Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested at McArthur High School in Irving after bringing a homemade clock to school.
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested at McArthur High School in Irving after bringing a homemade clock to school. AP

Cheers: To the teacher who prevented a possible bomb incident by a high school student. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Her heroic action is an example of how all teachers should respond to students who can’t obey. We’ve had too many young people on campus killed or injured already.

— Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City


Jeers: To the media, the media jocks and the experts. Prior to Wednesday night’s GOP debate, they constantly offered their worthless ideas and rhetoric about who will win and why. Now that the fiasco is over, they are in damage control 24/7. Americans don’t need their glib words to make their own choices.

— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the American Heart Association and everyone who walked on Sept. 12. Jeers to those who bring their dogs along but no poop bags. If you’re going to walk your dog, be responsible and pick up the poop.

— Buddie Hrabal, Arlington


Cheers: To Pier 1 Imports for the huge American flag in lights atop the headquarters building on 9-11. Beautiful and inspiring.

— Joyce Capper, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Sagamore Baptist Church, which graciously prepared and donated school supply baskets to all teachers at Sagamore Hill Elementary School. The gift was greatly appreciated. Special cheers to Brandy for heading the project.

— Principal Amparo Martinez, Assistant Principal Dirrick Butler, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Discount Tire on Camp Bowie Boulevard. They put on a spare after hours and ordered my new tire. They are always courteous and professional. I recommend that location to everyone!

— Lisa Schwarzer, Fort Worth


Cheers: To “Steve,” who anonymously bought breakfast for our entire Sunday School class from Smithfield United Methodist Church at Bacon’s in Hurst on Aug. 30. It was such a generous and thoughtful gesture. We all plan to pay it forward.

— Rosemary McFadin,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the nice lady who kept me from falling in front of the Dollar General store on Trail Lake Drive on Aug. 26 at about 12:45 p.m. I’m so very grateful you were there.

— Laurie D. Grossman,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Thyssen Krupp Airport Systems. The staff and students at Bonnie Brae Elementary School appreciate your very generous donation of school supplies and money. We now have enough supplies to last all year.

— Stephanie Vallejo, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the honest, thoughtful person who found the credit card that I had dropped and returned it to Costco. They were able to contact me and let me know about your kind act. May the rest of your days be filled with sunshine and rainbows!

— Vicki Needham, Fort Worth


Cheers: To all at the Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant in Burleson, especially Sherry and Mattie. As a storm came through on Sept. 12, there was a power outage. We (two seniors) finished our dinner and wine while the wait staff carried on undaunted. We even had a young, umbrella-bearing lady escort us to our car. Great experience!

—Molly Crane, Burleson


Cheers: To a woman working at the Tom Thumb grocery on Hulen Street for letting me in to grab supper after a long day at work when the store’s power was out and the store was closed. She took me through the store with a flashlight to find what I needed. Great customer service!

— Lauren Borders, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the kind couple at AA China Buffet in Burleson on Sept. 13. My friend and I were having lunch when the gentleman approached and asked if we would allow him to be blessed by buying our lunch. What a blessing to us! We will pass on this act of kindness.

— Janet Manuel, Everman


Cheers: To the city of North Richland Hills. I’ve used the city’s online “Report a Concern” system several times recently. The system is easy to use, and my requests were responded to quickly.

— Karen Ruff,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the couple who paid for our meal on Sept. 6 at Outback Steakhouse. The waiter said our meal had been paid by the couple behind us after hearing that I was a veteran. Their note said, “Thank you for your service. Have a blessed day!”

— Richard McCarter, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the nursing staff, doctors, support staff and patient advocate at Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital in Arlington, fifth floor, for their loving care and encouragement beyond regular duties during my 32-day stay in July and August. I cannot express my thanks strongly enough.

— Norma Sue Crouch, Crowley


Cheers: To the amazing employees at Haverty’s Furniture for their donation of gently used clothing — primarily men’s — that Christian Community Assistance always needs because of our work with parolees who have just been released and have nothing. Cheers also to Tressa Fisher who made Haverty’s aware of our need.

