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

Feb. 18, 2011 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:18 p.m.


Thumbs-up to Janet Kent for an outstanding career of public librarianship!

James, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the beautiful, elegant Fine Arts Center that opened with an outstanding concert Tuesday night. It greatly enhanced our cultural standing.

Bernice, Victoria


Thumbs-down to VISD for any crying about the state making funding cuts. Just cut out natatoriums, golf, swimming, wrestling, which serve very few students in relation to cost. These should not be school events but should be paid for by parents through the Country Club or private lessons. I am sure there are many more such places which have nothing to do with education where budgets can be cut.

Gary, Victoria



Thumbs-up to playwright and producer LaRaine Duhart, whose play "Repent and Let's Have Church 2: Aunt Ida Strikes Back" was presented at St. Peter's Baptist Church in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria College's Empty Bowls project, which benefits Christ's Kitchen, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Victoria County Senior Citizens Center, Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry and the Victoria College Art Scholarship.

Thumbs-up to the Black History Festival and Parade.

Thumbs-up to the Kids Discovery Fest, which promoted fun for families and is presented by the Children's Discovery Museum.

Thumbs-up to Janet Kent and the years of service she has given to the Victoria Public Library. Kent is retiring at the end of February.

Thumbs-up to father-son band director legacies of Fred and Jerry Junkin. Jerry Junkin directed a performance at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. The two were the first inductees into the VISD hall of honor Tuesday night at the center's first performance.

Thumbs-up to the new and magnificent Victoria Fine Arts Center.

Thumbs-up to Victoria Theatre's production of "The Fanstasticks."

Thumbs-up to Cuero's Construction Challenge teams advanced to become one of only 24 teams in the nation to be able to participate in the National Construction Challenge. They will compete in Las Vegas in March. Cuero participated in the very first CC four years ago and advanced that year also.

Thumbs-up to temperatures in the 70s.


Thumbs-down to the dry conditions and the numerous fires that have ignited over the past week.

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