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