Cheers: To Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Broadwater and Lance Cpl. White for graciously sharing their Saturday night with our car club at our annual Christmas party and Toys for Tots toy drive. They were professional and polite. It was a joy to host them and we greatly enjoyed their company!
Karen Watson, Saginaw
Cheers: To St. Stephen Presbyterian Church for the “Christmas on the Hillside” event. What an awesome way to enter the season of the meaning of the birth of Jesus! The activities were fun, and the church members were helpful and friendly. We left with the spirit of celebrating Christ in Christmas. Thank you!
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Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook
Cheers: To Tarrant County deputy Krystal Salazar. She has more courage than the rest of us put together.
Lynn M. Holt, Mansfield
Cheers: To El Buen Pastor Christian Church on Merida Avenue in Fort Worth and those who helped with the church’s Thanksgiving meal served on Nov. 21 for seniors. Everyone was really helpful and the food was delicious. We enjoyed it and thank you so very much.
Jeers: To Fort Worth for moving the annual Parade of Lights to the Sunday night before Thanksgiving. The streets were closed off before 5 p.m. and traffic was backed up for miles in any direction. Please move the parade back to the Friday after Thanksgiving so most people don’t have to work the next day.
Cheers: To city of Arlington employees Mindy Carmichael and Mike Blake for responding to requests to correct traffic signal and street lighting problems in front of Carter Junior High School. They were quick to make the corrections, and the best part was the follow-up call to confirm what was discovered as the corrections were made.
Cheers: To the Texas Roadhouse in Bedford for opening the restaurant on Veterans Day at 11:30 a.m. for veterans to enjoy a free lunch. They offered a choice of 10 entrees, plus a drink and dessert. The wait staff was so gracious in serving us and offered their thanks for our military service. Thanks again!
Ralph Tucker, Bedford
Cheers: To the young lady with the little boy who paid for our groceries the week of Thanksgiving at the Wal-Mart on Little Road.
Bea and Bob Bryant,
Cheers: To Kip Hesley of DFW Flooring in Arlington for going far above and beyond to serve our needs after the recent water damage to our home. He worked on his own time, even when sick, to attend to us. Our deepest thanks.
Cheers: To the Fort Worth Planning and Development Department for making our recent experience pleasant. Laura Pecina navigated us through the process of needing an after-the-fact permit. Her smile and superlative customer service helped to alleviate our stress and uncertainty.
Karen Keller, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Dr. Darrel McEndree at Pet Western Animal Hospital and Drs. Michael Patino and Antonio L. Bowens at the Veterinary Referral & Emergency Hospital for all the care you gave our boy, Jeckle. When you saw that he would not survive, you were able to help him gently cross over the rainbow bridge. He’s there with Macy and will come running to us when we get there. God Bless all of you.
Kay and Gary Lee,
Cheers: To the doctors, nurses and staff, too many to mention, at Medical Plaza for making my eight-day stay there as pleasant and comfortable as they know how, and getting me back on my feet. Keep up the good work and God bless.
Jeers: To all those people in all those lines ahead of me. Why is no one paying it forward? When is it going to be my turn?
Art Cornell, Bedford
Cheers: To Debra of Total Wine in Arlington. Debra took our Red Hat group on a tour of the store. She was awesome in her knowledge of the products and in answering our questions. Thanks for such an interesting adventure for our group!
Jo Smith, Arlington
Jeers: To general manager Jon Daniels and the Texas Rangers staff for letting Leonys Martin go. He is the best center fielder in Major League Baseball. Jeers also for letting right fielder Alex Rios go last year. He helped the Kansas City Royals win the World Series this year!
Phyllis “Jean” Haddock,
Jeers: To a woman at a funeral who had the incredible chutzpah to express her interest in buying the departed’s Oriental furniture — this, prior to the interment!
Joseph Klein, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Square & Round Dancers and Callers of North Texas for raising $10,558 at a benefit dance for the DFW USO on Dec. 6! Incredible support for our troops and families coming through Dallas/Fort Worth Airport between now and Jan. 1. Please remember the USO when you give.
Deborah Carroll-Jones, Arlington
Cheers: To Pam, a lovely and gracious lady whom I encountered at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store across from Ridgmar Mall recently. After I admired a Christmas doormat she was holding, she offered it to me. Despite repeated refusals, she insisted I take it, as she said they are still available at the Lowe’s near her home.
Lorna Parker, Benbrook
Jeers: To a major auto dealership in North Richland Hills. A company employee, on company time, in a large company truck, struck my son’s car at the intersection of Davis Boulevard and North Harwood Road. The employee said he did not see my son. The damage was several thousand dollars and the dealership refused to repair the car. Shame!
Kathy Higginbotham, North Richland Hills
Cheers: To John Higby, manager of Avis Car Rental at Ridgmar Mall. I needed to rent a car and, in so doing, I found a truly unique and professional manager, who takes customer service to an exceptional level. Thank you, John.
Ron Bowman, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Karen Schoenbucher once again for thinking of us and bringing us those tasty cookies. They were really enjoyed. We early voting clerks at the Granbury Courthouse thank you very much.
Cheers: To the man in a Texas Christian University cap and jacket at Buttermilk Cafe on Nov. 28 who paid for lunch for me and my wife. Thanks and God bless you
Pete and Ann Simmons, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Ron Wright and his Tarrant County tax assessor-collectors for printing “In God We Trust” on the tax bills and envelopes. We also appreciate the speed with which they lowered our tax bill this year.
E.J. Lahaie, Hurst
Jeers: To those who continue to complain about the “liberal media.” Virtually all major media in this country are owned by huge corporations. We get the news they want us to have and they aren’t liberals. Instead of parroting hate radio and TV, research before writing.
D.L. Lawson, Aledo
Cheers: To the residents of Bedford who have stepped up (where the city has failed) to help the wildlife at Bedford Boys Ranch during the massive makeover.
Lisa Cassell, Bedford
Jeers: To MITS drivers who continue to come to my home in the morning to pick up someone who lives at the same number of my street, but on west, not east. They have been told on many occasions but still ring my doorbell. I hope they can get the people they pick up to the correct destination.
Linda Moses, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth for putting in landscaping and trees when there is no future plan or effort to take care of the projects. After a period of time, the landscaping dies and makes the whole area look depressed.
Gary Harrell, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the gentleman who paid for our lunch at the No Frills Grill in Burleson on Nov. 25. You made the day special for two ladies. God bless you.
Dee Sanders, Cleburne