Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: The guys on the Arlington garbage trucks do a great job, in all kinds of weather. They go beyond the requirement and collect any and everything left at the curb. They serve the public just as police and firefighters do, and deserve our thanks.

John P. Nolan,


Cheers: For your thorough and timely reporting on recent grass fires. We at the Walsh community appreciate the help getting the word out. We also wholeheartedly agree with your praise and support of all first responders and law enforcement involved in fighting the fires; they were the true heroes.

Greg Miller,


Cheers: To the lovely lady who bought our lunch on Jan. 23 at Saltgrass Steakhouse in City View. She said it was in memory of her mother, Patsy, who passed away two years ago. We are sorry for the loss of your mother but greatly appreciate the gift.

Carolyn Boyles,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Josh Hanna and State Farm Insurance in Crowley for being “the good neighbor.” During the recent freezing weather I called to ask that they shut off their sprinklers in freezing weather. The sprinklers had caused icy conditions twice in one week. The next week, no ice!

Ginny Ciriot,


Cheers: To Mayor Betsy Price for the photo in the Wall Street Journal of her standing up to address President Trump at the White House. She represents the best of Fort Worth.

Jan Fersing,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind construction worker downtown on Tuesday who put our parking fee on his ATM when my ATM wouldn’t work. We offered him cash, but he wouldn’t take it. What a nice man.

Bill Melton,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Trinity High School students who yelled “Bell sucks” at the Bell-Trinity girls and boys basketball games that ended in three-point wins for Trinity. As a parent seeing the small children present, I feel this is very unsportsmanlike and classless of Trinity students and administration.

Tim Anderson,


Cheers: To the anonymous ladies who paid for my groceries at Albertsons on Jan. 19 when my credit card wouldn’t go through. I was really pleasantly surprised to be the recipient of a secret Santa. Thank you, “Santa.”

Edward Lindsay,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Arlington police officer who didn’t waste his time and our tax dollars dealing with a stolen newspaper. I’m sorry you men and women have to deal with these kinds of people.

Randy McCoy,


Cheers: To Nancy Strickland at the Amon Carter Museum for providing a wonderful tour for our North West Art Association members. Docent Ann Freese was gracious and well informed about the priceless works of art on display in the various galleries. It was a wonderful way to start the new year!

Carol Hogan,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To David and their installation team at Cool Tech Mechanical in Arlington. Our heater went out Jan. 15 just before the deep freeze. It was irreparable. They had their installation crew out by noon the next day and had this 91-year-old codger warm before it really got cold.

Jack Wolfe,


Cheers: To UT-Arlington Special Collections for hosting the Etta Hulme cartoon exhibit. My favorite cartoon from 1999 showed three trick-or-treaters looking at a “Trump for President” sign in front of a haunted house, with one saying “That’s really scary.” This proves not only was she a brilliant cartoonist but clairvoyant as well.

Sharon Austry,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Haltom High School Fine Arts Department for an outstanding production of “In the Heights” on Jan. 28. The students are to be commended for their professionalism in this special musical. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon.

Barbara J. Jones,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Texas Oncology in Bedford. Dr. Brian, Dr. Krekow and Dr. Tomberlin and all the nurses and the radiology department. They went far beyond professional and caring. Also, cheers to the patients I met there. They were so encouraging. I love them and pray for all my 10 o’clock buddies.

Nancy Giles,


Jeers: To the Johnson County district attorney for locking up young adults from 17-19 for 10-24 months for he-said-she-said crimes while denying them medical care, education, therapy and delaying hearings because he is too busy. What kind of justice is this? I say it is more like incompetence!

Susann M. Eller,


Jeers: To a pharmacy service that is closed on weekends. Don’t get sick on the weekend and expect the doctors’ call department to be any help! I’d be willing to bet they’re closed on holidays too! Shame on you.

Joe Martie,


Cheers: To the folks at the Saginaw Walmart who found my lost checkbook (How did that happen? Just getting old) and called me to say that it is safely stored and ready to pick up.

Gary D. Johnson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the honest lady named Micki for returning my wallet with money and a credit card that I left in my buggy at Walmart in Benbrook.

Edith Hodges,


Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for another year without our Fort Worth Cats baseball team. LaGrave Field is now a dump, and the 16th-largest city in America is without baseball again. Come on, Cowtown, let’s put this issue to the voters. Bring back the Cats!

Tommie Carter Jr.,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Department of Transportation for failing to repair the numerous potholes on north and southbound lanes of I-35W between Burleson and Alvarado. Those potholes have been there for months and are only getting bigger and bigger. Is this keeping Texas beautiful?

Diana Coker, Alvarado

Cheers: To the nice couple who paid for my lunch at Pappasito’s Cantina in Fort Worth on Jan. 19. I was very surprised and grateful by such kind gesture. I pray that God will continue to bless you.

Lester Collins Wren,


Jeers: To a Ford dealer service adviser who was rude and incompetent. Cheers to Five Star Ford. They were courteous and honest and did the repairs in a timely matter.

Jay Hester,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Nathan Chrites-Herren with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth for helping out the homeless whenever possible by offering care, guidance and support including a friend whom I met, Mike Mahaffey. He is no longer homeless, thanks to Nathan’s kindness.

Michelle Wilganoski,


Cheers: To Sewell Lexus of Fort Worth for recently hosting a Lexus Technology Clinic. For us seniors, it was invaluable. Spencer, the technology coordinator, and Sam, our sales representative, kindly answered all of our questions about new-car technology.

Lucille Helton,


Cheers: The city of Euless held another one of its well-attended Town Hall meetings. You can ask the City Council members, mayor, police and fire chiefs and city staff member any question, and they will listen to your comment. Thank you Place 6 Council Member Perry Bynum for all your years of service to our city!

Vince Basset,


Cheers: A warm hug I didn’t get to give the lady who gave me the tulips at the Kroger on Berry Street Jan. 19. I shall pass the warmth to some unsuspecting soul.

Nancy Mosher,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To KXAS/Channel 5’s David Finfrock. Since his days of being only the second “chief meteorlogist” for Channel 5, he's come a long way. He has earned R & R status — but not retirement! We are so happy he won't forget his “constituents” and occasionally make an appearance.

Dee Cantrell,

Fort Worth