Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To those upset about high school students’ homecoming mums. It’s been a Texas high school tradition for years and these kids are just showing off their school spirit. At least they are doing something positive and keeping an ongoing tradition alive.

— Yolanda Sierra, Saginaw

Jeers: To the attention for outrageously large homecoming mums. One school was trying to stop this trend by donating the money to charity. The focus should be on that or on ways to stop this trend. When a girl has to have a harness to wear her “mum,” that is just beyond absurd.

— Barbara Campbell, Arlington

Cheers: To the nice gentleman who came over and filled my car with gas Nov. 12 at the Valero in Benbrook. This was a cold and windy day, and I appreciated not having to get out of my car.

— Betty R. Baugh, Benbrook

Jeers: To the builders of the Chisholm Trail Parkway who destroyed 200 yards of bikeway near Bryant Irvin Road more than a year ago, forcing cyclists to deal with dust (mud in season), dangerous loose gravel and flat tires and have shown no indication of repairing their damage anytime soon.

— Paul W. Hartman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the the Fort Worth Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter members. They prepared 300 trick-or-treat bags for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County foster children and the other children in their households. CASA is an organization of volunteers who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children.

— Terri Estes, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Aledo Middle School eighth-grader Lauren Sims, who, on exiting behind me at Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store on Camp Bowie West, asked if she could carry this senior citizen’s two heavy grocery sacks to my car. This lovely, gracious young lady is a credit to her parents and school.

— Lorna Parker, Benbrook

Cheers: To the city of Fort Worth, Sundance Square and the Pier 1 Tower for recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and lighting up gold to give children fighting this No. 1-killing disease a voice.

— Leah Burns, Arlington

Jeers: To a chain barbecue restaurant. I took my 84-year-old father, an Air Force veteran. The staff stated that they would only give 20 percent off to veterans. Really? A $10 meal once a year was too much to ask?

— Dr. Carole N. Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Keller fire and police departments for their tremendous show of support at our community Veterans Day program that was presented by a distinguished and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is battling PTSD. The first-responders’ kindness and compassion was an enormous factor in an inspiring evening.

— Arnold Benson, Keller

Cheers: To the staff of Tolbert’s in Grapevine for paying for this Vietnam veteran’s lunch on Nov. 11.

— Bruce W. Rider, Grapevine

Cheers: To Brad Kon Motors and the entire staff for their helpfulness and kindness to a 70-year-old who needed a reliable car to get to church and physical thearpy for a broken neck. Thanks to all of you.

— Terry Asmus, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Fort Worth elementary school for having no heat in a kindergarten classroom for a week, during sub-freezing temps!

— Rose Horton, Arlington

Cheers: To the wonderful staff at HealthSouth City View. Especially my therapists, Kelly, Nichole and Natali. Everyone was great — excellent care, excellent service. I was carried in and seven days later I walked out. More than therapy, it was an experience. Bless them all.

— Bob Dorcy, Fort Worth

Cheers: Hearty best wishes to Kristi and Justin Nelson, who married at their baby’s bedside at Cook Children’s Medical Center. It’s never too late to get married! What a great story. God’s blessings on all of you.

— Cherry Neill, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Shawn Anderson, service consultant at Freeman Buick/GMC in Grapevine, for his personal attention to each customer who brings a vehicle to Freeman for service. He is truly an asset to the Freeman dealership.

— Richard and Barbara Blair,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the folks at the Exxon on Colleyville Boulevard. They were kind enough not only to return my husband’s lost wallet but to keep it safe and sound until it could be returned. We were so relieved and very pleasantly surprised at the amazing honesty and integrity demonstrated. Thank you!

— Holly Tenner, Hurst

Cheers: To Ann Louden for her tireless work for breast cancer and her wonderful commitment to Frogs For the Cure. The Luncheon at TCU, the Sing for the Cure Gala at Bass Hall featuring Laura Bush, Bob Schieffer’s band and Bernadette Peters, as well as the halftime performance at the KSU football game were first-class Thank you for all you do for TCU and Fort Worth.

— Richard Sybesma, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for raising our season ticket prices after another dismal season. Stop fleecing your most loyal of fans! Are Tom Hicks and John Hart reincarnated and running the team again?

— Stephen Dunson, Aledo

Cheers: To the city of Fort Worth and partners for the Nov. 15 Shred, Recycle, Donate day at LaGrave Field. Volunteers made traffic flow a breeze, the collection areas were well-manned and the variety of items accepted were a Godsend to those of us who took advantage. Great service that was well-managed! Thank you!

— Doug White, Fort Worth

Cheers: To City Garage in Colleyville. A warning light came on when I was driving to work, so I stopped at City Garage. They put the appropriate air pressure in all my tires. Ten minutes later, I asked how much do I owe you, they said “No charge... It was our pleasure.” Thanks guys.

— Patricia D. Henderson, Colleyville

Jeers: To a Fort Worth piano bar for selling admissions to friends and myself without informing us that there was no seating available, then refusing refunds as we decided to leave. Sets a poor example for visitors.

— James B. Geer, Bedford

Cheers: To Dr. Stephanie Yip and the staff at Family Pet Clinic in North Richland Hills for caring for my dog after a botched closure of a surgery site by another veterinarian. After an additional surgery and continued wound care, Toby is healing very well and will not lose his paw as we had feared.

— Judy Stillwell, Watauga

Cheers: Thank you BJ’s at the Highlands for going above and beyond what we were originally told about a free dinner for veterans on Nov. 11. We enjoyed a wonderful delicious dinner. From two old vets and their wives.

— Ann Zinecker, Mansfield

Cheers: To the gentleman who was kind and honest enough to return my wallet after I left it in the Wal-Mart parking lot on U.S. 287 in Arlington. I appreciate you so much and I wish there were more people like you in this world!

— Heather Nelson, Arlington