Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 25

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Caution urged around school buses

RISD Superintendent pleads for drivers to be alert while buses load and unload

A recent incident involving the safety and near harm of a Rains Kindergartener brought to the forefront the need to address state and local laws governing vehicles traveling near school buses.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Can TDCJ help Rains Independent School District?

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Can a program from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice benefit the students of Rains ISD?

It’s possible!

The Rains ISD Board of Trustees held an extended discussion during its regular board meeting on Tuesday, October 14, regarding a school bus renovation program that has been ongoing since 1972 at the Ellis Unit in Huntsville of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Voter ID law to be enforced in current elections

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbotts’s office is hailing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the stricter Texas voter ID requirements as a victory.

Earlier in the month, U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzalez ruled the voter ID law went against constitutional prohibitions against poll taxes as well as measures set in place by the Voting Rights Act.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Emory Fire Department fights car fire Monday

The Emory Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 19 approximately 6 miles south of town Monday afternoon, October 20, where a Ford Explorer pickup was found ablaze when they arrived on the scene.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.