Cheers: To our activities director, Debbie Rowlenson, at Horizon Bay in North Richland Hills and to the Texas Rangers organization for bringing Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos and family to visit us on the morning of May 28. A great time was had by all. What a wonderful family. Go, Rangers! We will be watching.
— Kay Robinson,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Scott and Kevin at Christian Brothers Automotive on Old Denton Road for repairing my car at a reasonable price. They do excellent work and know how to take good care of their customers. Thank you, gentlemen.
— Kaye Riopelle, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Katrina at Home Depot in White Settlement. On May 22, I went in to purchase something that would level some potholes in my yard. She not only told me what I needed, but also how to use it. She never stopped smiling. Cheers also to the gentleman who helped her load my vehicle.
— Rita Greene, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Time Warner Cable in Arlington for giving us back Fox Sports Southwest Plus (FSSW Plus) in time to watch Big 12 baseball.
— James H. Perry, Arlington
Cheers: To our dedicated pet sitter, Linda Robinson; her husband, Steve; and the Brown Trail Animal Hospital staff, including Matt and Drs. Kirk Weicht and Megan Murphy, who were able to solve the problems involving our daughter’s cat, Lady, allowing our family to enjoy our grandson’s graduation at Abilene Christian University.
— William Walton, Bedford
Cheers: To MillerCoors for flying the POW flag in front of their brewery on Interstate 35W South. I wish more would fly it and the American flag.
— Tony Brown, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Onis and Cindy at Texas Movie Bistro on Boat Club Road. They reserved a theater for our special-needs students to practice social skills in a nonschool environment. Our students still talk about their day at the theater. Bless you for a wonderful experience.
— Diana Ulrickson, Granbury
Cheers: To Firestone Complete Auto Care on Rufe Snow Drive in North Richland Hills for their honesty. My car had a slow leak from the power steering pump. They said that it was nothing serious and to just occasionally add some power steering fluid unless I heard squealing.
— Terri Estes,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the cities that have traffic lights along the Jacksboro Highway, Texas 199. If you would coordinate your lights, this road wouldn’t be such a nightmare. The side streets should not be controlling traffic flow. And to the drivers: The left lane is for passing. It’s a state law!
— Cindy Freckman, Azle
Cheers: To my neighbors, the Cains, who gave this veteran a bouquet of beautiful flowers on Memorial Day. I placed it on my outside patio table for others to view as they pass by, rather than inside where only I would see it.
— George J. Anthony,
Cheers: To a man in a black truck in a long line at Starbucks on Hulen Street. I was behind him, and when I was about to pay for my drink, the clerk informed me that he had paid for it. Thanks for the best chai tea frappuccino I ever had.
— Betty Naughton, Crowley
Cheers: To the unknown friend at IHOP on Precinct Line Road who overheard a conversation about my struggles on May 24 and is praying and asking God’s blessings. She paid the bill for me and my friends. God bless whoever she is.
— Alvin Jennings, Hurst
Cheers: To the couple who were at a traffic light in Lake Worth on June 3 when our dog fell out of the window of our truck and was hanging by her leash. The woman got out of her vehicle and lifted our dog back into the window. Thank you. We are so grateful!
— Greg and Ina Wright, Azle
Cheers: To the Strawn school district for a wonderful high school graduation ceremony that we attended for our nephew. It was a special night for the graduates and their families that will be cherished forever.
— Paris Frasier,
Cheers: To the staff at Enterprise Rent-A-Car on West Seventh Street for promptly notifying me that I had left my camera in the car that was returned. Your honesty is commendable.
— Jerry Stein. Fort Worth
Jeers: To the Dalworthington Gardens Police Department for posting three police SUVs around the Key Elementary School parking lot during morning drop-off on the second-to-last day of school with the apparent goal of writing as many tickets as possible before the end of the school year.
— Steve Abell, Arlington
Cheers: To Teri at the University Goodwill Donation Station for helping rescue a kitten trying to cross the busy intersection during lunch. Cheers also to Dr. Davis at Arlington Heights Animal Hospital for saving her life. “Lily” is now a beloved member of our family and we cannot thank you enough!
— Michelle Arceneaux,
Cheers: To the family of Jerry Waller for filing a lawsuit in his shooting. Perhaps this will bring justice where the grand jury turned away.
— Gary Roach, Azle
Cheers: To Keegan and Beekeepers. What a great way to get rid of unwanted honeybees! Keegan was very professional and helpful. And there were no bees killed during the removal! Great job Keegan!
— Michael Shawn McCormick,
Cheers: And an octogenarian’s deep gratitude to Nancy and Perry Bass for allowing me, at no charge, to visit their private art collection, on magnificent display at Kimbell Art Museum. Such largesse is rare, even in so-called “art capitals of the world”, much less in Cowtown! Thanks for the hospitality to the Kimbell!
— Peggy Meade-Cohen,
Cheers: To Sydnee Leonard! She has earned a 98 or higher every six weeks in my class. She puts forth her best effort each and everyday. She also comes to class with a smile eager to help in any way she can.
— Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Jerome Greener of Americans for Prosperity Texas for saying in 2014 the Tax Foundation rated Texas’ state business tax climate 38th worst. Their rating: 11th best. He was wrong (11th best is 40th worst); worse, he was misleading. Readers probably thought he meant 38th place (near the bottom).
— George Michael Sherry,
Jeers: To the manager on duty April 17 at a family restaurant on Camp Bowie Boulevard. We had a birthday party and kids played. My grandchild was playing in the game area, slipped on water and cut her foot. Mr. Attitude never once checked on the hurt child or showed any concern.
— Annette Drar, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the woman who kept tabs on the boy who beat “Cookie” to death. If it wasn’t for her, this poor little dog’s brutal and cruel death would have remained unsolved. Hopefully the parents will get immediate help for this troubled boy before he becomes an even greater danger to society.
— Nancy Andrews,
Jeers: To KDFW/Channel 4. During the week of April 12, during Live! with Kelly and Michael, there were two breaks to tell about an accident. It was the same accident both times. There are breaks in this show frequently. Please hold the breaks to very important issues and not the same one in the same hour.
— Claire Reilly,
Jeers: To McDavid Studio for Dixie’s Tupperware Party and for the positive review. The show is disgusting and in poor taste. Surely there are better one-man shows out there for the public to see. I took my daughter-in-law and we were both offended and walked out. (Something I have not done in over 50 years.)
— Ann Stewart,
Jeers: To the TCU baseball fans who left their lawn chairs on the terrace after being asked to take their belongings out between games of the doubleheader against Texas on April 25. They were in essence reserving places that were not reserved. They then accused us of moving their chairs. We didn’t!
— George Martin,
Jeers: To whoever is in charge of roadway signage on the new Interstate 35W north of Loop 820, and on the North Tarrant Express portion of Loop 820 between Interstate 35W and the Texas 121 cutoff. Good signage for the toll portions, but poor or non-existent for the non-toll exit to Loop 820 south at NorthEast Mall. Confusing enough even if the signage was good.
— Bill Buehler, Fort Worth
Cheers: For coverage of the devasting wildfires in my tiny, rural hometown, Fritch, Texas, and its recovery. These good and resilient people deserve attention. Thank you!
— Heather M. Castillo,
a Cheer or Jeer
Limit your Cheer or Jeer to 50 words. Full name, home address and daytime and home phone numbers are required. There are some restrictions on topics. Items may be edited. All submissions to the Star-Telegram will become the property of the Star-Telegram.