Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

The Southwest High School Band plays before the Raiders’ game against Dunbar High School in Fort Worth.
The Southwest High School Band plays before the Raiders’ game against Dunbar High School in Fort Worth.

Cheers: To the Southwest High School Raiders marching band and color guard for all your hard work and dedication. You exceeded expectations on your way to your performance in the UIL State Marching Band Finals. First time in school history. It was enjoyable to watch your progress and success this season.

Bret Loomis, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the Southwest High School marching band for a top-10 finish at state. We are so proud of you all: drum majors, marchers, pit, color guard, JV and prop crew. Go, Raiders!

Mark Metroka, Fort Worth


Cheers: To James Robert Criswell of Benbrook, who brought doughnuts to the ladies — Susie, Sharon, Trini and Joyce — at the early-voting site in Benbrook during our two-week stay there. We greatly appreciate it.

Joyce Winford, Benbrook


Cheers: To North Richland Hills police and Parks and Recreation Department for their hard work on Halloween, especially in the HomeTown NRH subdivision, where crowd control plans worked great. Signs and barricades were up. Police were present, traffic control went well and even though the crowds were large it was a fun night for all.

Jerry and Avis Sorenson, North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the anonymous person who paid for my meal on a recent Wednesday at El Fenix in Weatherford. I had read many cheers over the years to anonymous people who paid diners’ checks, but I never expected to be a recipient of such kindness. May this person feel as blessed as I did.

Norma Glover,



Cheers: To an apartment complex in southwest Fort Worth for residents who are elderly and/or have disabilities that has been trying to enforce a leash rule for cats. A leash rule is ridiculous, cruel, absurd and unnatural. Cats don’t belong on leashes, and if you think otherwise, you might as well put squirrels and ducks on leashes too.

Sandra Richards,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To a kind lady named Toney who blessed me by paying for my entire purchase at the Kroger store on Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills. My, how God works through amazing people showing love and compassion for elders. All done in the name of Christ Jesus.

Nelda Underwood, Hurst


Jeers: To those who ban the Confederate flag, including a homeowners’ association in Euless. It is part of history. I’m not a racist, but I grew up with that flag. I don’t consider it a symbol of slavery.

Debbie Ludwick,

Haltom City


Cheers: To the Texas Christian University women’s golf team for volunteering to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Your enthusiasm, loving hearts and hard work make the Horned Frog Nation proud!

Greg Kendle, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Eddie Hood, funeral director at Guardian/Laurel Land. Having used his services twice in four years, I rely on his guidance and caring attitude. He is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Sherri Ferguson treated me with respect and dignity.

Linda Waggoner,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To a young mom with a cute little blond-haired boy who paid for our breakfast at IHOP on a very rainy Friday morning. You blessed our day!

Wynona and Carl Elder, North Richland Hills


Cheers: To Joey with AT&T Uverse. When we lost our TV and Internet service recently, Joey was dispatched to make necessary repairs. He replaced the modem, which was broken, and the DVR, which was outdated. He was very courteous and helpful — a definite asset to AT&T.

Bill and Jan O’Neal,



Cheers: To John at the Battery Center in Arlington. I’m so grateful for his honesty and kindness when I had car problems. The world would be a better place if we had more caring people like John.

Sean McClain, Arlington


Cheers: To the Blue Mound Public Works Department, the mayor, Dee, Julie and my friend Chuck. Doing a great job and really pulling together to get over the Monarch thing. Keep it up.

Kathryn Blair, Blue Mound


Cheers: To the friendly staff and dentist at Kids Stop Dental on Hulen Street. My son had three teeth pulled on Oct. 27. Esmeralda called me later in the day to check to see how my son was doing. They are such a caring staff. Thank you so much.

Blanca Munoz, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Angelina Taylor! She’s a wonderful student. She’s a joy to teach. She participates in class with a smile every day. She contributes to what we are learning with her insights and experiences. Thank you!

Stuart Sumner, Leonard Middle School, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the man who swerved into my lane on Loop 820 East at the Interstate 35W construction area on Oct. 9. I honked at him, got in front of him and continued in my lane. And what did he do, but ram me from the rear after I passed in front of him in my lane. I stopped. He blew right past me, which indicates he did it on purpose. I got his license plate number. Karma will get him!

Vickie Martin, Saginaw


Cheers: To the staff at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Burleson. We walked in at 1:59 p.m. They close at 2. There were four adults and two 2 1/2 -year-olds who were hungry and tired. The staff welcomed us with open arms and were all fun and gracious, as always. When the boys were fussy, they took them over to see the “singing” deer. Excellent service and delicious food!

Mike and Carol Schultz, Burleson


Cheers: To Andrea Meller, Nancy Davis, Anita Forsberg, Jennifer Haskell, Peggy Irwin and Peggy Martin of the Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for going into Arlington school district classes to present their program to second-graders about proper respect for and history of the American flag. Great job!

Marilyn Funderburk,



Cheers: To Allan Spiry, furniture sales manager, at Dillard’s in North East Mall. He encouraged me to contact the manufacturer of my 9-year-old leather sectional when it started to flake and to keep him updated. I now have a beautiful new sofa, free of defects.

Anne Agee, Hurst


Cheers: To the Star-Telegram for providing bags to the First Christian Church of Fort Worth when we “Bag the Beans.” We divide a ton of beans into two-pound bags for hungry families at Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Wet-wrap bags work great. Thanks!

Tom Plumbley, senior minister, First Christian Church, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the Arlington police for blocking off all of eastbound Randol Mill Road at North Collins Street at 5 p.m. on a recent Sunday. How were Texas Rangers fans supposed to get to the parking lots on the west side of the ballpark? We left early, but it didn’t do any good because of the road being blocked!

Randy Geisel, Arlington


Jeers: To businesses, doctors and home security companies that do TV commercials pretending to be talk-show interview invitees with no indication that they are paid advertisers. They should be required to disclose what they really are instead of implying that they are performing some kind of public service.

Jerry Schmidt, Cleburne


Jeers: To the rude drivers on Interstate 35W. When their lane ends, at the last minute, they cut off other drivers to get ahead. They cause the traffic backups when other drivers have to hit their brakes. Wait your turn. Road construction is trying everyone’s patience and unnecessary rudeness is just that.

C.K. Godbey, Fort Worth


Cheers: To whoever left the envelope with a note and $20 on my windshield at Gander Mountain on Oct. 31. Your thoughtfulness and comments are greatly appreciated.

Lynn Riley, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the man in a kayak who came to my friend’s rescue early in the morning of Aug. 25. My friend and I were fishing at Lake Worth when he fell in and sank under. After a minute he popped up. The man in the kayak paddled over and helped him get back into the boat. Thanks to the good Samaritan.

Donald L. Thomas,

Fort Worth