Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to Aero Crafters, 309 E. Crestwood Drive, for hosting Boozy Bash Dash 5k benefiting the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent on Nov. 4. Thank you.

LaVerne, Victoria


Thumbs-up to Texas Mile for honoring dedicated friend and race enthusiast and former grid marshal Cliff Rainey who died in March.

Thumbs-up to Chad Hall who competed in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, in October. He finished the race in 14 hours, 10 minutes and 18 seconds.

Thumbs-up to the participants and buyers in the Jackson County Youth fair auction. The auction brought in $851,000.

Thumbs-up to Shane Stubbs who broke the world record for speed on a motorcycle Oct. 20 at the Texas Mile. Stubbs rode his customized 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa.

Thumbs-up to Toni Hyman who celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at First United Methodists Church. United Methodist Women organized the party for Hyman, their longtime member and former president.

Thumbs-up to the Victoria West High School marching band for pacing first in the 5A Bandtober Bay Area Marching contest in Calallen. The band will participate in the UIL state semifinals Saturday in Weslaco.


Thumbs-down to Victoria Parks and Recreation Department. They spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet Riverside Park is in disarray and shambles.

Ali, Cuero

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