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

July 11, 2014 at 2:11 a.m.


Thumbs-up to the Victoria Advocate for its recent articles informing Victorians of the newly installed digital cinema projector at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. The projector will award our city with not only entertainment value but also with a number of positive economic outcomes.

Cindy, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the city of Victoria for not planning ahead to secure enough lifeguards for our city pool. Perhaps beginning in January, authorities should begin recruiting kids from high schools, offer lifeguarding classes for reduced rates and pay a premium to ensure enough lifeguards for the entire summer. What a shame.

Tenna, Victoria

Thumbs-down to King Obama, who has been flying around the country fundraising, and to Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend $50 million to get liberal candidates elected in November to Congress, who are also anti-Second Amendment.

Garland, Victoria

Thumbs-down to Victoria - "Dirty Town." Curbs, gutters, sidewalks, red brick islands and railroad underpasses are dirty or overgrown. Moody Street from the dirty river bridge to North Street is pitiful. From there, proceed all over this city and clean it up. Mr. Mayor, City Council and city manager, I do my part in making the slogan "Keep Victoria Beautiful" meaningful. Will you all make cleaning our city a priority?

Robert, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the traffic light at Navarro and Goodwin streets. Traffic on Goodwin street piles up even when there is very little traffic on Navarro. It needs to be reset.

John, Victoria



Thumbs-up to the reopening of Chick-fil-A in front of H-E-B Plus! Congratulations to the people who won a year of free chicken in the reopening contest Thursday night.

Thumbs-up to the return of the Travis Madden Memorial Fishing Tournament for a third year. Thank you for raising money for scholarships and organization donations.

Thumbs-up and thank you to the city of Victoria for hosting a blood drive from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 at the Victoria Public Library.

Thumbs-up to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and BHP Billiton for partnering to give out backpacks filled with food to Victoria children this summer.

Thumbs-up and good luck to the 27 girls and young women competing in this year's Miss Victoria pageant.

Thumbs-up to the return of June, the 80-pound German shepherd that once belonged to Victoria Marine Joe Galvan Jr.

Thumbs-up to Cory Mekush, Roy Cervantes and Cuero Police Officer Dennis Torres for their efforts saving the life of a woman in the Cuero Lake on June 24.

Thumbs-up to the installation of the new Christie CP2220 DLP Digital Cinema Projector at the Leo J. Welder Center.

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