Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to Victorians Mary Janssen and Claudia McCarty for participating in Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge in Houston this month. Their chili recipes were among five chosen from thousands of Texas entries in this National Competition.

Riley, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Ruby Begonia for winning the Cuero leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop, but better luck next year on winning the overall race.

Thumbs-up to the Bennett-Wood Interest Foundation for donating 10 acres of land to the Texas Zoo for a new zoo.

Thumbs-up to the Houston Astros for giving us an exciting baseball season.

Thumbs-up to students from Jackson and Calhoun counties who participated in their county’s fairs.

Victoria Advocate Editorial Board


Thumbs-down to the umpires who ruled Jose Altuve’s home run was an out. From where we sat, that ball was over the wall.

Thumbs-down to the closing of the Victoria Sears store – it has been a good retail partner for many years.

Victoria Advocate Editorial Board

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