Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 25

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County jail passes inspection, its future uncertain

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

At the recent regular meeting of the Rains County Commissioners Court held on Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse, all commissioners were in attendance. Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe presided over the meeting.

Rains County Sheriff David Traylor submitted a Rains County Jail inspection report from the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to be accepted into the minutes before the meeting.

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Champion EMS to lower response times

The Rains County ESD #1 (Emergency Services District) held a special meeting in lieu of its regular meeting in November, on Monday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Emory VFD (Volunteer Fire Department) fire station.

A representative from Champion EMS was present at the meeting. At previous meetings, ESD #1 President Ken Player had expressed concern that ambulance response times were climbing steadily to over 12 minutes.

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Admin promotes writing initiative

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains ISD (Independent School District) school board members and school administrators including principals and superintendents attended training at a conference held earlier in October. At the Rains ISD regular monthly meeting held on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rains ISD Administration Building, Superintendent John Rouse and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Jennifer Johnson told the board about a writing initiative described by a speaker at the conference. Rouse stated that the speaker was in administration for a school in the Dallas area.

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Rebates up throughout county

Over $1.5M 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 $156,960.43.

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