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FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to the safe return of the Carnival ship Triumph to Mobile, Ala. We are glad to see the passengers returning home after their ordeal at sea.
Thumbs-up to the St. Joseph High School students who are donating money to the Carolyn Shimek Benefit Fund instead of buying mums.
Thumbs-up and welcome to Melissa Dixon, the new executive director of the Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent. We hope you will have a successful career at the museum.
Thumbs-up to Billy and Marcy Newman, the owners of the Rockin N Carriage Company. Thank you for bringing something unique and romantic to Victoria.
Thumbs-up to the Rev. Bur Dobbins, of Trinity Episcopal Church, for visiting hospitals and businesses every year to bring Ash Wednesday to others who can't attend services.
Thumbs-up to Hallettsville residents Jimmy Mikes and Glenn Leopold, who both survived heart attacks and are now working to help others be aware of the dangers of heart disease.
Thumbs-up to Megha Chandna, who advanced to the second-chance audition of NBC's "The Voice" in Houston last weekend. Even though she didn't make it on the show, we expect to see more of her in the future.
Thumbs-up to Eldon Spiegelhauer and everyone else involved in making recordings of songs about safety at the DuPont plant in the 1970s. This is a fun, unique way to teach workers to be safe.
Thumbs-up to Gidgett G. Reynolds for taking the time to paint women's nails at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street for Valentine's Day.
Thumbs-up to all the area livestock shows. Congratulations to the students who have already won and good luck to everyone who has yet to compete.
Thumbs-up to all the community members who gave the city their opinion on adding a water park or aquatics facility in Victoria. Thank you for sharing your opinion. We hope the city will be able to act on it.
Thumbs-down to Redbox's rating Victoria as one of the least romantic cities in the U.S. We don't need to watch cheesy, romantic comedies to know what true romance is.
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