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

June 27, 2014 at 1:27 a.m.


Thumbs-up to the Victoria Advocate and Melissa Crowe for writing a warm, wonderful front-page story on Rubin Frels. Indeed, he was a treasure.

Mary Sue, Victoria

Thumbs-up to conservation efforts to save the American alligator, which has rebounded and is now enjoying the cuisine in our duck pond.

Patrick, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the national alert system. You would think in this day of technology they could run Amber and weather alerts that were clear and not all garbled.

Portia, Victoria

Thumbs-down to whomever said the alligator taken from the park was 3 feet long; it was every bit of 5 feet long, or else the guy who caught it was 4 feet tall.

Mack, Wharton



Thumbs-up to the recent rains. We hope it's enough to put a dent in the ongoing drought conditions.

Thumbs-up to the swearing-in of five more police officers in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the growing popularity of kayaking down the Guadalupe River. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Sandie Scroggins, 60, who earned her high school diploma through Goliad's SPARK program. It's never too late.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to Dianna Stanger, Erin Cude and Joyce Wilson for winning first place in the 38th annual Air Race Classic.

Thumbs-up to Roger Chambers for purchasing the old Lavaca County Jail and planning to renovate the building to draw more visitors to the community.

Thumbs-up to the construction of the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex reaching its midpoint.

Thumbs-up to the removal of the alligator from the duck pond.

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