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June 7, 2013 at 1:07 a.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to reporter J.R. Ortega for his wonderful article on Father Stan Deboe and his departure from Our Lady of Sorrows. Fr. Stan will be missed by so many. Also, thanks to Sonny Long for his great front-page D-Day article and interview with the World War II veteran. I also appreciated the writing he did over Memorial Day, recounting the story of the Lavaca County veteran. Thanks, Victoria Advocate.

Mary Ann, Moulton

Thumbs-up to the usually liberal New York Times, which has said this in its June 6 editorial on the phone tapping scandal:

"The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive branch will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it."

Roy, Victoria

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the American media.

The American media hasn't broken a single Obama scandal. The American media hasn't taken the lead on any of the four major Obama scandals. They're just playing follow the leader.

Roy, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up and thank you to all of the talented artists who are taking part in the Victoria Bach Festival for sharing their love of classical music with our community.

Thumbs-up to state Sen. Carlos Uresti of District 19 for writing Senate Bill 1747 and to the state Legislature for passing this plan to use some of the state's money to help pay for road repairs in counties affected by oil and gas traffic.

Thumbs-up to the Hallettsville Brahmas baseball team for winning the title of 2A state champions.

Thumbs-up to the Jackson County Memorial Library's "Dig Into Reading" program and other summer reading programs across the Crossroads.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to columnist Aprill Brandon for the publication of her first e-book.

Thumbs-up to the responsible parent who found the two flags stolen from the Warrior's Weekend Field of Honor in his or her son's closet and returned them.

Thumbs-up to Cheryl Beran for her quick thinking and reflexes after a snake fell in front of her at the front door of the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

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