Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

FROM THE ADVOCATE EDITORIAL BOARD THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to all the area school kids, teachers and staff who have gone back to school. May you have a safe, healthy, successful year.

Thumbs-up to University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College who are preparing to start their fall semester. Higher learning is so important to the future of students and the community.

Thumbs-up to the city of Victoria for partnering with the Victoria school district to televise the school board meetings. Transparency for all public entities is important.

Thumbs-up to the attentive motorist who heard banging coming from a U-Haul truck and reported it to Refugio officials, who in turn found 30 people locked inside without cool air or water.

Thumbs-up to the expansion and new location of Ventura’s Tamales. The local family-owned restaurant has had amazing growth and support over the years.

Thumbs-up to Chad Hall and Duane Crocker, the final two candidates in the race to be the new city council District 3 member. Election day is Saturday. If you live in their district be sure to vote.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the state for not allowing school districts to hold remote classes to keep students safe. We know students learn better in classrooms, but there has to be a plan B for when the pandemic strikes the classrooms.

Thumbs-down to the human smuggling going through the region. Inhumane treatment of people, no matter their life’s situation, is disgusting and illegal.

Thumbs-down to COVID-19 delta variant. Get vaccinated and wear a mask when needed.

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