Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to two Yoakum High School graduates that made big plays for their universities on Saturday:

  • Freshman Joshua Moore scored on a 27-yard touchdown pass for the University of Texas Longhorns.
  • TreVontae Hights scored on a 51-yard touchdown pass for Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.

Joe, Victoria

Huge thumbs-up to Yorktown and DeWitt counties for their memorial to Vietnam veterans. A helicopter sits atop a stone structure. Flags of all branches of the military rise above the stone crosses of DeWitt County men killed in Vietnam. There is a plaque with the names of all those from DeWitt County who served during the Vietnam era.

Stop and carefully consider that freedom is not free. The monument is on the left on Texas Highway 72 as you go into Yorktown from Cuero.

Ray, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the gospel singing and short Bible lesson on Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 6 with Suddenlink. The program is called “In Search of the Lord’s Way.”

All those who are unable to attend worship services, or for the ones who don’t want to get ready, I encourage you to tune in to this uplifting program. No donations are ever asked for. Call 361-649-1416 for further information.

Jerri, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Victoria County Clerk Heidi Easley and her office for their “Thank a Veteran” program. Also to all the participating merchants for providing discounts on purchases when using the “Thank a Vet” card.

Contact the Victoria County Clerk office at 361-575-1478. You will need your military DD214 paper.

Ray, Victoria


Thumbs-down to people who blatantly disregard the “no photos or video” rule at public performances.

Your bright cellphone screen is a distraction to those around you in the darkened auditorium of the Victoria Fine Arts Center.

Jennifer, Cuero

Thumbs-down to the designers and makers of 3-D plastic guns. Also, thumbs-down to the media for not pointing out the dangers of real plastic guns falling into the hands of children. Children have always played with plastic guns, so the 3-D real guns will be like toys to children. Think about that for a while.

Ray, Victoria

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