Cheers: To music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya for his sensitive and thoughtful letter on Bass Performance Hall security, and also to Amy Adkins on her excellent and valuable service to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association and her new leadership position with All Saints Baylor Scott & White Medical Foundation.
Frank H. Sherwood,
Cheers: To the nice lady in line with me at Albertsons who helped out this senior who did not understand how the “Just for u” worked. She paid for the items that I told the clerk to just take off my bill. May God bless her.
I.L. Pettigrew, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the people of Fort Worth, Crowley and Arlington who go out of their way to hold open doors for this retired teacher who uses a rolling walker after five back surgeries. I am overwhelmed at people’s kindness and am happy that the teachings of parents and educators on how to treat others is being put to good use. Thank you!
Richard L. Collett,
Cheers: To Bass Performance Hall for the new security policies, including bag inspections and bag size limits. It is commendable and much appreciated that they strive for a safe environment for patrons.
Mike Martin, Fort Worth
Cheers: To all educators… kudos! Keep up the good work.
Cheers: To Jeremiah Stanley and the employees of Lowe’s Home Improvement on Bryant Irvin Road, who chose my 36-year-old autistic son Joey to represent them at the Texas Rangers game against Oakland when they won the Scotts Turf Builder contest. Joey will always remember the thrill of delivering the ball to the pitcher’s mound! Thank you.
Judith Yarbro, Benbrook
Cheers: To the kind and generous man who paid for our meal at Boston Market in Fort Worth on the day before Mother’s Day! No words could adequately express our appreciation, but we surely hope he will read this note and know our gratitude.
Betty Baugh, Benbrook
Cheers: To Dr. Carol Ann Cass, Dr. Kathryn Heinrichs and the staff at Westcliff Animal Hospital for easing us through our beloved Skye’s last months, and to Kaye Reynolds, who often dog-sat knowing she might be the one to take Skye to the emergency vet for the last time.
Arch and Edy Lou
Mayfield, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Vitas hospice team which made my beloved wife Hannah’s struggle with heart failure easier for her, for me, and the family. Special thanks to nurse Monika Jackson, our gift from Germany, who was with us to the tragic end. And my appreciation to the Stonegate people for their help during Hannah’s last days at their facility.
Joseph Klein, Fort Worth
Jeers: To the principal of a local high school who has chained the tennis court closed after school hours, denying access by either the citizens who paid for its improvement or students wanting to play.
Richard Tate, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Moritz Kia of Alliance. The best customer service ever. I have purchased at least 10 new cars in my lifetime and never imagined a dealer going to such extend to satisfy the customer. Moritz Kia is to be applauded for their honorable business ethics.
Larry Fuller, Keller
Jeers: To KRLD/1080 AM. They made a big mistake in taking Charley Jones off the air. Jones was the smartest, most politically astute and entertaining late-night talk show in the DFW area.
Shirley Spellerberg, Denton
Cheers: To Southcliff Baptist Church for providing “Spring Breakout” to teach children biblical scriptures and values. The week was filled with music, dance, crafts, a carnival of activities, games, face-painting, an inflatable bounce house, food, and prizes. What an exciting way to learn about God and his promises!
Amy Vanderpoel, Benbrook
Cheers: To the two good Samaritans and the pharmacy on Arbrook Boulevard in Arlington for finding and turning in my cellphone. They saved my day!
Gerald Walton, Arlington
Jeers: To a pediatrician who promised my daughter a job in the office after she graduated as a certified medical assistant. The doctor never returned her phone calls when she could start. Shame.
Nancy Jones, Watauga
Cheers: To the Burleson Police Department. We were on vacation recently and requested a residential security check. Our home was checked almost daily. The officers were Price, Byrom, Copsi and Murray. Cheers for their attentiveness and dedication. Thank you Billy Cordell for your leadership over our Burleson Police Department.
Fred and Janelle Coyle, Burleson
Cheers: To Ramona Bass. How can we ever thank her enough for our fabulous Fort Worth Zoo? My five grandchildren have enjoyed countless hours of fun at our incredible zoo and has enhanced their childhood more than I can describe. Here’s to the entire Bass family for all they do for our amazing city!
Debby Brown, Fort Worth
Cheers: To choir directors Ms. Trevlyn (sixth grade) and Ms. Pam Adair (seventh and eighth grade) at McLean 6th and McLean Middle School for an entertaining spring concert. Their dedication and devotion to their students produced a program of great range and variety. The choir students at McLean are so fortunate to have them as directors.
Barbara J. Cordray,
Cheers: To Judy LaSalle for years of dedicated service she has provided for many years to all the ladies of the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. She always had a smile, was cheerful and ready to help with any event or problem that might have developed. Thank you, Judy and enjoy retirement!
Nancy Dent, Azle
Cheers: To Arlington and the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. Commendations go to the Arlington Police Department motorcycle escort for keeping everyone safe on the drive, Vickie Bryant at Top O’ Hill Terrace, River Legacy, and Six Flags. With great pride, we praise all city departments and employees for a memorable experience.
Richard and Vicki King, Arlington
Cheers: To Theatre Arlington’s “Legally Blonde” musical. It is a delight and so fun. There were 21 dancers and singers, all talented and energetic, on stage plus two dogs. The dancers were so in step, the singers and songs were wonderful and the play told the story to be true to yourself.
Josephine Briggs, Arlington
Jeers: To the Texas Department of Public Safety drivers license center. It takes three months to get a driving test appointment. Hurst turns people away at the door because there aren’t enough chairs or agents. There is a 20-minute wait on the phone. Is anything being done?
Fred Lopez, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth for its outstanding partnership and performance with the Fort Worth Opera, WFAA News 8 Daybreak’s Cinco de Mayo celebration and the Marachi Festival in Grapevine. Your fantastic dancing brought smiles to many. ¡Olé! And bravo!
Jeers: To parking operators in the Fort Worth Stockyards area. I parked in a lot that for years was a free lot. I did not notice it had become a pay lot. I was given a $75 ticket and tried to dispute it by email. They would not respond.
Mike Shorter, Joshua
Cheers: To the staff of our Fort Worth Animal Shelter! The loving care that the staff gives to the animals and their surroundings is evident throughout. It’s a clean, welcoming place for folks to come seek out a furry baby. The only place better would be in a loving home.
Cheers: To Lynn B. at Westlake Hardware on West Park Row Drive. I am a long-time customer of Westlake Hardware. I came back to your store to return some store switches. Lynn B. was very understanding and went the extra mile to put my refund on my credit card.
Jo Beth Tiernan, Arlington