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

June 3, 2011 at 1:03 a.m.


Thumbs-up to all the military men and women of the United States of America this past Memorial Day and always.

A big salute to my son, Chris J. Trevino, U.S. Army Medical Division (ret.) and my brother Fernando G. Veliz, U.S. Army Infantry Division (ret.). They served our country well.

Vidala, Victoria


Thumbs-down to all the accidental deaths and injuries in our area these past few weeks. We all need to be more careful - in our homes and on the highways.

Skip, Victoria



Thumbs-up to all graduates, valedictorians and salutatorians.

Thumbs-up to the Art Car Show at the Nave Museum.

Thumbs-up to Virginia Tijerina, who won the citywide art contest - the Best of Show award at the Juried Youth Art Exhibit.

Thumbs-up to all who stopped to remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Thumbs-up to Patrolman Chris Driver and EMS supervisor Michael Beard, who were honored by the Seadrift City Council for saving a woman from a house fire.

Thumbs-up to the three friends - Dolores Downs, Shirley Smiga and Jeanette Turek - who have known each other for 52 years and have a monthly breakfast.

Thumbs-up on our two new high schools and their inaugural year.


Thumbs-down to no rain. The lack of H2O has caused implementation of voluntary water restrictions in the city's contingency plan to conserve water.

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