Cheers & Jeers

A big Jeer to the Texas Rangers' front office, plus other reader Cheers and Jeers

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, seen here Feb. 15 in training camp, had hopes for a better season.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, seen here Feb. 15 in training camp, had hopes for a better season.

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers ownership. Bad management continues. I am a native Fort Worthian, Texan, and baseball fan, but I watch the Houston Astros with admiration and envy. We have Jon Daniels; they have Nolan Ryan and son. We have Colon; they have Verlander. We have Profar; they have Altuve. Need I go on?

—Wanda Wilkins,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers giving away bobbleheads for a player who can't hit his weight, can't bunt even though the defense plays him nobody on the left side of the infield, and leads in strikeouts. Teach him to hit, bunt or swing level.

—Walt DaPrile,


Jeers: To the Texas Rangers ownership for extending the contract of GM Jon Daniels. Other teams tried to improve their product but he did not. Who cares if we have an inferior product, as long as we get a new stadium?

—Mike Retz,


Cheers: To the Genesis United Methodist Church for walking the congregation through a full tornado drill. It takes the guesswork out.

—Carol Middleton,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Concerts in the Garden police officers, parking monitors, and the entire staff including Rebecca of the Gardens Restaurant for helping retrieve my phone. All were busy yet took time to help.

—Linda Dawn Hancock,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the patron who bought lunch for 18 mature ladies at River Oaks Cafe. We were shocked!

—Helen Kirby,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Keller for having summer musicals on Thursday, free and fun for all the family. We loved the Michael and Ginny Hix show.

—Rosie Letz,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To Lone Star Insurance Agency for saving me $1,000.

—Cliff Goodman,


Jeers: To a Weatherford auto shop. I was given an estimate of $1,000 for air conditioning repair and told I needed three parts. Had it done elsewhere for $200.

—David Hernandez,


Cheers: To Texas Oncology, Cancer Care Services and Moncrief Cancer Institute for sponsoring two National Cancer Survivors Day celebrations.

—Gloria Reyes-Frazier,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To ESP Services in Arlington for professional, courteous and honest air conditioning service.

—Wilhelmina Donahue,

Grand Prairie

Jeers: To the church that closed a daycare and put 60-plus children and parents of those children out on the street.

—Trenton Chandler,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To me for foolishly signing for an unwanted, unusable $5,000 manual wheelchair forced on me by a vendor. Jeers to the hospital for allowing solicitation and providing him records. I protested and still lost my Medicare benefits.

—Gordon Shilling,


Cheers: To Dr. Gregory Phillips & his fine staff at Fort Worth Medical Specialists. For 40 years, Dr. Phillips has cared for the sick with compassion, kindness and a gentle bedside manner. I owe my life to him and his staff.

—Dennis W. Dullea,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the gentleman who bought our dinners at Logan’s Roadhouse in Burleson.

—June and Ward Hogue,


Cheers: To the emergency room workers at Texas Health Harris Methodist who took such good care of my husband. Also a big thanks to the fifth floor (Harris Tower) nurses and Dr. Ruiz-Baron.

—Dortha Cockerham,


Jeers: To the Colleyville mayor and council for all the large flowerpots around City Hall. That money would have been better spent increasing our police salaries.

—Larry Kainer,


Cheers: To Skyvue Funeral Home in Mansfield. They made a bad situation less stressful. Everyone there feels like family.

—Kimberly Bailey,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the three wonderful, caring gentlemen in the black SUV who came to my assistance when I fell while walking down Summit Avenue.

—Paul S. Bielicke,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo for brings the "Threads of Resistance." exhibit. Cheers to the six area guilds displaying hundreds of beautiful quilts.

—Nan Miller,

Fort Worth