Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – Volume XV, Issue No. 42

Emory Weather

Deadline Friday to file in May 9 election

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

With a deadline of Friday, February 27, fast approaching, filing for a place on the ballot in the May 9 elections remained almost unchanged again this week.

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Family Dollar Grand Opening a huge success

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

With a ribbon-cutting, 50 $5 gift cards, dignitaries on hand, cinnamon rolls and hot coffee and a flock of customers, the East Tawakoni (ET) Family Dollar (FD) Grand Opening was a huge success last Saturday, February 21. The store is the first business to open in ET in many years.

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Council approves application for transportation grant

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Transportation usually means big wheels that keep on turning; however, if an application by the city of Emory for a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Transportation Alternatives Program Grant is approved, transportation would mean the pitter patter of feet.

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SKYWARN training Feb. 25 in Emory

The National Weather Service (NWS) will offer a free SKYWARN severe weather program on Wed., Feb. 25, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension Center in Emory, in partnership with Rains County Emergency Management.

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Lease proposed for tower, building

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

A closed session by the City of Emory Development Corp. (EDC) board at noon Tuesday, February 17, resulted in an offer to lease the radio building and tower to the local ham operators organization.

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City pursues block grant; updates ordinances

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

During a busy East Tawakoni (ET) City Council meeting last Tuesday evening, February 17, at the civic center, Mayor Johnnie LaPrade and council members addressed 18 agenda items.

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