The City of Pinehurst, along with Orange County Office of Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Office, City of Orange, City of Vidor, City of Rose City, City of Pine Forest, City of West Orange and City of Bridge City will be participating with other cities within the Southeast Texas Region (Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties) to conduct a live exercise of our regional Southeast Texas Alert Notification system (STAN) also known as Blackboard Connect.

The test will be conducted on Thursday, July 14.

The system is vital to keep you informed in the event of any emergency situation such as a hurricane, natural or man-made incident causing a significant disruption to your daily activities. This test will include phone calls, emails and text messages.

We highly encourage people who live or work in the Southeast Texas region to register their cell phones by calling 1-844-578-STAN (1-844-578-7826). You can also go to the Southeast Texas Alerting Network Webpage,, to register online. For more information please contact your local emergency management coordinator.

Aleta Cappen, City of Vidor Police Department 409.238.6448

Missy Pillsbury, Orange County Emergency Management 409.882.7895

Lee Anne Brown, City of Orange Fire Department 409. 988.7359

Fred Hanauer, City of Pinehurst 409. 886.2221