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

March 1, 2013 at 8:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 28, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.


Thumbs-down to $9 minimum wage. By the time you get the extra money, everything has increased in price, so the only one that gets extra money is the taxes that are taken out of your check. Small-business owners will suffer because their prices will have to increase, and some will have to go out of business. Think about this.

Billy, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Therese Eamiguel, 12, and Ryan Ehsan, 13, who made it through 18 rounds and will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee competition on March 19.

Thumbs-up to the transformation of the empty former Starbucks building into a Little Caesars Pizza. We are glad to see another business opening in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the kickoff of the Victoria Livestock show. We wish everyone who is competing luck and hope there is a good turnout at the auction.

Thumbs-up to Patti Welder Middle School and everyone else who donated toiletries, clothing and more to the Turrubiartes family after they lost everything in a house fire. And a special thumbs-up to those who donated money to help cover funeral expenses for 12-year-old Orlando Navarro, who died in the fire.

Thumbs-up to the announcement of a rescheduled appearance of author Sherman Alexie as part of the Victoria College's Spring Lyceum lecture series. We look forward to seeing him March 19.

Thumbs-up to Victoria and Patsy Franek, the owners of Texas Traditions in Port Lavaca. Thank you for bringing a unique, homemade sweetness to the Crossroads.

Thumbs-up to the Golden Gecko for bringing big-name entertainers such as Charlie Murphy to Victoria.

Thumbs-up to everyone who helped rescue and adopt the 37 dogs seized by the Wharton County Police Department from a home. It is heart-warming knowing these animals have a second chance at life and will not be euthanized.

Thumbs-up to Bloomington High School students Ruben Aguirre, 17, Keanu Escamilla, 17, Zach Depine, 18, and Nathaniel Sanchez, 17, who have been restoring an old John Deere tractor. We are glad to see young people investing their time in restoring a piece of history.


Thumbs-down to the illegal trash dumping under the Smith Creek Bridge near Yorktown.

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