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

Jan. 24, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.


Thumbs-up to Portia Schneider for her letter to the editor stating America needs to turn back to following God. It's time America wakes up.

Debbie, Ganado

Thumbs-up to Portia Schneider for her Christian letter (way to go, Portia) on the editorial page Jan. 18 and to the Victoria Advocate for printing her article.

Elda, Yoakum


Thumbs-down to the city's decision to stop furnishing barricades for nonprofit parades. They provide free entertainment and increase tourism, sales taxes and make Victoria more livable.

Jean, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the noise near my home that is torture and abuse of a disabled senior citizen with cancer. The city of Victoria needs to enforce the noise Ordinance Law No. 20 - "making or continuing or causing to be made or continued or permitting or allowing to be made or continued where the same is capable of being controlled within reasonable limits of any loud unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which would either annoy or disturb a person of normal nervous sensibilities."

J.B., Victoria

Thumbs-down to the ear-assaulting racket the local H-E-B stores consider music.

Norma, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition Point in Time count and everyone who took part in the Day of Care activities. Thank you for helping the homeless.

Thumbs-up to Tristan Freeman, 17, of Victoria, for working to help stop the erosion of an island in Coleto Creek Park that is home to nesting birds every year for his Eagle Scout project.


Thumbs-down to the power outages and other problems caused by the freezing temperatures.

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