Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Huge lines formed early, but the June 6 Slide the City event on North Main Street was delayed for hours because of mechanical problems.
Huge lines formed early, but the June 6 Slide the City event on North Main Street was delayed for hours because of mechanical problems. Star-Telegram

Jeers: To Slide the City and the Trinity River Vision Authority for the many failures bestowed June 6 upon thousands of residents who, like my family, paid months ago. Due diligence, an alternative plan and emergency plans were nowhere to be found. Incompetence at the highest level. Never allow them here again

— Stephen Dunson, Aledo

Cheers: To the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling that Texas can block Confederate flags on license plates. Sons of Confederate Veterans need to remember that their fathers supported owning and selling of individuals during a shameful time in our country’s history.

— David Morgan,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the Euless Fire Department and paramedics near Main Street and West Ash Lane. Cheers also to every staff member at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Grapevine. Both groups provided comfort to me and my family, as well as superior compassion and professionalism in my time of incapacitation. True heroes among us!

— Joshua Whitley, Euless

Cheers: To AutoNation Toyota in Arlington. We purchased a used car there and then discovered that the previous owner had hidden major damage to the front end. Thanks to Colin Reed and Danny Goode, it is fixed like new. These are good people to do business with.

— James Sims, River Oaks

Cheers: To Mac Chestnut and the hard-working, talented singers of this year’s Weatherford High School choirs for an amazing 2014-2015 season!

— Carol Pyle, Weatherford

Cheers: To the Dallas Baptist men who respond to people suffering from disasters. They are love in action. Your hard work and generous spirit give me hope!

— Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mike Tipton and Chick-Fil-A on Lake Worth Boulevard. Chris Lamboy had worked there only two months when he was killed in an auto accident. Tipton spoke at the funeral, closed his restaurant and had 60 to 70 employees at the funeral wearing T-shirts in memory of Chris. They then served lunch for family and friends.

— Roland and Ann Kelley,


Cheers: To Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and Principal Kurtis Flood for delivering uplifting messages of a promising future for the graduating eighth-grade class of Arlington Classics Academy. Their words about lifelong learning and pursuing excellence left everyone in the audience feeling inspired and encouraged! Go Griffins!

— Heather Sanders,


Cheers: To all who voted in the Crowne Plaza Volunteer Challenge. Thanks to the 3,431 votes for the winner, the Professional Golfers’ Association provided the initial $10,000 donation. For achieving 10,251 votes overall, the PGA provided an additional $15,000 to be donated to the Presbyterian Night Shelter. Great community charity outreach from Colonial Country Club!

— Wally Diehl, Benbrook

Cheers: To Tim, Jimmy and Wendy with the city of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department for the extra effort to keep the Meadowbrook Recreation Center from flooding again. The city needs more employees like you. Kudos for a job well done.

— Sarah Weston, Arlington

Cheers: To the city of Crowley staff, the Crowley City Council, the Crowley Veterans Committee, Mike Snyder and Capt. T.D. Smyers, U.S. Navy retired, for their assistance in making the dedication of the Crowley Veterans Plaza a huge success. It’s an honor to recognize the heroes who are serving, who have served and who have given their all for this great nation!

— Johnny Shotwell, Crowley

Cheers: To the writers of letters to the editor who addressed Richard Greene’s biased May 24 column about George Stephanopoulos! I have had to skip Greene’s columns about politics for the sake of my blood pressure!

— Gwen Rooney,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the city of North Richland Hills for the quick response on May 30 after storms caused a tree limb to fall and block the road in front of our house. The workers did the job and were gone by 8:30 a.m. Good job!

— Dickie Stearns,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the people who helped get our minivan for my wheelchair-bound husband out of the mud. One gentleman even drove home to get his truck to help pull it out. Two other families stopped to assist and push it out. You are lifesavers. Thank you.

— Chieko Armstrong,


Cheers: To Tiffany Pendley and the Freese and Nichols engineering and construction firm for providing wonderful celebrations to honor the achievements of our students at South Hills Elementary School. This recognition truly makes a difference in their lives! Thank you for wholeheartedly giving back to your community and for supporting our school.

— Laurie Williams, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Cowser Tire and Service on Northeast Loop 820. They took care of this customer’s needs with courtesy and efficiency that went above and beyond the norm. No wonder they have so many repeat customers.

— LaVerne Lewis, Saginaw

Cheers: To KAAM/770 AM “Legends” for the 16th Annual Armed Forces Day Dinner and Dance. Cheers also to W. Neil Gallagher of the Gallagher Financial Group and Dr. Dennis Birenbaum of Texas Hematology and Oncology for sponsoring the event for veterans of our armed forces.

— Jack and Gearldine Lewis,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Karen, our docent at the Kimbell Art Museum. She was our guide on the afternoon of June 12, and her knowledge of the art collection made our tour very interesting. We appreciate Karen volunteering her time at the museum!

— Nancy Honkomp, Arlington

Cheers: To the owners of the Skillet & Grill Restaurant on West Division Street in Arlington. They made our 60th wedding anniversary special by treating us to a great breakfast. Their food is always good, served with a smile, and they give the best “hot tea” service in the Metroplex.

— Tom and Pat Long,


Jeers: To the thoughtless drivers who do not use headlights during times of limited visibility.

— Nat Fralia, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Lashaunda, an employee at the Whataburger on Eastchase Parkway in Fort Worth. She took an order from a handicapped elderly person, engaged him in friendly conversation and, when his order was ready, carried his food for him and helped him into his car. Such a compassionate lady!

— Carol Hubbard, Arlington

Cheers: To the cast and crew for the performance of The Boys Next Door at the Onstage Theatre in Bedford. The cast members were excellent in their portrayal of the characters as they faced everyday life in their special home. Bravo!

— Jeanette Powers, Arlington

Cheers: To everyone who knows how to correctly navigate a traffic circle, especially those in Southlake and Colleyville. Yield to cars in the circle, i.e., on your left. Cheers also to drivers who have mastered the turn indicator so I don’t have to anticipate your next move.

— Clare Taylor, Southlake

Cheers: To the nice couple who paid for this senior lady’s lunch at the Cotton Patch Cafe on May 23. Thank you and God bless.

— Ruth Shelton, Crowley

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