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June 28, 2013 at 1:28 a.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to everyone who ran in the recent city elections. In my view, you're all winners because, whether you won the election or not, you participated and stated your views, and we are all better off for you having the courage of your convictions.

And a big two thumbs up on the quick removal of your signs. I can't find a single one.

James, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to the Goliad County Library for offering free Monday matinees and other activities to help keep kids engaged and entertained during summer vacation.

Thumbs-up to Jennifer Martinez for her work putting out her freshman album and holding a release party at Greek's 205 on Friday night.

Thumbs-up to the members of the Quilters and Crafters group, who meet every Wednesday at the Victoria Senior Citizens Center Murray Street location to make products to sell and help cover the center's operational costs.

Thumbs-up to Victoria native Robert King Jr. for his inspirational stage play "Extra Baggage" and the message it conveys about family working through problems.

Thumbs-up to DeTar Hospital Navarro for earning accreditation as a receiving center for patients with severe heart attacks.

Thumbs-up to Citizens Medical Center for earning special recognition for providing exceptional heart attack care from the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program.

Thumbs-up to Victoria native Kaylee Rae Flanagan for taking fourth place in her height class at the National Physique Committee's Junior Figure Bodybuilding Competition on June 15.

Thumbs-up to Kelsey Broderick and other employees of Goliad Pet Adoption for their work helping Falcon, a dog who was thrown out of a moving pickup truck.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the rising temperatures.

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