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Jan. 27, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 26, 2012 at 7:27 p.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up: I would like to say thank you to the person who turned in the check book that you found in the grocery basket at the H-E-B grocery store on Rio Grande Street on Jan. 19. It is nice to know that we still have honest people. God bless you; and thank you, Lord.

Ann, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Clint Ives, Victoria County commissioner, Precinct 4, for his quick response to my request for more speed limit signs on Beck Road East and Benbow Road.

Nathalie, Inez

Thumbs-up to some great organizations and ministries for lending a helping hand to West High School. Thank you, Sandalphon Club, for all your monetary donations, snacks, etc. and being a part of the Christmas Giving Tree this year. You are sincerely helping improve the lives of Victoria County children. Also, a big thanks to Parkway Baptist Church for adopting West High School for the Backpack Ministry and sending those healthy snacks home for children when school is not in session.

You, too, are making a positive difference in these students' lives. Thanks.

C. Ray and Y. Rossman, Victoria

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to 18-wheeler truck drivers who think they don't have to wait to turn into a driveway across the path of oncoming traffic. This arrogance is going to get somebody killed.

Pete, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to the Dorothy Nobles' family for its donation that resulted in the acquisition of a birthing simulator for the Vocational Nursing Program at Victoria College.

Thumbs-up to the 59th annual domino tournament and first place winners.

Thumbs-up to the Patriots and the Giants headed to the Super Bowl.

Thumbs-up to the Chinese New Year. 2012 is the year of the Dragon.

Thumbs-up to the city's Park and Recreation Department for presenting workshops on pruning roses during winter.

Thumbs-up to the rain.

Thumbs-up to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero upon its award of almost $200,000 in grant and loan funds from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Thumbs-up to Victoria resident Betsy Edwards, whose letter was selected from 40,000 sent to Roy Rogers. Author Tricia Spencer said Edwards' letter was chosen because it was so personal. Spencer said it took her one year to read through all the letters and compile a book full of the letters called "The Touch of Roy."

Thumbs-up to Karen Tei Yamashita, the first author presenting at the UHV/American Book Review Spring Reading Series.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the continuing drought.

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