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

June 14, 2013 at 1:14 a.m.


FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

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

Thumbs-down to the historically low voter participation rates for hometown elections. These elected officials have an immediate effect on our lives.

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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