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

March 2, 2012 at 5:03 p.m.
Updated March 1, 2012 at 9:02 p.m.


Thumbs-up to Jennifer Preyss' Saturday, Feb. 18, article about Minaj's exorcisms Grammy performance. Thank God for someone willing to speak out against a culture gone wrong and against those who publicly offend our God. Add my name to the list of those who have been offended for our God. Where would we be without him?

Fran, Victoria


Thumbs-down: The gas prices have risen more than 35 cents a gallon when the oil price per barrel went up less than $10. Why didn't the prices fall as fast as they went up when oil declined over $20 a barrel near $80?

Bill, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Jason Cude and Mark Moore for saving Ann Kupfernagel from a van submerged in water.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Livestock Show and parade.

Thumbs-up to Interplast Group in Lolita for 20 years of manufacturing.

Thumbs-up to T. Michael O'Connor's mustache.

Thumbs-up to the Museum of the Coastal Bend Archaeology Fair.

Thumbs-up to Carmen Lockstedt, who celebrated her 15th birthday on Wednesday after waiting 60 years - all because of Leap Year.

Thumbs-up to the Texas German Society State Convention to be held in Yoakum on Saturday. More than 300 are expected to attend.

Thumbs-up to Shop Rite, a longtime family grocery store at 3006 E. Red River St., owned by Tommy Hyak, 80. Thanks for the service. We will miss you after you close Wednesday.


Thumbs-down to the flowering Huisache. Anyone who has allergies knows what the hay we're talking about. And farmers and ranchers don't like it because it is invasive.

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