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Cities Announce Holiday Closures and Trash Pickup Schedule

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The City of Orange will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, 2021. City offices will be closed both days to allow their employees to spend time with their family and friends. As always, the City of Orange Police and Fire departments will be on duty keeping us safe.

Waste Management will NOT have pick up on Thursday, November 25. Thursday’s route will be serviced on Friday, and Friday’s route will be serviced on Saturday. Regular service will resume on Monday.


Pinehurst City Hall will close Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 11 AM and will be closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, 2021 There is no change to residential trash services.

West Orange

West Orange City Hall will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observation of Thanksgiving.

Piney Woods Sanitation will be collecting trash on Saturday, November 27, 2021, during the week of Thanksgiving instead of Friday. Residents are encouraged to have their trash out no later than 7 AM Saturday morning.


Vidor City Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 11/25/21 and Friday 11/26/21. If you need to pay a bill or a fine, please use the dropbox near the rear entrance. City Sanitation Trash Service will run as normally scheduled on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Please have your trash cans out by 6 am to ensure pick up. The roll-off dumpsters located at 155 Watts St will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will re-open Friday 7 AM until 3 PM to accommodate Vidor citizens. The roll-off dumpsters will also be open on their regular day, Saturday from 7 AM Until 3 PM.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sponsors Blue Santa Program

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is kicking off its Blue Santa Program. Many disadvantaged families need help to provide toys for their children during this Christmas season.

They are collecting unwrapped new toys or monetary donations that can be dropped off at their office at 205 South Border St. in Orange or one of the listed locations on the flyer below.

For more info, contact Susan Bland at 409-651-2515 or Deputy R. Guzman at 409-238-9209.

Army Corps of Engineers Will Begin Knocking on Orange County Doors to Secure Rights-of-Entry

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Beginning Nov. 15, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Real Estate Division will go door-to-door seeking right-of-entry (ROE) permissions from Orange County landowners.

These ROE permissions will help secure access to landowner property for the purpose of conducting surveys, cultural resources, geotechnical, and other various investigations needed to forward the Orange County from conceptual design to construction. The Orange County Project is part of the overall Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Coastal Storm Risk Management Program.

Valid for 12 months, the ROE’s will ensure that landowners can specify that they are contacted before USACE personnel and/or their district-hired contractors access their property.

Individuals conducting the door-to-door canvas will have their official USACE credentials on hand for ID verification. In addition, once the ROE has been signed, landowners can also ask USACE representatives and/or their district-hired contractors to see a copy of the ROE for verification.

The purpose of the Orange County Project is to enhance energy security, reduce risk to human life and critical infrastructure, maintain and restore coastal habitat and identify opportunities to enhance existing hurricane protection systems as part of the District’s comprehensive plan to increase coastal resilience against the intense storms that frequently hit Texas’ 400-mile coastline.

USACE, in partnership with the Orange County Drainage District and Orange County, is leading the pre-construction, engineering, and design of the Orange County Project. The project includes the construction of approximately 15.6 miles of new levees, 10.7 miles of new concrete floodwalls and gates, 7 new pump stations to mitigate interior flooding during surge events, the restoration of 433 acres of marsh, and the preservation of 560 acres of forested wetlands.

For more information on the S2G Program, please visit

Tornado Victims Getting Special Assistance From Orange County Government

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First Case of COVID-19 Reported in Orange County

Areas of Orange County that were affected by the tornado activity last week will have fees waived for building permits and the Citizen Collection Center.

Building permits are required for rebuilding from tornado damage and can be obtained at the Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department in the Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442 Orange, Texas 77630. These permit fees are waived for the damaged areas for 90 days effective immediately ending on January 30th, 2022. If the damaged structure is located in a flood zone an elevation certificate is required.

The fees at the Citizen Collection Center, 11265 FM 1442, Orange, Texas 77630. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 6 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 5 pm. The fees will be waived for 30 days effective immediately ending December 2nd, 2021. Construction debris and white goods can be brought to the Collection Station. White goods containing Freon must be emptied in the appropriate manner before being brought to the landfill, if they contain Freon they CANNOT be accepted. Acceptable items are metal, cardboard, paper products, construction, demolition, and appliances (without Freon). Not acceptable items are commercial waste, appliances (with Freon), brush or vegetative, propane bottles, paint, hazardous waste, tires, batteries, and shingles.

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