Cheers: To Gordon Dickson’s fabulous visit to Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila. Memories flooded back about boat rides, shopping, taquitos, and Corona. It was one of our favorite side trips while camping at Big Bend Ranch. I felt young again.
Pat Gentry, Arlington
Cheers: To Cigna Health Insurance’s North Texas medical director Dr. Rick Watson and clinical consultant Amber Samuels, who delivered nearly 1,000 handmade caps to Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith Hospital neo-natal ICU babies. This donation was made possible by Amber and a group of Cigna employees who formed a knitting and crocheting group called A Common Thread.
Jordan Colacecchi, Dallas
Jeers: To a sales agent working inside a Granbury supermarket who gave me two $10 gift cards that are useless. He claims no responsibility.
Renee Bethards, Granbury
Cheers: To Precision Auto Body on West Arkansas Lane in Arlington. In two years, I have been involved in two accidents, neither my fault. Bruce and Andy worked with the insurance companies from start to finish. The repairs were outstanding. I will certainly use them again in the future.
David Jackson, Arlington
Cheers: To the in-depth reporting on the potential effects of a border wall and on child abuse in Tarrant County, two issues important to Fort Worth readers that have not received such detailed analysis elsewhere.
Karen Myers, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Peter at Old Neighborhood Grill and Judy at J&N Auto Service Center. Judy for fixing my car and Peter for letting me hang out while waiting. Good lunch, too. Best neighborhood businesses in area.
Suzanne Mabe, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Salvador Galvan and the NRH Centre employees, especially Courtney and Letah, for helping us with a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the parking lot. Wonderful demonstration of standing strong, not turning a blind eye, and willing to step out and help. Thank you so much!
Nick and Cathy Kougias, North Richland Hills
Jeers: To small-town newspapers that do not deliver the current issue on time. When I go to buy one they are usually two to three weeks old, not the current date.
Susann M. Eller, Burleson
Cheers: To the Benbrook Animal Control lady. We called about a large snake in our backyard. She came quickly, captured it, and took it away. She is our hero and deserves a big raise.
Jamie Sanders, Benbrook
Cheers: To current and former Arlington City Council members, the Arlington Parks Department, supporters, and everyone involved with the development and dedication of the stellar Julia Burgen Park. Kudos to Julia for years of research and for discussing the importance of the history of Johnson Creek!
Floreen Henry, Arlington
Jeers: To the woman walking across Interstate 30 at Camp Bowie Boulevard during rush hour in the pouring rain and pushing a stroller! What were you thinking?
Cheers: For your series on child abuse and on the efforts of public school teachers “in loco parentis” to make up for serious cases of neglect. What can we do to support them? Jeers to the city for not providing even protected school crossings. What are churches doing?
Guelma B. Hopkins,
Cheers: To Angela Flores and her entire staff at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Burleson. Their professionalism and caring during my wife’s five-month hospice stay was much appreciated. No nursing home can do what you think is right all the time, but I know you can’t find one that tries any harder.
Steven Wilkerson, Burleson
Cheers: To the Garden of Eden Neighborhood Association and the Valley Baptist Church for their annual 5K. The spirit, warmth and hospitality of these folks is fantastic. I’ve run this race before and will again next year.
Mark Johnson, Colleyville
Jeers: To our school districts and city governments that organize or participate in balloon releases. They cause wildlife needless suffering and horrific deaths. You should be setting a better example. Educate yourselves. Look at the heart-breaking photos and pleas to stop on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.
Jo Garrett, Haltom City
Cheers: To Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth for their current production of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.” It’s the true life story of two sisters who lived to be over 100. Their story is unique, funny, and poignant. Don’t miss it!
Emerson Bell, Arlington
Cheers: To Scott Dose at Christian Brothers Automotive on Old Denton Road. This man has gone out of his way to make sure my car is well taken care of when I bring it in for servicing. He has truly been a blessing to me. Thank you Scott from the bottom of my heart.
Kaye Riopelle, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Fort Worth and Arlington police departments for making sure everyone was safe when they were in a pursuit of a tractor-trailer rig along Interstate 30 eastbound from Fort Worth into Arlington. The semi struck several vehicles during this pursuit. The driver stayed inside the vehicle and did not respond to verbal commands.
Cheers: To the Benbrook Animal Control lady. We called about a large snake in our backyard. She came quickly, captured it, and took it away. She is our hero and deserves a big raise!
Jamie Sanders, Benbrook
Cheers: To the City of Fort Worth Garbage/Recycling/Yard waste. I called when I discovered I had a large tree limb that had blown down and was crossing the street in front of my house. I called them and they had a truck out with the tree removed by 11 a.m. No one could ask for better service than that!
Cheers: To Joshua Reddick and all like him who choose to work hard under difficult circumstances to prepare for a better future. Also to the Russell family, teachers, and all who choose to guide and support those working to succeed in life. Thank you for being part of the solution.
North Richland Hills
Cheers: What a great way to start your day when the person in front of you in the Starbucks drive-thru pays for your beverage! Thanks to whoever was driving that vehicle.
Marti Mueller, Benbrook
Cheers: To my great-granddaughter Bailey’s first-grade teacher, Ms. Dingler at the Fine Arts Academy in White Settlement. I’m impressed with how much she learned this year.
Edith Hodges, Benbrook
Cheers: To the person or persons who paid for our lunch at El Fenix Restaurant on Camp Bowie Boulevard. The waitress told us they also wished us Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for making my day special.
Billie Edison, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Kristen, Andy, Robin, Karen, Vince, Penny, Alma, Becky, Myra Clint, Cherry, Cindy and Shameka at Baylor Medical in Trophy Club. From check in to check out, they were friendly and professional. They made my hospital stay a smooth one.
Pete Sikora, Keller
Jeers: To those in the United States who are anti-military. This trend should be reversed when they remember that the men and women serving in the military are there to protect our nation from those who would do us harm.
John Tapley, Arlington
Cheers: To the young couple with their son who paid for our meal at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. You made our special night out even more special! What a pleasant surprises.
Viva Miller, Fort Worth
Cheers: To John at Pep Boys on South Cooper Street in Arlington for replacing a front bulb in my Suburban. There is no way I would have been able to replace it.
Bill Westbrook, Arlington
Cheers: To Community Hospice during my wife’s longer than expected stay in hospice care. Special thanks to Stephanie, Cindy, Glenn, and Renee. Everyone I dealt with couldn’t have been more knowledgeable, kind, or caring.
Steve Wilkerson, Burleson