Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: To the Sid Richardson Art Museum for the Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibition. Catlin’s paintings document the American Indian life in the 1830’s. This sample of Catlin’s paintings is on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Entry into the Museum is free.

— Nancy Fitzhugh, Fort Worth

Cheers: To my wonderful family, friends and neighbors who supported me and understood my situation these past two months for attempting to do my job in my neighborhood. It has been a very stressful time, but I know that with everyone’s help and prayers, everything will be OK.

— Ray Young, “The Junkman,”

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the person or people that gave me six fake $20-bills at my garage sale. I worked real hard for days. Nothing good will come from them stealing from us. I hope they can sleep at night when they look at the stuff that they stole from me.

— Pat Fuller, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Sheriff Dee Anderson, one public servant who truly tries to serve the public instead of serving Mammon. Instead of charging fees to family members visiting incarcerated loved ones, he has extended visiting hours to make it as easy as possible for inmates to maintain ties to family and community.

– Guelma B. Hopkins, Fort Worth

Cheers: To a true angel volunteer, Carmelita, working in the North Richland Hills Senior Center. She does a wonderful job manning the kitchen, keeping the coffee hot, the donuts fresh and the area clean. A small lady, she can be seen walking to and from the center daily. What a personality!

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— Avis Sorenson,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To Highland Park High School for suspending The Art of Racing in the Rain from the assigned reading list. What’s next, banning the Song of Solomon from Bible study classes?

— David Roll, Colleyville

Jeers: To the individuals who are either texting, talking on their phones or just don’t care to read the signs around them that say “STOP here on RED.” Especially those who are driving down John McCain Road to Highway 26. Please read the signs around this construction area.

— Carol Harkenrider, Grapevine

Cheers: For the fabulous roundabout at McPherson Boulevard/Summer Creek Road. Efficiently moves traffic. Dallas-Fort Worth needs more.

— Samantha Wild, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a well-known Arlington electric repair shop that came to my home to fix a wall plug. I’m an 87-year-old World War II Navy veteran. I was confused, which was evident. There was nothing wrong. He replaced it with a new plug for $127 even though it wasn’t needed. Sleep well.

— Peter Stankosky, Arlington

Jeers: To the Euless Police Department for helping shut down Airport Freeway completely one night for installation of new highway sign on right-hand shoulder and not caring enough to provide officer traffic help at the 20- to 25-second light to cross Highway 157 for the tremendous stopped flow of vehicles. What a waste of fuel, time and schedules.

— Ted Black, Bedford

Cheers: To Hulen Street Chase and Oakmont Boulevard Wells Fargo banks. Their donation of check registers was greatly appreciated. I use the registers to teach money and banking concepts in my math classes at Bonnie Brae School.

— Stephanie Vallejo, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady who paid for our dinners at the Fort Worth west side IHOP on Sept. 9. We four were certainly surprised and really appreciated it. Thank you.

— Roy G. Barnes, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person who turned in my billfold. Jeers to the person who took the money. I hope you needed it more than I did. My God bless you.

— Benny Cervantez, Benbrook

Jeers: To the city of Fort Worth crew putting in sidewalks who destroyed a 1900’s-era cement horse hitching post in my neighborhood (corner of Tulsa Way and Owasso Street).

— Derik Lattig, Fort Worth

Cheers: To John Peter Smith Hospital where I was admitted with a life-threatening illness. The care I received was kind and professional. You will always have my gratitude.

— Kim Edmonds, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Karen Ross, a nurse, and Hurst Fire Department that came to my aid when I fell in Wal-Mart. She ministered to me and kept pressure on a cut until the fire department arrived. They checked me thoroughly and got me to the car. Thanks for being there for me.

— Billy Whiteside, Hurst

Cheers: To Eddie at Haws Paint and Body Shop. Thank you for your skill and courteous service. You made my week!

— Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Pantego Fire Department/EMT. Had a medical emergency during the storm and they came to my house and helped me. They are the most knowledgeable, efficient and greatest bunch of guys you will ever meet. They all deserve big raises before some big department takes them away.

— Reg Holland, Pantego

Cheers: To Keith, the manager at Rockfish on South Cooper in Arlington, for making our 58th wedding anniversary so special. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

— Barbara and Louin Berry


Cheers: To Tarrant County for bringing together all the vendors that took part in the Empowering Seniors Health and Lifestyle Expo which took place on Oct. 3rd in Bedford. We gained valuable information and took advantage of the health screenings that were made available. Thank you for valuing your senior citizens.

— Lois Kuebler, Bedford

Cheers: To Penny Benz and Sheri Rich for all their hard work in opening the Keller ISD Wellness Center. And thank you to the board of trustees for providing a designated medical clinic for KISD employees — it’s an awesome benefit and much appreciated!

— Catherine Whited,

Hudson Oaks

Jeers: To Good Morning Texas for adding Christmas decorations to their set. We haven’t even had Halloween or Thanksgiving yet! I guess we will see it on July 5 before long. It’s all about the money now.

— Jim Mace, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the Tarrant County tax office for printing “In God We Trust” on the envelope flaps of its residential tax bills. Yes, that quote is on our money, and there’s nothing to be done about that, I reckon. But shouldn’t our county at least pay lip service to “separation of church and state?”

— Peggy Meade-Cohen,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To the homeowners for not letting Oncor trim your trees in the past. I hope you did not have electricity for three days.

— Randy Geisel, Arlington

Jeers: To the band and band leaders who thought it was OK to fire up the band at 5:45am on Saturday morning Oct. 4, waking many neighborhoods in the area of the high school. It’s not always all about the kids. I’ll remember your thoughtfulness while voting on your bond election.

— Bob Coffee, Hurst

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