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

Sept. 16, 2011 at 4:16 a.m.


Thumbs-up to all the people who came together to fight fires for themselves and neighbors. This is the kind of fellowship we should all practice in our day-to-day living. Thanks goes out to all of you. You deserve praise and recognition.

Sheila, Victoria


Thumbs-down to people who throw lit cigarettes out their car window. Don't you realize you're lighting fires in the area? Think.

Don, Port Lavaca



Thumbs-up to all the men, women and youth of the Crossroads who helped fight fires and those in need in the Bastrop area.

Thumbs-up to Goliad's new Branch Park.

Thumbs-up to the Oiled Wildlife Response workshop at the Texas Zoo, sponsored by the Fort Worth Zoo, to train how to clean wildlife covered with oil.

Thumbs-up to grandparents raising grandchildren.

Thumbs-up to Tiney Browning, former mayor of Port Lavaca.

Thumbs-up to Heidi Uresti Sanchez, from Victoria, who created "Operation Furry Friends of Fire" to help animals hurt by the wildfires in the region.


Thumbs-down to the return of extreme heat. We look forward to temperatures about 10 degrees lower.

Thumbs-down to Texas fires.

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