Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

A Blue Bell Creameries employee loads recalled ice cream into a truck after picking it up from a convenience store last month.
A Blue Bell Creameries employee loads recalled ice cream into a truck after picking it up from a convenience store last month. TNS

Cheers: To the CEO at Blue Bell for his transparency, honesty and putting the common good over profits in his recent announcement to pull all Blue Bell products off the shelves. Blue Bell will survive. We need more leaders like this CEO. Too bad the politicians don’t follow his example.

— Dale Niedbalski, Crowley

Cheers: To Luster’s Automotive on White Settlement Road. Recently as I was waiting for the bus, it began pouring down rain. An employee from Luster’s across the street rushed over to offer me her umbrella. Then a gentleman who worked there suggested that I stand underneath their awning until the bus came. Simple acts of kindness like that make my day!

— Lisa Gayle Markham,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind couple who paid for our dinner at Golden Corral in Fort Worth on April 13. Sorry I didn’t get your name. Thanks ever so much and God bless!

— Duncan Guest, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Ruth Cawyer for her April 18 letter to the editor. “The Bible settles it,” she wrote. She is 100 percent correct and I agree with her. Thanks for the truth.

— Paul C. Brown, Burleson

Jeers: To the Northwest school district. It names a high school for the highest bidder, has the most generic mascots and insults veterans and families of those who died serving the U.S.! Memorial Day is a day to honor, not a makeup snow day!

— Chris Cole, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the TV show NCIS for keeping the Fast and Furious debacle relevant enough to point out that innocent people are dying because of the attorney general’s and Drug Enforcement Agency’s asinine plan to let the drug cartel have guns. Then they lost them!

— G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth police in the Eastside/Handley Division who responded quickly when I discovered a stranger sleeping in our car. We’re grateful for the officers’ promptness and courtesy.

— Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Dalworthington Gardens and its police force for issuing tickets for traveling five miles over the speed limit. Court appearance demanded, large fines paid, 90 days’ probation, defensive driving school required and must retake driving test to keep driver’s license. Why don’t you go after real criminals?

— Lisa Clark, Arlington

Cheers: To the Texas Christian University Theater Department for its wonderful Main Street Series of Guys and Dolls. Jeers to the parking garage at the museums that at 10:30 on a Saturday night had no live attendant and wouldn’t accept a credit card. Had to have cash and then it wouldn’t give change.

— Ginger Green, Bedford

Cheers: To two very generous ladies who unexpectedly paid for our lunch on April 14. We had read of such kindness, but experienced the joy of receiving it at the Olive Garden near Hulen Street on that day. We now look forward to passing on that kindness to others.

— Marcia Bolton

and Doris Wurtz, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Melodie, manager at the SteinMart on Hulen Street, for being selected as manager of the year. Cheers also to all the associates who make the store a great place to shop.

— Lois McLemore, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth waste disposal workers who were at my home at 7 p.m. on a recent Friday picking up 27 bags of oak tree droppings and again the other night at 8 p.m. doing the the same in heavy rain. Thank you!

— Joel Lewallen, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind folks who paid for our table’s celebration of my dad’s 84th birthday lunch at Catfish Sam’s in Arlington on April 17. You will never know how much your kindness touched this daughter’s heart and will be paid forward! Bless you!

— Susan Myers, Arlington

Cheers: To the JPS Health Network doctor who saved my life at Mama Mia’s restaurant on Riverside Drive in Fort Worth on April 15 when I choked on my food. He and two others came over and he performed the Heimlich maneuver. Thank you again.

— Gracie Shaffier, Euless

Cheers: To the JPS employee who saved my friend’s life at Mama Mia’s restaurant. She was choking on her dinner and couldn’t breath. JPS employees came over and performed the Heimlich maneuver on her. Without question, they saved her life. Great people! Thank you for caring.

— Susie Fitzgerald,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, who recently visited Academy 4 at Daggett Elementary School. Not only did her presentation encourage the fourth-graders, but she also visited activity clubs to interact with them. At the next meeting, there were pictures of her in the slide show. The student behind me commented, “That’s our mayor.”

— Tom and Marti Mueller,


Cheers: To the kind and loving person who found my little black dog in North Richland Hills around Amundson Drive on April 4 and took him to the North Richland Hills animal shelter. I had beat myself up for leaving the garage door open. My other dog passed away at 15 in February so he was all I had.

— Johnnie M. Braddock,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the gentleman in front of us who paid our bill at Jack in the Box and drove away on April 14. We didn’t have a chance to thank him, but we will pass the gesture forward. God bless him!

— Norma Jones, Saginaw

Cheers: To the gentleman who paid for breakfast for a group of seniors on April 19 at Dixie House on Blue Mound Road. What a wonderful surprise following church for our regular Sunday group. We will make sure to pass the good deed along.

— Joyce Spindor, Saginaw

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department for closing a main part of the Trinity Trails in Trinity Park. Why does it take three weeks to set up for Mayfest when the Main St. Arts Festival can be set up overnight? Now we have all this nice weather and no park to enjoy it in.

— Nick Powell,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers owners for giving us a retro 1970s/1980s team that will never go to the World Series. Jeers also for giving us a general manager who has no clue on how to build a winner. Bring Nolan Ryan back. Ditch the Jon!

— Robert Mehalick Sr.,


Cheers: To Kolby, an employee of Discount Tires on Pipeline Road, for cleaning and painting my rusty rear brake drums at no charge. Now those new chrome wheels really pop!

— Elaine Gideon,


Cheers: To the family who installed a Little Free Library in the Ridgmar area. What a delight to come upon this treasure while on my evening walk! Such a great way to share the love of reading books for all ages.

— Jenny Anderson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the unknown benefactor who bought my dinner at Mexico Real. I’ve done it for others but have never had it done for me. Thank you. You made my day.

— Cheryl Koirtyohann,

Fort Worth

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