Cheers: To KTVT/Channel 11 for using commercial breaks for storm warnings. Obviously, if the audience is smart enough to absorb the commercial messages, they can grasp the weather news in the same amount of time. Take a bow, Channel 11.
— Anne Kane, Aledo
Jeers: To the local television stations for barraging viewers with too much weather information that goes on and on. They should take a lesson from KERA/Channel 13, which breaks into a program occasionally with pertinent facts and returns to regular programming.
— Frankie Manley Andrew,
Jeers: To KXAS/Channel 5. On Mother’s Day, you broadcast one of the better golf tournaments of the year, the TPC Sawgrass, which went to a playoff. For some odd reason, you decided to interrupt with weather and a helicopter rescue. The other three major channels waited for a commercial break to inform there viewers of what was happening.
— Milt McNeely, Colleyville
Cheers: To Jeremy and David of Sanders Plumbing and the city of Fort Worth’s Smart Flush Program. I appreciate Jeremy and David bringing my plumbing up to code when they installed the toilet. I love my new toilet and hope it will save me money on my water bill.
— Marlene Vallejo,
Cheers: To Rhonda Siver, who has been a store manger at Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores for three years. Every morning she speaks to every customer by their first name. You can tell she loves her job. She gives the best customer service in the world on University Drive in Fort Worth.
— Donnell Ballard, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the owner and stylists at Glen Alan Salon in Southlake for opening their business on a Monday (their usual day off) to provide free hair styling to Metroplex Meals on Wheels seniors. Such special attention made the seniors’ eyes radiate with joy. Glen Alan exemplifies the quintessential model of community service and pride.
— John D. Pettit Jr., Argyle
Cheers: To the organizers, sponsors, vendors and the awesome volunteers who made the Senior Synergy Expo such a great success! Fort Worth is so fortunate to have this free event to learn about the excellent resources available in our community.
— Pat Stevens, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the director of the Benbrook Senior Center for her dedication and hard work to bring the Blue Water Band to perform at our dance on a recent Friday evening. We all had a wonderful time, thanks to you! Thank you, Felicia!
— Coramae Julien, Benbrook
Jeers: To those who continue to talk on their cellphones when checking out at a store. It’s rude to the clerk and to others around you who don’t want to hear your conversation. Hang up and call later!
— Karen Cobb, Benbrook
Cheers: To Divine Floral & Gifts on West Randol Mill Road in Arlington. The beautiful bouquet that they delivered lasted much longer than any flowers that we have ever received. They also graciously helped track the sender for us. I will definitely call them the next time I send flowers!
— Donna Edwards, Colleyville
Cheers: To the city of Mansfield’s Parks Department for a beautiful park system, which is well maintained, especially during the recent rainfall we’ve had! Jeers to Mansfield dog owners who use this park and don’t clean up after their pets
— Mainard McCabe, Arlington
Cheers: To Pam Brooks for her May 16 letter about Josh Hamilton. I hope everyone will remember that we would never have gotten to the World Series without him. As far as this not being a baseball town, just look at the difference in attendance.
— Eudora McKee, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the woman who bought flowers for my mom on May 14 at Aldi in south Fort Worth. Mom and Dad stopped there for groceries on the way home from her physical therapy. You followed them to their car to give her the flowers. Your kind act brought her tears of joy.
— Tom Vought, Fort Worth
Cheers: To state Sen. Jane Nelson for her leadership in securing more funding to keep Texas’ medical graduates in state residencies, ensuring their retention for the healthcare of fellow Texans. Thank you, Sen. Nelson!
— David M. Beyer, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Grant at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Camp Bowie West for superior customer service. It would be great if all businesses had managers like you who go above and beyond to provide customer satisfaction.
— Jack Rector, Benbrook
Cheers: To the University of Texas at Arlington for donating a college flag to hang in the J.P. Elder Middle School library to help us promote local colleges and encourage our students to attend college after graduation.
— Joni Andersen, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a home improvement retailer for not honoring the 10 percent military discount on an item because it was on sale. Cheers to Lowe’s Home Improvement for honoring the 10 percent military discount at the sale price.
— Charlotte Claro, Saginaw
Cheers: To Serena Smith, code compliance officer in the West District of Arlington, for her quick response and concern for our neighborhood. Thank you.
— Kathleen McCauley, Arlington
Cheers: To Patty Watson, director emeritus of the Saint Andrew Church Food Pantry. During 24 years of dedicated service to our community, she provided vital services to those in need with the mantra: “This isn’t charity. It’s family helping family.” May your retirement bring you many blessings.
— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dr. Gary Cowan and his staff at Retina Consultants for going above and beyond to render quality, compassionate care to their patients.
— Pat Waldrop, Hurst
Cheers: To Mike Patterson, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, for his genealogy research and for honoring the 20 women who lived during the Civil War era with a ceremony at the Grapevine Cemetery.
— Ruth Shelton, Crowley
Cheers: To the doctors, nurses and staff at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. The emergency room, critical care unit and the sixth-floor staff provided excellent care for my dad from the ER through his weeklong stay. Your care returned my dad to health, for which we are so thankful.
— Jenny Dick, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the employees at the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute. My father-in-law was seeing the orthopedic surgeon for an initial visit, and when I was referred to an orthopedic doctor a couple of days before his appointment, they graciously agreed to see me at the same time. Excellent customer service.
— Janice Wright, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Boles Junior High School band and directors Mrs. DeMaagd and Mrs. Parker. The annual Schlitterbahn trip was a huge success. The organization was topnotch. The students were well-prepared for their performance, bringing home best in class and best all-around. A terrific group of students.
— Karan Vitale, Fort Worth
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