Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 50

Emory Weather

District receives financial transparency award

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

All board members were present at the regular meeting of the Rains ISD (Independent School District) School Board held on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building. During the Wildcat Roar, junior high and high school Life Skills teachers, Terri Chaffin and Marja Heinert, presented the board with information regarding students’ activities in the Life Skills program which includes volunteering, vocational skills and independent living skills.

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Appraisal district sends out new valuations

Appraisal Notices were mailed out on Friday, April 14. The district understands the concern of the taxpayers about the increase in values. The Appraisal District has done diligent research on property that has sold in the past 13 months. Those sales have indicated that an increase in land and house values was necessary.

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Tax-free emergency supplies, April 22-24

This Thursday, April 13, the Rains County Commissioners Court will hold its regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse.

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Court votes for faster internet and phone service

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

All commissioners were present at the regular meeting of the commissioners court held on Thursday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse. Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe presided over the meeting.

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Rebates increase throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $586,000 in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2017, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

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