Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 45

Emory Weather

Board hears request to make fields available

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District’s board of trustees met for its regular March meeting on Tuesday night, March 5, in the board room of the RISD administration building. The meeting was moved to Tuesday night due to the school district’s closing for Spring Break this week. During the meeting, the board heard a request from a local resident during open forum to consider making the new softball/baseball fields available for local youth teams in the event of inclement weather.

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Emory, County see increase in rebates

By DEBORAH WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $711.7 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 6.1 percent more than in March 2018.

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Former Congressman Ralph Hall passes

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Former long-time Congressman Ralph Hall passed away Thursday, March 7, in his home in Rockwall.

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Local post celebrates organization’s 100 years of service

By DEBORAH WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

American Legion Post 156 in Emory, along with over two million members in more than 13,000 posts worldwide, is celebrating 100 years of service. Post Commander Gary Thomas shared that local post 156 was formed in 2004 and currently has 55 members. “I am very proud to be a member of the American Legion. It is war-time service veterans who help veterans, the local community, and are active in state and national government concerning veteran affairs. Post 156 contributes to each of these areas, but the greatest joy is the comradeship with our members. Together we have fun and continue to serve,” Thomas stated.

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