Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price waves to runners as they begin the 28th annual Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 28.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price waves to runners as they begin the 28th annual Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 28.

Cheers: To all of the athletes who participated in the Cowtown Marathon and other races this year. Jeers to the spectators near us smoking along the course route as the marathoners ran by.

Jennifer Ledbetter,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To those who organized the deluge of voters who arrived to cast ballots on the last day of early voting. Waylon Roberson, the sub-courthouse superintendent, was there for us every day from early morning until the polls closed. Cheers also to Bill from security and Kelly from the office of Tarrant County Commissioner Andy Nguyen. The constables were amazing, as were the police who assisted. Cheers also to all those who voted!

Grace Daley, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the older man who held the door for me as we were leaving a restaurant. I thanked him as we walked to our car. Glancing back, I noticed he was opening his wife’s door. I said to him that few men do that anymore. Glint in his eye, he replied, “I don’t do it as much as I should, but when I was courting her 65 years ago I did it every time.”

Jerry and Avis Sorenson, North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the nice couple who paid for my groceries at Albertsons. I had just mailed out the same amount to the needy. What a pleasant surprise for an 89-year-old. It’s good to know that people still care.

Helen Olcsvary, Arlington


Cheers: To the anonymous gentleman who sent me a nice, usable Texas state map in response to my recent jeer about a governmental agency that would not mail me maps! My old map had been in shreds. Now I have a nice one!

Charles H. Burk, Pantego


Cheers: To Encompass Home Health of Burleson employees Jennifer, Josh and Rob. With their help (and all employees of Encompass), my husband, Joe, learned to walk again using a walker after a bad fall. Always caring, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you, Encompass.

Linda Burke, Burleson


Cheers: To the person who paid for my lunch on Feb. 28 at Corner Café in North Richland Hills. I promise to pass along the kindness.

Judy Stanford, Hurst


Cheers: To Starbucks, particularly the shop in Sundance Square, for the continuing generosity to the choral and elementary music teachers’ waiver days. The teachers thank you for the coffee cups, condiments and stir sticks donated for our large group. You never turn us down. We are deeply grateful.

Chrissie Seligson,



Cheers: To a young couple who paid for our lunch on a recent Saturday at Mimi’s Cafe. My wife and I were overwhelmed when the waitress told us our lunch was paid for. Such a kind thing to do.

Tom and Nancy Covington, Granbury


Cheers: To young Brittany Fee for protesting Donald Trump’s message of hate at his Fort Worth rally on Feb. 26.

Kay Fulgham, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Dr. Ching-Kun Wang and staff (especially April) for saving my life. I suffered a heart attack during my office visit on a recent Monday, and they rushed me to the emergency room. Cheers also to Wendy and the staff on the fifth floor at Texas Healthcare Heart Hospital in Arlington. God bless.

Garry J. McKinney,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Ellen, who kindly introduced me to “new think” as I mailed a package on a recent Saturday morning at the post office off Hulen Street.

Sue Engelland, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the couple who paid for our breakfast at Joe’s Café on Feb. 26. Thank you for your generosity.

Al and Mimi Blanco,



Cheers: To Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth and the Joan Katz Breast Center for the kind, compassionate and considerate care that was exhibited by surgeons, nurses, staff and volunteers before, during and after my wife’s breast cancer surgery.

Jim Webber, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Camp Bowie Boulevard for promptly replying to my concerns about unprofessional staff behavior and changes made to my favorite menu item. The manager’s offer of a gift card was also nice, but I would have appreciated it more if the menu item could be prepared as it has been in the past.

Ralph M. Gill,

New Braunfels


Cheers: To Brothers Sauces. When my order didn’t arrive in a timely matter, I contacted Brothers Sauces by phone. Within 30 minutes, Brother Barry in Fort Worth delivered my order, plus two extra jars of sauce to my door in Arlington. I have never received such customer service.

Kent Cherry, Arlington


Cheers: To St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Arlington. The wonderful student council, students, teachers and parents collected 2,755 food items for St. Thomas Catholic Church Emergency Food Pantry in Fort Worth. The hard work by the students will help feed the 230-plus families that are served monthly.

Liz Caron, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Chris Thompson of Potbelly Sandwich Shop on South Cooper Street for coming to our rescue when another restaurant in town canceled on us! Your donation helped us feed the many volunteers providing free dental care at our Give Kids A Smile Day

Nancy Blinn,

executive director,

Dental Health Arlington


Cheers: To the Union Gospel Mission, where I’m lucky to be a volunteer. I worked at the Amy Grant event on a recent Tuesday, and it was wonderful. The staff, board of directors and volunteers are always such a blessing to so many people.

Rosie Letz, Richland Hills


Jeers: To an electronics repair shop in north Fort Worth. I took my iPad for a screen repair, and eight days later the screen cracked again, from poor workmanship. The manager was rude, didn’t listen to me, lied and chose to do nothing about it. I’m out the money and the screen is still cracked.

Linda Robert,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To certified physician’s assistant Brielle Soltic at Trinity Express on Oakmont Boulevard in Fort Worth. Her thoroughness, kindness and professionalism were the best medical care my husband could have ever received anywhere. Her prompt attention to and concern for his respiratory issues likely prevented a hospitalization. Bless you and the staff.

Marilyn McLaughlin,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To my Furr’s Cafeteria Valentine for paying for my lunch. It was a delightful surprise. I will carry on the torch.

Marolyn Pollard, Granbury


Cheers: To whoever paid for our dinner on a recent Friday night at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Burleson. We were so surprised and grateful when our waitress told us that our dinner had been paid for. The people had already left and we had no idea who they were or how to thank them.

Eva Jean and Verne Fuqua, Fort Worth


Cheers: To whoever paid for my meal at the Red Lobster in North Richland Hills. I am 90 years old, and it was my first visit to this restaurant without my wife, who favored Red Lobster over all other restaurants. When I was told my tab was already taken care of, it was too much.

Frank Conte, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Al’s Radiator Shop on Hurst Boulevard in Hurst. Three generations have owned and operated the shop for many years. Both Al and Jerry have saved me big bucks on various repairs and even suggested do-it-yourself remedies. On such suggestion saved me $800 on my power steering.

Sam Akins,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To my neighbors Warren and Lisa, who noticed my flat tires, inflated them, installed rims and new tires and helped me bargain for my purchase. Then they chased squirrels out of my attic and patched the entrance holes. They are such hard-working people.

Harriett Hosley,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the gracious gentleman who paid for our lunch at a local IHOP on Feb. 24. We’ve read about these kindnesses but now we know how much it means to the recipients. Wished we could have thanked him personally.

Mary O’Neal, Arlington