Jeers: To my diocese, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, for closing the San Mateo church to save money while committing resources to bring in refugees who may put our community at risk. Really? The longtime San Mateo parishioners deserve better.
Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth
Cheers: To Vitas Hospice staff (Starla, Charlotte, Wendy, Beth, Devon and Matt) for their help in guiding the family of my 91-year-old father through his last three days of life. Their caring skill to make his last few days comfortable and peaceful made a difficult time much easier.
Jeers: To the city of Arlington for sending an announcement about EcoFest with the water bill dated Sept. 26. Ecofest was Sept. 17.
Debbie Greenlee, Arlington
Cheers: To the wonderful woman who found my purse at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on West Vickery Boulevard and turned it in to the front desk. Kudos to the employees who waited while I rushed back to the store. Thank you all so much.
Cheers: To all the participants in the Tarrant Regional Water District Trinity Trash Bash. Special thanks for your dedication and volunteer hours to clean up the banks of the Trinity River. It’s great to see so many people care.
Jean & Tom Kerr,
Cheers: To Fort Worth Councilman Cary Moon, along with district director Alicia Ortiz and Clint Godwin of the Water Department. They had crew No. 460 out to repair a dangerous sidewalk and water meter within 24 hours of being contacted. Thanks to all.
Jeers: To Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services for putting the health of our medically fragile children into the “managed care” of for-profit insurance providers in order to save the state money. Is being “fiscally responsible” more important than the lives of our children? The Republicans of Texas say yes.
Jeers: To the lack of attention for the Grambling State University vs. Prairie View A&M University game at the Cotton Bowl or their outstanding bands.
James and Cheryl Rose, Arlington
Jeers: To former celebrities who advertise reverse mortgages for seniors. These may be legal. but they are a ripoff. We recently received an offer in the mail from a reverse mortgage company — they offered us $12,000 cash for our house that is worth $265,000.
Al and Lorrie Vincent,
Cheers: To Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (downtown) medical personnel during my recent ER visit, admission and the staff on the eighth floor (kudos especially to Lindsey and Adriana). Everyone was so professional and caring.
Cheers: To Jason and the other extremely helpful and compassionate staff at Dr. Kelly West’s dental office in Saginaw for helping me and my family get through these trying times.
Michael Hathoot, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the Benbrook Public Library. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and the library offers many fun activities for children, teenagers, adults, and meeting rooms that can be used for local groups. The selection of books in all media is fantastic. The atmosphere is great.
Jeers: To the people who do not clean after their dogs at Snow Heights Elementary and Linda Spurlock Park in North Richland Hills. That is very disrespectful and disgusting.
North Richland Hills
Jeers: To the Texas Rangers for not showing plays under review on the video screen. It says “brought to you by Toyota.” Maybe Toyota should pay more. Other stadiums show them.
Cheers: To the wonderful staff at Hulen Hills Animal Hospital for their kindness and care to both myself and my great little dog Archie. He was only ill a short time, but when the end came they were especially caring.
Cheers: To Lucas Funeral Home and to Simple Cremation and their employees Mark, Matthew and Jenna for their care of our granddaughter and sister, Dawn Marie. You gave us comfort and peace knowing that you were taking care of her.
Joe and Patricia Graham and Brittany Gilbert,
Cheers: To the Cook Children’s advertisements on TV. I have to stop channel surfing when I see one. Something special about the participants and the sponsor.
Cheers: To the staff and Friends of North Richland Hills Library for the opportunity to be with Karin Slaughter, who released her new book, The Kept Woman. Even though she’s an author who addresses violence against women, she can also entertain with her Southern humor.
Barbara J. Jones,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To the teenagers and young adults riding skateboards together on our street. It’s great to see a diverse group of friends having fun.
Cheers: To the nice couple who helped pay for our dinner at Pulido’s restaurant in honor of this veteran.
Cheers: To all the events on both sides of the Metroplex. My husband and I have, in the last two weeks, gone to a Greek Fest and an amazing art show in Richardson.
Jeers: To each and every person who parks in a handicapped parking place when you’re not handicapped. It’s not a close spot for quickly running in to grab something. Both the police and fire marshals need to check frequently and ticket violators.
Barry D. Wilson,
North Richland Hills
Cheers: To Mayor Betsy Price and council member Ann Zadeh for kicking off National Walk to School Week by joining the sweet Lily B. Clayton Elementary School “bees” along their daily route. Please join us anytime.
Cheers: To José Pérez of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and the city of Fort Worth for the installation of two bus benches at Morningside Drive and Mississippi Avenue. It was a pleasure working with you on this project.
Cheers: To Brad Caraway, Shawn Davis and Chris of A-Quality Pool Service. They did a fast, neat job of installing a new handrail to our pool. And they were less expensive than any of the other three estimates for the same item and service.
Cheers: To the very kind gentleman who paid for my order at the donut shop at Rufe Snow Drive and Mid-Cities Boulevard on Labor Day.
Anita Ringener, Fort Worth
Cheers: To the code enforcer in Blue Mound. You’re doing a great job. A very neat professional person. Keep up the good work.
Charles G. Stoker,
Jeers: To the lack of coverage for the Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University game. This is an annual game, known as the State Fair Classic and played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Jeers: To TCU coach Gary Patterson for acting like Donald Trump. An official reversal of a call did not go his way , so he rants and raves. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had every right to challenge the inaccurate call by the officials. The replay video showed that Stoops was correct: The TCU quarterback grounded the ball. Stop blaming others for TCU’s error.
Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
Jeers: To Fox Sports for not showing the 9-11 Cowboys-Giants halftime show. They had 450 first responders on the field in formation, a pipe-and-drum band, and the families of the slain Dallas police officers were introduced. People saw the first half. You didn’t need to show highlights.
Howard J. Kotarski,