Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to TCU, restaurants and police, but not from Fort Worth retirees

TCU tennis team members salute the home crowd after defeating Columbia at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas on March 28, 2018. (Photo/Gregg Ellman )
TCU tennis team members salute the home crowd after defeating Columbia at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas on March 28, 2018. (Photo/Gregg Ellman ) Ellman Photography

Cheers: To the TCU men's tennis team for their Big 12 Championship (three-peat). The No. 7-ranked Horned Frogs were 18-4 in regular season and 5-0 in conference. The tennis is exciting to watch and free pizza is provided by Buffalo Bros. Jeers for no news mention.

—Joe Blackwell, Bedford

Cheers: To Dusty at Burger Street on Camp Bowie Boulevard West. The day was gorgeous and I didn’t think anything or anyone could make me feel any better. Dusty took my order and my day got even brighter. This remarkable woman is as warm, caring and friendly as anyone I ever met. I do believe she could illuminate the Arctic on a midwinter's day. Thanks for the lift, Dusty.

—Bob Dorcy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Officer Reynolds of the Fort Worth police. Early in the morning when I needed his help and advice, he didn't hesitate to fix my problem. He was very positive and helpful. Have a safe shift and God's blessing. We need to throw them a salute as they pass. It's earned for sure.

—C.D. Todd, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Oscar, who recently paid for our meal at the Burleson Olive Garden. An unexpected treat.

—Barbara and

Richard Cox, Burleson

Cheers: To Lucille WIlliams of the Morningside/Hillside Crime Watch and the entire staff of the Hillside Community Center for the absolutely delicious and downhome, rib-tickling soul food luncheon on April 30. You represent the best part of community, fellowship and the best cobbler since my grandmother’s.

—Phyllis Norwood,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the City of Fort Worth. Retired employees worked very hard for 30 years and were promised raises and insurance when we retire. Now they want to take it away.

—Terry Davis,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth City Council for even considering reducing or eliminating retirees' cost-of-living adjustment. Most of us live or near or at poverty level as it is and you want to make it worse?

—Kyle Grannan,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the City of Fort Worth for even thinking about taking the retired employees' cost-of-living adjustment away and to the lack of reporting on this proposal.

—Carol Eicher,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Southwest Airlines captain Tammie Jo Shults for landing her plane after a deadly engine failure. Captain Shults is a former Navy pilot.

—John Tapley, Arlington

Cheers: To Stage West for presenting their No. 1 winner at the Playwrights’ Festival, "Dust" by Nicole Oglesby, with a hint of history and the mystery of an apricot tree — the 1930s made relevant.

—Edward H. Kolbe,


Jeers: To the Fort Worth schools for treating Eastern Hills High School as a stepchild all year long, first by sending the school-mandated laptops late and then requiring them to be turned in sooner. The west side schools were first to receive the laptops and are currently still using them.

—Ulyses Munoz,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And a great big thank you to our server Ashley Perez of San Daniele Resturaunt in Grapevine. We were celebrating the final cancer treatment of my wife Kathy, and Ashley went above and beyond! Oh, and by the way the food was great! I highly recommend this resturaunt.

—Don Segreti,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To BNSF Railway for hosting the 2018 Special Olympics bike competition. From the lunch, cheering sections and goody bags you provided to the participants, you showed that you are a class act company. We all had a fun time.

—Diana Winton,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the two firefighters from Fort Worth Station 31 who came to replace a battery in my smoke alarm. They noticed that all five alarms were out of date. . I purchased new alarms and they installed them. I am very grateful.

—Barbara J. Ewing,

Fort Worth