Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 50

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Loss of trustees could slow pace of road repair

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Road & Bridge (R&B) Administrator Ronnie Morgan gave his bi-weekly report to the Rains County Commissioners Court at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse.

While speaking with commissioners and Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe, who presided over the meeting, Morgan was asked if trustees from the county jail were still assisting his crews with various road work and repairs.

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City to seek TDA matching grant for road repairs

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The City of Point will be applying for a Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) grant of approximately $275,000 to aid in repairs of city roads. The Point City Council discussed the grant at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, April 10, at 6:45 p.m. at Point City Hall.

Angelia Good, Point City Secretary explained to Mayor Johnny Northcutt, who presided over the meeting, and to the council members present, that Charles Edwards, owner and consultant for Resource Management & Consulting Co., the city’s grant consultant, requested council members discuss which roads were most in need of repair.

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Fannon Garrett dies at 97

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Pillar of the Rains County community, Fannon Garrett, was recently described by his granddaughter LaFeyshia Meador as “quiet, but a big man in personality.” On Thursday, April 12, Mr. Garrett died at the Rehab & Wellness Center of Dallas.

Born in Rains County on November 28, 1920, Garrett, enjoyed school and was educated up to the eighth grade in the Sand Flats area.

Garrett worked hard after receiving his education, but at the age of 21, his life would take a completely different turn when World War II broke out on September 1, 1939.

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April tax rebates drop for county, cities

Over $566,349.40 in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2018, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

Allocations to the four governmental entities (county and cities) for the month of April totaled $118,441.83.

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