Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To the Chisholm Trail Parkway. Since it opened in May, it seems that progress on the remaining construction has slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, traffic congestion in the construction area at South University Drive and Interstate 30 is a nightmare all day long. I guess we need just a little more patience, because the parkway was supposed to be “complete” by late September.

— Kenneth Janak, Fort Worth

Cheers: To The Warm Place, a place for hurting hearts when you have lost a loved one. I lost my wife of 31 years, had an 8-year-old son and was lost. The Warm Place and their wonderful staff helped us through that season of our lives. Thank you for the love, care and understanding.

— Garry Fellers, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person who found my purse on a Saturday at Albertson’s in Westcliff. I am forever grateful. May God bless you every day.

— Wanda Howard, Benbrook

Cheers: To Kennedale School Alumni officers and associates for the wonderful reunion. We all had so much fun laughing — remembering when we all had hair, flat bellies and didn’t need canes.

— Vera Murrray Coker

Jeers: To Jon Daniels. You must be the dumbest general manager in baseball. Trading Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder is about as stupid as it gets. Paying $150 million for Shin Soo Choo was dumb. All our good players from last year are playing on playoff teams somewhere else.

— James Hubbard, Fort Worth

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Cheers: To Marjorie Perez at Leonard Middle School. She is a model student! She comes to class with a smile on her face eager to learn. She works hard, takes pride in her work and is a joy to teach.

— Stuart Sumner, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mike Crow of Crow’s Auto Service. When notified that my car battery had failed and that we were to leave town the next day, Mike dropped everything, ordered a replacement and personally installed it in less than two hours. And all the work was done in my own garage.

— Claire T. Brown, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dr. Gary Sanders and his staff for helping me feel so much better after 16 years of back pain. I have tried so many different options, but, his chiropractic medicine has done the job! Thanks so much. My husband is pain-free, too.

— Candace Peel, North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Christian Brothers Automotive for their compassion and professionalism with a difficult car repair. They were very kind and reasonable in helping me.

— Wendy West, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Janie Fox, a hometown hero in Saginaw. Janie supports area churches, nursing homes, schools, Lions Club, Saginaw Library, professional groups, including educators and counselors, and American soldiers overseas. With good home cooking, supplies and funds, she spreads cheer and a can-do attitude. And she is 85 years young!

— Linda Currier, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a downtown Fort Worth restaurant. The food was very good, but I ended up having a bad experience. They would not allow me to use a gift card in conjunction with their half-price meal card.

— Scott Daiches, Fort Worth

Jeers: To an Arlington tropical fish store. After I bought a set of six Penguin filters for my 55-gallon saltwater tank that were clearly defective, the clerk refused to exchange them even with a receipt. I explained that when I tried to insert a filter, black charcoal shot out all over my tank, almost killing my clown fish.

— Sharon Whittington, Arlington

Jeers: To the Arlington code compliance staff and certain police officers for their policy of over-ticketing the pedicab drivers at the AT&T and Rangers stadiums. They are attempting to ticket these guys out of existence. They have forced drivers to give up on this safe and fun service to the community.

— Paul J. Aguero, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lovely gentleman who quietly paid our bill as we friends were squabbling over who would pay for lunch at Flying Fish Sept. 23. He left without letting us thank him. Paying it forward is the only way we can. Cheers to such nice folks in this world — you know who you are.

— Liz Dunnihoo, Granbury

Jeers: To the man representing a construction and remodeling company. I accepted his bid to make my master bath handicap-accessible. I am a senior citizen with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis needing back surgery. You, sir, abandoned my job and kept my money .

— Patti Taylor, Burleson

Cheers: To Parkside Animal Hospital in Keller for keeping my Yorkie, Bear, happy and healthy during his lifetime with us. Special thanks to Dr. Prill, Janet and Claudia for being so caring and compassionate on his final day, Feb. 28.

— Gilbert Gutierrez,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To Arlington’s 2014 Ecofest for allowing food vendors to serve food and drink in Styrofoam containers. Also, no vegan or vegetarian food? The BBQ and hamburgers that were served were a few hundred feet from a petting zoo. Disgraceful.

— Zack Taness, Hurst

Cheers: To the person who recently paid for my meal at the Dixie House on East Lancaster Ave. It brought such joy to a lonely senior lady. Thank you so very much.

— Barbara McKay, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the University of North Texas Health Midwives group of Fort Worth. Your professionalism and compassion helped make our daughter’s birthing experience an awesome one. You will be highly recommended when asked.

— Carol Jones, Eastland

Jeers: To my children’s school for distributing the kinder, gentler football spirit ribbons. I like the phrases, “Pound the Panthers” and “Cage the Owls.” And I don’t believe that those sentiments incite violence. Really? Give me a break.

— Karen White-Dacy, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Fort Worth Symphony, Sue Burrato and Bass Hall for their excellent presentation, “Copland and the Common Man,” for fifth-grade students. Thanks to the generous people who donate so that our students can have this experience. This music teacher got chills.

— Kelly Jo Depperschmidt,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the kind gentleman who helped me stand after I fell on the sidewalk by the Bedford Post Office annex Sept. 15. I am sorry I didn’t get your name. I broke a wrist and I appreciate you straightening my glasses and helping me to my car. I truly meant, “May the Lord bless you.”

— J.W. Mayfield, Bedford

Jeers: To a car wash in Westworth Village. My new truck was damaged when the bay door at the end came loose and crashed onto my hood before the exit. It took them a week to contact me. No numbers to call. No central office to call. No insurance! Buyer beware.

— Tom Lanford,


Cheers: To to the emergency room and cardiac staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist H-E-B during my recent unexpected hospitalization. I could not have asked for better care from any of you. Also cheers to the staff at Legend Health Care for my rehab care.

— Mary Mason, Hurst

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