Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Volume XX, Issue No. 2

Emory Weather

Heavy rains flood court discussions

By DEBORAH M WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

There’s an old saying, “Come to Rains County where it rains when it wants to.” Despite the bad grammar, that saying seems to have merit.

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Entities see increase in rebates

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $867.7 million in local sales tax allocations for May, an 0.7-percent increase over what was distributed in May 2018.

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Protest deadline approaches

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

There’s no need to panic, property owners of Rains County. There’s still plenty of time to protest actions concerning your property tax appraisal with the Rains County Appraisal District. The Leader confirmed with Chief Appraiser Sherry McCall that the deadline to file a protest is Friday, May 31, despite the PROPERTY APPRAISAL - NOTICE OF PROTEST form mailed to property owners which states, “The typical deadline for filing a notice of protest is midnight, May 15.” Surrounding counties may have different deadline dates.

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