Cheers & Jeers

Cheers and Jeers

Fireworks light up the sky during Roanoke’s Independence Day celebration July 3 at Roanoke Community Park.
Fireworks light up the sky during Roanoke’s Independence Day celebration July 3 at Roanoke Community Park. Special to the Star-Telegram

Cheers: To B&D Fireworks on Confederate Park Road near Lakeside. I’ve been a loyal customer for 15 years and each year the show gets better and better, but the money stays the same. Thanks for a great value in family entertainment to celebrate our great country! Let’s all cherish our freedom as Americans!

Maureen Appell, Boyd


Jeers: To the city of Arlington for beginning the July 3 fireworks display nearly 30 minutes earlier than the posted 9:45 p.m. start time. We nearly missed the show. As it was, we missed the beginning and had to park blocks away and stand to watch. Begin when you say you will.

Arden Dufilho, Arlington


Cheers: To the kind lady who returned my driver’s license, which I had lost while walking in River Legacy Park on June 28. When I returned home, unaware that my license was missing, this nice lady was just leaving my house after returning the license. I had no idea who she was and would have loved to thank her in person for her very thoughtful deed.

Kurt Meyer, Arlington


Cheers: To Chem-Dry carpet cleaners, serving Parker and Palo Pinto counties. Did a very good job in my home at a very reasonable price.

Joan Good, Weatherford


Cheers: To Leroy, the greeter at the Wal-Mart on Benbrook Boulevard in Benbrook. He is always so nice and seems to really care about you. That means a lot to an older lady.

Donna Morrison,

Fort Worth


Jeers: To a bank for closing my checking and savings accounts without giving me a reason. Both accounts were in good standing. Contacted the bank’s personnel all the way up to the executive office. All refused to give me a reason for canceling my accounts. I need to know the reason so I can correct any wrong information.

Roger Sickler, Euless


Cheers: To Pollo Tropical restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road. During the recent grand opening, the family-oriented activities included a fun photo booth, a talented caricaturist, free spins for cups, Frisbees, fans, pencils, pens, a motorized surf mat, calypso music and wacky balloons! The staff was so friendly and enthusiastic. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook


Cheers: To the Bedford Police Department for allowing the Bedford Amateur Radio Club to use its facilities for our annual field day event. Special cheers to Officer Butch Lindsey for again being our host.

Jamie Janke, Bedford


Cheers: To Ramon, an employee at the the Wal-Mart on Tarrant Parkway in North Richland Hills. I have multiple sclerosis and must use the electric carts. At first I asked him to bring one out to me. Now, if he is there, he will bring me one as soon as he sees me. He is a definite asset to Wal-Mart.

Randy Burke,

North Richland Hills


Jeers: To a Fort Worth police officer and an animal control officer who stood by talking on June 30 as a dog that had been hit by a car kept trying to get up. Why did they just stand there talking while this poor dog was suffering?

Rose Young, Fort Worth


Jeers: To the rude people who were sitting behind us at the La Playa Maya restaurant in the Ridglea area on June 29. They were playing something so loudly on a mobile phone that we couldn’t converse in a normal tone. Subtle hints didn’t faze them. We had to tell them how rude they were as we left, because we couldn’t enjoy our evening after they arrived.

June Hoffman, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Texas Motor Speedway. After the kind of weekend I had there, it will be a long time before I go back.

George Ressler,

East Bernard


Cheers: To our good neighbors, the Smiths, for giving us a bright new American flag to replace our old, faded flag. After raising our new flag, we presented our old one to Boy Scout Troop 95 for respectful disposal. Troop 95 is sponsored by the Benbrook United Methodist Church.

Homer H. Johnson,



Cheers: To the Crown Collision body shop on Boat Club Road for the kindness they showed to my wife and me by fixing a panel on our car. Everyone at Crown was professional and friendly. We could not ask for better service. Special cheers to T.C. for his efforts.

Ed Beckcom, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the person who paid for breakfast for me and my friend at the Waffle House in Grand Prairie on June 24. We appreciate the kindness.

Billie Hall, Grand Prairie


Jeers: To the driver of a black Ford pickup on Davis Boulevard at about 9 a.m. on June 28. My car had a check-engine light and stopped accelerating. The pickup driver rode my tail to the point that I thought he was going to hitch on.

Sherry Godbey,

North Richland Hills


Cheers: To the Four Day Weekend comedy group for finding my lost iPhone. Great show and the best people ever! Thanks for caring.

Judy Weinstein, Fort Worth


Cheers: To family, friends, Arlington Community Church, Clear Path Hospice, Blessing Funeral Home, the Patriot Guard riders and all who came to the funeral service for my husband, Charles Pierce Jones. You and others have been of great comfort to me.

Joyce Jones, Mansfield


Cheers: To the Burger Box in Euless, especially Megan, “Elvis” and the staff who made our two granddaughters, children of two wounded warriors, laugh and dance. Cheers also to the lovely couple who gave us a generous gift card so we could treat the girls to a special dinner.

Don Dillman, Arlington


Jeers: To Oncor. We continue to have power outages in our area, and Oncor has not fixed the problem. We’ve lived here for 30 years and this problem has continued all this time. The utility has been contacted several times, as has the Public Utility Commission, but nothing happens. Where’s customer service?

Harlan Wood, Grapevine


Cheers: To Dr. Joseph Cecere, Cynthia, Harley and all of the staff. This was my second oral surgery with Dr. Cecere and I am so pleased and thankful for his talents and those of his staff. You could not find a more caring, professional group!

Jane Hall, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Mike of Mike’s Garden Center on Crowley Road. On a recent Sunday, as I was going through the drive-through at Taco Bell, he paid for my lunch. Thanks, Mike! It was greatly appreciated.

Dorothy Giles,

Edgecliff Village


Cheers: To Rudy and George of Arthur Hagar Air Conditioner & Heating who installed a new system. They were very professional, very efficient and completed the job on time. The installation was very neat, and they made it very easy for us. Chase was so helpful in answering my many questions.

Don Miller, Benbrook


Cheers: To the woman in the small white truck who stopped on Davis Drive at Park Row Drive to help me with my autistic nephew who had run from me. I didn’t properly thank you for your kindness, but you were truly a blessing in disguise.

Jan Lesli, Arlington


Cheers: To the honest person who turned in my keys at the Sam’s Club on Alta Mere Drive. Your kindness is appreciated.

Betty Cox, Fort Worth


Cheers: To Dr. Terrell Rourk at Western Hills Animal Hospital for all your loving, compassionate care of my animals. You have been so good to me through the good and bad times and I really appreciate it. Cheers also to the staff for your commitment in caring for animals. You all are the best!

Margie Ballew, Fort Worth


Cheers: To the lovely dental hygienist who surprised two senior citizens by paying for our lunch at the Black-eyed Pea in Arlington on June 30. She proved we still have angels among us. We will pay it forward soon.

Bill and Bev Thomits, Arlington


Cheers: To the wonderful couple who helped my husband with his Chevrolet TrailBlazer, which stopped on the service road at Bryant Irvin Road, and to the helpful police from the West Division who parked so he wouldn’t be hit and waited with him until the tow truck came.

Cheryl Fortner, Benbrook