— Ches Weeks, director of Christian Community Assistance, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Heartland Manor Rehab and Nursing Home on Glenview Drive for the care of our mother, Charlene Young. She was with Heartland for more than three months before she passed. At all times she was treated with dignity, respect and kindness. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

— Jan Kelly and Trish Young, North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the two beautiful young women who paid for my meal at Uncle Julio’s on Sept. 11. I was absolutely stunned when the waitperson told me someone had paid for my meal. This gracious gift of kindness validates my belief that there are loving and caring people among us who make us better.

— Sue E. Turner, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant on Forest Park Boulevard from 10 members of BAR-None Book Club for coming to our rescue. When the site of our September meeting became unavailable at the last minute, the staff of Macaluso’s graciously welcomed our group, allowing us to enjoy a good lunch as well as space for our discussion.

— Anne M. Sanders, Fort Worth


Jeers: To Texas Christian University for not selling licensed fabric with the school logo. It’s an opportunity to make money. Sell the fabric directly at the bookstore. Get someone in the business school to do the work as a graduate project. It would give them real-world experience.

— Sara Hébert, Fort Worth


Cheers: To a young female employee of Lone Star BMW who, after picking up a takeout order at Vickery Cafe, made a return trip to the cafe to anonymously pay the bill for a World War II veteran’s breakfast. She, like the veteran, is a credit to her generation.

— Paul Hunter, Fort Worth


Jeers: To an Arlington auto dealership. Two weeks after taking my car in for a recall repair, I receive a call telling me I need new brakes and an oil change. My brakes had fewer than 2,000 miles on them, and my oil indicator showed 60 percent oil life. Not the first time it has occurred.

— Johnny Johnson, Arlington


Cheers: To the Fort Worth Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic at Southeast Loop 820 for its outstanding service. Considering the controversy about treatment at the VA, I applaud our group for doing its best to help our area veterans. I left there sad that I didn’t qualify, but thankful for their help.

— Charles A. Hess, Arlington


Jeers: To the politicians on Fort Worth’s north side. Not one of them showed up to pay respects when Sammy Pantoja recently passed. Sammy was always the first to host a fundraiser for them at his restaurant. I guess these guys only show up when they need something. Shameful.

— Jon Souder, Fort Worth


Cheers: To our wonderful neighbors of 38 years, Roseann and Jon Evans and Lynn Klamt, for bringing our newspapers to the front door and the garbage cans back to their spots. Thank you for caring.

— Roland and Ann Kelley,



Jeers: To the many families that visited Grapevine Lake parks over the Labor Day weekend and left trash behind for city workers to pick up.

— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine


Cheers: To two young men who comped breakfast for two old ladies at the Buttermilk Cafe and Bakery on a recent Friday. What a generous thing!

— Joy Oujesky, Hurst


Cheers: To a kind, generous young man in a white Audi who insisted on giving $20 in appreciation to a woman helping a blind gentleman cross the street. Knowing the blind man’s sparse living conditions, the $20 was given to him, for which he was extremely grateful.

— A.L. Shelton, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Carlos Flores at the REC in Grapevine. He does a terrific job leading water aerobics for the 55-plus crowd. He’s always upbeat, energetic and fun. At 8 a.m. we need someone with those qualities! The city of Grapevine is fortunate to have Carlos on staff at the REC!

— Carol Owen Tucker, Grapevine


Jeers: To the city of Kennedale for changing our trash collection system. We had dependable service, but now we find our trash cans broken and in the streets when we come home. Trash collecting is important, but take pride in your work.

— Rex Williams, Kennedale


Jeers: To the North Richland Hills pound for giving away our dog while my wife was having surgery. We didn’t know our dog was missing until it was too late. The pound would do nothing about it. We had her since she was 2 months old. We’re the only home she has known.

— Bob Davis, Hurst

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