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

March 22, 2013 at 8:03 p.m.
Updated March 21, 2013 at 10:22 p.m.


Thumbs-up and hallelujah! Gas prices are down in Kenedy - even lower than Victoria as of this week.

Josie, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Calhoun Air Center Victoria for hosting their annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. My daughters and I had a great time. Looking forward to next year!

Francis, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the Victoria Advocate's sports department for not purchasing enough ink and paper to print NASCAR's entire starting grid and finishing spots on races this year.

Thumbs-down to that cable channel that calls itself a news channel but carries live trial coverage instead.

Ray, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Freddie Callis, who is working to recover from a stroke. His drive and determination is impressive and inspiring.

Thumbs-up to the crew at Whataburger Unit 175, 4302 N. Navarro St., which is among 21 finalists for Whataburger's three-day "WhataGames" event. Good luck. We hope you bring the prize back with you.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Jess Walter, the latest speaker for the University of Houston-Victoria's American Book Review Reading Series. Thank you for coming to Victoria and sharing your talents with us.

Thumbs-up to the annual "Dine With Your Dog," fundraiser for Adopt-A-Pet at the PumpHouse Restaurant. We love seeing organizations use creative events to raise money for a good cause.

Thumbs-up to the possible designation of the 76-year-old College Park subdivision as a historical district in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the visit of Texas' new secretary of state, John Steen, to Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the return of MercyMe to RezFest at the Brackenridge Main Event Center in Edna on Saturday.

Thumbs-up to the return of Gilbert, the Mexican parrot, to his home at Earthworks Nursery by narcotics officers.


Thumbs-down to Daylight Saving Time for taking away an hour of much-needed sleep every year.

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