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

Jan. 6, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Updated Jan. 5, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.


Thumbs-up to the Victoria Fire Department and the Victoria Police Department for all of your hard work during the holidays and all year long.

Valerie, Victoria

Two thumbs-up to everyone who made the trip to the 2011 Cuero's Christmas in the Park.

Folks came from all over the area, making special trips just to see the displays. Your generosity will be used for additional scenes, infrastructure and repairs. Thank you.

Mary, Cuero


Thumbs-down to people who throw their cigarette butts out of their car window. First, why not put the thing in your ashtray? Are you not wanting to dirty your ashtray? Instead, you want to dirty our roads.

Take a dirty ashtray with you next time. Second, there's a burn ban going on. Show a little consideration, and don't start a grass fire.

Lucy, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Frank Diaz III for getting to watch the Giants and Cowboys play thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Diaz is afflicted with chronic Myelogenous leukemia.

Thumbs-up to Rico Moya, 18, a Bluebonnet Youth Ranch resident until being adopted by Jo Ann and Richard Guerrero.

Thumbs-up to Houston artist and muralist Michael Tobin for his painting of a Titan at East High School.

Thumbs-up to the annual Junior League Charity Ball.

Thumbs-up to Benny Martinez, of Goliad, who has three generations of nurses in his family. He was a nurse, and now so are his daughter and granddaughter.

Thumbs-up to Darcy's Vineyard, a new winery in Lavaca County near the city of Hallettsville.

Thumbs-up to the city of Victoria for being flexible about Christmas tree pickup.

Thumbs-up to a feature on Scor Golf, a golf club manufacturer here in Victoria. The company has apparently developed some interesting new technology and will soon be featured in Golf Digest.

Thumbs-up to Monster trucks coming through town Jan 6 and 7. Saturday is an afternoon show at the Victoria Community Center.


Thumbs-down to the ongoing drought.

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