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

Jan. 17, 2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:17 p.m.


Thumbs-up to Ben Caraway, owner of Caraway Plumbing, for preservation of the Zahn House - a historical treasure of Victoria.

Marle, Victoria


Thumbs-down to all the people flying old United States flags. I see these flags all over the city at homes and businesses. These flags are worn out; replace them with a new one. Be proud of our flag.

Bruce, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the announcement of the University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review's Spring 2014 Reading Series lineup. We look forward to meeting and hearing from all of these talented authors.

Thumbs-up to 17-year-old Megha Chandna for making it all the way to the judges of "American Idol."

Thumbs-up to Ken Peach, the new director of the Crossroads Community Band, for stepping up to lead this group.

Thumbs-up to the Brackenridge Winter Carnival and Snow Day for giving residents a taste of snow during a balmy South Texas winter.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Eline Moya of the Victoria Police Department for her promotion to lieutenant.

Thumbs-up to John Gonzales for reopening the McFaddin Cafe. We are glad to see a piece of the region's history lives on.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Days Gone Bye! for winning the annual Christmas window decorating contest in downtown Victoria.

Thumbs-up and thank you to the four members of the Victoria Police Department who are retiring this year.


Thumbs-down to the death of the injured whooping crane receiving treatment at the San Antonio Zoo. We are sad to see such a beautiful, rare bird die.

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