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

May 19, 2017 at 3:51 p.m.
Updated May 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.


Thumbs-up to the Chacon family and their electrical business Arrow Electric.

There was no doubt in my mind that they would be offering their services when I heard the Rushing Winds vandalism story. Such good guys. We feel privileged to be their friends.

Susan and Topper, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the caring nurses on the third floor of DeTar Hospital. My husband received excellent care. He also received excellent medical care from the resident doctors completing their residency at DeTar. Let's encourage them to stay in Victoria when they finish their program.

Pattie, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Citizens Medical Center ER. I recently was a recipient of flawless care with excellent results. Call me proud!

Dorothy "DEJ," Victoria

Thumbs-up for all the staff at Retama Manor South. Due to a rapid change in health, we brought my mother from Roswell, N.M. She was admitted April 17 to Retama after a long day with unexpected delays due to her new doctor dealing with medical emergencies at the hospital.

All the staff have been outstanding in the level of care and services provided - way beyond my expectations. This is a difficult adjustment for all of us. The courtesy and compassion extended to Mom and our family has helped ease this transition.

Julie and the family of Betty Hadsall, Victoria

Thumbs-up to John Caldwell's common-sense response to the liberal opinion on sanctuary cities presented in The Dallas Morning News editorial that recently published on the Advocate's Viewpoints page.

J.C., Port Lavaca

Thumbs-up to the Victoria Police Department's new motorcycle unit. We are so glad to see them bring this back to Victoria. Big thumbs-up to the Victoria 100 Club for making it possible for the police department to purchase the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. This program is a step in the right direction for helping reduce crime and traffic issues in our city.

Mike and Sue, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the lack of coverage for the anniversary of an important World War II event. May 8 was VE day - Victory in Europe Day - the official day of World War II when the Germans surrendered to the Allies. An estimated 215,000 Americans were killed in that part of the conflict. With all the WWII history and all the WWII vets in the Victoria area, you would think there would have been a large article in the Advocate on May 8. After all, it changed the world.

Ron, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the Alcoa dirt mound on Highway 35. It is blowing red dirt over the entire town of Point Comfort. Citizens was a solution to this pollution.

John, Point Comfort

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