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

Aug. 23, 2013 at 3:23 a.m.


Thumbs-up to Faith Family Church, H-E-B, Victoria ISD's KIDZconnection and all the community donors for a successful Pack the Bus school supply drive campaign. Together, we were able to assist 2,000 needy students with school supplies for the upcoming school year!

Yvonne, Victoria

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Billy and Edie Johnston on the adoption of their son, Cole Pierce Wilson Johnston. After 31/2 years of waiting, their day finally came Aug. 8. He is now their baby boy. Life is great.

Tommy, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the Hot Attacks. I saw them perform the other night at Steve-a-renos. Wow! What amazing talent we have right here in Victoria. You owe it to yourself to see a truly fantastic live show.

Chris, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the people who leave dirty diapers in parking lots instead of disposing of them in a trash can. That is just nasty!

Lynn, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the incoming class of students at every level of education. From elementary up to college, we are glad to see you back in the classroom for another year of learning.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to the Victoria Symphony for reaching its 40th anniversary season. We look forward to many more years of quality performances.

Thumbs-up to the participants and organizers of Dancing with the Stars Victoria Style for working to raise funds for the Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach Center in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to Victoria College for honoring a deceased VISD teacher by naming the Betsy Wright Center for Academic and Professional Excellence building after her.

Thumbs-up to all of the companies and organizations that helped gather school supplies through drives and other events in preparation for the new school year.

Thumbs-up to the Remington Apartments for earning the August beautification award from Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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