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

Aug. 9, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.


Thumbs-up to Chip Dence for his very practical suggestions about restoring historic buildings. These changes are badly needed.

Marie, Victoria


Thumbs-down while laughing out loud at posters who rip Fox News for being biased and then quote and actually praise commentators.

Roy, Victoria

Thumbs-down to those doctor's offices in Victoria that do not know that an employer's group health plan pays first, then Medicare pays second. Don't argue with the patient who knows about insurance.

Harold, Shiner



Thumbs-up to Miss Victoria Emilia Ureste for her decision to focus her platform on spreading awareness about and providing classroom materials to special needs children.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Victoria native James Nelson for making it to the top six on the cooking show "Masterchef."

Thumbs-up to all the school districts that met expectations, exceeded expectations or saw a significant improvement over the past year.

Thumbs-up to Larry Green, chaplain for Hospice of South Texas, and others like him for giving comfort to those reaching the end of their lives.

Thumbs-up to the Texas Department of Transportation's decision to fund $19 million of work on highways in the Crossroads.

Thumbs-up and good luck to Charles Colson as his Multipurpose Liquid Warmer invention moves up into the audition round of Wal-Mart's 2013 Get On The Shelf contest.

Thumbs-up to the new paddleboats at the Cuero Municipal Park for offering an inexpensive, fun way for residents to enjoy the outdoors and get exercise as well.


Thumbs-down to all the dust from the Sahara Desert crossing the Atlantic Ocean into America. We have enough of our own dust, thank you.

Thumbs-down to the ongoing drought. We need some rain to help get rid of these water restrictions.

Thumbs-down to the approaching end of summer vacation. It always seems to come too soon, and the sweltering temperatures are still hanging around.

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