Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Stock Show ticket office workers, who personify customer service. I let four rodeo tickets get thrown away Christmas Day. The gracious staff resolved my problem. They should teach the 99 percent of other retailers what it means to take care of the customer. Thanks Carol Sterett and staff. Go rodeo.

— Bill Luebbehusen, Fort Worth

Jeers: To those favoring taxes on Internet sales. Not paying sales tax on the Internet helps us poor fixed-income people offset the shipping, which with my book purchases is higher than the sales tax and gas.

— William Bonds, Cleburne

Jeers: To Bedford. Your monthly issue of “Bedford Connection” showed your statistics from the year 2013 to 2014. You doubled in traffic citations. Most of the past year, the city of Bedford has been under construction. We residents didn’t not know which lane to use. Shame on y’all. Hope you made money.

— Hannah Easterling, Bedford

Cheers: To Santa’s Texas Team for an awesome season bringing Christmas joy and memories to nursing homes, Scottish Rite Hospital and 23 elementary schools in the H-E-B area. You are an amazing group and I am proud to be one of you.

— Susan Radde, Hurst

Cheers: To the gentleman in Arlington who came out of his house to jump my car which had died in the traffic backup from the big fire on Interstate 20 on Jan. 2. You didn’t have to leave your warm house to help a total stranger. You sir, were a lifesaver.

— Bill Tillotson, Arlington

Jeers: To the middle-aged man wearing the TCU shirt in the reserved area for Ohio State alumni at a local establishment during the Sugar Bowl. Your constant out-loud cussing and ignorance made it unpleasant for many around. The “C” on your shirt should stand for something!

— Stephen Dunson, Aledo

Jeers: I tried to find a local phone number by going through my provider’s operators, and they told me I had to dial 411. But that number kept telling me that I needed to dial “0.” Why do you have operators if they can’t help your customers?

— Diana White, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the TCU Horned Frogs coaches and football team for their preparation and execution in defeating Mississippi at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. You made us all proud. SEC who?

— Don Erwin, Kennedale

Jeers: To the pushy, in-your-face woman working the table for the red-light camera petition in front of the Arlington sub-courthouse Dec. 29. I was trying to get business taken care of before going to Missouri for the memorial for my son, who had just died. She was trying to tell me about statistics in Indiana.

— Jane Shackelford,


Cheers: To the wonderful staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital! Thank you to the emergency room staff and nurses Anne, Cindy, Kim Preston and techs Latoya, Teri and Shirley. You made my stay there bearable! From the ladies who delivered meals to cleaning staff, thank you!

— Garry Houston,

Fort Worth

Cheers: And congrats to Andres Galaviz! He is my student of the six-week period. He an outstanding young gentleman. He starts and ends each class with a handshake and positive remark. I can count on him to be a leader.

— Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Justin of GNC at South Hulen Street and Bellaire Drive South. At Christmastime, eager to make a quick stop and get out of the cold and traffic, I locked my keys in the trunk. Justin, thanks for the ride home. You give me hope that the good in humanity will win out.

— Teresa Robinett, Benbrook

Cheers: To the Fort Worth animal control officer who came out on a stray-feral cat complaint & educated the complainant on feral cats, trap-neuter-return and what can be done regarding unwanted cats in your yard. Fort Worth has a great TNR program and dedicated workers to help the cats.

— Barbara White, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Dixie House Cafe on East Lancaster Avenue where the best home-cooked food (especially hamburgers) is served, and the staff is even nicer than the food!

— Kenneth Moore, Arlington

Cheers: I’d like to thank Bonnie Brae Elementary and the PTA for their kindness toward my family. We’ve been given a wonderful tree and memory stone for my son. My children haven’t attended years now and yet they continue to be compassionate towards all of us. We’re grateful for them honoring Hunter.

— Tamara Vongphrachanh,

Haltom City

Cheers: To our wonderful neighbors on Three Oaks Drive in Arlington. Since my husband’s stroke they have provided Christmas dinner, other meals and treats, put the paper by our door, picked up the family at DFW Airport, put the recycle bin at the curb and more. We are so grateful for these kindnesses.

— Joy and Walt Watkins,


Jeers: To the person or persons to stole our homeless charity’s debit card and charged over $6,000 on junk. We use the money to help the homeless of Tarrant County with bus passes, personal hygiene items and socks.

— Joan Wells, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Arlington police officers who gathered at the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Building to pray for peace, wisdom and encouragement.

— Shirley A. King, Godley

Cheers: To the Star-Telegram for noticing the productive, quiet one on the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Witten!

— Jim Sanderson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Burleson Animal Emergency for the caring and compassionate way you helped us say goodbye to our lab, Sophie. Your extended hours were a blessing when we needed your services early on Sunday morning. Thanks again for understanding the loss of our loving family pet.

— Ann Rhoades,


Cheers: And thanks to Mike Leising with Michaels Heating and AC for getting my heat back on. Called this morning he had it working by 5! Way to go Mike!

— Kirsten Collins,


Cheers: I stopped at the RaceTrac in Azle to get gas on a January morning. I got up to the counter to pay and a random, decent person left a credit card with the clerk and told her to pay for the next person. Cheers to whoever you are.

— Jessica Lowrey,


Cheers: To the city of North Richland Hills and their contracted recycling company for providing a 65-gallon rolling recycle bin. It’s a marked notice about the need to recycle and to help keep city and local taxes down!

— Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To all personnel at Resource Connection on Circle Drive. When I lost my job I thought I was going to be treated like a number, but I have been so encouraged with all the help I have received (for free) from the wonderful trainers and counselors there.

— Carolyn Glenn,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Best Buy in Burleson for providing the wonderful service of recycling obsolete electronics, be they computer components or consumer electronics. They are always polite and they are even willing to unload heavy items from your car and cheerfully take them into the store for recycling. They are to be commended for providing such a wonderful community service.

— Dave Weaver,


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