Cheers: To the Presbyterian Night Shelter for providing excellent service to homeless people, and to Sarah Pole of that organization for being named Tarrant County Coalition Case Manager of the Year.
— Barbara and Fred Pole, Denton
Jeers: To the law firm taking advantage of this senior citizen. I was charged more than $700 to notify me that my deceased husband’s will was invalid, and told to go to probate. Other firms advised probate was not necessary. Also other information was false. Never use this firm again.
— Martha Leslie, Burleson
Jeers: To the woman driving a black SUV at the Kroger gas station on Altamesa Boulevard. On a Monday about 5 p.m., she mistakenly thought she was next in line for the pump. When the customer who was actually next pulled into place, the woman cursed the customer and wished she would get shot or hit driving home. Cheers to the other lady’s comforting words.
— Thomas Jordan, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Texas drivers license department for allowing veterans to prove their service by listing it on their drivers license or state ID. Just take them your discharge papers.
— Randy Geisel, Arlington
Jeers: To the U.S. Postal Service. We filled out paperwork for an interim move, but many of our recent Christmas cards and other first-class mail was returned to sender. When I asked a postal clerk for an explanation, I was told there was no guarantee that anything would be forwarded.
— Judy Steffens, Arlington
Cheers: To the Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club for brightening the lives of several of our families at a very difficult time. They generously provided toys and presents to children who had recently lost a brother or sister. Their compassion will be remembered by the families for a long time.
— Julie Clark, Community Hospice of Texas, Euless
Cheers: To Officer Strauser of the Arlington police for going above and beyond assisting our family. Her care and compassion are admirable and greatly appreciated.
— D’Ann Woodle, Lakeside
Jeers: To people who do not control their children in grocery stores. I’ve seen unsupervised children open cartons of broth and dairy items, open toys and play with them and even run into people walking down aisles. Your lack of parenting skills and rudeness is dangerous and costly to everyone.
— Marilyn Gabler, Fort Worth
Cheers: To whoever paid for our meals (table of six) at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse at Hulen Mall on Christmas Eve. This was a gift we will always remember. Thank you
— Mary Richards, Forest Hill
Cheers: To all our friends and supporters who helped us do Christmas for 24 rest homes in Tarrant County, especially pastors Paul King, David Bryant, Doug Rife and Gene Wolfenbarger; businesses like Woodcreek Dental; and the Salvation Army. God bless you.
— Edith Crittenden, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Banfield Pet Hospital in Euless (PetSmart) for the sympathy card received after the loss of our Yorkie, Cookie, in a traffic accident. The entire staff and doctors signed it, which shows they really care. They’ll have a customer forever when we move on and adopt another dog.
— Andy Gomez,
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To a Fort Worth police officer who ticketed a truck at Foster Park Boulevard belonging to a seasonal UPS employee helping the driver deliver packages for 75 minutes. You watched him get on the vehicle. I hope you sleep well knowing the ticket cost him four times what he earned.
— Gaylon White, Fort Worth
Cheers: To a couple who anonymously paid for our dinners Jan. 15 at the IHOP on Interstate 20 ast of Bryant Irvin Road. Thank you, and God bless for this loving outreach to a pair of seniors.
— Hannah and Joe Klein,
Cheers: To an employee of Cash America on Northeast 28th Street for assisting an elderly woman across the street with her laundry to avoid her being injured.
— Suzi Happold, Haltom City
Jeers: To the pro sports teams who can’t choreograph their show to fit in a time frame so it doesn’t disrupt regular programming.
— Lynn Riley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Don Sterling at Sterling Auto in Arlington. He recently helped fix my truck and was kind enough to let me pay later. He has been a great mechanic for my numerous cars over the years, and has always been honest.
— Will Evans, Arlington
Cheers: To the generous lady who paid for our lunches at Bravo! Cucina Italiana Jan. 5. She created unexpected joy and set a splendid example for us at the beginning of this New Year.
— Jean Trahan, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the good service I got from nurses on the fourth-floor night shift while a patient at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, namely John, Emannule, Tyla, Holly and Ann. Always entered my room with a smile, ready to help with my needs. Looked forward to seeing them on duty.
— Phyllis F. Robinson, Arlington
Jeers: To mothers and fathers who do not take hold and protect their children. The sex and filthy talk in movies and TV is hurting the children. Parents, you have the ability to stop this. It is your money supporting them.
— Iva Hamm, Joshua
Cheers: To Rose Cottage Adult Day Care for their wonderful care and thoughtfulness. Special cheers to Terry and Gary for staying with me in the emergency room until my family could arrive when my husband died. Also cheers to the ER nurse, Crystal — she and all the ER personnel were extremely caring.
— Ann Stewart, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Sen. Ted Cruz for his new appointment as chairman of a NASA subcommittee. That is great news for our country. In fact, it would be a great service to our country if Cruz were to board a spaceship and blast off into space for years to accumulate firsthand knowledge.
— Mario Moreno, Arlington
Cheers: To Jim Kennedy, wagonmaster, who volunteered to drive 12 rowdy and loud breast cancer survivors in his wagon behind mules Kit and Kat every year for Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Stock Show parade! He’s our hero and a fine, kind man.
— Dorothy Head, Fort Worth
Cheers: To whoever purchased breakfast for me and a friend at IHOP on Jan. 2. I had wrist surgery that morning and my friend, Carolyn Martchenke, was to spend 24 hours with me.
— Yvonne Lowrie,
Cheers: To the woman going to pick up her husband Jan. 11, at 1:30 a.m., driving down Popplewell Street, who located my grandson, wet and cold, and got him home safely. Thank you, and wishing you many blessings.
— Paula Hobson,
Cheers: To the young lady who paid for our meal at Fish City Grill on Friday night. Because of actions like this in recent months for the military, my husband finally is able to take pride in service during the Vietnam War. You have our heartfelt thanks.
— Ellen Rockwell, Grapevine
Cheers: To all donors and volunteer workers at the Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church Food Bank. Food is distributed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Blessings to all!
— George J. Anthony,
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