Cheers: To Hannia Alvarez, sales associate at Dillards in the Parks Mall. An item wasn’t available in-store; she found it online. I gave her my gift card. They’ve been told they can’t be used at the register for online orders. While she waited for management to assist, she took the initiative and figured it out.
Lori Adams, Arlington
Cheers: To Don Davis Body Shop in Arlington, estimator Rick Beason and father-son detail tech team Jose and Pepe Munoz. They were able to buff out some minor scratches on my ’06 PT Cruiser daily driver, keeping it looking great after 12 years of ownership!
Rick Steinocher, Euless
Jeers: To those in charge of the errant nuclear attack alert in Hawaii. It was an epic failure, but let’s put the blame squarely where it belongs. It’s not the operator, rather management of the security system. Those in charge should be terminated.
Cheers: Five former U.S. servicemen and senior softball players thanked a retired policeman (37 years’ service) for his generosity at the Good Day Cafe in Arlington Jan. 5. The man, who didn’t give his name, bought breakfast for all five of us and gave $100 bill to the waitress..
Cheers: To the nice young mother with the pretty girl in the shopping cart at Winco Foods on Loop 820 at Rufe Snow Boulevard for paying our groceries on Dec. 18, and wishing us a merry Christmas.
James and Christa Malone,
Cheers: To Karl Klement Ford in Decatur. I purchased a new 2001 Ford F250 17 years ago and just found a error in the VIN by one number. I contacted them, and they reimbursed me, no questions asked! Still a great place to do business.
Cheers: Arlington can cite people who leave the sprinklers on during freezing weather. Please call code enforcement and help drivers to prevent accidents and make the roads safe.
Jeers: To Fan Fest Rip Off. An email arrived this past week asking me if I’d be interested in buying a pass for head-of-the-line privileges to get autographs. Great idea, but only one catch. Price for this pass is $500. Bad idea. When is it going to stop! Come on Rangers! Stop the greed….
Jeers: You’re kidding me. Charging $500 for head-of-line privileges to get player autographs. Beware of corporate greed and what lies ahead with the new stadium and Texas Live! Nice but too expensive to partake. The Rangers’ new business model is to cater to the tourists, not their fan base.
Cheers: To Tami Segars of The Tarrant Appraisal District for going one step beyond in clearing up a problem with my disabled veteran tax exemption. She quickly handled the problem and both called and sent a letter about my exemption.
Cheers: To wagon drivers Jim Kennedy and Jack Lynch, and outriders Mikki and Brody for carrying breast cancer survivors in the Komen wagon at the Stock Show Parade. Jim has volunteered himself for the past seven years to carry the survivors around. He is a fine man with a great crew.
Cheers: For republishing many of Etta Hulme’s legendary cartoons. She was the greatest thing since sliced bread to journalism, and she took no prisoners with her unbridled political caricatures. The adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” fits her like a glove. Thanks, Star-Telegram
Jeers: To the Arlington police officer who didn’t take a report about my stolen Star-Telegram. Instead, the officer lectured me on following the individual and on the garage door being up with no one inside. So why buy the FWST when you can just steal one? It’s not a priority to the APD.
Cheers: To Silvia and Jenny at the Dillards at the Parks Mall! Had problems with a prior purchase in the handbag department, but they took the time to listen, understand my problem, then resolved it for me. Kudos to them for showing that caring customer service does still exist.
S A Feltner,
Cheers: To the young man who paid for my husband’s groceries at H.E.B. in Burleson on Jan. 16. My husband was unaware of what this nice gentleman was doing until he was told the bill was paid. My husband was surprised and very grateful by such a kind gesture.
Cheers: To Curlys Plumbing in Cleburne. I recently had a broken pipe gushing water everywhere. I called them at 8 and by 10:30 they had fixed my problem. Great service and fair price. They are now “my plumbers.” Thanks!
Cheers: Shopping at at Walmart, my groceries were $54. I tried to pay three times with my credit card. I told the lady clerk I’d have to put my groceries back, but a woman behind me asked if she could pay for it. I believe she was a godsend.
Cheers: To wagon drivers Jim Kennedy and Jack Lynch, outriders Mikki and Brody for carrying breast cancer survivors in the Komen wagon at the Stock Show Parade. Jim has volunteered himself for the past seven years to carry the survivors around. He is a fine man with a great crew.
Cheers: To Charles and the gentleman who helped push my car into a parking space when my engine stalled on an extremely cold afternoon. Praise God for your assistance. I pray that God will pour his blessings and good favor on you.
Cheers: To the lovely couple who picked up the tab for three strangers at Pappadeaux on a cold rodeo Thursday evening. We were overwhelmed with your generosity and will pay it forward.
Jeers: To a fiduciary for veterans, who tried to take $1,500 out of my personal bank account. What a low-life. And jeers to the VA and the Fort Worth Police Department, who thought it wasn’t a crime. Thanks for taking such great care of this disabled veteran.
Cheers: To the Burleson Sports Hall of Fame and its leadership of Phil Anderson (athletic director) and Superintendent Bret Jemerson. The committee does a pristine job of going back a hundred years of teams and nominees. Hats off to you and the honorable committee. Thank you, Burleson leaders.
Jeers: To the Stock Show and Rodeo for allowing some vendors to harass the paying customers. Some vendors, especially satellite providers, mattress and timeshare salespeople, will not leave us alone. They keep pushing, forcing you to be rude just to get them off your back, ruining a great day.
Cheers: To Cowser Tire and Service on NE Loop 820 in Fort Worth. We had a tire that needed repair or replacement. Kevin Davis inspected the tire, had his crew repaired it, reinstalled it, put the spare tire back in the trunk — all within 20 minutes. Thanks, Kevin.
Cheers: After spending Jan. 19-20 in Arlington Memorial Hospital at Station 42 on the Fourth floor for an abdominal operation, I would like to thank Dr Owens, Dr. Ali Assi, Dr. Busch and all the nurses for their friendliness and understanding attitude. First class.
Cheers: To the generous, thoughtful and anonymous person (or persons) who bought our breakfast at the IHOP restaurant on Precinct Line Road the morning of Jan. 20. ! We will pay it forward.
Jim & Nancy Sasso,