Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 42

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Primary early voting begins today

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Registered Rains County voters can head to the polls for early voting today! All early voting in the county is done at the Rains County Courthouse Annex in Emory during regular business hours.

During a primary election, voters can choose to vote in either the Democrat or Republican primaries. Anyone who signed a petition to enable a local candidate (who are all registered Republican) to have their name appear on the primary ballot in lieu of paying a $750 fee, must vote in the Republican primary election.

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


Celebrating Black History: American History

The Prairie Grove Missionary Baptist Church will present its annual Black History program on Saturday, February 24, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Best Western in Emory. This year’s national theme is African Americans in Times of War. Attendees should wear red, white and blue attire or military dress uniform.

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Council allows temporary RV residence to couple

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

It was a short meeting for the Point City Council, which met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:45 p.m. at Point City Hall. All council members were present except Mayor Pro Tem John Ellsworth.

The first item of business was to review the consent agenda which included financial and departmental reports.

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Get to know your party’s candidates

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

“Being adequately informed is a democratic duty, just as the vote is a democratic right. A misinformed electorate, voting without knowledge, is not a true democracy.” Jay Griffiths

In this week’s edition of the newspaper, the Rains County Leader staff has compiled questionnaire responses from numerous candidates who appear on the March primary ballot for Rains County voters.

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Summer “book mobile” planned for students

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Last year, Rains Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent John Rouse introduced a new focus to educators in the district. The new focus shifted the district from teaching to the state’s STAAR test to focusing on improving each student’s reading using Lexile scores.

The shift in focus has continued through the current school year.

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