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Thumbs-up to all the school coaches in our area that spend countless hours, days and months building our youth into better athletes and developing their character. Some folks are not aware that a tremendous amount of dedication is required. Thank you.
The Rev. E. Dale, Victoria
Thumbs up to the front page on the Pearl Harbor anniversary. This just touches my heart.
Thumbs-up: Today's paper was great. It was very enjoyable to read, and put a big smile on my face. "Ignore Black Friday in favor of family time" was wonderful, the statements were very enlightening, bringing to people's attention that holidays are becoming too involved with commercialism. "Attack energized America; Survivor recalls" and "Pearl Harbor survivors return to ships after death," were both very heart touching, and written very well. I'm hoping to read more articles on American pride and supporting our troops, past and present.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Bach Festival and its generous sponsors for once again bringing Conspirare Christmas to town. It was a gift. Thank you.
Thumbs-up to all our law enforcement people who work so hard to get the bad guys off the street.
Thumbs-down to the huge trucks that "convoy up" on the highways leaving no room for autos to pass safely.
Thumbs-down to having to catch the bad guys over and over again because of release on parole and probation.
FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to the Refugio Bobcats as they pursue a state title.
Thumbs-up to the Hallettsville Sacred Heart Indians for winning a state title in the TAPPS Division IV state championship game.
Thumbs-up to Victoria's lighted Christmas Parade
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker.
Thumbs-up to Sheriff B.B. Browning for his 15 years of service to Calhoun County. Browning intends to resign at the end of 2012, making his tenure as sheriff 16 years.
Thumbs-up to Dann Cuellar from Victoria, who was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in November.
Thumbs-up to the Yoakum museum's annual Christmas tree forest.
Thumbs-down to the persistent drought and lack of rain. Let us all pray for rain.
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