Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to Tina Kidder’s art exhibit held at the Victoria Art League recently. The historic building at 905 S. Bridge St. was a good place to view Kidder’s paintings and also works by other artists.

Kidder’s watercolors of wildflower landscapes, cacti and bluebonnets were fresh and inviting. A poster-type portrait in the exhibit was memorable for its sense of drama. Overall, the variety of subjects and techniques showed Kidder’s enjoyment of painting and versatility. Good show!

Ann, Victoria

Thumbs-up to an inquiring and free press. There can be no democracy without it. The voting public must be informed in order to make choices. Dictators who rule countries control and censr the press. That is not what we want!

Joe, Victoria

Thumbs-up to investigative journalism. It was the curiosity and perseverance of two reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who worked for the Washington Post that broke the Watergate scandal. Corruption likes to deceive.

Robert, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the reporting of the abuse of thousands of children in Pennsylvania and other states at the hands of their religious leaders. These predators and those who cover for them can only be stopped by shining a light on these indecent practices. The violation of children’s innocence and trust must never be tolerated.

Lew, Victoria

Thumbs-up to all of the extra hired staff working and helping shoppers in Victoria stores this past weekend. They were polite and friendly. This made the shopping experience very enjoyable.

Shirley, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the Five Points Museum for the Food for Thought short plays. It was a great night out. The actors and staff did such a great job.

LaVerne, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the sheriff’s department for their dedicated enforcement of all laws and cooperation with all immigration enforcers.

James, Port Lavaca

Thumbs-up to teachers, preachers and other public speakers having and stating their take-home message if they want to keep the desks, pews and chairs full. People notice and appreciate when there is a theme/take-home message.

Donna, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the return of the hummingbirds right on schedule. The National Audubon Society’s recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar is simple. Just combine 1/4 cup of refined white sugar and 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool. Fill the feeder. Do not use red food coloring or any dye. Do not use honey or brown sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Babs, Victoria


Thumbs-down to rushing special days. Halloween candy that is displayed for sale in August loses some of its appeal by October 31.

Sally, Victoria

Thumbs-down to the number of health-connected businesses that do not understand the new TRS special Humana Medicare Advantage insurance plan, assigned to retired teachers who are eligible for Medicare. They are not taking the time to read about the plan or call Humana. They are simply denying Medicare benefits to those entitled.

Shirley, Victoria

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