Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 37

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Board presented quotes for performing arts center

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains ISD (Independent School District) Superintendent John Rouse presented numbers to school board members, who had instructed him to seek quotes at the board’s December meeting, in regard to the cost of a performing arts center. Rouse contacted Harris Craig Architects, Inc. in Tyler for the quotes. The architectural firm provided the plans for Rains ISD Elementary School, and has worked on public school building facilities in Bullard, Chapel Hill, Lindale and Quitman, as well as several other areas in East Texas. According to its website, http://hcarch.com/, the firm has over 30 years of experience.

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DMV proposes county begin offering its services

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Commissioners received a proposal from the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) regarding a possible partnership between it and the county and discussed the proposal at their regular meeting held on Thursday, January 11.

Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe explained that the proposal outlined a plan for the county to offer DMV services on days the office in Emory is not open (except for new driver’s license and driving tests) while the current DMV would maintain its hours and services.

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23rd annual Eagle Fest slated for Saturday

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The 23rd annual Rains County Eagle Fest will be held this Saturday, January 20. Rains Elementary School will play host to the one-day Eagle Fest this year. General admission tickets are $5 per person with children age 12 and younger admitted free.

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Chief to hold meeting on scams, identity theft

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

City of East Tawakoni (ET) Police Chief Steven Prock will host a Community Safety Awareness Meeting on Thursday, January 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the council meeting room at ET City Hall. Prock explained that he will be providing important information about online, email and phone scams. He stated that topics will also include identity theft prevention, how to avoid being a target of scams, neighborhood watch programs and what to look for when reporting a crime (vehicle description, etc.).

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Sales tax rebates mixed throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $146,085.58 in state sales tax funds have been rebated to the four governmental entities (county and cities) in the first month of 2018, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

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