Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 29

Emory Weather

Filing begins for county, state offices

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Saturday, November 11, filing officially began for those wishing to run on the ballot for the March 6, 2018, Democratic and Republican primary elections. The last day to file to run on the ballot is Monday, December 11.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Giant salvinia infestation on Lake Fork

The TPWD (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) has confirmed the presence of invasive giant salvinia at three locations on Lake Fork – the largest total infestation ever found on the lake.

Personnel from the SRA (Sabine River Authority) and the Tyler North district fisheries office confirmed the infestation Thursday, October 26, within hours of being notified by a local property owner

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Sales tax rebates decrease throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1.6M in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2017, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

Allocations to the four governmental entities (county and cities) for the month of October totaled $161,873.71.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Texas Constitutional amendments pass locally

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Rains County and statewide visited the polls. For some statewide voters, bond elections and other items were on the ballot. However, in the county, only seven Texas Constitutional amendments set forth by the state appeared on the ballot.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.


Decisions reached regarding installation policy

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Commissioners Court has finalized its policy regarding the installation of culverts by property owners.

At its regular meeting held on Tuesday, November 7, the commissioners, along with Rains County Road & Bridge Administrator Ronnie Morgan, discussed a culvert installation policy that includes an application and permit be sought from the county before installation.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.