Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 12

Emory Weather

City reduces fees for Family Dollar

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

Denita Young was sworn in to open the Tuesday, July 8, meeting of the RISD Board of Trustees. Her appointment fills the empty Place – seat of Johnny Northcutt, whose resignation was accepted by the board during the May meeting.

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City updates ordinances; accepts park donation

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

During a short East Tawakoni City Council meeting, members voted unanimously to amend two ordinances; they also accepted a park donation.

The first amended ordinance reflected that a homeowner/occupant of a home has sole responsibility for paying for repair of the sewer line from the tap to the home, regardless of the easement involved.

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Local fishing tournament offers $15K in scholarships

Attention ninth-graders through recent high school graduates not committed to a college: The Lake Fork Chamber of Commerce will offer $15,000-plus in higher-education scholarships during its first annual two-man team Lake Fork Open High School Scholarship Fishing Tournament to be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.

The five largest fish on a stringer will be weighed to determine first place at $6,000; second at $4,000; third at $2,000; fourth at $1,000; and fifth at $500 plus a prize package.

In addition, $1,000 will be offered for the largest bass caught longer than 24 inches, and Dallas Baptist University will offer $1,000 for the second largest.

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