Cheers: To Jordan Spieth for making golf fun to watch again! What a great competitor!
— Mark Boren, Comanche
Jeers: To those who said the “Wings of the City” exhibit would be here through Aug. 31. We planned to go Aug. 31 but the sculptures were gone already. Trip wasted due to bad info.
— Bruce Kalapach, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the city transportation department. The school-zone flashers (four on Dutch Branch Road, two on Oakmont Trail) were flashing every weekday all summer. This causes motorists to ignore and disrespect these traffic control devices.
— Chuck Snyder, Fort Worth
Jeers: To some Little League coaches with a win-any-cost philosophy who overuse young pitchers. The rules are meant to safeguard the health of Little Leaguers. Were they trying to teach their team that it’s OK to cheat to win?
— Doris Gluck, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the county clerks who said they oppose gay marriage but would issue a license regardless because it’s their job. Equally satisfactory would be to state your reservations, then ask if another clerk might assist. Not acceptable is the Texas attorney general’s approach to suggest simply refusing “based on religious grounds.”
— Dan Smith, Fort Worth
Cheers: To my new dental care professionals Drs. Ray Gillespie, Timothy Oakes, and Steven Britain. Their quick response to my dilemma and caring, reassuring staffs, made a very anxious time much less intimidating. They are true gems in Fort Worth!
— Pat Stevens, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Haltom City and/or the state highway department. For several weeks, if you’re traveling west on Glenview Drive at Denton Highway, the signal is malfunctioning. There’s no green to go straight. Also, the railroad crossing at Haltom Road near the library needs repair.
— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City
Jeers: To Mayor Price and the Fort Worth City Council for allowing a clinic on Oakmont Boulevard to seize a lane daily for their parking lot. They usurp an eastbound lane following a “blind” curve, putting walkers/joggers/bikers/drivers at risk.
— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Parents, Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) who are rejoicing with the SCOTUS decision which legally confirms what they always knew: Their gay children are as precious and equal as their heterosexual children.
— Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a moving company. Not only did they turn a $300-$400 move into a $900 one, they damaged walls, doors, broke my Keurig, washing machine and more when they threw everything into my garage. “If you wanted things stacked nicely, you should have said so.”
— Kimby Padgett, Arlington
Jeers: To the TV network affiliate that was showing The Twilight Zone reruns for months instead of Carol Burnett and Friends. I love The Twilight Zone but I love Carol Burnett as well!
— John T. Patterson, Arlington
Jeers: To a cable provider for letting seven-plus tickets go unanswered. I could sit in my house, use my tablet and phones prior to the stormy weather. Now, I stand on my porch or drive to better service area.
— Connie Fellers, Perrin
Jeers: To an individual who advertised a 2000 Ford Taurus SE. When I purchased it, I did not review the title and I see now the car I purchased was a 1999.
— Pat Mitchell, Arlington
Cheers: To Kasey Stricklin, who with a cat under one arm and a dog under the other, rescued an injured bird. After much searching, she located a lady who rehabilitates injured birds. She immediately drove from Burleson to Fort Worth to save its life. What kind hearts: Kasey and “bird savior.”
— Fran Basden, Burleson
Jeers: To spending $11 million for artificial turf. How will that improve academic achievement in the numerous under performing schools in the Fort Worth schools? And why are we still supporting a county hospital district with tax dollars when our tax dollars already support Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and now Obamacare. Enough!
— Irene Kjornes, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a car dealership for selling me a new 2010 Nissan Versa hatchback that at 24,325 miles, now has the driver inside door panel coming off, the passenger door lock falling off and a hatchback door that won’t open. I shouldn’t have to pay to rebuild the car piece by piece.
— Margaret Abbott, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the kind gentleman at Envision Imaging UNT who drives the vehicle that picks up patients from the parking lot. He rescued me with an umbrella from that rain July 8 and took me from where I’ve been standing to my husband’s car. Thank you and God bless you always.
— Norma Jones, Saginaw
Jeers: To the Fort Worth Crud Pickup Service on a recent Saturday morning on Welch Avenue. Workers abruptly quit, leaving dozens of motorists who waited over an hour in line to off-load toxic items. It’s no wonder landfills receive contaminated items when people who want to be good citizens are treated so shabbily.
— Dale Schmidtbleicher,
Jeers: To the cashier at a chain retail store who processed six different fraudulent charges totaling $6,800, on two different cards, after having a charge denied. This is unacceptable to say the least.
— Tracy Macfarlane, Fort Worth
Cheers: A big thank you to Mayfair Village Animal Hospital in Hurst. We recently lost our furry daughter and were so overwhelmed with the amount of compassion and love they showed both her in her final days and our family. Thank you Dr. Weid and staff for everything you do.
— Holly White, Southlake
Cheers: To Karen, Candy, Dianne and Linda for the wonderful 100th birthday party for Lt. Col. W.E. (Gene) Rainwater. Everything was perfect for about 200 of his friends who came from near and far. Special thanks to Don McCall for wonderful music from the 1940s and ’50s. God bless you all.
— Georgia Isbell Rainwater,
Jeers: To an electricity delivery company that butchered homeowners’ trees along its power lines. By doing so in July, the company must hope trees will die and will not have to be trimmed again.
— Charles Coleman,
Jeers: To an Arlington restaurant manager. A fly was deep in my glass of tea. The manager was rude and defensive and said he would not check the ice tea containers or talk to his employees about checking for flies in drinks, that neither he nor God could control a fly.
— Ruby McCarthy,
Cheers: To Kay and Mac McCaslin of K & B Clock Shop in North Richland Hills. Walk in and you’ll find an amazing collection of antique and unique timepieces. They provide expert, courteous repairs and a bit of history about your clock. Thanks for helping us.
— Judy Stanford, Hurst
Jeers: To the Confederate battle flag displayed at the July 4 parade in Burleson. Cheers to the people who oppose this so-called symbol of Southern pride. It represents racism and slavery to many and to me, a white woman.
— Joanne Willis,
Jeers: So now the Arts Council wants to welcome people to town by posting “HTROWTROF” on the side of I-30. Sure seems backward to me.
— Lee Rogers, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the lady who cut me off on the White Settlement Road exit but then graciously bought my Starbucks coffee and gave me her extra reward points. Blessing in disguise!
— Kelly Knowles,
Cheers: To Dr. Lisa Lane for saving my life on Aug. 9. Also to the emergency room and CSU staff at North Hills Hospital for their excellent care. Thanks to Mary and Joe at Enchiladas Ole for providing me a delicious meal. Your generosity is appreciated.
— Jack Bullock, Haltom City
Cheers: To the person who paid for our dinner at Uncle Julio’s Aug. 22. Your kindness overwhelmed us. You have increased the amount of joy in the world.
— Dennis and Melissa Gibbons,
Jeers: To a Fort Worth restaurant. We were turned away due to some imaginary list. Obviously it was because we weren’t Caucasian.
— Natalie Oanh Nguyen, Garland
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