Updates on reopening after Harvey

Updates on reopening after Harvey

Driver's License Offices

The Port Arthur Driver's License office and Orange Driver's License Offices are scheduled to reopen Sept. 18, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. Both offices closed on August 25 in preparation for Hurricane Harvey.

The Beaumont Driver's License office reopened Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. following Hurricane Harvey.

DPS will provide a no-cost replacement driver license or identification card for residents in the impacted counties, provided they had previously been issued a Texas driver license or identification card. Customers living in the affected counties are encouraged to bring whatever identity and residency documentation they have in their possession.


The Beaumont Municipal Court has reopened for regular business effective Sept. 11, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release. Any defendant who missed a court appearance or return date due to Hurricane Harvey from August 26 to Sept. 8 will have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 to appear or return for their case. All online and mail court options and services are available.

Vidor ISD

Vidor ISD is scheduled to resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 19, according to VISD spokesperson Sally Andrews. Patrons can check the VISD website or the VISD Facebook page to see where the children from Oak Forest and Vidor Middle School will be attending, since those schools are currently "out of commission," according to school officials.


Most of LCM CISD's bus routes are passable, according to Director of Transportation, Donnie Reese, so bus stops will not be needed in most instances. The lists of routes with street names, bus numbers, and approximate times for pick up are available at www.lcmcisd.org, and for children on streets that are impassable, a location for them to meet the bus is specified, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

Transportation employees will be driving the routes on Monday and Tuesday to assure that all details are worked out before they begin transporting students on Wednesday.

Staff is expected to return on Monday, Sept. 18 and students are scheduled to resume classes on Sept. 20.