Cheers & Jeers

Cheers & Jeers

Jeers: To Tony Romo for losing the game on Monday Night Football. He bullied his way back into the game and threw it away. Backup quarterback Brandon Weeden was doing a great job in this struggle and was the best chance to win the game with his momentum.

— George T. Spahr, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the Fort Worth City Council for cutting the retirement benefits of our police and firefighters. Is a decent retirement too much to ask for after serving a lifetime in a dangerous job?

— Joshua Anderson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To anesthesia nurse Lynn at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, who was with me from before my double knee replacement until I was in the recovery room post-surgery. She put me at ease, explained every step and made me feel good about the procedure before, during and after the surgery.

— Joe Dickerson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Baumgardner Funeral Home for providing a guest book free of charge to our family for our loved one. The funeral home we had chosen did not furnish this item because they said they were out. Baumgardner Funeral Home also loaned us an easel to be used during the service.

— Andrew R. Perrier, Benbrook

Jeers: To Bedford’s mayor and City Council for purging all boards and commissions and revamping mission statements to limit citizens’ input. They got rid of people who don’t agree with them and are now short on volunteers for the boards and commissions. Shame on treating Bedford citizens this way.

— Connie Ziegler Stout, Bedford

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Cheers: To Debbie York, Debbie Heizer and all the firemen, children and volunteers in North Richland Hills involved in the painting and fixing-up of my house. What a blessing! Thank you.

— Debbie Baird,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the person who paid for our dinner Oct. 16 at Saltgrass Steak House. Your kindness was a surprise and greatly appreciated. We will pass the kindness on. Thank you.

— Gil and Clara Boudreaux, Crowley

Cheers: To Stacie Cobb and the gentleman who comforted me after my car collision Oct. 23 on Bryant Irvin Road. It was wonderful to open my eyes to caring people after such an impact. To the lady who ran the red light and hit me: Please pay attention to what you’re doing.

— Debra Aulenbacher,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Discount Tires’ Mr. Lindsey on South Cooper Street for the “Anything for the customer” attitude.

— Joe Keen, Arlington

Cheers: To the Southwest High School Raider Marching Band for taking top honors in its division at the Bands of America competition in Houston. Jeers to news media for not covering it.

— Mark Metroka, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the local Republican precinct chairman who had the audacity to come on my property to hurl insults about a candidate I support. Great way to encourage people to see your point of view.

— Wesley Charles, Watauga

Cheers: To all three Birdville school district high school marching bands (Richland, Birdville and Haltom High) for receiving the “superior” (best) rating at the University Interscholastic League marching competition. BISD has three of the best band programs in Texas. As a BISD graduate, I could not be prouder.

— Tommy Duer,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To Coach Pyburn at Summer Creek Middle School, who led the cross country team by exhibiting and teaching many valuable character traits for athletes, students, coaches, teachers and mentors. Thank you for everything you are doing at Summer Creek for both children and adults.

— Amber Hughes,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Tarrant County tax office for putting “In God We Trust” on our tax statements and envelopes. This brought a smile to my face and a happy heart as I wrote my checks for a county that I am proud to live in.

— Kay Rollins, Azle

Jeers: To the Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works Department. The purpose of red-light cameras is to generate revenue and not for public safety. Why isn’t some of this money used to improve the signs and markings at these intersections?

— Charles “Chuck” Snyder,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the American Jazz Composers Orchestra for their awesome performance at UT Arlington. What a great way to end parents’ weekend, and what amazing talent was displayed.

— Julie Girton, Arlington

Cheers: To Neil Sperry for always being spot-on!

— Judy Hendrix, Crowley

Cheers: To Shannon Finch, certified arborist at J. Davis Tree Care, for his professionalism and follow-up, and the work ethic shown by Jose and his team for the excellent job pruning my trees. I highly recommend this company.

— Rosie Strother,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To Dr. Sorgen and his staff of the Texas Oncology Center at Klabzuba Tower. Their professionalism and dedication to their work are outstanding. The care and compassion given to myself and other patients are commendable. Thanks to the gang for all they’ve done for me.

— Armando E. Ellena, Saginaw

Cheers: To Mr. Tank, the incredible crossing guard at Swift Elementary in Arlington. He is passionately vigilant when it comes to keeping our kiddos safe as they cross the busy intersection at West Mitchell Street and South Fielder Road.

— Bailey A. Lacy, Arlington

Jeers: To the man who yelled obscene remarks and made a rude gesture to my daughter for legitimately using the handicapped parking in the Saginaw Albertsons lot on a Sunday afternoon about 2:00. She suffers from lung disease, but he couldn’t see that.

— Marilyn Van Ellin, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mr. Galloway (No. 1834) and his partner from Oncor. I called Oct. 23 about flickering lights in our home. In less than one hour, two emergency trucks arrived. They accomplished their mission within 30 minutes.

— John P. McKittrick, Bedford

Cheers: To the Dairy Queen on Interstate 20 at Exit 311 near Abilene. On a recent trip to Abilene to watch my grandson play football for Tarleton State, I stopped at the DQ. I left my purse, and about 10 miles down the road I received a call from the DQ telling me they would hold the purse till my return.

— Linda Vondra, Arlington

Cheers: To the Cook Children’s Medical Center cardiac department for taking such wonderful care of my son. Heart procedures can be scary, but Dr. Case and his whole team did an awesome job. We also stopped by the hospital’s yogurt shop before leaving and an employee paid for our snacks.

— Jennifer McDonald, Arlington

Jeers: To the recently installed stoplight in front of the new Wal-Mart on Jacksboro Highway. There are way too many stop lights between Long Avenue and Rockwood Golf Course. Traffic used to flow nicely, and now it’s just a mess.

—Karen Hooper, Fort Worth

Cheers: To David Miller with Sears Home Services. Our kitchen appliances all went out. David fixed all but the cooktop. David is very knowledgeable, friendly and showed compassion for us by explaining all that was wrong. Harold Conner was also very nice and concerned.

— Paul and Billie J. Cox,


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