Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 11

Emory Weather

Lt. Col. West issues challenge

By CHUCK FITTS
Rains County Leader correspondent

“Earn This” was a challenge issued by Lieutenant Colonel Allen West during his speech at the Lake Country Neighbors’ 10th annual Veterans Thank You on July 9 at the Lake Fork Baptist Church.

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Trustees receive update on budget

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District’s board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday night, July 9, in the board room of the RISD administration building. During the meeting, board members were given an update on the progress of the 2019-2020 school budget.

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Hopkins County EMS makes pitch for county’s business

By CHUCK FITTS
Rains County Leader staff

Brent Smith, EMS Director for Hopkins County EMS, spoke about providing services to Rains County during the regular meeting of the Rains County Emergency Service District on July 15 at the Emory VFD station.

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Budget workshops underway

By DEBORH M WALKER
Rains County Leader correspondent

The process to build the FY2019-2020 county budget continued with a budget workshop during the commissioners court meeting held Thursday, July 11, in the Rains County (RC) Courthouse Courtroom.

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ET Fire Chief Rose resigns

By CHUCK FITTS
Rains County Leader staff

During the regular meeting of the Rains County Emergency Service District on June 17, President Ken Player confirmed that allegations were made against East Tawakoni VFD Fire Chief David Rose during the open forum.

With no item on the agenda to address the allegations, no action was taken during the meeting.

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Emory Rains and The Homestead Law

By ELAINE BAY
Rains County Leader correspondent

Emory Rains (1800 – 1878), born in Warren County, Tennessee, was the fourth child and son of John and Katy Duncan Raines. He was the first of his family to move to Texas from Tennessee in 1826, settling in the Red River district on the Texas and Indian Territory border

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