Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice
June 14, 2013 at 1:14 a.m.
FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to The Guardians of the Ribbon Inc.'s five-month tour to teach other communities how to start an effort to help residents with cancer.
Thumbs-up to everyone who took part in the runoff election for Victoria City Council Super District 5, especially those who voted early and on Election Day.
Thumbs-up to retired Air Force veteran Larry Chilcoat for his efforts to create a national monument to honor war dogs.
Thumbs-up to Del Papa Distributing Co. for adding another Texas beer label to its Southeast Texas distribution territory. We are glad to see another American, Texas-made product in the area.
Thumbs-up to the recent rains. Every little bit helps.
Thumbs-up to AT&T for its decision to add emergency alerts to the cellphone system in Victoria.
Thumbs-up to the opening of the Gary T. Moses Municipal Pool. The Texas heat is already here, and we're glad to see residents have a place to go to cool down.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Independent School District's Information and Technology department for holding a seminar to teach parents about Internet safety. It is important to be able to monitor what kids are accessing online.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Police Department for offering free options to help residents prevent and recover from auto theft.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department and the Victoria Public Library for hosting a Wii Summer Olympics event. This is a great idea to give people a safe, cool place to have a little friendly competition.
Thumbs-up to Myra Starkey for being brave enough to try making sweet corn ice cream.
Thumbs-up to the Victoria Business and Education Coalition's weeklong YOUth LEADership conference for teaching students the importance of being good leaders.
Thumbs-down to the historically low voter participation rates for hometown elections. These elected officials have an immediate effect on our lives.
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