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

Feb. 2, 2018 at 3:51 p.m.

Thumbs up or thumbs down

Thumbs up or thumbs down


Thumbs-up to neighbors watching out for neighbors and reporting suspicious activity. Caring, observant neighbors keep us all safer.

Ann, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Emett Alvarez, managing editor of the monthly Revista de Victoria, for publishing an excellent mind refresher of Texas history.

The article was written by Jose Antonio Lopez. The story mentions the origins of the birth of Texas way before the battle of the Alamo in 1836. It includes some explanation of the 2015 History Channel miniseries titled "Texas Rising." I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the Revista, located in the lobbies of several local establishments.

John, Victoria

Thumbs-up to people who are ladies and gentlemen.

The basic behaviors of good manners include punctuality, courtesy, attentiveness, consideration and respectfulness.

Being on time shows that you value someone else's time and feelings.

"Please" and "Thank you" spoken sincerely set a pleasant tone, and table manners speak volumes without saying a word.

Good listeners who do not interrupt show that they value others and their thoughts.

Helping others feel comfortable is a trait of emotional maturity.

Being respectful of others earns the right to be respected in polite circles.

Real ladies and gentlemen are never defined by fame or wealth.

Nonie, Victoria

Thumbs-up to starting the day with stretching exercises. It can serve to jump-start the body and mind. Endorphins are released. Circulation is improved. Energy is increased. Then the whole day goes better!

Jane, Victoria


Thumbs-down to unclean restrooms in professional office buildings.

Cleaning services might improve if they expected their work to be evaluated.

The inspections of places that serve food to the public have had an impact. Fewer people are getting sick as a result of the publication of these inspections.

Clean restrooms also matter.

Pat, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the people who allow their hay strings and net wrap to end up on the highways.

Also, thumbs-down to the rough roads in DeWitt County, Precinct 4.

Arlyn, Cuero

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