Cheers: To the grounds crew at Colonial Country Club for working tirelessly and sloshing around through the daily deluges of rain to ensure that the course was playable for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. They truly are real heroes who arrived long before anyone thought about a tee time.
— Carla Mullen, Arlington
Cheers: To those who give their blood to people like me so that we can have better and longer lives. Although I have a weird blood type, I have never been without a blood donation when I needed it, given by someone who doesn’t even know I exist. We must not take you for granted when you help so much. Oh, how kind you are.
— Myriam Woods,
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Cheers: To the health services teams at Tarrant County College: Monica Hayes, Tina Ingram, Elizabeth Lowry, Patricia Marling, Felicia Payne and Angela Virgin. These registered nurses regularly conduct blood drives at each TCC campus. This academic year those drives to date have netted 690 units of blood to save lives in Tarrant County.
— Tahita Fulkerson,
Cheers: To Dr. Ranelle and the Texas Eye and Laser Center for helping me see clearly again.
— Lynn Riley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the woman who held the door in the rain for me and my grandchildren at a doughnut shop on Grapevine Highway and then paid for our order. We will definitely pay it forward.
— Lisa Martin, Bedford
Cheers: To Bonnie Allison, jury coordinator at Municipal Court, for her efficient and friendly handling of municipal jury duty. She made the jury duty experience better than anticipated!
— Vicki Giles, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the wonderful cardiac staff on the second floor of the Heart Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth: Dr. Kalaria, Karen M., Katy, Emily, Kelsey and Laura, and nurse Annies in the Progressive Care Unit. They were all wonderful.
— Richard M. Bailey,
Cheers: To an energetic young man in the tiny town of Britton who took time from his lunch to honor two little ladies. He insisted that lunch at Joe’s, the local gas station, was on him for an early Mother’s Day. Germal, you made our excursion magical!
— Edie Milam, Mansfield
Cheers: To the city of Hurst and 6 Stones volunteers for supporting the Community Powered Revitalization program. In May, Hurst repainted and landscaped its 100th home. The generosity, hard work and positive energy of all the volunteers prove without a doubt that Hurst truly is a quality-of-life city.
— Lisa Hanks, Euless
Cheers: To the MedStar responders and, I think, to the Haltom City Fire Department responders — I was so flummoxed I don’t remember who was here — and to the staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford for their emergency and continuing care of my lady of 59 years. With all their care and support, perhaps I can have her for several more years. God bless you all.
— J.W. Robbins, Haltom City
Cheers: To all the fabulous high school theater and music departments that were nominated for the Betty Buckley Awards this year! A special cheer to the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, which won six awards of its nominations in seven categories.
— Suzanne Cate, Granbury
Jeers: To the Texas Legislature for not banning texting while driving. Texas is one of three states that do not have such a ban.
— Joyce Gerrick, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Texas politicians who thought it was more important to hurry the open carry law through the Legislature than to push a ban on texting while driving. These will both cost the lives of innocent people.
— Jim McNally, Fort Worth
Jeers: To state Sen. Konni Burton and the Tea Party for blocking a bill in the Legislature to ban texting while driving. How many innocent lives will be lost due to the political theatrics of a few. We have the right to travel our roadways safely without being killed by someone texting. Shame on you.
— Bobby Darr, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Tea Party legislators who believe that texting while driving and putting both driver and others at risk constitutes a personal liberty.
— Arnold Barkman,
Jeers: To every Texas lawmaker who voted to eliminate local control of gas drilling. Since they apparently don’t care about the environment or what their constituents want, and since well setbacks will now be arbitrary, I’m hoping everyone of them will soon have a gas well 20 feet from their front door.
— Sharon Austry, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the young people who helped load our groceries at the Wal-Mart in Granbury. We asked who they represented and were told: “Just serving the Lord.” They refused a tip. When my husband mentioned that he was being treated for cancer, they asked if they could pray for him. Thanks, young people!
— Ila Verne Stull, Glen Rose
Cheers: To Dolphin Pool Supply in Dallas. Rachel Hooker did a fabulous job helping me get my pool ready for summer. After several years of dealing with several other pool supply stores, this is the first time that my pool is algae-free and looks fabulous. Many thanks!
— Nick Kougias,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To the nice young couple who paid for our lunch recently at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Benbrook. We wish we could have thanked you. Cheers also to our server, Betty, for informing us about your gift. We appreciate the kind gesture and will certainly pay it forward.
— Haskell and Janice Dotson,
Jeers: To Fort Worth city crews for leveling the last of the beautiful white-flowering trees in the West Lancaster Avenue median near the Amon Carter Museum. I’m certain they will be replaced with generic little cookie-cutter trees to match those in the median by the Kimbell Art Museum.
— Wendy Stoecker, Arlington
Cheers: To Dr. Kelly Frazier and his staff and nurses of Kleinman/Evangelista Eye Center on Interstate 20 in Arlington for their excellent care in giving me new eyes. Their new facility is a well-oiled machine. They are a wonderful, caring group of people.
— Janet Wiggins, Arlington
Cheers: To the kind, gentle, intelligent help we received from the 4200 floor staff at Texas Health Resources Arlington recently. Our family and I are grateful to each of you.
— Kay Keglovits, Arlington
Jeers: To those who blame local earthquakes on drilling and fracking. The quakes are due to huge plates, the size of continents, that make up Earth’s crust. The San Andreas fault is active in California and the Himalayan fault is active now in Nepal. These faults were active before oil drilling or fracking.
— Tom Farmer, Hurst
Cheers: To Grapevine friends who have given this blind Vietnam veteran rides to breakfast and to doctors while I await surgery: Shane, Steve, Debi, Lisa, Sandra, Jan, Phyllis, Roy, Vick and Curtis.
— Bruce W. Rider,
Jeers: To a car wash in south Fort Worth that damaged my vehicle and several others. You cleaned my interior with dirty water and did not care about the nasty water smell it left. Not good business.
— Sharon Richie,
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