Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice
Thumbs-up to the life of Rubin Frels. He touched all of our lives. If you couldn't laugh around Rubin, there was no laughter in you.
A life well lived.
Thumbs-up to these businesses in Victoria that display very attractive landscaping: the new Wal-Mart, Dr. Schaar, Tejanita Restaurant, DeTar Hospital, The Olive Garden and all the Sonics and Wendy's, just to name a few. Victoria does not receive the abundance of rainfall that Houston receives.
Thumbs-down to the death of Rubin Frels. A true gentleman and a truly gentle man. He will be sorely missed. If you enjoy movies in this town, Rubin and his family are the ones you should thank. A sad, sad day indeed.
Thumbs-down to a pharmacy that opened three or four months ago on Navarro Street that has minimal to zero landscaping. I've observed that this business has attractive landscaping in larger cities nearby, so why not in Victoria?
Thumbs-down to all liberals in government and to the people who elect them. The results are socialism, default and bankruptcy.
Thumbs-down to the homeowners of Mission Oaks allowing people to live in travel trailers.
FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Thumbs-up to the opening of the Gary T. Moses Municipal Pool. With temperatures in the 90s, it's good to have a place where the public can go and cool off.
Thumbs-up to Kenneth Henneke for turning his love of fishing into a successful hatchery business.
Thumbs-up to the return of the Devereux Gardens Hibiscus Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to help raise money for the Devereux Foundation.
Thumbs-up and congratulations to Braman Winery for having six wines place in the 31st annual Lone Star International Wine Competition.
Thumbs-up to the third annual Young Filmmaker's Institute hosted by the Victoria TX Indie Film Fest at Trinity Episcopal School for teaching and inspiring students through the art of filmmaking.
Thumbs-up to DeLeon Elementary School's first-grade musical, "Nuts!", which taught students about science through song.
Thumbs-up and congratulations to Kaylie Gomez, 17, of Seadrift, for winning Miss Shrimpfest.
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