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April 26, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.
Updated April 25, 2013 at 11:26 p.m.


THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to people who continue to walk their dogs without picking up their pet's mess. The Victoria Advocate has published several articles on this subject, and neighbors continue to disobey city pet laws, even in their own neighborhood, but not at their own home lawn, of course.

John, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to painter and poet Tim Z. Hernandez for taking part in the University of Houston-Victoria's American Book Review series Thursday. Thank you for bringing your talent and passion to Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the 16th annual "Live to Ride, Ride to Give Blood" event organized by the Harley Owners Group, which will benefit 8-year-old Eve Brogger, who is fighting ovarian cancer.

Thumbs-up to the PRCA Pro Rodeo at the Victoria Community Center. Rodeos area a proud Texas tradition, and we are glad to host one in Victoria

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Symphony and everyone else who took part in the annual Downtown Rhythms event Thursday. Thank you for bringing music and culture to our community.

Thumbs-up to the 43rd annual Texas State Championship Fiddlers' Frolics in Hallettsville and to Victoria's Wade Stockton, who is being inducted into the Texas Fiddlers Hall of Fame.

Thumbs-up to Katie Williams and the radio show Shiner Sessions, which spotlights musicians at Shiner Restaurant and Bar for The Badlands, 94.7 FM (KBSO) in Corpus Christi.

Thumbs-up to Rosemary Stacy, her husband and her son, who purchased Shady Oaks Speedway and gave stock car drivers a place to compete near Goliad.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to all the winners of the DeWitt County Shutterbugs Photography Contest.

Thumbs-up to Formosa Plastics for their work turning former rice farming land into the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands. We are glad to see an industry leader helping to expand and cultivate the environment while also offering educational opportunities to schools.

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 email 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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