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

Nov. 10, 2017 at 3:36 p.m.


Thumbs-up to current students who realize that a strong predictor of scholastic success for future generations is the academic success of those who are studying now. The records clearly show that parental example and interest and support and encouragement have the strongest effects on scholastic achievement.

Students, do you hope your future children will do well in school and reach their potential? You have the power to greatly increase the likelihood of that happening by applying yourselves now.

Lynn, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Emett Alvarez for participating both in the Victoria Advocate debate and the KAVU forum, along with Caleb Shaw. It's important to have opposing views represented.

Donna, Victoria

Thumbs-up for Novus International Inc. plant coming to Calhoun County in 2019. Another much-needed boost to the local economy.

Steve, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Salvation Army for continuing their free Thanksgiving Day Celebration meal.

Nancy, Victoria

Big thumbs-up to Trey Ganem, of Trey Ganem Designs, and Elite Compression Services for providing caskets to the victims of the senseless shooting rampage at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Charlotte, Victoria

Thumbs-up for the annual return of the endangered flock of whooping cranes to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge! Each year, it is a joy to see how their numbers have increased.

Mary, Port Lavaca


Thumbs-down to the City of Victoria imposing fees to shut off and turn back on water when repairing an outside dripping faucet, which literally only took 15 minutes to fix.

At a time of struggling to make ends meet after Hurricane Harvey, this has added to our costs. Other utility companies have lowered their fees. I pray that God will have compassion on all who take advantage of others.

Vic, Victoria

Thumbs-down on Victoria's low voter turnout. Remember, you have no right to complain if you chose not to exercise your right to vote.

Michael, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the gainsayers on mass killings. Mental health and guns is not the real issue. The real issue is demons. When the will of a person gives over to do evil, demons come in and take over.

John, Point Comfort

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