Notice Of Community Meeting
NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING FOR THE WESTERN PORTION OF ORANGE COUNTY TO DISCUSS DRAINAGE AND TROPICAL STORM IMELDAA meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Turning Point Church located at 3600 N Main Street in Vidor. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss drainage and Tropical Storm Imelda. Members of the Orange County Drainage District, as well as members of other public entities, will be present to provide information, and to receive information and concerns from residents. This particular meeting will focus on the western portion of Orange County, including the cities of Vidor, Rose City, and Pine Forest, and all unincorporated areas in the western portion of the County. All persons are invited to attend. However, the Drainage District is also scheduling similar meetings for other portions of Orange County, so that members of the community in other areas affected by Tropical Storm Imelda have an opportunity to participate in a meeting that focuses on their particular area. Please contact the Orange County Drainage District with any questions concerning this meeting at 409-745-3225.
Free Water Well Testing
Sample bottles, form and instructions will be available at the AgriLife office. Samples will be returned to AgriLife on Tuesday, October 15th between 8:30 am and 10 am.
Wednesday, October 16th at 5 pm will be an open meeting explaining the E. Coli results and how to decontaminate at the Expo Center.
Contact the Orange County Extension Office at 409-882-7010 if you have any questions.
The End of Another Chapter
Well, my last days as the City Manager of the City of Vidor certainly did not go as I imagined. When I accepted the job of City Manager for the City of Orange, I thought my last few days in Vidor would be more jovial, that I would spend my last few day reminiscing, laughing, thanking people, shaking hands, and hugging my friends. Thanks to Imelda, that did not happen.Nevertheless, on October 1, 2019, Jill and I start a new chapter in our lives. While I look forward to the new challenges, I want to take a few moments to remember the last few years.
First, my sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone who allowed me to serve in this position since March 2013. It was a great experience. I know I am going to miss a few people, but I will hit some highlights.
Thank you to my wife, Jill, who allowed me to quit my profession of twenty years and start a brand-new career. And we had to move to do it, but our old house flooded twice, too.
Thanks to Mayors Ken Crawford, Robert Viator, and Kimberly Stiebig, along with the multiple City Council members with whom I have worked. I believe we always tried to do what is best for Vidor. Public service can be a frustrating, thankless calling, but we need good people who are willing to serve. It can be rewarding, too.
A very big "thank you" to the City employees with whom I have worked over the past six plus years. You have always been supportive of me and my ideas. I appreciate the cooperation and quiet guidance you have provided. You are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to serving the citizens. Nothing I have accomplished would have been possible without you.
The people of Vidor have been wonderful to me as they let me run their city. I sincerely thank you all. You are my family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Through good times and bad, you have given me your support. Both during Harvey and Imelda, you rose to the occasion and showed others the best side of Vidor. I hope we all continue to be as we are in the aftermath of those events: kind, wonderful, selfless, compassionate, and giving.
I look forward to serving the City of Orange, but as I leave, I want you to know I was honored and humbled serving as the City Manager of the City of Vidor. Thank you all.
Go, Pirates, go!
Multi Agency Resource Center
Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) providing recovery resources for people affected by Imelda flooding in Orange County!
When: October 2 -3, 2018
Where: Orange County Convention / Expo Center
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Orange County Office of Emergency Management working with Orange County Disaster Rebuild will operate a MARC serving as a 'one-stop shop" for recovery services.
Please bring proof of address.
Visit the Orange County Disaster Rebuild facebook page to get all the details!!