Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Horses graze on the prairie patch outside the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth in 2013.
Horses graze on the prairie patch outside the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth in 2013. Star-Telegram

Cheers: To the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the city of Fort Worth for hosting a rain barrel sale. Many of us took advantage of getting good-quality rain barrels at half price. Great event, start to finish! Do it again! I want a compost bin now!

— Kathryn Flenniken,

Willow Park

Cheers: To Christy Castillo of Liberty Tax Service, who quickly and thoroughly prepared my tax return. Her rates are very reasonable. She provided great tips and gladly answered all my questions. I feel completely satisfied with her work, and I will definitely be a repeat customer come tax time.

— Anh Ngo,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To those who don’t get a job and keep it. The world doesn’t owe you a thing. During a period of three weeks, three Fort Worth residents, including me, have had gasoline siphoned out of our gas tanks.

— William E. Dean,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the rich moneybags who use their wealth to eliminate the spirit of voting and fund politicians who vote to pass bills that will enrich them even more. Much better to fund really qualified people who have the best interests of our citizens at heart.

— Gerald Grieser, Hurst

Jeers: To a Mansfield painting company that did a poor job painting our metal fence, and now won’t stand behind the warranty or respond to phone or text messages. Maybe you should stop advertising as a professional paint company.

— David Oujesky, Mansfield

Jeers: To a Keller pool service that failed to meet expectations. The owner told us lie after lie — so many that even he couldn’t keep them straight. If you want good service, take your business elsewhere. We wish we had.

— Emily Porter, Keller

Cheers: To the person who found my billfold in the Home Depot parking lot in north Arlington. I had given up hope of finding it when I received a call from Home Depot. Someone had found it; nothing was missing. It was a needed reminder that there are still honest people.

— C.D. Leu, Arlington

Cheers: To all the staff and teachers at William James Middle School for their hard work getting all the students ready for this year’s STAAR tests. Thank you!

— Rudy De La Flor, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Blue Water Band for performing at the Benbrook Senior Center on a recent Friday evening. Their music was absolutely wonderful. Please come join us next time.

— Coramae Julien, Benbrook

Cheers: To Dr. Steve Brotherton for braving the ice storm on Feb. 24 for my knee replacement surgery. Cheers also to the nursing and physical therapy staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for their nursing care. They are the best.

— Robin Rowe, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Vicki Cisneros, Los Vaqueros Restaurant and the “kitchen patrol” of Richland Hills Baptist Church for all you did to make the memorial for my late husband such a blessing to his family. Cheers also to the Rev. Hooper, Kim and Joseph for your individual contributions. Your rewards will be great for the shared blessings.

— Anne Bruton, Richland Hills

Cheers: To the stranger who shared his umbrella with me all the way to my car in the midst of a downpour at the post office on West Lancaster Avenue on April 24. What a friendly gesture!

— Jack Hobson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice gentleman who paid for my lunch at Denny’s in Burleson on April 23. Your kindness will forever be treasured. You left before I could thank you. May God bless you.

— Doris Cardwell-Roach,


Cheers: To the doctors, nurses, therapists and other staff at HealthSouth City View Rehabilitation Hospital for the excellent care they gave me while I was there. You are the best!

— Betty Baugh, Benbrook

Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, specifically ante-partum, labor/delivery, the infant nursery and neuro ICU. Recently I had complications with the birth of my first child, and each of these departments went above and beyond in terms of care and compassion for my family and me during my extended stay. They made a difficult time easier and it didn’t go unnoticed or under-appreciated. Thank you

— Jessica McCane, Aledo

Cheers: To nurse Donna Jeffries, who came to our rescue when the hospice we had arranged for our mother dropped continuous care three days before her death. Donna saw our distress and stayed with our mother 24/7 until she passed. Words can’t really describe the gift she gave to our family.

— Doree Flinn, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Joe Moody. I had a blowout on U.S. 183, and this young man stopped and changed my tire. But when I tried to pay him for his help, he said, “No, I’m a Christian. That’s what we do.”

— Don Emerson, Azle

Cheers: To the police, security and stadium workers at TCU’s Lupton Stadium. During the severe thunderstorm/tornado warning on April 24, these folks did an outstanding and professional job of calmly ushering/herding the baseball fans down into secure areas. Job well done.

— Joe Blackwell, Bedford

Cheers: To Jaime Godsil at the Fort Worth office of Charles Schwab. We were having difficulty getting my 92-year-old mother’s finances in order and were about at wit’s end. Ms. Godsil was kind, comforting and extremely knowledgeable. With her help, we were able to get everything resolved. Thanks, Jaime.

— Russell M. Price, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Unique Roadside Service, a new towing business here. I needed a tow because my Prius didn’t respond to a battery jump. Owner Blake Freeman came and jump-started it, saying he was educated in hybrid and smart cars so he never needed to tow one.

— Jean Schlieman, Colleyville

Cheers: To the wonderful person who found and turned in my purse at the Bedford Wal-Mart on April 28. Your incredible honesty and kindness is very much appreciated, more than words can express. The tears of joy and relief just flowed! Thank you.

— Bonnie Jez, Colleyville

Cheers: To Mark, who bought breakfast for 14 ladies and their pastor from Edge Park United Methodist Church on May 2 at our monthly gathering at Rise and Shine on Altamesa Boulevard. You made all of us feel special. Our thanks and prayers are with you.

— Mary Wheat. Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mark at the Rise and Shine for buying breakfast for our group (mostly ladies). We greatly appreciate it. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

— Mary Lewis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a drunken woman with a foreign accent who threw water on my service dog and me, a wheelchair-bound lady, because I wouldn’t allow her to give the dog a drink.

— Susan McCaskill, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Oncor for leaving live power lines in my back yard for more than a day. Cheers to Rodney and Milestone Electric for saving the day!

— Marcie Garrett, Fort Worth

Jeers: To law enforcement authorities that allow the use of Loop 820, both eastbound and westbound, as a nightly drag race track for the hundreds of car and motorcycle wannabe racers. Will it take fatalities to stop it?

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

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