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

Sept. 24, 2010 at 4:24 a.m.


Thumbs-up to Caterpillar and all the folks instrumental in their choosing Victoria. The groundbreaking ceremony was great, and it was nice of CAT to thank Texans and Victorians.

Donna, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Councilwoman Denise Rangel for her efforts in getting safety striping re-installed along Navarro street from Goodwin to Juan Linn. Residents and workmen, to include mailmen, sanitation workers, delivery personnel, etc., are now safer due to the action taken by Rangel. We can now help beautify Victoria by maintaining our lawn without the fear of being run over by a passing motorist.

Thank you Denise for listening. You are a valued council representative.

Don and Laurie, Victoria

Thumbs-up, all the way up, to the Victoria Advocate editorial board for their editorial (Sunday, Sept. 19) on President Obama's speech requiring a permission form. I agree 100 percent that there should be only one standard which should include all speakers.

Pat, Cuero

Thumbs-up to all who donated, worked, volunteered and supported the PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) garage sale Sept. 17-18.

It was VERY successful - and for a worthy cause. Your service and dedication are very much appreciated. Remember to spay or neuter your pets. They can't add or subtract, but they sure can multiply.

Bernadette, Inez

Thumbs-up to the Victoria school district. I applaud your decision to require parents to return a permission slip to allow their child to view President Obama's speech. I would like to offer a suggestion to Mr. Obama. Next time, schedule your speech for Friday night at 8 p.m., with a replay at 8 p.m on Saturday night.

By having you speech in prime time, parents can join with their children and watch together. After the speech, they can sit together and share their thoughts. Add a pizza and cola, and you've made a great night.

Larry, Victoria


Thumbs-down on those who believe they have all the answers to everything. Possibly, including Me.

But I cured my 95-year-old mother's Type 2 diabetes using the aloe plant. Also her rheumatoid arthritis, with stinging nettles, the latter in 13 days - permanently.

Joseph, Palacios



Thumbs-up to Victoria's E-Waste Day, which was a huge success and beneficial to keep toxic material from our landfill.

Thumbs-up to the message of about 250 motorcyclists who rode to remind motorists that motorcycles are on the road. The event was titled, "Can You See Me Now?"

Thumbs-up to Ruby Begonia, and down to her slow start this week in the Great Gobbler Gallop in Worthington, Minn.

Thumbs-up to the Harley Savage family as it continues to farm rice for nearly 100 years.

Thumbs-up to Judge Robert Whitaker, who has become a state instructor for justices of the peace.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria County 4-H's Harvest of Fun event.

Thumbs-up to EarlyAct FirstKnight program held at F.W. Gross Montessori Elementary School. The program serves as a mentoring tool against bullying, builds moral behavior and promotes good behavior.

Thumbs-up to Victoria College's record enrollment numbers for this fall semester.

Thumbs-up to St. Joe for selling flags for the Warrior's Weekend Field of Honor as a fundraiser for their senior class. The students sell the flags and a portion of the money goes to Warrior's weekend and the other half goes to pay for their senior project graduation program.

Thumbs-up to dumb thieves.


Thumbs-down to the end of the 54-year soap series "As the World Turns."

Thumbs-down to area flooding during this weeks torrential downpours.

Thumbs-down to alligators moving into our parks.

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