Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 51

Emory Weather

Rains County gives aid in search

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Sunday, April 23, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Game Wardens began a search for Thomas Lee Richardson, 72, of Van Zandt County. Richardson is listed as being a white male, approximately 5'8", thin with long hair and a long beard. It has been reported that Richardson may suffer from dementia.

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


Emory DMV switches to reservations

Changes have come to the Emory DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) location. As of Wednesday, April 12, according to DPS (Department of Public Safety) Trooper Nick Moore who works in Rains and Wood counties, driver’s tests are no longer granted on a first come-first serve basis, by waiting in line the same day. Those wanting to take driver’s test must now send an email to 1A_EmoryTest@dps.texas.gov, and a DMV official will review the schedule and provide the applicant with a date and time for their driver’s test.

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


Police department receives gift from Holiday Hills

All council members were present at the regular East Tawakoni City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. at ET City Hall. Mayor Johnnie LaPrade presided over the meeting.

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


Early voting open until Tues., May 2

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Yesterday, Monday, April 24, was the first day for early voting for the cities of East Tawakoni (ET) and Emory. ET City Hall and Emory City Hall were open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (regular business hours) for voting.

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


Council approves P&Z recommendation

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Emory City Council members and City of Emory Mayor Blake Cooper tackled several issues at the regular meeting held on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Emory City Hall. All council members were present at the meeting.

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