The Orange County Drainage District held an open house, dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new administration building on Wednesday. The county’s three Chambers of Commerce, Bridge City, Vidor and the Greater Orange Area united together with each of their three ribbons being cut simultaneously during the ribbon cutting ceremony in the new building.

The ribbon cutting took place in the new Boardroom with the five elected Board of Directors, Bill Dixon, Karl Stephenson, Board President Brent Peveto, Jimmy Scales, J.B. Arrington and General Manager Mark Stephenson excitedly sharing in the festivities.  Tours of the building were given as well as a short history of how the new building came into being.

Representatives from Congressman Steve Stockman’s office, county commissioners along with other county agency heads, city officials from all over the county and many others were among the well-wishers. The great turn-out demonstrated how well the Orange County Drainage District and others within the county work together to serve the citizens of Orange County.

The new 3,700 square foot building is located adjacent to where the old building stood on Old Highway 90 just west of Highway 62 and I-10.