Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the personnel of Fort Worth Fire Department Station 13, who came to my home and changed all my smoke-alarm batteries.

Barry Shannon,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To one North Texas and one national home-improvement company for taking nearly nine weeks to fabricate and install a simple bathroom countertop with four-inch back splash. It sure makes your competitors look like the place to do business.

Larry Kimsey,


Cheers: To mobile-home mover Jason of Springtown for stopping and changing a blowout on our camper Oct. 11. It was a blessing you came along when you did.

Roger Owens,


Cheers: To the customer-service representative Donna at the Hurst Sub-Courthouse for always providing excellent service to the customers. It is always greatly appreciated.

Elaine Davis,


Cheers: To the Knights of Columbus of Holy Family Catholic Church for the fun-filled evening of entertainment and fellowship Saturday, Oct. 13.

Ray Cox,


Cheers: To columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. “A walk down memory lane (in platform shoes)“ was thoroughly enjoyable, it took me back and made me smile. Let’s read more of his columns in the Star-Telegram, please.

Linda Weber,
Fort Worth

Jeers: To two sales and finance managers at a Fort Worth car dealership who, after offering an acceptable deal for a CRV lease over the telephone, disallowed it in person twice in the same week. Dishonorable, disreputable and unethical behavior a huge waste of customer time.

Dennis Schuster,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Water Department’s customer service and supervisor Gilbert Barraineto, for their outstanding efforts in resolving my online account problems.

Elvin E. Bennett,
Fort Worth

Cheers: To the members and staff of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth as they celebrate their 125th anniversary. Their ministry has blessed families and individuals in our community and beyond.

Lori Kasper Kimball,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lone Star Estate Sales. Jan and Tom really came to our aid at a difficult time. I had picked up a business card one time because they did such a nice job, and little did I know that we would need them so soon. We are grateful.

Rosie Letz,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To the poll workers. Without you, elections could not take place. Thank you.

Jacquelyn Wright,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the TCU students who made so many many blankets for Project Linus. The children who receive those blankets will surely love them. It’s always rewarding to have young people who want to help others.
Mary Ann Dew,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the staff at the Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Hospital in Euless for their support during the final hours of our beloved 13-year-old dog CoCo. Thank you all for your kindness during a very difficult time.

Amanda Foster,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To River Oaks Tire’s owners and employees for their excellent customer service. Don and Kyle Martin, Ginger and Haley Adams and the car technicians are the best, bar none. They offer top-notch service for every customer who walks in their doorway. Proud to have them in our community.

Liz Hatley,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Officer Chu, Arlington policeman, who was dispatched to my home after my back door was kicked in by an intruder. When he learned I am an 86-year old female living alone with no available family, he repaired my back door on his own time and at his own expense — and beautifully.

Ruth Reynolds,


Cheers: To Southern Recipes Grill at 2715 N. Collins for holding a catfish fry benefiting the Arlington Highlands Rotary Club’s AISD mentoring programs and other charitable services in Arlington. Southern Recipes Grill offers great food and service in addition to supporting our community.

Ben F. Bruce,


Cheers: To former TCU director of sports medicine Chris Hall and current TCU athletic trainer Matt Herrill, who performed CPR and used a defibrillator to save the life of former student-athlete Johnny Pate. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for TCU student-athletes.

Richard Sybesma,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Paulina Sifuentes. She is a wonderful student. She is an attentive listener. She is a hard worker, coming in early or staying late if needed. I appreciate her dedication. She is on track to earn a 100 average.

Stuart Sumner,

Leonard Middle School

Cheers: To Southern Air for a quick replacement of our attic ladder, which workers accidentally damaged while giving us an estimate for air-conditioning work.

Richard Baumgartner,