Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 16

Emory Weather

Court places county under burn ban

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

On Thursday morning, August 9, the Rains County Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to institute a burn ban for Rains County.

Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe said that he gets a lot of calls from people that want to burn. He said that he receives a lot of pressure from surrounding counties wanting to know why there isn’t a burn ban in Rains County when all the surrounding counties are under a burn ban.

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


Board of trustees to meet tonight

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Rains ISD will be held Tuesday, August 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the board room of the Rains ISD Administration Building.

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Residents address court on Road and Bridge

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Three Rains County residents addressed the court during open session expressing concerns over the condition of the county roads and the administration of the Road and Bridge department.

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Sales tax rebates increase for all entities

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1.2M in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2018, 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 August totaled $220,702.18.

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