Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down


Thumbs-up to Mr. Francisco Lopez and his daughter for becoming citizens of the U.S.A. I am so proud and happy for you both. I am also happy that you are a registered voter. God bless you and your family.

Janice, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Will Spears, a very good Samaritan, who stopped and changed my tire on U.S. Highway 87 out of Port Lavaca. Many, many thanks and blessings to you.

Charlotte, Port O’Connor

Thumbs-up to Retired Lt. Col.Vanessa Hicks-Callaway for her recent guest column expressing her opinion on keeping the Confederate statues. Her well written column speaks for many of the silent majority. She is an American hero and her service is much appreciated. Thank you, Vanessa.

Bettye, Victoria

Thumbs-up for the article on W.T. and Louise Kneblick. They are now my role models. I want to live to that age and be in my own house like they are. A big thumbs up to them.

Steve, Victoria

Thumbs-up on Vanessa Callaway’s and Walter Williams’ articles. Two very intelligent and knowledgeable people.

Delores, Victoria

Thumbs-up to all the young people working in the heat at Chick-fil-A who are efficient, courteous and friendly. Thank you!

Becky, Victoria

From the Advocate Editorial Board

Thumbs-up to the Salvation Army Mobile Kitchen for going to The Valley to provide meals to people impacted by Hurricane Hanna.

Thumbs-up and belated happy birthday to Arthur Etzler for celebrating his 100th birthday and a heartfelt thank you for serving our country in World War II.

Thumbs-up to all the free walk-up testing sites in the Crossroads that help residents learn if they have COVID-19 and can take important steps to protect themselves and their families.


Thumbs-down to our neighbors who want to use taxpayer dollars to tear down a statue when unemployment claims are up over 800% last week.

Robert, Victoria

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