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

Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 23, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.


A big thumbs-up on the Revelations column by Jennifer Preyss written on Feb. 18.

I agree with her in that more Christians need to speak out and stick up for each other on matters that publicly offend our God. We defend our football teams to the end, but our God?

John, Cuero


Thumbs-down to people who say wind turbines make too much noise. Ever had a drilling rig in your neighborhood? There's no comparison. Wind turbines have a low whir sound. Drilling rigs are as loud as a jet.

Rick, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the Wise Ones from Calhoun County, the team that won the 2012 Knowledge Bowl in the adult division. Also, thumbs-up to the student division winners from St. Joseph High School: We Are Smarticus.

Thumbs-up to the 2012 Victoria Addy Awards.

Thumbs-up to Connie Ewing for her 27 years of service as director of the Northside Baptist Christmas Pageant. We will miss you and the pageant. Thanks for such a beautiful display all these years.

Thumbs-up to Daria Rabotkina, who was born in Kazan, Russia, into a family of musicians. She will her make debut performance with the Victoria Symphony of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor on Feb. 25.

Thumbs-up to Bill Lopez, executive director of the Yoakum Chamber of Commerce, for receiving one of the highest honors bestowed upon a Rotarian at the state level -- the Service Above Self Award.


Thumbs-down to steeply inclined entrances and exits along Navarro Street. They inevitably damage the front ends of vehicles as they exit businesses.

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