Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To the Fort Worth City Council for not immediately imposing two-day-a-week watering restrictions and enforcing them.

— Mary Lewis, Fort Worth

Jeers: To all our meteorologists in Dallas-Fort Worth who leave a lot to be desired. With all the latest technology, such as Doppler radar, etc., they can’t give an accurate forecast from one day to the next. Yet they have the gall to issue seven-day forecasts. What a joke.

— Rupert Garcia, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the very competent and compassionate staff at Emeritus at Oak Hollow in Bedford. I admire and appreciate you.

— Gerry Schwarzbach, Bedford

Jeers: To drivers who misinterpret the “Photo Enforced” signs to mean they can’t turn right on red. Right turns are allowed after stopping completely, unless a sign says not to turn right on red. This is causing unnecessary traffic backups at busy times. This isn’t that hard, people!

— Daniel J. Haase, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Ron Barke of Key-Whitman Eye Center in Arlington (North) and his crews. They are super and made my cataract surgery a piece of cake. Thanks.

— Richard D. Toth,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Bob Dean for his info on knee replacement and using a walker for only two weeks. I can beat that — I only used a walker in the hospital (for three days) and was back in the classroom in two weeks thanks to Dr. Robert Schmidt.

— Tjwanah Smith, De Leon

Cheers: And thanks to the two sweet ladies who paid for our parking at the Empty Bowls event. I paid it forward. We are blessed to live in a wonderful city where citizens articipate in acts of kindness towards others. God bless.

— Amy, Mary and Yvonne Kubes

and Jill Witte, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mason, a junior at Martin High School and employee of Whataburger in South Arlington who observed me choking. He applied the Heimlich maneuver until the object was dislodged and expelled and I could breathe again. He saved my life!

— Al D’Agostino, Arlington

Cheers: To Somervell County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Kevin Martin and Mike Reynolds. After I accidentally locked my keys in my vehicle, these guys were kind enough to get it open within minutes. Applause for rescuing four ladies who were on the way to a church retreat. May the Lord bless you special.

— Judy Stillwell, Watauga

Cheers: To the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Dr. Ochs, Brandy, Brenda, Elizabeth and the receptionist for their caring, compassion, patience to each and every patient that they see. They are the best. Thanks from the Karen Darter family.

— Susan Darter, Weatherford

Cheers: To the Arlington fire and police departments for their assistance in a hit-and-run accident around noon March 29 on South Cooper Street by UT Arlington. Those who witnessed the accident were invaluable to us and we will forever be grateful to them. Thank you so much.

— Luann and Hank Stogner,


Jeers: To Scott Coleman’s complaint he “was forced into accepting welfare” by buying health insurance under Obamacare. Duh! Who does he suppose was paying his bills when he or his wife got sick and went to a county hospital emergency room? Taxpayers were, not him!

— Robert Moore, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the city of Saginaw for double-booking an event center, causing us to scramble with last-minute notifications that our baby shower moved to a different location. In February they booked us a venue while it was being renovated.

— Jared Spindor, Haltom City

Cheers: To Air Squad Heating and Air Conditioning of Keller, for being the most honest, efficient heating and air conditioning company in the region. There are not enough companies that truly have the customers’ best interest at heart.

— Debbi Baron, Keller

Cheers: To Heather and her fellow workers at Tarrent County Infectious Disease Associates. Imagine being very sick, yet looking forward to a weekly visit where blood is drawn and powerful medicine is administered. Thanks for pleasant, compassionate treatment. You are entertaining all the while professional.

— James Liner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Frank Lonergan of Azle for his thirty years of caring service to our community. He is now moving to a new career, teaching others to follow in his footsteps.

— John Williams, Azle

Jeers: To the busybody who boxed my car in at Kroger on Texas 26. I had parked in the handicapped spot she apparently wanted. She demanded to see my handicapped parking placard. Had she looked at my license tags she would have seen that I am a service-related disabled veteran.

— Rabbi Marc J. Ben-Meir,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Dr. Cindy Zimmerman of Eyes on Camp Bowie for her very thorough eye exam, warm personality and wonderful staff. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a highly competent and caring eye care provider.

— Diana Chandler, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the McConnell family for pursuing real justice in their case against the family of a juvenile offender.

— Sid Moore, Comanche

Cheers: To Drs. Steve Whitaker and Heather Wiese and the staff of Lake Worth Animal Clinic for their loving treatment of our beloved Sophie during her final days, doing everything possible to give her a happy quality of life. When the time came, the love and compassion everyone showed was heartfelt and appreciated.

— Daniel and Judith Patz,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Sylvia, who works at J.C. Penney at North East Mall, for showing such caring and kindness to me. She went out of her way for me, giving great service in selecting the right shoes. A professional at her job, and a role mode for all to follow. I will be back

— John P. McKittrick, Bedford

Cheers: To great neighbors, Trader Joe’s. Each week you deliver grocery carts of flowers to Stonegate Nursing Center. What joy you give to residents, family and friends.

— Lou Ann Burke, Fort Worth

Jeers: To news broadcasts. You are correct in calling it “social media” because it is not news. You gather a panel of so-called experts and speculate on the circumstances. This is analagous to the past O.J. Simpson media frenzy.

— Trent Spahr, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those Christians who tell everyone abortion and birth control are wrong. This country was not founded on Christianity. Not all the Founders were Christians. That is why we have separation of church and state. So stop trying to force your beliefs on everyone else.

— Cal Jordan, Saginaw

Cheers: To a nice young man who changed a flat tire for me March 29h at Panera Bread in Hurst. He refused pay and said he just hoped someone would return a good deed for his mom or grandmother if they needed help. Such a gentleman — thank you.

— Scottie James, Haltom City

Jeers: To Planned Parenthood for shutting down clinics just because they can’t have abortions. Hypocrisy is prevailing. Cheers to Texas Right to Life for fighting the good fight.

— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine