Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton slides to second on his double during the sixth inning of a rehab game with the Frisco Rough Riders, May 16.
Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton slides to second on his double during the sixth inning of a rehab game with the Frisco Rough Riders, May 16. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers. Through what idiotic rationalizing has Josh Hamilton been invited back into the Rangers’ clubhouse? It’s not the message our youth should be receiving. Winning at any cost is not healthy. History tells us that Hamilton will be shown the door at some point, when Jon Daniels should accompany him.

— Bill Reagan, Palo Pinto

Jeers: To Josh Hamilton for using vulgarity to describe people who don’t like his return to the Texas Rangers and to KTVT/Channel 11 for airing his offensive comments on the 10 p.m. news on May 12.

— Hans Wasner, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the University of North Texas students who protested Gov. Greg Abbott giving the keynote speech at their commencement ceremony. It’s a shame that the university has to grant them degrees in light of how little they learned during their four years at the university.

— Joe Wade, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the young couple who paid for our meal at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Alliance Center on April 28, and also ordered a dessert for us! We wish we could have thanked you. Cheers also to our server, Rick, and manager Wesley Coleman, for informing us of your gift.

— Buddy Black, Decatur

Cheers: To whoever paid for my lunch at Cracker Barrel. I appreciate it and will pass it on.

— Lila Tarrant, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Mansfield plumbing company for a $150 trip charge to a senior citizen and $10 for parts that were never installed. Cheers to AJAX Plumbing Solutions in Carrollton, which fixed the problem at half the cost, including parts.

— James R. Williams Jr.,

Arlington

Jeers: To the Bedford Parks Department for removing the island and trees from the Bedford Boys Ranch pond. The island has been a refuge for wild ducks and birds from predators at night, especially the baby ducks.

— Joyce Powell, Bedford

Jeers: To the emergency room staff at an area medical center for lack of professionalism and compassion in treating an elderly patient on the evening of April 15. Might be time for you to review the Hippocratic Oath or for the facility to review its hiring practices.

— Judy Foster, Azle

Jeers: To the local television stations for over-reporting storm and weather information and causing viewers to miss regular programming. Why not put a small square at the bottom of the screen if the stations feel they have to repeat, repeat, repeat.

— Frankie Manley Andrew,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the weather people on all the local television channels, who don’t seem to be aware that viewers live in places other than the Metroplex. They always seem to stand on the left side (the west side of the map). We, too, need to know about bad weather approaching where we live.

— Rachel Toombs, Springtown

Jeers: To whoever broke into a man’s business on the south side of Fort Worth and took away his means to earn an honest living, ending a 30-year-old business, destroying a way of life and ending an American dream.

— Suzie Obrien, Fort Worth

Jeers: To Texas Department of Transportation for removing the cliff swallow nests on the northeast side of the bridge at Interstates 20 and 30. An employee removed active nests with a long pole! These are important insect eaters. Was a permit granted? Why not wait until fledgling season is over?

— Karen Hall, Weatherford

Cheers: To Theater Off The Square in Weatherford. Their performances are professional and topnotch. Their all-volunteer staff are friendly, welcoming and grateful. The recent performance of Fox on the Fairway was hilarious and very well done. Unfortunately the theater was perhaps not even filled to half of capacity.

— Carole Rutter, Fort Worth

Cheers: To our friends at Chick-Fil-A on Alta Mesa Boulevard for their food donation to South Hills Elementary School in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week! A full tummy is a happy tummy!

— Itzia Oscos, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Legislature for passing a bill to ban fracking bans, overriding the city of Denton’s vote to ban fracking within city limits. Where is the democracy in that? Special interests and partisan politics are more important than the people’s voice in this state.

— Layne Calabro, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Bedford mayor and city staff for not resolving what killed the turtles at the Bedford Boys Ranch. I call that not listening to constituents.

— Ellie Sticklan, Bedford

Cheers: To the owner of Memo’s Tacos in Roanoke, Guillermo Morelas, who found, kept and returned my beautiful Cross fountain pen, which I accidentally left in his eatery after enjoying a quesadilla several weeks ago. It was a gift and Mr. Morelas made my day! Memo’s food is delicious, too!

— Susan Brown, Springtown

Cheers: To the Garland police for repelling the extremist attack in their city.

— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City

Cheers: To firefighters and paramedics from the Rufe Snow station who helped when I fell at Walgreens. My heartfelt thanks to you all. The shirt that one of you put under my face is cleaned and available for you to pick up from the manager.

— Jean Boucher,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Transmission Headquarters on East Lancaster Avenue for great customer service. They replaced a part that was under factory warranty and failed to work after nine months. This is what great customer service is all about.

— Randy Geisel, Arlington

Cheers: To Wayne at Abco Appliance in Arlington, whom a local store suggested I call for help. General Electric discontinued a $90 cold-control part for a Monogram refrigerator after 10 years. Within 15 minutes after calling Wayne, he found a generic part for $40 in Denver. He was determined to help me rather than hang up.

— Ronald Goldman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the anonymous person who saw my “Combat Veteran Vietnam” cap and bought our supper at Shinola’s in Springtown at about 7 p.m. on May 9. And thank you for the note on our ticket: “You are my brother!! Thank you for serving!!!” Thank you for your service! Welcome home, Brother! We will pay it forward!

— Roger Owens, U.S. Army, 25th Infantry, Vietnam 1967-1968, Azle

Jeers: To a poll worker at Pope Elementary School who was extremely rude as I was trying to vote. Cheers to the other poll worker who stepped in, was kind and considerate and explained the situation. If customer service is not your forte, please find something else to do.

— G.J. Elmore, Arlington

Cheers: To Ruben Guerra and his workers of Tree Climbers for their professional services. Easy to work with, always on time, do a great job, clean up afterward and reasonably priced. Thank you! Our yard looks great!

— Carol Latham, Arlington

Cheers: To Bill Lankford, Bedford city operations manager. Your initial contact was quick and friendly and your follow-up was impeccable. You are a great representative of our city!

— Paul Skingle, Bedford

Cheers: To the family who paid for my lunch at Dixie House Cafe on South Hulen Street on Mother’s Day. I learned of your generosity only when the server told me after you had left. God bless you.

— Alice Borden, Fort Worth

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