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Wow. A perfect example as to how the general public believing they are experts in all subjects can result in mass hysteria. For starters, do you not think Invista would have asked the surrounding areas to shelter in place or evacuate if there was an event that could be potentially be detrimental to their health? Just because a chemical is spilled does it mean that it possesses the chemical properties to vaporize and contaminate an air supply, especially one over a mile away. I have no connections with Invista whatsoever, but I am a safety professional as well as a hazardous materials technician/responder (a certification required to handle a spill of this nature) and speaking from experience, a four hour shelter in place was more than likely inacted to allow for proper clean up, response, and disposal of whatever chemical may have spilled to prevent any unnecessary exposures. There are hazardous material response guidelines in place by NIOSH and DOT that designate what actions must be taken for each chemical spilled, including guidelines for radius around the spill that would need to shelter in place or evacuate. As for reporting the incident to TCEQ, that is dependent upon what chemical was spilled and how much. There is no good sense behind attempting to create mass hysteria and point fingers when you're no more than a self proclaimed professional behind your keyboard.
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Wow, these two gentleman look like such upstanding and contributing members to society. I'm sure their parents are so incredibly proud of their accomplishments.
Geeez. It disgusts me.
Sounds the same to me. A glorified, pawn shop rip-off.
Big Red. A nice cold Big Red is the best cure for a hangover...
Amylorey, you unfortunately have yet to prove anything but your bias and dependency on heresy. You bring up their alma mater in an attempt to prove "hidden objectives," and I see absolutely no relevance other than you, the pot, calling the kettle black. Everyone must come to terms with the fact that those schools are gone. Dead. Non-existent. Move on, and get over it. Let the money being spent to construct these two new campuses be worthwhile. And that is exactly what the schools need to be, new. The school board claimed to allow all students a "vote" in this color selection process, yet look at the numbers. Even any non-mathematician can see that there is no possible way every student in the district had a vote. Nowhere near close. I know for a fact, not by heresy mind you, that a large majority of the students on the Stroman campus were never given the opportunity to vote. Their ballots were not even distributed to the teachers until the day after the voting deadline. Please explain to me how that makes the red and black decision a student-based, student supported one. By allowing modification to the ridiculousness that is having two 5A high schools in one town represented by the exact same colors; some sense is being interjected back into a quick school board decision that will ultimately result in Victoria being even more the laughing stock of their district.
Geez, can any of you read? It's SVETLIK. LOU SVETLIK. Not "Swetlik" or "Swetlick." All of you argue like you have an intelligent point to make, yet you have the grammatical and spelling skills comparable to that of a 5th grader. Both Ray Walden and Lou Svetlik ran for the school board to try and do their part to resolve the issue that was "consolidation." Neither of the men have any other motive than to do what is right for district, right for the schools, and most importantly, right for the students. I challenge you to find one reason these two stand-up men would have "hidden objectives." Unlike others on the board or those who have made an attempt at the board, these men have the right objectives in mind. Like you all should, they want all VISD students to have the proper high school experiences and identities they deserve. Trying to force dead traditions from an over-rated, non-existent school on students who were very young elementary students during it's last bit of existence is ridiculous. As with consolidation, the school board needs to be making every attempt to start anew and have a fresh beginning with these two brand new schools.
Way to go Victoria Advocate. Props to you for picking DJ Jaynes as your interviewee for this article. Anyone with half a brain is well aware that DJ Jaynes is beside herself to have both schools red and black. To her, this is a perfect, euphoric world that could not get any better. Does anyone else recall (besides the uniforms identical to the Victoriadores) her ordering windsuits for all the girls that were blue, black, and white with red zippers? Her excuse for the RED zippers, she's patriotic. The issue that we're seeing over and over again is that "this is what the students voted for." I prompt you all to have a word with a student from the Stroman Campus. Majority of the classes had never even received their ballots before the voting deadline. They got their ballots the very next day. Not to mention, the students who were able to vote were completely unaware that the same color options were available for choosing on BOTH schools ballots. Don't you think this is something they should have been made aware? Come on Victoria, lets use your brain! Let these kids have the high school identity and experience they deserve!!!
I agree wholeheartedly with Robert. You can decide what you want or not want to block in your household, but there is no need to assume because you feel one way the rest of society should as well. This show is now going into its 6th season, if there were a problem with the content being shown in its designated time slot, the FCC would have alleviated the "problem" long ago. When viewing Nip/Tuck, there is ample warning for the show being intended for mature audiences before it begins and after every commercial break, giving attentive parents sufficient notice of the show’s content. For any television viewer who has watched the FX channel, it is easy to tell that majority of their nightly shows are intended for mature audiences. I have never once seen them air a children's show or movie at any time of the day that would lure children or parents alike into believing FX is a child-oriented channel. Mr. Smith, as RG said, you're best to just block the channel for yourself and leave others Nip/Tuck viewing freedoms unscathed.