Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 1

Emory Weather

Early voting ends today; Saturday is Election Day

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Early voting for Emory’s special election for mayor and City Council Place 3 will end today, Tuesday evening. Election day will be Saturday, May 7. Registered voters who live within Emory city limits can cast their vote in the special-called election.

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Inter-local agreements still in limbo with county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It was a short meeting of the Rains County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 28, at the Rains County Courthouse. All commissioners were present except for Joe Humphrey. Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe presided over the meeting

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Founder’s Day settles into Heritage Park on Saturday

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Around the country, May brings almost-summertime thoughts and weather but for Rains County, the month signifies the return of Founder’s Day. The annual free event celebrating the county’s beginnings will see a few changes this year but the promises of lots of fun, good times and great food still hold strong!

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Recent rains take toll on county roads

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Once again, Rains County avoided serious damages from flash flooding and tornadoes over the weekend. Nearby towns including Sulphur Springs and Van have suffered damage from storms in the last couple of years. The National Weather Service confirmed on Monday, May 2, that the city of Lindale was hit by at least four tornadoes on Saturday.

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