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Thumbs-up to the workers. On this morning of Jan. 9, the Vanderbilt-LaSalle areas, as well as Bloomington, Placedo and Telferner experienced tornadic winds, which caused much damage to many of our family members', friends' and neighbors' homes. Many residents lost electricity. The recorded messages at Victoria Electricity kept us informed of the repairs. Late tonight, the repairmen are still out trying to restore electricity. May God keep you all safe as our electrical power keeps us all warm.
Thumbs up on the newspaper delivery man who, through a rainstorm and strong winds, still delivered my newspaper. Such devotion to duty should be recognized by those in nice warm offices during harsh weather conditions.
Thumbs-up to Dr. Culberson with The Navarro Small Animal Clinic for always being a kind and caring person who puts others before his own needs. You do a great job, Doc.
Thumbs-down on the twilight rapist of elderly women, who, based on the "prima facie" evidence, didn't evolve much since Neanderthal times.
Thumbs-down to Union Pacific in Bloomington. What a dirty little secret. Keeping the tracks on 185 blocked for 27 minutes plus. I hope I never need emergency medical attention.
Thumbs-down to Emillio's thumbs-down. Try using your remote, and set the TV to wide screen.
Thumbs-down to the city of Victoria for the ill-placed and small-lettered "hours" sign at the Huvar Street recycling center. Also, it looks like the city could spend some of the motel tax to fix Huvar Street into a first-class street, rather than a narrow lane.
FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church's restoration.
Thumbs-up to only a few DWI citations issued over the holidays, according to Victoria Police Department.
Thumbs-up to H-E-B manager Gus Kroos upon his retirement after 35 successful years.
Thumbs-up to The Keep Victoria Beautiful award recognizing Thomas Yantis as executive director. He was filling in as interim director after Joni Brown resigned her position.
Thumbs-up to Citizens Medical Center for receiving its accreditation for stroke for the next three years. DeTar has the same accreditation.
Thumbs-up to Helping Hands-Friends of the Library, semi-annual book sale.
Thumbs-up to The Texas Zoo's lion cubs, Aesa and Gaia, who celebrate their first birthday Saturday.
Thumbs-up to The Texas Zoo and its special ZooWise presentation about Sea Turtles Saturday. ZooWise is tailored to junior high age through adults but can be enjoyed by children as well.
Thumbs-down to the $15 billion shortfall in the Texas budget.
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