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

April 19, 2013 at 5:04 p.m.
Updated April 18, 2013 at 11:19 p.m.


Thumbs-down to students cutting with plasma or acetylene without proper eye protection as seen in an April 14 picture. They need to be trained to use proper safety equipment, or they will not be able to work for any company if they do not use safe work practices.

James, Telferner

Thumbs-down to the notorious "good ol' boy corrupt justice system" of one South Texas county - Jackson. I am a 70-year-old 100 percent innocent lady victim of it at the present time. My very freedom is in extreme jeopardy because of it.

Judy, Edna



Thumbs-up to all of the first responders who risked their lives to respond to the various emergencies across our nation this week, from the Boston Marathon bombing to the explosion in West.

Thumbs-up to all the nonprofits, churches, private citizens and more who rushed to provide aid to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the West fertilizer plant explosion.

Thumbs-up to the two-day Jam Fest taking place in Victoria this weekend. We love any chance to enjoy live music.

Thumbs-up to Victoria's Invista site for the years of employment, community partnership and success it has brought to the Crossroads.

Thumbs-up and good luck to 19-year-old Danielle Smith for her role in Theatre Victoria's production of "Harvey," and her dream to buy and renovate the Victoria Main Street Theater. We wish her success in her wish to bring one of the cultural centers of Victoria back to life.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria battle gaming group Griffon's Keep for offering young people a creative, unique way to be active outside.

Thumbs-up to all the fishermen who took part in the annual Drumboree in Port O'Connor.

Thumbs-up to 18-year-old Natasha Verma, who has already earned double bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and premedical biology and is now working on an independent film as she finishes her master's in broadcast journalism at Columbia University in New York City.

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