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

Sept. 27, 2013 at 4:27 a.m.


Thumbs-up to Paul and Mary Meredith, master naturalists, and their column on bird watching. We're now registered on as birdwatchers for our county, and the kids are learning to identify and appreciate many types of birds. Thanks for the great information.

Mary Ann, Moulton

Thumbs-up to Pat and Margie Hull for being such animal lovers. God bless you.

Victoria, Victoria


Thumbs-down to a lot of the high schoolers I see kissing each other in the campus parking lot when me and my 9-year-old go to pick her big sister up from East High School.

Angela, Victoria

Thumbs-down to neighbors who sneak around in the early dark morning hours to walk and allow their dogs to urinate and defecate on other residents' lawns and cause damage. The Victoria Municipal code "Care and Control of Animals," Article IV, Sec 4-48, and 4-50 clearly outline the city ordinance on "animal waste" and "irresponsible owner." There is a difference in walking or jogging to exercise the pet from simply not being honest or caring. Neighbors need to take proactive action on stopping this abuse.

John, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the cold-hearted people who are killing and stealing the barbado sheep from Wayne and Karen Daggs' property outside of Port Lavaca. Hopefully, they will be caught!

Victoria, Victoria

Thumbs-down to H-E-B for putting an ad in Spanish in the Victoria Advocate recently. I only know how to read English. What has happened to American English?

Victoria, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Hospice of South Texas for helping families like Stephen Shifferly's, who suffers from the rare disease leukodystrophy.

Thumbs-up to the return of Hallettsville's Kolache Festival. Celebrating culture through food is an excellent way to enjoy our area's heritage.

Thumbs-up to Aaron Neville's concert at the Victoria Fine Arts Center on Saturday night. We are excited to have seen so many big names coming to Victoria this past year.

Thumbs-up to Gloria Candelaria for her work compiling her family history and creating a family tree for her home.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Ballet Theater's "Fall for Dance" show Saturday night in the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. We are glad to have such a talented ballet company in our hometown.

Thumbs-up to the return of pecan season. Those tasty nuts are a staple in Southern cooking, and we look forward to enjoying this year's harvest.

Thumbs-up to the news that Victoria's economic growth is one of the top 10 in the nation. We hope that trend continues for years to come.

Thumbs-up to First English Lutheran Church's Heritage Day celebration and the church's upcoming 100th anniversary.

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