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Hello, Advocate readers. We've had an eventful week of stories and we're ready to hear your opinions on the latest news. This week, public schools across Texas started the 2013-14 year, a historic building faces demolition, the state considered giving roads back to counties and cities, and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra announced its lineup for its 40th season. We'll be discussing these stories and more, and we'll also be welcoming VISD Superintendent Robert Jaklich to discuss the first week of school and how the district plans to proceed after looking at last year's testing scores.

Come join the Victoria Advocate Editorial Board in the Victoria Advocate newsroom conference room at 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday to discuss the events of the previous week. If you can't come to the meeting in person, feel free to log on and watch our live webcast and comment in the online chat box. We look forward to seeing you there.

This week's headlines:

· Student got on wrong bus en route to school

· VISD to adopt tax rate, budget

· Victoria considers adopting historic preservation program

· Pro/Con: Should the government enact burn bans?

· TxDOT proposes giving back 38 miles of state roadway to Victoria

· Organizations coordinate disaster response

· Tire business expands, applies to demolish historic, decrepit building

· State investigates Calhoun commissioner's burning of beach trash

· Calhoun County recognized for historical preservation work

· Victoria Symphony Orchestra announces lineup for 40th anniversary season