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

July 14, 2017 at 5:21 p.m.


Thumbs-up to conserving water. By directing rainwater from a rooftop to flow from gutter to receptacle, that water can be saved and used to water plants. Rainwater is good for plants. The container should be covered so that mosquitoes do not hatch in the rainwater.

Kate, Victoria

Thumbs-up for Arnold Canales's helpfulness and kindness to customers who come to his convenience store on South Laurent Street. His wife also is very friendly to customers.

Alton, Victoria

Thumbs-up to encouraging young people to plan their time so that they can develop their natural talents rather than spending too much of their potential mindlessly surfing on their smartphones. Pride in accomplishments is healthy.

Sharon, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the courageous little 10-year-old, Aiden Keller, who fought through a way-too-close-for-comfort drowning accident. All praise and glory be to God Almighty for sparing the life of this young boy.

Matthew, Victoria

Thumbs-up for the world-famous Poco Bueno fishing tournament! Good luck to all the local teams who will be competing, and if you've never witnessed this spectacle in person, you have to see it to understand just how awesome it is.

Glen, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the great food at Josie's Mexican Food restaurant in Port O'Connor. Great family-owned and-operated eatery.

Kathy, Victoria

Thumbs-up to people living within their means (on a budget) and planning for retirement without relying on our government. Folks had better wake up and understand the world doesn't owe you a single thing.

Joe, Edna

Thumbs-up and a big thank you to the nurses at Citizens Medical Center for the good treatment my husband received while he was a patient there. They were so wonderful, caring and patient.

Frances, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the summer classic that is the Major League Baseball All-Star game. Greatest game on dirt!

Michael, Victoria


Thumbs-down to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other health care providers who do not do background checks before hiring employees. Their purpose is to protect and give competent care to their patients and clients. Reading about the unqualified person who successfully passed herself off as a registered nurse to a series of area health care facilities makes it clear that more care should be taken with hiring practices.

Ann, Victoria

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