Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

The TCU Showgirls perform in driving rain during the football game against Baylor on Nov. 27 in Fort Worth.
The TCU Showgirls perform in driving rain during the football game against Baylor on Nov. 27 in Fort Worth. AP

Cheers: To the Texas Christian University Showgirls for continuing on through out the cold and rain during the TCU-Baylor game on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Mary Kaye Juran,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To TV announcer David Pasch, with Brian Griese, who didn’t know where he was for the Baylor-TCU game and made several comments about being in Dallas. You’d think that if you’re announcing a football game like Baylor-TCU on national television, you’d know where you are!

Joe Fuchs, Hurst


Jeers: To TCU’s head football coach for not meeting the Baylor coach on the field after the game. The Baylor coach walked all over the field looking for him.

Gary Harrell, Fort Worth


Jeers: To sports commentator Randy Galloway for his story on the TCU-Baylor football game (“Embrace the hate, but don’t cross the line”). If he was trying to make TCU look classless, he should look in the mirror, and I bet there would be a Baylor Bear standing behind him also. 28-21. How sweet it is.

Brent Wall, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the very kind and thoughtful pre-op and post-op nursing staff at Texas Health Huguley Hospital and to Dr. Jeffrey Ratusznik, who performed my back surgery and made my procedure as comfortable and successful as possible. Thank you to everyone involved.

Daphne Jean Thomas, Burleson


Cheers: To the good people who take money from their wallets to surprise and honor strangers at grocery stores, restaurants and other venues and expect nothing in return. What great acts of kindness! Cheers also to the folks who publicly acknowledge being recipients of gifts by sending cheers to their unknown benefactors.

Ron Hart, Arlington


Cheers: To Linda Baker, the most caring, thoughtful and kind person I’ve ever known. She’s always doing for others, taking people to the doctor or hospital or sitting with a friend. She and friends sew for the needy and she donates her time whenever needed. It’s a privilege to know her.

Gayle Thompson,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To whoever paid for the meal for my friend Betty and me as we celebrated her 89th birthday at Logan’s Roadhouse in Burleson on Nov. 13. It was much appreciated.

Doris Crouch, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Linda from Kennedale who was truly an angel when she helped me find my car recently on the crowded parking lot of Wal-Mart on Little Road in south Arlington. We really do have many guardian angels out there. Thank you, Linda!

E.J. Skinner, Mansfield


Cheers: To ABC Professional Tree Services for recently trimming a limb on our pecan tree that was posing a danger to Oncor’s power lines. The crew was extremely courteous, respectful and professional. They did the job quickly, cleaned up thoroughly and kept us well informed about what was going on.

Rena T. Brown, Fort Worth


Jeers: To stores that play Christmas music before the season. This year it began the day after Halloween. I say there isn’t a war on Christmas. It’s a war by Christmas. And by the way, I haven’t heard the Thanksgiving Song or the Dreidel Song even once. Scrooge was right the first time. Bah, humbug!

Paul R. Schattman,



Cheers: To Curt Holloway (the plumber), Ron Stomaugh (director of development for Grapevine), Hans (city inspector), Bruno Brumelow (city manager of Grapevine), John Sheppard, Sharon Spencer (Grapevine City Council), Rochelle Dixon (Atmos Energy) and the gas guy who finally turned on the gas. Thanks. I now have heat!

Jane Boyd, Grapevine


Cheers: To the lady who bought my groceries at the Kroger store in Keller. I was having a depressing day as I was mourning the recent death of my son. She turned a rainy day to sunshine. Thank you again.

Mary Lou Osborne, Keller


Cheers: To Robert Buxton and Shoko Abe, doctoral music students at the University of North Texas, for their entertaining and educational program of four-hand piano music for our community. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.

Leroy and Doris Ann Morgan, Arlington


Cheers: To Fort Worth Christian School for the wonderful Grandparents Day celebration on Nov. 20. Special cheers to the Parent Teacher Organization for providing a delicious breakfast. Biggest cheers to the students for a fantastic program.

Lulu Lyle,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To Golden Corral restaurant for providing meals for veterans on that special day, and also to the Bowie High School Band for providing the musical entertainment!

R.G. Horstman, Arlington


Cheers: To Karen Landon, librarian at Western Hills High School, for her donation of paper goods and toiletries and to the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for their financial donation. We love you both dearly for supporting the Good Girls Transitional Agency and Duke Kirby.

Brenda Whitlock, Crowley


Cheers: To the lovely couple in Lake Arlington who rescued our escaped dogs, kept them safe, went to great lengths to get their ID chips scanned and brought them home to us. Your kindness will be paid forward to the local Humane Society.

S. Kay Nash, Arlington


Cheers: To the couples that have both the bride and the groom in the photos accompanying their engagement or wedding announcements. They know that it is about a commitment to each other to be friends, best of friends and partners in love with each other. Two good people coming together to become even better together.

Patrick Coyle,

North Richland Hills


Jeers: To a home improvement store for a multipage advertisement in a foreign language only. I have no problem with printed material that offers other languages. However, it is offensive for the English language to be omitted totally when sent to the general public.

Sylvia Smith, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the man who, on Black Friday at an Academy Sports + Outdoors store, would not let my granddaughter go ahead of him, even when they tried to explain that they were buying “waders” to get back to Trinity Acres Equestrian Farm to rescue animals in a flood. He responded that he only had a “few items.”

Sherry McCoy,

Westworth Village


Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, particularly to the emergency room staff (you know who you are), to the fifth-floor nursing staff for my excellent care, to doctors K. and R. and to the kitchen staff who sent me wonderful meals. I was blessed to have met you.

Juanita Hill, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Kona Grill. During a recent dinner visit, my husband and I were approached by the manager after our entree had been served. He indicated that he didn’t feel the portion was of adequate size and said that a supplemental portion would be brought. Thanks for your attentiveness and generosity.

Rosanna Green,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the unknown person who found my purse left in a shopping cart at the At Home store in Grand Prairie. Cheers also to At Home employee Robert Crane, who took the time to find me. My faith is restored that there are still people who do the right thing.

Loretta A. Scott, Mansfield


Cheers: To the employees at Central Market! On a wet, cold Saturday morning, everyone in the store was smiling and willing to help. Special cheers to Hailie and to Dan, whose courtesy in serving me was exemplary.

Tahita Fulkerson,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the Martha Stewart recipes for tasty Thanksgiving side dishes. We made four of them and added a turkey prepared in a Big Green Egg. Exquisite!

Alan Stockard, Lakeside


Cheers: To the kind ladies who paid for my lunch at the Mexican Inn on Hulen Street a few days before Thanksgiving. Your generosity was a delightful surprise! I will definitely pay it forward and keep the chain of kindness intact. Merry Christmas.

Pat Stevens, Fort Worth