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

Feb. 10, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 9, 2012 at 8:10 p.m.


Thumbs-up to the excellent and common-sense comments by Jeff Williams (Advocate, Feb. 2) regarding opposition to boot campaign and to the online poll results regarding boot campaign: 84 percent. "Give it the boot." (Advocate, Feb. 3)

Marle, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the staffs at all the Discount Tire Stores. They are so friendly, courteous and helpful and make great coffee. A pleasure doing business with them. They all deserve raises.

Bernadette, Inez

Two thumbs-up to the Port Lavaca HEAT organization for showing six junior high girls how to play basketball and to Travis for having an undefeated season for the second year.

Mario, Port Lavaca

Thumbs-up to the people cleaning up Zac Lentz Parkway and U.S. Highway 59. Thanks for making Victoria pretty again.

Bernadette, Inez


Thumbs-down to residents who leave their trash cans out on the front lawns. Now with the new recycling cans, the clutter is worse for the various neighborhoods. A note from the city's Environmental Services reminding residents the city's "cans" should be away from view, location after pickup - regulations may be helpful.

John, Victoria



Thumbs-up to John and L'Nell Starkey for their recognition by the VISD Education Foundation for years of commitment to education.

Thumbs-up to Victoria's Lions Clubs for the Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Lions Eye Bank Texas at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Thumbs-up to Victoria College baseball starting up again on Feb. 25.

Thumbs-up to the Family Outdoor Expo.

Thumbs-up to Industrial High School teacher Tia Patton for being named one of the top 15 teachers who received a UIL Sponsor Exellence award.

Thumbs-up to the New York Giants and the New England Patriots for a great Super Bowl game.

Thumbs-up to SOME of the Super Bowl ads.

Thumbs-up to Our Lady of Victory's 25-year-old time capsule - a look at the past.

Thumbs-up to the Queen Victoria pageant contestants.

Thumbs-up to the Sweetheart Charity Ball, fundraiser for the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.


Thumbs-down to the forecast of more drought in the next couple of months.

Thumbs-down to SOME of the Super Bowl ads.

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