By Tommy Mann Jr. – The Record

The extended holiday weekend is approaching and that means multiple business and government office closures are ahead.

The majority of all local, county, state and federal offices will be closed on Friday, March 25 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. All non-essential offices in the cities of Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst and Bridge City will be closed on Friday. Offices will re-open at normal business hours on Monday, March 28. The City of West Orange will be closed Monday as well and reopen on Tuesday, March 29.

All non-essential Orange County government offices will be closed on Friday as well. Garbage will run as normal in Orange and West Orange, as well as most other locations. Check with your garbage collection service for information on collection schedules.

The United States Postal Service will not be delivering mail on Friday, but it will resume normal operation hours and delivery on Saturday.

Some financial institutions will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday and reopen on the next regularly scheduled business day, but many will be open for business as normal this year, so it is best to check with your respective financial institution to make sure.

All Orange County school districts, which includes West Orange-Cove CISD, LC-M CISD, as well as the Bridge City ISD, Orangefield ISD and Vidor ISD, plus Lamar State College-Orange, will be closed on Friday in observance of the holiday. Classes will resume at normal time on Monday, March 28.