Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Volume XVIII, Issue No. 4

Emory Weather

Card skimmers found in Emory, Rains County

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Friday, May 19, City of Emory Police Chief Tracy Rosson spoke with the Rains County Leader regarding the discovery of credit card “skimmers” found in gas pumps in Emory and Rains County. The website http://www.pcmag.com/ describes card skimmers as “essentially malicious card readers that grab the data off the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards.”

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CodeRED test slated for June 1

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Thursday, June 1, Rains County will be performing a test of the county’s emergency notification system, CodeRED. All residents are requested to visit the county’s website at http://www.co. rains.tx.us/ to register or update contact information as soon as possible.

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Board appoints Potts to fill unexpired term

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District (ISD) School Board held a special meeting on Monday night, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building. The lone item on the agenda included choosing an individual to fill the vacancy to be left by board member Trey Hill.

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Council votes to remove speed bumps

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

All council members were present at the regular Emory City Council meeting held on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Emory City Hall. Mayor Blake Cooper presided over the meeting.

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Construction of tornado shelter closer to startup

It was standing room only at the regular meeting of the East Tawakoni (ET) City Council held on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. at ET City Hall. All council members were present except James Lee. Mayor Johnnie LaPrade presided over the meeting.

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