Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is festooned with flags on May 29, the day before Memorial Day.
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery is festooned with flags on May 29, the day before Memorial Day.

Cheers: To Flags for Fallen Vets (coordinator Bob Morrison) and the volunteers who place the flags on the grave sites at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery for Memorial Day. This is an awesome way to remember our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters for what they did to ensure that we are and remain the land of the free. Thank you for this great service!

Kathy Brown, Arlington


Cheers: To the “Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story” exhibition at the Sid Richardson Museum. Last day June 19. I’m a docent, and love these tours focusing on Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove novel, the TV miniseries and four glorious Remington oils. Visitors wrote thank you notes, exclaimed they wish to see it again. Treat yourself!

Jan Curtiss, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the Sid Richardson Museum for a wonderful exhibition “Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story.” Not only do they display memorabilia from the making of the miniseries, but they show art work by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell which reflect the story. Excellent job.

Deborah Carl, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Lake Worth High School students. This semester students in the family and consumer science class presented professional meals under the direction of Amber Wellborn. The meals were extremely well planned and very tasty. Look forward to fall semester.

Rebecca Stewart,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the nice lady who paid for my groceries at the Wal-Mart in Weatherford on May 28. This was a nice surprise for me and we really appreciate it.

Dugan Warren,



Cheers: To the North Richland Hills Library staff for the Spring Book Buzz — a great opportunity for readers to hear about new adult fiction releases for spring 2016. The representative from Penguin Random House created a desire for us to read these new books. Thanks to an outstanding staff!

Barbara J. Jones,

North Richand Hills


Jeers: To Texas Rangers owners Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. They don’t need to “keep up with the Joneses” by building a billion-dollar stadium to replace a perfectly good $191 million stadium. The Ballpark in Arlington is beloved by Rangers fans and is an affordable option to the price-gouging AT&T venue that begins to clean out your wallet the minute you arrive in the parking lot!

Brandon Hussing, Keller


Cheers: To the devoted staff at Autumn Leaves of Fossil Creek, a memory care facility. My mom was cared for by the most loving people for almost two years. Evelyn passed away this month, surrounded by a “family” of friends. I can never thank them enough.

Karen Wiklund,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To whoever stole the U.S. veteran marker from my grandfather’s grave in Mount Olivet Cemetery. My mother had placed it there only a couple of weeks earlier. Shame on you!

Lisa DeSanto, Colleyville


Cheers: To Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and United Way of Tarrant County for sponsoring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s patriotic concert on May 29 at St. Andrew Catholic School. It was a delightful time and a great way to start the summer!

Chandra Hough,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the nine wonderful women (out of 23 original graduates) who met for the Our Lady of Victory Class of 1947 reunion on May 28 at Mira Vista Country Club. Special cheers to Patsy Dickerson for organizing this. We were amazed how fast 69 years went by!

Nola Eurto, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Katie Sherrod as a guest on WFAA/Channel 8 for setting the record straight on Hillary Clinton’s private emails. She pointed out that no one mentioned Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell doing the same thing by using a private server.

Doris Casey, Fort Worth


Jeers: To stores selling American flags made in China. This is a disgrace to our military heroes past and present who fought for our freedom. What a slap in the face to them! Shame on you and anyone who buys one of these flags

Cheryl Lykins, Weatherford

Jeers: To people who bring full-size boats to Marine Creek Lake and run them at full speed. The sign says “headway speed.” Jeers also to people who let their kids swim on the boat ramp.

Robert Chapman,

North Richland Hills


Jeers: To the rude attendees at Trinity High School’s May 28 graduation ceremony. Talking, yelling, air horns and huge signs ruined what should have been a serious, special day. The majority behaved no better than animals and we decent people had to be subjected to rude, obnoxious behavior!

Sue West, Bedford


Cheers: To the wonderful nurse who stopped to help my husband, who had fallen in front of a Home Goods store, and to the employees who came out to help with first-aid material to administer to his wounds. I believe God put angels in our path. Bless you all!

Sheryl Cabey, Granbury


Cheers: To the dad, mom and daughter at the Stein Mart in Keller. On a recent Saturday, they graciously paid for my purchase because I forgot my wallet. I will pay it forward in your honor.

Ed Dorr,

North Richland Hills


Jeers: To those who voted for Tea Party candidates. See what we get? We get meddlers who say that government should stay out of our lives. They attack our children and call our wise superintendents criminals. We voted Dan Patrick in. Vote him out. We Texans are better than these reactionaries.

Linda Lane,

Highland Village


Cheers: To 32 seniors at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network and the Fort Worth school district’s first single-gender school, which celebrated its first ever Senior Signing Day on May 25. The seniors received offers of $6.5 million in academic and merit scholarships at 275 colleges and universities.

Debby Stein, chairwoman, Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Academy of Fort Worth


Cheers: To a lady named Earlene for paying our tab at El Fenix restaurant on a recent Friday evening when a friend and I were celebrating my birthday. Your thoughtfulness is special. Thanks to El Fenix for dessert and a serenade. Thanks to Wandine for the free hairdo! Much appreciation to Marcia for Memorial Day.

Virginia Malone,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To the Department of Public Safety’s licensing unit in Hurst. When the system was down during our scheduled drive test time, we were told we’d have to reschedule — the next available slot being two months out! No accommodation would be given. We must wait two more months. Worst customer service anywhere!

Kasey Buckner, Keller


Jeers: To nightclubs that conform to the East Coast liberal fascist way of enforcing a smoking ban! Secondhand smoke is a big myth that “these people” made up many years ago.

Mike Adams, Arlington


Cheers: To my friends, the bus drivers and monitors at Eagle Mountain-Saginaw school district. Your dedication to the safety and well-being of the students is exemplary! Cheers also to all the bus drivers and monitors in the Metroplex.

Eddie Minze, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the thoughtful and amazing day staff at Buffalo West restaurant. You know how to make an old lady feel very special. God bless you all.

Lynette Spence, Benbrook


Cheers: To Ken and Debbie Smith of TriCities Plumbing for more than 30 years of providing very dependable, incredibly time-efficient and superior-quality service — always done in a professional and personable manner. You all are the best!

Fred Murphy,

Richland Hills


Cheers: To my wonderful Springdale Elementary School family for the best retirement party ever! Everything was perfect, especially the flash mob.

Betty Bradford,

Richland Hills


Cheers: To lawyer Dan McDonald for bringing Chesapeake Energy to the lick-log for thousands of small royalty owners. His expertise, dogged perseverance and willingness to advance millions for requisite costs made it possible.

Hal Monk, Bedford