Cheers: To Joe Bielinski, “The Mayor,” on radio station KTFW/92.1 FM “Hank,” for 25 years of great classic country music. You’re the best! Please continue the good work. You are loved by many listeners.
Janie Vaughn and Tommy Phillips, Fort Worth
Cheers: To retiring Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for showing us class both on and off the field. Jeers to the National Football League bozos who have no clue what class is.
Cheers: To all of the people who have been my support through 20 years as a heart transplant recipient, including my family, friends, church and the doctors, nurses and staff at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. More lives could be saved. Please become a donor today.
Ed Sullivan, Granbury
Cheers: To 97-year-old Ernie “Smokey” LaCroix for competing in the Cowtown Marathon. He not only walks three miles every day, but also volunteers to help with reading in the Fort Worth school district. He broke his shoulder skiing when he was in his 80s. What a guy!
Cheers: To Texas Christian University for getting the big new scoreboard fixed in the new basketball facility. Hopefully, next year they can do something about the final score at some games.
Bill Gordon, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the woman who helped me during the Cowtown Ultra Marathon at Eighth and Park Place avenues when my calf muscle went out. Thanks for the coconut water. I walked the next half-mile but was able to start running after that and finished the 31-mile race.
Phil Damon, Keller
Cheers: To my neighbors Britt and Ryan, who moved a very heavy item for me. I am 72 years old and no longer able to do heavy chores. It’s wonderful, indeed, to have such wonderful neighbors.
Bob Hughbank, Pantego
Cheers: To the Acton Middle School Choir and its director. At the UIL contest in Aledo on March 1, they were hands down the most well-mannered students there. Cheers also to the Leonard Middle School Choir and its director for doing a wonderful job at the contest.
Lissa Willis, Benbrook
Cheers: To Harold D. Hammett for his cogent opinion piece on the darker aspects of the second Texas Independence Day, March 2, 1861. Anyone who disagrees with his assessment of the causes of Texas’ secession and our Civil War should read The Myth of the Lost Cause by Edward H. Bonekemper III. It is a scholarly work of history, not a political diatribe.
Paul R. Schattman,
Jeers: To those who think that skin color is more important than character and qualifications. Such thinking will impede anyone’s progress.
Ed Lindsay, Fort Worth
Jeers: To a neighbor for coaxing a miniature horse to eat my peanut-butter-and-catfish sandwich.
L.J. King, Springtown
Jeers: To Ethan Couch, another example of wealth influencing the judicial system.
Jeers: To the person who used her church and God to scam me, a 75-year-old woman, out of $300 when buying my used car. She claimed that she and her two church members were Christians and that she had just lost her husband. I allowed her to take the car.
Cheers: To the ladies at the IHOP on South University Drive who paid for my family’s lunch. Thank you very much. We were there after hospital appointments for my daughter, who is undergoing chemotherapy. You brought tears to our eyes with your kindness and a little light in such a dark time for us.
Cheers: To Tonya at Build-A-Bear on Green Oaks Boulevard. I needed to know the name of a certain “bear” but she couldn’t locate it. Several minutes later she called me back with the name, after researching it on her own. Great job, Tonya!
Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Library staff and Friends of the Library for the beautiful wedding reception to celebrate with Joanne Fluke her latest book, Wedding Cake Murder. It was a most enjoyable occasion with this delightful, entertaining author. Special thanks for this special event.
Barbara J. Jones,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Trinity Episcopal Church of Fort Worth for sponsoring our meet-and-greet mentoring dinner for parents and mentors on Feb. 16. Cheers also to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for donating four admission tickets for our raffle!
McLean 6th Grade Center,
Cheers: To teachers Kelly Peterson and Shelby Schott for doing an outstanding job of producing the talent show for Bess Race Elementary School. You all did a fine job, and the children were outstanding. What a great way to honor the 50th birthday of Bess Race Elementary! Thank you for your dedication!
Cheers: To the annual awards presentation of Southwest High School JROTC. How great to see and hear a group of today’s youth, the Cadets. Their courtesy, discipline, allegiance and honor shown during the posting and retreat of the U.S. flag was a sight to behold! Cheers to the JROTC commander, Col. Steven Scioneaux, and to Master Sgt. Howard Mack and Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Enriquez! Well done! Carry on!
George J. Anthony,
Cheers: To Dr. Marilyn Rowe and her staff at Bedford Oaks Animal Clinic in Bedford for 25 years of outstanding care of my pets, through all the stages and conditions of their lives. Her expertise and compassion are limitless. Thank you so much.
Cheers: To the Arlington Police Department for presenting the multicultural event on Feb. 5. The food and entertainment were excellent. Special cheers to crime prevention officer Natalia Aumedes for getting this program together to help build a bond between the community and the police department.
Cheers: To Ginger Brown’s Old Tyme Restaurant in Lake Worth, which has delicious home-cooked food, wonderful servers and generous diners. I appreciated the ones who picked up my tabs on Feb. 22 and 26. They made my birthday special! Hope someone makes you as happy as you made this 93-year-old lady.
Cheers: To the Home Depot in Burleson. On a recent Tuesday afternoon we stopped to look for a cart for a home dialysis machine and equipment. The store didn’t have what we needed, but store manager Will Kratz said he’d have one made and deliver it. The cart was made and delivered on the following Friday afternoon. It’s perfect.
Jeers: To the mayor of Burleson for encouraging unending development at the cost of making life not as pleasant as it used to be. Old Town is being developed, with businesses encroaching on private homes and restaurants playing loud music that can be heard all over the neighborhood until late at night. A slower lifestyle would be preferred.
Jeers: To Michigan. Why does Flint have bad water when the state is famous for its Grand Rapids?
Don Woodard Sr.,
Cheers: To those who buy meals for others. But would they be in the restaurant if they couldn’t afford it? Maybe you already contribute to the Tarrant County Food Bank. But if not, have you considered that you can do more good by putting your generosity there?
Cheers: To Dr. Brent Procter of Texas Family Chiropractic in Aledo. He has been our chiropractor for more than 12 years. He’s the very best. Thank you, Dr. Procter, for all you do.
Walter and Neoma Ward,