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Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice

Jan. 28, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Updated Jan. 27, 2011 at 7:28 p.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to the student, the assistant principal and the school resource officer at Victoria East High School for their fast response and professionalism in handling the gun on campus situation last week. Through shared responsibilities and follow-through actions, our schools can remain safe.

Ray, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the person who turned in the $20 bill that I had lost at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Your honesty is appreciated.

Julie, Victoria

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down: Local landline telephone basic service charge has risen 59.5 percent in 25 months. No wonder many people are only using their cell phones.

Bill, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to Irene Martinez's catharsis, a book created from the memories of her late son. "He Planted A Seed" will help to keep the memory of Jay, her son.

Thumbs-up to Yoakum's Livestock Show and all winners.

Thumbs-up to the American Book Review's first presenter, Jayne Ann Phillips, who published her first book at age 26.

The West Virginia writer spoke Thursday at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Thumbs-up to Gene Migura and Sylvester Martinez, who won first place in the Texas State Partners Dominoes Championship in Hallettsville.

Thumbs-up to Police Chief Bruce Ure upon his new duties as assistant city manager of Victoria.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to Texas's unemployment rate increasing from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent from November to December.

Thumbs-down to those who do not take care of their animals and let them suffer.

Thumbs-down to the fire that destroyed Citizens State Bank in Edna.

Thumbs-down to all the shootings and bombings across the country and world.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to submit your comments. Be sure to include your contact information so we can verify you wrote the "thumbs." Only your first name will be used in the newspaper. You may e-mail them to letters@vicad.com, mail them to Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Victoria Advocate. P.O. Box 1518, Victoria, TX 77902, or drop them off at our offices at 311 E. Constitution St.

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