Busy week for Commissioners Court

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2019

By Bayleigh Swanton

The Orange Leader


Commissioners Court accepted the quarterly reporting of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, approved the renewal of the “Affiliation Agreement” between Lamar State College Orange and the Orange County Jail during the Tuesday meeting.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension held multiple events for the community during the past few months and is planning on hosting many more. The group held six activities for the local 4-H groups, including the Egg to Chick program, where they worked with seven elementary schools to allow students to hatch and raise baby chicks.

Agrilife also held seven events for the community including a Mental Health First Aid Training, a Youth Cooking Camp, and a certified food managers court. It is also planning five events between the months of July and September, including a Back to School Bash, that will be open to all students in the community.

The court also approved the renewal of the “Affiliation Agreement” between Lamar State College-Orange (LSCO) and the Orange County Jail.

With the renewal of the ‘Affiliation Agreement’, nursing students from LSCO will be able to receive on hand training from the Orange County Jail. Before the approval of this renewal, the court asked about the safety of the future students within the jail. The students will have full liability like other employees within the jail and will be working in a secure area of the facility.

The court ended the meeting with the tabling of the possible action of the repairs needed to the District Clerk’s Office off of 801 Division Avenue. The court tabled the action due to having to wait for FEMA, before making any actions.