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

Dec. 17, 2010 at 6:17 a.m.


Thumbs-up to members of Calhoun, Jackson and Victoria counties' law enforcement who took part in the Tree of Angels for families of violent crime victims. What an awesome sight to see them pick up the little children so they could hang their angel ornament on the tree.

Mary Sue, Port Lavaca


Thumbs-down on fire ants with a higher IQ than mine. I normally pour gasoline on a mound, and it's instant kill. Then I spread the dirt and water it so the gas won't kill too much grass. But this time, the ants built their mound at the trunk of my peach tree. They KNEW I couldn't use gasoline there, for it would kill the tree, too.

Joseph, Palacios



Thumbs-up to the holidays. We wish all a merry Christmas.

Thumbs-up to Erik Garino for his academic endeavors. He has earned four degrees: University of Houston-Victoria psychology degree, nursing degree from Texas Tech University and two Victoria College degrees.

Thumbs-up to the veteran's memorial at VFW Post 4146.

Thumbs-up to the outdoor game of "Zombies," which has become a popular activity at Ethel Lee Tracy Park in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the annual migration of Winter Texans. Welcome back.

Thumbs-up to Academy for giving Hopkins school 24 bikes to students who are doing well in school - 94 percent of students there are economically disadvantaged.

Thumbs-up to Aaron Burleson, who has been in Iraq or Afghanistan for almost five years, is back home and stopped by Torres Elementary School to surprise his son.

Thumbs-up to Joe P. Bruchmiller, who celebrated his 100th birthday in October and has led a very interesting and active life. He is still active at Mission Ride Nursing Home in Refugio.

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