Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 25

Emory Weather

Early voting begins Monday

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, Rains County residents can begin casting their ballots at the Rains County Courthouse Annex located at 220 West Quitman Street in Emory in the Texas midterm elections.

Registered voters in the county will be able to vote for county commissioners if they live in precincts 2 or 4.

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


Commissioners vote to cap paid sick time accrual

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Employees of Rains County will only be allowed to accrue up to 480 hours of paid sick time after Rains County Commissioners voted to cap the sick time at that amount at the regular commissioners court meeting held on Thursday, October 11, at the Rains County Courthouse.

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


Johnson signs contract to become next superintendent

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District (ISD) School Board officially signed its contract with Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Jennifer Johnson at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, October 9, at the administration building. Board members Philip Alexander, Denita Young, Brennan Potts, Heath Sisk, Paul Foley and Robert Burns were in attendance at the meeting along with Rains ISD Superintendent John Rouse.

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


Rebates increase throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1.6M in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2018, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

Allocations to the four governmental entities (county and cities) for the month of October totaled $164,273.71.

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