Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to First United Methodist Church for acting on the teachings of Christ by providing the Day of Care for individuals who need a hand up with health care.

Carla, Edna

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to whoever raised the Texas flag upside down at the Officer's Club at Foster Field on President's Day. Luckily, this Marine saw the problem and corrected it. Master Gardeners need to be more vigilant in their respect of the colors!

Michael, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to Manuel Luis Martinez, the latest American Book Review speaker to visit the University of Houston-Victoria. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Thumbs-up to Larry Carter, who volunteers and serves his community despite battling lung cancer twice in the past 23 years. Your dedication is an example for us all.

Thumbs-up to the return of the Victoria County Livestock Show carnival. We look forward to the rides, games and fun atmosphere every year.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Art League's Painting the Town classes, which teach community members how to paint and help them hone their artistic abilities.

Thumbs-up to Lou Anne Kellman for her efforts to restore Egypt house. We hope this historic home will be bought by a responsible owner who values its history.

Thumbs-up to the planned visit of former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith as part of the Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity's "Speaking of Sweat Equity Series."

Thumbs-up to Evelyn Sherrill for her hard work honoring her son Dennis Goode's military service by creating a quilt out of his service uniforms and various patches. And thumbs-up and thank you to Goode for his 27 years serving our country in the U.S. Army.

Thumbs-up to the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation for giving Victoria College a $2.5 million grant to help build the Emerging Technology Center.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the increase in violent crimes in Victoria.

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