Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 33

Emory Weather

Rains to move to 3A beginning 2018-19 school year

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

For years Rains schools and their students have been a David competing in a field of Goliaths. Whether it was competing in athletics, band, drama or academics, Rains was challenged to compete with schools much larger in student population, in some cases more than double in student enrollment.

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Rebates increase throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1,783,704.83 in state sales tax revenue has been rebated to local governmental entities in 2017, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

Allocations to the four governmental entities (county and cities) for the month of November totaled $154,498.56.

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County hopefuls to face off in two county races

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

A last-minute filing by Republican Jon Weddle for Rains County Commissioner Precinct 2 closed out the last day of filing on Monday, December 11. He will face incumbent Mike Willis on the March 6 primary ballot. Before Weddle filed, the only other contested county race was for Justice of the Peace. Republicans Woody Fisher and Paul Foley have filed to fill the Justice of the Peace position that will be left open after the retirement of current JP Don Smith.

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DPS reminds Texans of winter weather safety tips

AUSTIN – The Texas DPS (Department of Public Safety) encourages Texans in all regions of the state to make preparations for winter weather as they enter the cold weather season.

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