, Crowley

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