What do you want to talk about this year?

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, Advocate readers! We've been working hard getting ready for 2013, and now it's here. We'll be holding our first Editorial Board meeting of the new year on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Our guest this week will be City Councilman Emett Alvarez. He wants to sit down with us and talk about the end of 2012, what the city accomplished in the past year and what is ahead for Victoria. We'd also like to see you at our weekly meeting. We will be in the Internet Cafe at 311 E. Constitution Street, or, if you have somewhere else to be, go online and tell us what you think in our live webcast chat box. We look forward to seeing you there.

This week's headlines:

· Calhoun County sheriff hangs up his badge

· The Better Business Bureau offers 10 tips to help consumers stay safe in 2013

· Education in the Crossroads, a year in review

· Alligator show makes reptiles less intimidating

· More funding for mental health services needed, experts say

· Santisima Muerte comes to Victoria

· Volunteers needed for free tax preparation program

· Crossroads cities build 'hurricane domes' to serve double-duty