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

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to TDECU on Mockingbird Lane for handing out small American flags to the public who lined the procession route for Army Spc. Kerry Danyluk, 27, of Yoakum, who was killed in Afghanistan in the line of duty. What a great act of community support. You rock!

Gayle, Telferner

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down on anyone who would risk their life and another life just to save an animal. Who would she hurt the most if she would have died in that fire? Animals can be replaced, but a grandma could not be replaced. I know that I will receive a lot of flak from animal lovers who would say they would risk their lives any day to save an animal.

Troy, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to everyone who took part in GenTX Day by wearing college T-shirts. Thank you for supporting higher education.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Chamber of Commerce for hosting newcomers socials to help new residents of Victoria learn about their new hometown and meet new people. The next social will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Texas Zoo, 110 Memorial Drive.

Thumbs-up to the return of the Friends of the Library Book Sale. We look forward to the chance to support the Victoria Public Library while finding good books.

Thumbs-up to Amanda Danning, a forensic sculptor, and the Museum of the Coastal Bend for working to re-create the face of the Marquis de la Sablonniere, one of the early colonists of the region. We look forward to seeing the exhibit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through May 10.

Thumbs-up to all of the students who wore Million T-Shirt March shirts Thursday in support of National Anti-Bulling Day.

Thumbs-up to The Texas Zoo for deciding to use animal husbandry training to help cultivate good relationships between the animals and their human caretakers.

Thumbs-up to the 19 University of Houston-Victoria biology students and professor Hashimul Ehsan, who are taking part in a cloning study.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Michael Boyd, who followed his passion and now designs costumes for movies in Hollywood.

Thumbs-up to the Rope for the Kids event at the Brackenridge Events Center to raise money for for the Golden Crescent Court Appointed Special Advocates.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the return of temperatures in the 90s. We were hoping for a bit more spring before summer hits.

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