Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price leads last Sunday’s kickoff of the Tour de Fort Worth bicycle rides.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price leads last Sunday’s kickoff of the Tour de Fort Worth bicycle rides. Office of the Mayor

Cheers: To Mayor Betsy Price and her team of volunteers for the kickoff of the Tour de Fort Worth bicycle rides on Sunday! Perfect morning for a ride and breakfast at Joe T. Garcia’s. Cheers also to the Fort Worth police officers who smiled and kept the intersections safe for us.

Carla Mullen, Arlington


Cheers: To Mayor Betsy Price and her staff, the Fort Worth police, Bicycles Inc., FitWorth and Joe T. Garcia’s for a friendly, well-organized and great bicycle tour of north Fort Worth on Sunday and for the lovely breakfast after the ride. Tour de Fort Worth is awesome!

Mary Beth Lampe,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To Misty Kimbrough of Red Apple Insurance for going the extra mile for me and also well above and beyond the call several times for my friends. Incredible service, tremendously personable, fabulous rates. Very simply, you are the best!

Fred Murphy,

Richland Hills


Cheers: To the many people who got out of their cars to help a man pick up a large number of American flags that had fallen out of his pickup. The flags, on poles, were in the intersection of SW Green Oaks Boulevard and Bowen Road in Arlington at about 7 p.m. on June 15. There were cars in every lane as the light changed a few times while the flags were retrieved. However, not a horn honked. It was a belated Flag Day honor.

Ann Morris, Arlington


Cheers: To Texas Christian University swimming coach Richard Sybesma for taking the time to write to the Star-Telegram with cheers to many wonderful people whose kind acts and achievements would otherwise go unnoticed! Thank you, Coach, for also teaching my grandson Quincy about swimming and for being a positive male role model in the process!

Richard Leo Enos,



Cheers: To the wonderful volunteer veterans at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum for the marvelous job they do in displaying their 24 warplanes and fantastic aviation museum. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the best of American military aviation from the past and to see the role our great city has played in it. Thanks for your hard work and awesome display! I’ll be back!

Robert Thompson,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the nurses and staff in the second-floor intensive care unit and in the fourth-floor cardiovascular ICU at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. My husband received expert and compassionate care after his surgery, making his stay in the hospital a very positive experience. Cheers also to Drs. Willard and Macias for their excellent care.

Sonja Malhotra, Arlington


Jeers: To the city of Colleyville. Miss paying your utility bill by only one day and the penalty is 10 percent. Compare that to my mortgage company, which allows a 15-day grace period with a penalty of only 5 percent. Perhaps the city should also get into the usurious payday loan business.

David Roll, Colleyville


Cheers: To Morris, Julie and staff for an outstanding wine and food pairing event June 20. Stags’ Leap Winery was wonderful and informative. The food selection was delicious, as always, and the timing and service were impeccable. Well done!

Shauna and Greg Glatz, Colleyville


Jeers: To an Arlington cemetery that charged me several hundred dollars extra for opening and closing my husband’s grave on a Saturday. Our son, after having served 22 years in the Navy, had recently retired and taken a new job, and I was trying to make it convenient for him to be here. The grave was opened on Friday. I was there and saw it.

Dorothea Jo Ann Palmore, Arlington


Cheers: To Doug and Judy Laing for their “Fort Worth Friendly” cards, which so kindly bring smiles and gratitude to people everywhere.

Andrew A. Felder,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To the new vehicle registration process. I took my 2013 Chevrolet for inspection. Cost: $25.50. Then my trip to the courthouse. There’s a convenience fee of $2.50! The county uses Chase Bank to handle the transaction! Could have used a personal check or cash! Total cost: $65.25 plus $25.50 equals $90.75.

John Buford, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth. A display of brotherly love was seen as it sent pizza to patrons of Club Reflection. A kind gesture after such a horrible event in Orlando. The church demonstrated its ability to “love thy neighbor.”

Joseph Clark-Thrower, Mansfield


Cheers: To Dr. Charles E. Cook, orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Foot and Ankle Restoration, who did my ankle surgery. After a botched surgery four years ago, I had given up hope of having my foot in the good shape that it is now. What an amazing doctor! I will always be grateful.

Patricia Fontenot,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the respiratory therapist, her family and the restaurant staff who were so wonderful when my mom passed out at El Rancho Grande Restaurante. Thank you so much for being helpful and caring during a stressful event. You make the world a better place! She is now doing well.

Barbara Lewis, Fort Worth


Jeers: To a southwest Fort Worth car wash. I took my car to be detailed. About $10 in loose change and two pairs of earrings were stolen. My mats were ruined because they were put into the trunk wet. Members of management didn’t even try to resolve or discuss the matter with me.

Brenda Ross, Fort Worth


Cheers: To my wonderful neighbors for coming to my assistance after a drunken driver hit me. Special cheers to Mr. Swann who got me out of my car and held my hand and prayed for me until I could get medical attention. Praise to the Lord for sparing my life.

Anita Ellenberger, Burleson


Cheers: To the kind and generous person who paid our lunch check at a pasta and pizza restaurant on Granbury Road. We felt honored and awed! From Eileen, Jan, Gaye and Norma.

Norma Demetrion,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To the thoughtful Fort Worth police officer who rang my doorbell at 3:20 a.m. on June 24 to let me know that I had left my garage door open. I was still awake working on a project and forgot to close it. Support your police and your neighbors!

Brian K. Singleton,

Fort Worth


Cheers: To U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey and other House Democrats for their courageous sit-in to try and force the GOP to vote on a bill that would prevent those on the terrorist watch list and on the no-fly list from purchasing guns.

Sharon Austry, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Classic Chevrolet of Grapevine for being a very honest and trustworthy dealership. I saved more than $7,000 in purchasing a vehicle.

Eddie Stiffler, Arlington


Cheers: To the awesome people who offered help when our car stalled along Hidden Creek Parkway in Burleson on a hot day. One man brought ice water to my husband as he directed traffic while we waited for a wrecker. Thanks for your care and kindness!

Glavaun Vallier, Burleson


Jeers: To the private school baseball team parents who were around the outfield cursing opposing players during a game. The parents in the stands were also horrible.

Sarah Turpin, Fort Worth


Cheers: To KXAS/Channel 5 reporter Jocelyn Lockwood for pleasantly beginning her live report without the use of the word “Yeah,” as seems to be the case for many “on the spot” reporters. Thank you, Jocelyn, for an informative report and an intelligent beginning.

Miles Baldwin, Fort Worth


Jeers: To an airline whose flights are frequently delayed or canceled because (1) the plane is too hot, (2) international food is on board, (3) crew isn’t there, (4) mechanical issues or (5) overbooked flight. Last month I flew a different airline to New York and my flights were on time both ways with exceptional customer service.

Lynne Harmon, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the wonderful teachers at the Rose Marine Theater’s summer camp for kids. My granddaughter, Addyson, had a wonderful time and learned so much. The Streets of Selena production on June 24 was just fabulous. The entire kid cast did a wonderful job. Can’t wait til next summer.

Linda Adrian, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Chuy’s restaurant in the Arlington Highlands shopping plaza. My friend and I went for dinner. One of us is handicapped. The staff gave us wonderful attention, helping us in and out of the restaurant and making sure we got to our car safely. Thanks to Dillon and the manager.

Linda Davis, Arlington