Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 50

Emory Weather

$317,250 paves way for road improvements

By DEBORAH M WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

Commissioners approved line-item transfers on Thursday, April 11, during the Rains County Commissioners Court meeting, providing additional funding for county road improvements. Commissioner Mike Willis presided in the Rains County Courthouse Courtroom in the absence of Judge Wayne Wolfe, and a quorum was reached with the attendance of Commissioners Mike Godwin and Joe Humphrey.

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Council members revisit building permits

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

The Point City Council met in regular session in the council chamber of Point City Hall on Tuesday night, April 9. The city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, was cancelled due to lack of quorum. Among the items for discussion and/or action were permits and a proposal to build a tiny home village/community.

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Early voting set to begin Monday, April 22

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Early voting is set to begin for East Tawakoni City Council and Rains Independent School District Board of Trustees positions Monday morning, April 22. The City of Emory canceled its election with all positions declared elected.

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County entities see increase in rebates

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $705.3 million in local sales tax allocations for April, an 8.4 percent increase over what was distributed in April 2018. These allocations are based on the sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly.

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