Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Volume XV, Issue No. 47

Emory Weather

Wedeking takes on new position

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Wedeking will make a lateral move into the position of Emergency Management /Environmental Management Coordinator on April 1, after the court voted unanimously to employ Wedeking in the position at the regular Rains County Commissioners Court meeting on Thursday, March 26. Harold Carr will retire as Coordinator on March 31.

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A time for singing, storytelling

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Saturday, March 28, brought two great performers to the Cotton Pickin’ Theatre in Point. Presented by the Friends of the Rains County Public Library and partially funded by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), the night included performances by singer Kimberly Perales and storyteller Gwen Caldwell. The night was part of the 4th annual Nancy Shelby Sanders Humanities Lecture Series.

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Couch found guilty of murder

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The guilt and fate of Brandon Paul Couch was decided on Thursday, March 26. Couch was accused and charged with the killing of his grandmother, which occurred on November 14, 2012. He led law enforcement on an hours-long chase before his eventual capture. Couch’s grandmother, Mattie Couch, was 78 years old when she was killed. Couch was 33 at the time of the murder.

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Semi-pro team makes Wildcat Stadium its new home

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Driving past Rains ISD schools last Saturday, March 28, it was unusual to see bright lights flooding the football stadium and players in position on the field in the springtime. The North Texas Longhorns semi-pro football team’s home stadium is the Rains Wildcat Stadium in Emory.

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