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

Oct. 18, 2013 at 5:18 a.m.


Thumbs-up for the At Your Door component of our "yellow and green" recycling program. Thanks to the city of Victoria for making household recycling possible.

Kathy, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the city of Victoria for having the Bootfest the first weekend in October while Gonzales had theirs, then Cuero the second weekend, followed by Yorktown on the third weekend. Victoria should have Bootfest the last weekend in October.

Michael, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the Victoria East High Football coaches who don't give the Victoria Advocate freshman football stats of the games that they have been winning and playing hard on the field.

Cordell, Victoria

Thumbs-down to OUR government when it plays politics at the expense of OUR country, rather than work together for the betterment of OUR country.

Charles, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the end of the government shutdown.

Thumbs-up and thank you to author Brian Evenson for taking part in the American Book Review series and for sharing his literary talent with our community.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Jazmine Wakeham and all the other winners of the livestock show at the Calhoun County Fair.

Thumbs-up to the annual Symphony Spooktacular performance Thursday night. We loved seeing all the fun costumes worn by the children, parents and musicians.

Thumbs-up to the return of Yorktown's Western Days festival. We look forward to enjoying the events and listening to the musical performances.

Thumbs-up to Victoria's First United Methodist Church for bringing back its pumpkin patch for another year and for sending part of the sales back to Navajo Indian Reservations in New Mexico.

Thumbs-up to the quick replacement of the three crosses at the Yorktown Vietnam Veterans Memorial that were damaged by a car wreck in July.

Thumbs-up to all of the recent rain. We hope more is on the way to help break this drought.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Country music songwriter Allen Shamblin for his support of the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch.

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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