Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to all those persons involved in the cleanup around DeLeon Plaza after any function. Their excellent work is evident the following morning. They deserve recognition.

Marle, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Torin Bales for his wise words of wisdom regarding preservation of the historic Zahn house and suggestion for possible funding source in the Victoria Advocate on July 28.

Marle, Victoria

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to whomever stole all of the advertising/sales inserts in the Sunday's Victoria Advocates at the Walgreen's in Port Lavaca.

Veronica, Port Lavaca

Thumbs-down to Victoria Mall for watering at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Helen, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to the Goliad teachers and students who play in the band Hall Pass for using their talents and creativity to get teachers pumped up for the new school year.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Charles Spurlin for his years of dedication to Victoria's history and community.

Thumbs-up to DeTar Healthcare System for expanding its services to include an intensive outpatient program available to clients at least 18 years old.

Thumbs-up to the Golden Gecko for bringing Rob Schneider to Victoria for four shows Friday and Saturday.

Thumbs-up to all of the players, coaches and marching band members who are willing to practice in the August heat. We admire your dedication and stamina. Be careful out there.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Harold "Hal" Smith for his years of dedication as a University of Houston-Victoria history professor and his research on the role of women in social change. Enjoy your retirement.

Thumbs-up to all the winners of the annual Victoria Photography Club competition.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to the need for Victoria County to be under a burn ban. We're ready for a good, soaking rain to bring more moisture to our area.

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