Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to the warming center at the Pine Street Community Center for giving the people who need it a warm place to sleep during this November cold spell.


From the Advocate Editorial Board

Thumbs-up to the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation for gifting the University of Houston-Victoria with $1.5 million. The gift will be used to enhance health career offerings for students. It will support state-of-the-art anatomy and biology, organic chemistry and kinesiology labs.

Thumbs-up to Boutique Air for its first fully booked flight out of the Victoria Regional Airport to Dallas and for offering 21 round-trip flights a week.

Thumbs-up to Victoria College for receiving a Preservation Award from Victoria Preservation Inc. for its Old Administration Building, which is now the Academic Building. The college has kept the building standing and in good repair.

Thumbs-up to the city of Victoria for initiating an anti-litter campaign. The campaign serves as a reminder for those who live and work in Victoria to stop tossing trash around the city.

Thumbs-up to Marilyn Giessel for restoring the dolphin sculpture outside the Port O’Connor Community Center. The sculpture, a tribute to her son and his friends who were killed in a car accident, was taken down and repaired after Hurricane Harvey.

Thumbs-up to the Industrial Lady Cobras for making it to the state volleyball tournament. They had an awesome season.

Thumbs-up to University of Houston-Victoria students for creating care packages with notes of encouragement for the homeless in Victoria. It’s a kind gesture that shows people really do care.

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