Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to those who protect themselves and others by getting their flu shots. They’re available now! Flu season is upon us! Take precautions.

Charles, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the three men who recently helped me in the Walmart parking lot. They stopped in the heat of the day to help me when my car stalled out.

LaVerne, Victoria

Thumbs-up to honesty and transparency of all candidates for office regarding matters that have bearing on the rights of citizens of our country. When a candidate chooses to hide the truth of public business, there is probably a solid reason.

George, Port Lavaca

Thumbs-up to having mental health officers joining local law enforcement. We have definitely needed this. It will help us have a safer community.

Eddy, Victoria

Thumbs-up to the research that shows taking vacations increases longevity.

Jane, Victoria

Thumbs-up to spraying for mosquitoes around doors to help keep them out of the house. Mosquitoes follow the rain! Those bites are so annoying – and sometimes dangerous!

Fred, Victoria

Thumbs-up to that 7-year-old child in Germany who recently organized a protest against people spending too much time on social media and not enough time interacting with their children.

Barbara, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, on her latest book “Fascism, a Warning.” She wrote this book to call attention to lessons to be learned from history so that historical mistakes might not be repeated. She reminds readers of tactics used by Mussolini and Hitler.

Pat, Victoria

Thumbs-up to responsible investors who initiate savings plans early in their earning careers. As their savings accumulate, so will their self-respect and confidence.

Cody, Victoria


Thumbs-down to United and Jet Blue for increasing their fees for checked bags. Those fees have risen from $25 to $30 for first-checked bags and to $40 for second-checked bags.

Jane, Victoria

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