Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 4

Emory Weather

Last day of school changed to May 30

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Monday, May 21, Rains Independent School District (ISD) sent the following press release to district staff and to the Rains County Leader:

“To Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Staff:

“Out of an abundance of caution, with a holiday weekend upon us and the need to plan the final week of school, Rains ISD has determined it to be in the best interest of the students, staff and parents to make Wednesday, May 30th, the final day of school for students.

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Council approves request for child safety funds

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Emory City Council voted unanimously to allow the Rains Independent School District (ISD) to receive $40,000 from the Child Safety Fund. Mayor Trey Hill explained at the regular council meeting, held on Tuesday, May 15, at Emory City Hall, that monies in the Rains County Child Safety Fund come from part of registered vehicle fees in the county. Child safety funds were created to provide cities the ability to pay for crossing guards in school zones, acccording to Hill, but that is not something needed for Rains ISD, so the school district is able to utilize the funds for other safety and security measures.

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Alba couple killed in Saturday car crash

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Saturday, May 19, Alba residents Justin and Tabbatha Collier, of Alba, along with their two children, a six-year-old male and three-year-old female, were involved in a two-vehicle accident. Neither Justin nor Tabbatha survived.

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New rules regarding above-ground pools in city

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The East Tawakoni (ET) City Council voted unanimously to require all owners of above-ground pools which utilize a ladder for pool access, to remove the ladder when not in use, or to lock the ladder if it has that capability, “to prevent uncontrolled access.” Councilman Chris Roberts suggested that pools also be covered when not in use to also prevent uncontrolled access.

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