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

Aug. 2, 2013 at 3:02 a.m.


Thumbs-up to Walter Williams for his syndicated column in the July 31 Advocate. It should be read by everyone. The facts are there, backed by the statistics.

Don, Victoria


Thumbs-down to Rissa Shaw of our local TV station who made her personal opinion known on the nightly news that she did not welcome George Zimmerman in Texas. Mr. Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury of his peers and has every right to travel through Texas. Please be a little more professional, Ms. Shaw, and keep your personal opinions to yourself.

Joanne, Victoria



Thumbs-up and thank you to Capt. Herb Tucker for his four decades of service in law enforcement. We hope he enjoys his retirement.

Thumbs-up and thank you to the Jamison family for 100 years of involvement and community service. We are sad to see the oldest African-American family-owned business close.

Thumbs-up to the groundbreaking Thursday for the new playing surface at the Challenged Athletes Dream Complex in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the beginning of hiring for 300 positions at the new Victoria Wal-Mart.

Thumbs-up to the departure of the shoes collected as part of Barefoot Sunday. We hope they will provide plenty of people in Africa with good, quality shoes for years to come.

Thumbs-up to the opening of the Commercial Street Bar in Goliad. We like to see new flavor and inspiration in area businesses and hope it does well.

Thumbs-up to the opening of Gulf Bend Center's Place4 Counseling Center in Port Lavaca. We are glad to see mental health care expanding across the Crossroads.

Thumbs-up to Faith Family Church for holding a school supply drive to help make sure students have the supplies they need to start the school year. Thank you to everyone who donated items.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Victoria Advocate Publisher Dan Easton for accepting chairmanship of the 2013 Victoria County United Way Community Campaign.


Thumbs-down to the closing of Toscana Artisan Bakery & Bistro and the 77901 Bar. We are sad to see two locally owned businesses close their doors.

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