Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 33

Emory Weather

ATS on shaky ground with commissioners

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

A review of a Kaufman County contract with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the company proposing stop-arm cameras on school buses and unmanned radar cars for school zones, had the Rains County Commissioners Court on shaky ground Thursday, December 11, in contracting with the company.

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


City council meets in regular session

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The regular monthly meeting of the Point City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 9, began with several items on the agenda, including the presentation and discussion of the city’s departmental and financial reports, placing Angelia Good as Interim City Secretary and discussing acceptance of a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TCDBG) for a Planning and Capacity Building grant.

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Second school bus purchase approved

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

An approval by school trustees Tuesday evening, December 9, to amend Rains ISD’s FY 2014/2015 budget will add another new school bus to the district’s fleet of vehicles.

The motion, approved on a 5-2 split vote, approved the purchase of a second new bus this fiscal year. When approved in August, the budget included only one new bus to be purchased; however, board members stressed a desire to consider purchasing a second bus after the student average daily attendance was reported on “Snap-Shot Day” in October.

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$1.58M rebated to local entities in 2014

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1,580,080.00 in state sales tax funds were rebated to local governmental entities during 2014, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs last week.

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