Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 8

Emory Weather

“Poppers in the Park” returns for the Fourth

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The heat of late June, the blinding brightness of the sun, the summertime country songs, and firework stand signs on the side of the road. All of these are the preclude to the most American holiday of the year, Independence Day.

July 4 celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on that date in 1776, which declared the 13 colonies to be the United States of America. No longer were the colonies under the tyranny of the British kingdom.

The Women’s Service Club (WSC) of Rains County is putting on their third “Poppers in the Park” event on Monday, July 4. The free event will be held at the Heritage Park in Emory.

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


Oller appointed to fill vacant seat

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It was a busy, intense regular meeting of the Point City Council on Tuesday, June 14, at Point City Hall. All council members were present except Councilman Kurt Fischer. Charlene Harmon resigned her seat on the council.

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


New online site allows residents to be heard

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Leader wanted a way to better interact and communicate with our readers. With our new blog/forum site, followthe leader.today, many residents have taken part in discussions and expressed their views in our “May We Ask Your Opinion?” sections.

Last week, we asked readers to discuss entertainment possiblities in Rains County and the condition of the county roads. Several people took time to speak with other residents as well as provide feedback regarding road conditions. One person who heavily weighed in on the issue was Rains County Commissioner of Precinct 4, Joe Humphrey.

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


Weigh in on education with survey

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

A unique opportunity has presented itself to the residents of Rains County. The Rains Independent School District’s Superintendent John Rouse is asking parents, teachers, staff, and community members to aid the district by completing a survey online regarding the state’s current assessments (STAAR) and accountability programs.

Read the full story on page 10 of the Rains County Leader.