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May 3, 2013 at 12:03 a.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up for the excellent article April 17 by Aprill Brandon regarding Boston Marathon tragedy.

Marle, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to all the first responders and personnel who responded quickly to the fire at Formosa Plastics in Port Comfort. Thank you for acting quickly to prevent another incident like the explosion in 2005.

Thumbs-up and thank you to everyone who attended and took part in the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday.

Thumbs-up to everyone who has cast a ballot in early voting. Thank you for taking part in this election and helping decide the future of our city.

Thumbs-up to the potential residency partnership between the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Victoria's DeTar Healthcare System. Education and experience are vital for aspiring doctors, and we hope Victoria can be a place to provide that.

Thumbs-up to gun shop and training center Shield Tactical's decision to move from California to Shiner. We are glad to welcome this company to the Crossroads region.

Thumbs-up to the Texas A&M University System regents' decision to selected Victoria businessman Cliff Thomas as vice chairman Wednesday.

Thumbs-up to the Lavaca County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement for their work seizing about 550 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop.

Thumbs-up and good luck to Kaylee Rae Flanagan for her efforts to be a professional body builder to honor her brother, who suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and died when she was 10.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the overly strict enforcement of renegade sign ordinances that interfere with residents advertising for yard sales.

Thumbs-down to the theft of Lilly, an umbrella cockatoo that belongs to Kim Lopez.

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