Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

McKenna Dawson, 10, rides the X-wing Fighter bicycle as she thanks Santa Claus. LM Aero donated 180 bicycles.
McKenna Dawson, 10, rides the X-wing Fighter bicycle as she thanks Santa Claus. LM Aero donated 180 bicycles.

Cheers: To Goodfellows. And there are thousands of you. For more than a century, your time, work, effort, commitment and compassion — and, yes, your money — have made Christmas meaningful and joyful for so many. Brightened the day. Brought hope, too. Thank you.

Roger Summers,


Cheers: I have been doing business with Stroud’s Auto Supply for many years and have always been serviced by a knowledgeable and friendly sales staff. If you like dealing with a small company that treats everyone in a friendly and professional manner, I would recommend Stroud’s.

Bruce Love,


Cheers: To the staff of the Wedgwood Public Library, always busy, but never too busy to answer questions and provide services. Tax money well spent!

Guelma B. Hopkins,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Dent Smith, VP of operations; Angel, public relations, for planning my grandson’s and his bride’s wedding and allowing them to be married in the chapel after I became hospitalized the week of their wedding. Also to Channel 5 and 8 for covering the event.

Evelyn Rector,


Cheers: To Mrs. Ed Bass, Clint Black, Don Henley and Lyle Lovett for the great concert they put on benefiting Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. It was terrific and raised more than a million dollars, thanks to the generosity of these four gentlemen.

Robert Bunata,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Tammy Segars, employee of the Tarrant Appraisal District, for taking the time to assist my aunt, the spouse of a deceased veteran, with tax questions and concerns. Tammy took the time to provide exemplary customer service to an older woman in need.

Maria Smith, Euless

Cheers: To Josh Lindsay for his service as president of the Mistletoe Heights neighborhood association. All your efforts, enthusiasm and leadership have made this a great neighborhood. Thanks to Chad Jung, Mary Ellen Peipert, Jerri Jo Blackmon and Valerie Ewing for their service as Mistletoe Heights officers.

Richard Sybesma,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To Wendy Davis being on the front page. What a waste of news space.

Roger Sperry, Hurst

Cheers: To Windemere HOA Board of Directors and residents Mike and Sharon Ryan for hosting our neighborhood Christmas/Holiday party. Food, drink, atmosphere and conversation was wonderful. Really enjoy living in this community.

Carol Hubbard,


Cheers: To the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church for donating coats, scarves and gloves to the students of William James Middle School. Your generosity put smiles on the faces of many students, letting them know that someone cared.

Dr. Judith Yarbro,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the management of Mellow Mushroom in Mansfield for comping our meal when an administrative glitch caused our meal to be delayed. Good customer service and good food.

William Harnagel,


Cheers: To Nils Carstrom and the staff of the driver’s license office on Woodway Drive in South Fort Worth. I’ve been there twice and watched them treat people of all kinds with courtesy, good cheer and smiles.

Allyson Paxton,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Mansfield Lowe’s and the appliance department staffers who helped me select a new washing machine, promptly price-matched a better online price I found on my phone, and quickly wheeled the appliance to the back of my truck and loaded it up. Everyone at this store is friendly, quick and efficient every time I go!

Bill Tillotson,


Jeers: To the Fort Worth ISD School Board for giving the superintendent a $20,000 bonus because the District’s STAAR scores rose. What did the teachers and students get? Nothing. They are the ones who worked to get the scores higher.

Susann M. Eller,


Jeers: To the no-credit, no-problem furniture store on Beach Street that continues to cold call people even after being told to stop by corporate. You’ve lost a customer here!

Barry D Wilson,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Jerry Brothers for his service of delivering our Star-Telegram for 44 years in Azle. The paper is never late. Vacation holds always begin on time and end as directed. What a record! Thank you.

Ken Haas, Azle

Cheers: To Kathleen Parramore and Annette Henderson and all the city of Fort Worth staffers whose words of encouragement have meant more to me than the mere words “thank you” could ever repay, and to Gary and Brenda Hogan, who have always fed my doggies and looked after things as I battle the health crisis du jour.

Riley Cantrell,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lakeside Veterinary Clinic. My vet was closed on a Saturday, and Lakeside Veterinary Clinic generously worked me in and showed much compassion when we had to put my beloved dog Scobbie to rest. Their kindness made a sad experience much easier. Words cannot express my endless thanks.

Joan Bender,


Jeers: To a retail store at Camp Bowie Boulevard and Lackland Road with trash and garbage greeting customers at the entrance. The look is unsanitary and unwelcoming at a store that also sells food.

Jim Stryker,


Jeers: To a Mansfield hospital where I went with severe chest pains. Waited in ER waiting room for over six hours. Regret coming to this facility, Should have gone 25 miles to a Fort Worth facility where I might have had a better chance of seeing a doctor in a prompt manner.

William Thomasson,


Cheers: To the Oak Grove Baptist Church Christmas Musical. Led by Pastor Rick Eubanks, a fun and festive time was had by all. The “Grove” church in south Fort Worth/Burleson is a great place to visit over the holidays. Blessings to you and your family.

Hank Hoaldridge,


Jeers: To WBIGOT, alias WBAP (820 AM). At 11:30 a.m. while listening for a traffic report, I was presented a Speedy Gonzalez-like parody of “The Night Before Christmas.” All the commentators were snickering with every verbal inflection. Pathetic.

Preston Matthiesen,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the unknown couple that paid for our meal at the Olive Garden on Bedford-Euless Road recently. We were told that the couple had an out-of-state relative who was very ill and they wanted to do this in honor of this person.

Jim and Kathryn Beard,


Cheers: To the Arlington Police Department for having a driver’s license and proof of insurance check on Mayfield Road Dec. 13. It was quick and easy.

Tommy Bailey,


Cheers: To the band at H.F. Stevens Middle School in Crowley for a wonderful concert Monday night. Jeers to all the parents and students who left when their part of the performance was over. Very rude and disrespectful to the students who worked hard to give a good show.

David Schelkle,


Cheers: To Grace Drechsel! She has earned a 100 average in science for the first and second six weeks. She produces quality work each and every time. She is also is very helpful. She is a natural leader.

Stuart Sumner,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff of the ER and Fifth Floor of Texas Health Huguley for their care during my brief stay on Dec. 11-12. Their care was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Glenn Hedgpeth,


Jeers: To the school district that called a last-minute early dismissal day when the high school football team advanced to the next round of the playoffs, causing child care problems for parents.

Adam Legler, Arlington