Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice
Thumbs-down to the AEP line expansion on Ben Jordan and Sam Houston. The location of some of the pole bases violate ADA laws. Some of the bases also violate safety rules by being less than two feet behind the curb.
Thumbs-down to working on holidays. It is sad that the employees and carriers of the Victoria Advocate have to work on Christmas Eve night to deliver a Christmas paper. Who really needs a paper on this most holy day?
Family, traditions, family time and church services are what matter - you would be praised for this.
FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to Bill Spellacy, who was given the Charlie Jones Volunteer of the Year Award from the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity. Thank you for all your volunteer time and effort.
Thumbs-up to Mary Sue Woods for creating and leading the Tree of Angels ceremony for the family and friends of victims of violent crime.
Thumbs-up to Steve Jones for creating and running the Bridge Street Croquet Club. Thank you for taking an eyesore and turning it into a place for recreation.
Thumbs-up to Barbara Sutter, 82, a former educator who was honored at the dedication of the Patti Welder Middle School auditorium, which was named for her. Thank you for your years working as an educator.
Thumbs-up and welcome to James Canter, the new executive chef at the Victoria Country Club.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Art League's annual Christmas Bazaar. We love to see such well-made arts and crafts created by area people.
Thumbs-down to the unusually hard flu season in the Crossroads. We hope and encourage residents to take precautions to avoid getting sick this year.
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