Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 16

Emory Weather

Weekend downpour drenches county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

“The storm starts, when the drops start dropping; When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.” – Dr. Seuss

There were lots of drops dropping beginning Saturday evening, August 12, in Rains County. High winds, downpours, lightning and thunder settled into the county through Monday, with more inclement weather expected in the coming days

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Council approvesproposed budget, tax rate

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Members of the Emory City Council met for a budget workshop and special meeting on Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Emory City Hall. Mayor Trey Hill presided over the meeting.

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Rare North American solar eclipse to occur August 21

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Humans have always had a fascination for astronomical events. From Copernicus determining a model of the universe that had the sun at the center, to the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States in the late 1950s and 60s, to modern-day drone missions to Mars, the thrill of the great unknown in the sky has brought the young and young-at-heart together.

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Incoming freshmen no longer exempt from exams

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains ISD (Independent School District) School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building. School board president Philip Alexander presided over the meeting.

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Court continues work finalizing county budget

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Commissioners Court met for its regular meeting on Thursday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse. All commissioners were present; Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe presided over the meeting.

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