Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: To Texas Ballet Theater and the Fort Worth Symphony for a stunning production of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. It’s wonderful to have live music at the ballet again!

— Rosemary C. Lindsey,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the city of Hurst for a job well done. The Senior Activity Center is five-years-old. With 1,600 members, it should not be long for the center to be open on Saturday, too.

— Bill Price, Hurst

Cheers: To the man on Oct. 13 who came to our aid when my husband had a heart attack at Gorman Drive and Granbury Road. To the man who moved our car to a safe location. To the others who gave support there. Unfortunately, my husband didn't make it. I will always remember your kindness.

— Norma Hill, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Megan Henderson and Fort Worth South for a fantastic job of putting together ArtsGoggle 2014. It was a great event for family, artists and entertainment. The near south side is developing into quite the creative district.

— Jim Hargrove,

Fort Worth

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Cheers: For the Wright Amendment going away. Hopefully, it will result in more airline competition for the Metroplex. Now, if only the road signage would improve to help us out-of-towners find Love Field.

— Barry Lynas, Joshua

Jeers: To our leaders for saying “don’t panic” in regards to the Ebola threat. Are they covering for their incompetence and their own panic? Panic is not our issue — we want truth and competence. What’s worse than panic is complacency and putting your guard down.

— Eva Snapka, Arlington

Cheers: To coach Mikel Ray for being a responsible first responder at a rush-hour car accident near his school, Covenant Christian Academy. He made sure authorities were notified, aided the two parties involved and had the poise to gather those closest, and thank God that no one was hurt.

— Benjamin E. Schalk,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To two very special Oncor crews led by foreman Ronnie Culbertson. They went above and beyond to restore my electricity on four days after the Oct. 2 storm. A simple thank you is so inadequate for all they did, but thank you so much for going out of your way to help me.

— Virginia Noah,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To Jon Daniels. You made two more stupid mistakes — not keeping Alex Rios and Tim Bogar. The players knew how good they were. Have you not learned from your past mistakes? The stats for your new coach aren’t very good: 299-330. Co-owners, wake up.

— Julia Bridges, Hurst

Cheers: To a kind family. On Oct. 11 at Cracker Barrel on Meacham Boulevard and Interstate 35W, our server picked up our check and said he had made a mistake. A few minutes later he said, “The man behind you paid for your dinner.” I can’t thank you enough.

— Dorothy Overton,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful lady who found my gold earring at the Burleson Dollar General. Every morning as I put it on, I recall how you just silently handed it to me. How observant you were to see I was missing one and how inadequate was my mere “thank you.” I am so grateful.

— Fran Basden, Burleson

Jeers: To the University of Texas at Arlington for allowing the LGBT student organization to distribute products in the food court during lunch hours. It was crude and distasteful. Nobody should be encouraged to shout obscenities and sexual jokes in a public place.

— Matthew Bauman, Hurst

Cheers: To Dr. Rice at Rice Animal Hospital in Burleson for the professionalism and gentle care with our dog Roxie’s last moments with us. We know Roxie is taking care of Grandma Lois now, and we all are very grateful to you, and the time Roxie was a part of our lives.

— Lynda Knight,

Lisa and Monica Bullock

and Karen, Burleson

Cheers: To the Sheraton hotel. On Oct. 3 I was stranded at DFW Airport at 11 p.m. No hotels would accept my airline hotel voucher. The Sheraton answered my call and sent out a van to pick me up around midnight. The front desk staff deserve five stars for kindness and concern.

— Lee Alberdi, Pittsboro, N.C.

Cheers: To the public entity responsible for cleaning up Loop 820 at Marine Creek Parkway. Jeers to the people throwing countless sacks of trash.

— Nancy Lindley,


Cheers: To the Tarrant County tax office for putting “In God We Trust” on the envelope flaps of its residential tax bills. President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 said, “No nation can be strong except in the strength of God.”

— Wes Allard, Mansfield

Cheers: To the man who knocked on my door the day after our neighborhood garage sale and said, “I bought a soft cooler from you yesterday and found this in a section.” He handed me a plastic bag with two can openers and $95 in cash in it! I was so shocked, I totally forgot to reward him. Bless you.

— Kris Chamblee, Colleyville

Cheers: To the Tarrant County tax office for the use of “In God We Trust.” Wish more companies, offices, etc., would follow suit.

— Susan Moody, Mansfield

Cheers: To Ron Wright, Tarrant County tax assessor-collector, for printing “In God We Trust” on envelopes from his office. This country was founded on God and faith. Just read The Declaration of Independence. This is not a separation of government and religion issue. It is an affirmation of this great nation!

— Karl S. Ruckman, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for proving to be just another bloated government agency more than willing to look down their nose making rules that do not help or solve anything. They will prove to blame everyone but themselves for any and everything.

— G.D. Pursley, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Benbrook Public Library for their lovely patio area. Beautiful and tranquil. Also, cheers for their laser printer. Fascinating!

— Barbara Crudgington,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Jim Lane and Raymond Wood at James Wood Motors in Decatur and their excellent crew. They fixed the problem of faulty sensors on the gas tank on our 2006 Silverado. They did not charge me a penny. Wonderful folks throughout the whole dealership!

— Charles Fennell, Decatur

Jeers: To the Arlington water department for allowing excessive water pressure to reach some Arlington residents. This pressure sometimes reached double the normal pressure, causing undue hardships due to water system premature failures. Arlington residents deserve better service!

— W.E. Brown, Arlington

Jeers: To anyone who thinks the doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas didn’t treat Thomas Duncan because of insurance. Doctors have no idea who has insurance or not. They treat people who need their skills. It’s not the doctors’ job to even know about insurance. Come on, folks, think!

— Jim Ervin, Fort Worth

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