Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 41

Emory Weather

Court opts for common sense over burn ban

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Commissioner Patsy Marshall presided over the regular commissioners court meeting held on Thursday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse, in the absence of Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe. She explained that Wolfe was ill; all other commissioners were present.

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February rebates drop for all local entities

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $314,000 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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Registration for May 6 election ends Friday

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The deadline to sign up for a position on the Rains Independent School District (ISD) Board, East Tawakoni City Council or the Emory City Council is Friday, February 17, by the close of business.

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Point VFD sells station, seeks new vehicle

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It was a short, regular meeting of the Rains County Emergency Services District #1 on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Emory Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Station. Ken Player presided at the meeting. Kevin Douglas, Wesley Rawle, Roy Franklin and Scott Hooten were all in attendance.

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