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

Aug. 20, 2010 at 3:20 a.m.


Thumbs-up to all of the great administrators and teachers at Howell School who go out of their way to help the students and parents.

Debbie, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the VISD dress code. The dress code for VISD was definitely needed. However, girls having to wear belts is completely unnecessary and is not flattering to the majority. If you are not a skinny girl, having to wear a belt is not flattering. Girls are very conscientious of how they look and OMG wearing a belt with the cut of jeans today is a horrible look! So unnecessary. This issue needs to be addressed. Speak out parents!

Sharyl, Victoria

Thumbs-up to whoever got the attention of the people who run the Four Corners Bar and Grill. The American Flag lay on the roof for quite awhile and the Texas Flag was on your left facing the building. New flags were put up and they were put up correctly - the American Flag on the left and the Texas Flag on the right. Thank you for taking care of this.

Buddy, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the Victoria Advocate for not listing all of the pro rodeo leaders on the same day. I had to wait a three-day period to get all of them. Why not wait until there is space to input them all on the same day?

Pat, Cuero

Thumbs-down: Muslims have a right to their beliefs, but do not have the right to impose them on those of other faiths. Ergo, a Mosque at the 9/11 site is an outrageous insult to ALL Americans of other faiths whose relatives were victims of Muslim terrorism. So thumbs-down with both hands on such insensitive and insulting un-American tactics.

Joseph, Palacios

Thumbs-down to the fact that our police force has to spend time arresting people over and over again for violation of probation or parole.

Norma, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the Texas tax-free weekend being the last weekend before school starts in most surrounding areas. Most people shop for school two or three weeks before the first day of school.

Pat, Cuero



Thumbs-up to Don Noel Smith for being chosen as the University of Houston-Victoria interim president. Smith, who was a former UHV provost and professor, is a good choice to manage the university as former president Tim Hudson assumes new duties with the University of Houston System.

Thumbs-up to all the contestants in the Miss Victoria Pageant.

Thumbs-up for the $58,000 grant going to Goliad's 120-year-old library.

Thumbs-up to Edna native Steve Austin, who stars in "The Expendables."

Thumbs-up to Theatre Victoria's production of "A Lone Satr Night" featuring local resident Jerry James, as well as other Texan artists.

Thumbs-up to the Bridal Fair Extravaganza, which helps future brides and grooms plan for weddings.

Thumbs-up to the new fall season of the American Book Review.

Thumbs-up to Lavaca County acquiring a natural gas plant - Enterprise Products Partners. The plant promises to boost the area's economy.

Thumbs-up to the Texas Zoo and Walmart for teaming up to give away free school supplies while supporting the zoo.


Thumbs down to the continued heat wave. We should be careful when participating in activities outside, and drink lots of liquids, particularly water.

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