Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – Volume XVI, Issue No. 14

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Road & Bridge Dept. urged to utilize resources

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

A special meeting of the Rains County Commissioners Court was held on Thursday, July 30, at the county courthouse. The main agenda item was a workshop with the Rains County Road & Bridge Department.

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Judge Northcutt involved in accident while bicycling

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Sunday, August 2, 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt was involved in an accident while riding his bicycle on Hwy. 11 in Sulphur Springs, according to a representative from his office who contacted the Rains County District Clerk’s office.

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Public help needed to solve hit-and-run

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Just before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6, near Hunt County Road 3611, Matthew West was hit by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop and render aid. The driver continued eastbound on Highway 276 after striking 15-year-old West, who died from his injuries. The driver is still at large.

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Rains County man accused of shooting at teenagers

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

A Rains County man was arrested on Monday, July 27, after being accused of shooting at teenagers while they were riding motorcycles by his property the previous evening.

County documents state that Brett Rabennaldt, 18, and Jake Hooten, 17, were riding motorcycles on County Road 3480, on the western end of Rains County, Sunday night, July 26, when they heard gunshots. That’s when Hooten realized he had been struck by one of the rounds.

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Head Start placed under new management

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

With the announcement of Northeast Texas Opportunities, Incorporated (NETO) releasing nine contracts for services, one of the biggest concerns was for the future of the Rains County Head Start program. Rains Independent School District administrators have commented about the benefits and importance the program has played in preparing young children for the start of their educational careers.

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