Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 7

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Trustees recognize Lady Cat softball team

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District’s board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday night, June 11, in the board room of the RISD administration building. The trustees began the meeting by welcoming the Rains High School Lady Cat softball team and congratulating it on its historical state championship season.

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City’s new website introduced at council meeting

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

The Point City Council met in regular session on Tuesday evening, June 11, in the council chambers of Point City Hall. Highlighting the evening’s meeting was a presentation of the city’s new website.

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Concrete beats plastic for culvert replacement

By DEBORAH M WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

During the June 13 Rains County [RC] Commissioners Court meeting, county commissioners disputed the best approach to repair a bridge, but agreed on the importance of building something that will last. Judge Wayne Wolfe presided at the meeting in the RC Courthouse, with all commissioners present.

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Allocations up for all entities

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $782.1 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 10.1 percent more than in June 2018. Those allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. For Rains County and the cities within, the allotments represent an increase over the allotments from June of last year.

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