Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – Volume XIV, Issue No. 51

Emory Weather

CERTZ grant grows to $179K for county

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Paris District Area Engineer Tammy Sims recently released Rains County’s total eligible County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone (CERTZ) grant award at $179,652.00, up compared to the $141,000.00 originally designated.

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Call before you dig ...

...even applies to individual property owners

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Emory City Council passed a resolution recognizing the month of April as National Safe Digging Month at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 15.

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Refinancing bonds considered

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

Last Thursday morning, April 17, at a special meeting, the East Tawakoni City Council heard two options to refinance and save money paid on bonds by Senior VPs Steve Perry and Craig Cunningham of Wells Nelson & Associates, LLP (WNA) of Dallas: 1) Pay higher payments on existing bonds on the front end, but save over $191,000 in the long-run, or 2) Keep the payments about the same as now, to increase later, and reduce the debt by approximately $97,000.

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