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

Aug. 30, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.


Thumbs-up to City Plumbing Supply Inc., which has been in business in Victoria for 50 years this August.

Margie, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the blessing of rain.

Marilyn, Goliad

Thumbs-up to everyone involved in the production of Dancing With The Stars Victoria Style. It took one entire summer to prepare for one evening's entertainment. Funding The Billy T Cattan Recovery Center was what it was all about, so bravo to each person - too many to name - for their time and dedication. The community is a better place because of you!

Sue, Placedo


Thumbs-down to the senseless, cruel murder of the World War II veteran and to the untrue, divisive cartoon on the editorial page of the Victoria Advocate on Aug. 25.

Marilyn, Goliad



Thumbs-up to Adopt-A-Pet for its efforts to ensure pets that come to the shelter, such as 51/2-month-old poodle, Noodles, who needs heart surgery, are healthy and ready for adoption.

Thumbs-up to the city of Cuero's new central office space and city hall.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria West High School Coaches' Wives Club and any other groups of fans in the Crossroads who bring positive attitudes and fun traditions to high school sports.

Thumbs-up to Kuykendall Custom Pools for creating what is reportedly the world's largest residential pool for the Mobley family in El Campo. This resort-style pool is amazing and impressive.

Thumbs-up to all the readers who sent in their summer vacation photos for us to enjoy.


Thumbs-down to Calhoun County for continuing to refuse to fulfill the Victoria Advocate's Freedom of Information Act request for details of a settlement agreement in a case between the county, a county commissioner and a former employee.

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