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

Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.


Thumbs-down to the new hotel to be built on Main Street. I thought that the idea is to bring downtown back to the way it used to be. This hotel has nothing to offer to Old Victoria! It is a very ugly design and the balconies on the upper floors are horrible. Look across the street at the O'Connor Proctor building and of course De Leon Square and on down Main Street and you see this building design will take away from what Victorians are really wanting to do.

Sharon, Victoria

Thumbs-down to noisy neighbors. Is there anyone in Victoria that is a caring person - not mean, selfish or uncaring to the disabled and dying from the torture of cancer?

I have horrible, unbearable pain in my groin 24/7 from bladder cancer. I have no peace here because of the weight-dropping noise seven days a week, even at 5:50 a.m. I have been too sick from the noise to even get my cancer treatments. The noise can be controlled. Help me have some peace in this hell. I'm on my last legs here.

J.B., Victoria



Thumbs-up to the planned return of the Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival. We look forward to seeing which talented artists will come to our hometown this year.

Thumbs-up to 78-year-old Connie Garcia, of Goliad, for her weekly efforts making cupcakes and food for children, parents and teachers at Goliad Intermediate School every Friday.

Thumbs-up to the members of the Sparkling City Singles and Pairs and anyone else who keeps the American tradition of square dancing alive.

Thumbs-up and good luck to Mary Post, the former VISD lead teacher liaison for Kidz Connection for 16 years. We hope you enjoy your retirement.

Thumbs-up to Torin Bales, who was named the Citizen of the Year at the Victoria Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet. Thank you for everything you have done for Victoria.

Thumbs-up to John Cano III, who retired from the United States Postal Service after 46 years. Thank you for your years of dedication. We hope you enjoy retirement.

Thumbs-up to Eric Zapata, the man who grew up in Victoria and is now competing on the SyFy channel's show "Face Off." We hope you bring home the prize.


Thumbs-down to the cancellation of Native American author Sherman Alexie's visit to Victoria as part of the Victoria College Lyceum lecture series because of illness. We hope he will recover quickly and reschedule his visit.

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