Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Volume XIV, Issue No. 50

Emory Weather

RISD seeks waiver for missed day

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains ISD trustees wasted little time during their regular meeting Tuesday evening, April 8, in approving a motion to seek a waiver from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the missed instruction days due to bad weather and/or water unavailability.

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Historical sites in county declared tax exempt

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

It was no news to the Rains County Appraisal District, but two sites in the county have been declared historic and may receive tax-exempt status from several taxing entities.

The commissioners court approved a motion during its regular meeting on Thursday, April 10, to recognize the National Farmers Union Monument in Point as a significent historical site and declared it exempt from county ad valorum taxes.

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Upper Sabine River Basin, including Lakes Fork and Tawakoni, meet TCEQ water quality

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

Two “good news” reports were presented last Wednesday, April 9, at a steering committee meeting hosted by the Sabine River Authority (SRA) at Best Western Plus Emory at Lake Fork.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department District (TWPD) Supervisor Kevin Storey of the Tyler office told attendees that presently, reports reflect that neither Lake Fork nor Lake Tawakoni are infiltrated with zebra mussels.

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State, US Highways slated for improvement

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

Last Tuesday, April 8, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Area Engineer Tammy Sims, Greenville Office/Paris District, visited Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe and brought Statewide Transportation Improvement Program information and a map. Some Rains County roads were included in the improvements to be made in the district in the future.

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