Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – Volume XVI, Issue No. 4

Emory Weather

Printed edition delayed

This week's printed edition of the Rains County Leader has been delayed due to storm damages and power outages in Sulphur Springs. Your printed edition of this week's Rains County Leader will be available in news stands and the mail as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Memorial Day storm passes through Rains County

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It seemed like Rains County might get a break from bad weather on Monday, May 25. The sun peeked out a few times during the day but around 4:30 p.m., torrential rain, gusty winds, and lightning stormed through the county.

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City council receives audit for FY2013-14

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

John Ellsworth, Mayor of Point, made a proclamation at the special meeting of the Point City Council at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at Point City Hall proclaiming this month to be “Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.” Carl Good, President of the Lake Fork Mavericks Motorcycle Club, was in attendance to witness the proclamation along with Sgt. of Arms Tommy Hangaman and his wife, Lady Maverick, Lois.

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Council cries “fowl” at ordinance change

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

A unanimous vote at last Tuesday night’s, May 19, East Tawakoni (ET) City Council meeting ended discussion about changing the current ordinance that bans a city resident from raising chickens at his/her home. The ordinance will remain the same, thus raising fowl of any kind in the city limits is still prohibited.

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Ehrler tops field of 35 anglers at Bass Classic

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

There are many people who agree with columnist Doug Larson’s observation, “If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”

Thirty-five anglers with the same mindset descended on Lake Fork beginning on Saturday, May 23, for the annual Texas Toyota Bass Classic.

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