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

Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 14, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.



Thumbs-up to the safe return of the Carnival ship Triumph to Mobile, Ala. We are glad to see the passengers returning home after their ordeal at sea.

Thumbs-up to the St. Joseph High School students who are donating money to the Carolyn Shimek Benefit Fund instead of buying mums.

Thumbs-up and welcome to Melissa Dixon, the new executive director of the Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent. We hope you will have a successful career at the museum.

Thumbs-up to Billy and Marcy Newman, the owners of the Rockin N Carriage Company. Thank you for bringing something unique and romantic to Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the Rev. Bur Dobbins, of Trinity Episcopal Church, for visiting hospitals and businesses every year to bring Ash Wednesday to others who can't attend services.

Thumbs-up to Hallettsville residents Jimmy Mikes and Glenn Leopold, who both survived heart attacks and are now working to help others be aware of the dangers of heart disease.

Thumbs-up to Megha Chandna, who advanced to the second-chance audition of NBC's "The Voice" in Houston last weekend. Even though she didn't make it on the show, we expect to see more of her in the future.

Thumbs-up to Eldon Spiegelhauer and everyone else involved in making recordings of songs about safety at the DuPont plant in the 1970s. This is a fun, unique way to teach workers to be safe.

Thumbs-up to Gidgett G. Reynolds for taking the time to paint women's nails at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street for Valentine's Day.

Thumbs-up to all the area livestock shows. Congratulations to the students who have already won and good luck to everyone who has yet to compete.

Thumbs-up to all the community members who gave the city their opinion on adding a water park or aquatics facility in Victoria. Thank you for sharing your opinion. We hope the city will be able to act on it.


Thumbs-down to Redbox's rating Victoria as one of the least romantic cities in the U.S. We don't need to watch cheesy, romantic comedies to know what true romance is.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to submit your comments. Be sure to include your contact information so we can verify you wrote the "thumbs." Only your first name will be used in the newspaper. You may email them to, mail them to Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down, Victoria Advocate. P.O. Box 1518, Victoria, TX 77902, or drop them off at our offices at 311 E. Constitution St.



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