Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Volume XV, Issue No. 17

Emory Weather

Street project underway

Council members given update on projects throughout the city

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Evidence of the 2014 street project is appearing on five Emory streets, and City Administrator Mike Dunn gave the city council an update on that project and others to conclude the regular council meeting Tuesday evening, August 19.

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


Budget, tax rate hearings on agenda

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Commissioners Court will hold public hearings on the proposed FY 2014/2015 budget and tax rate during its regular meeting on Thursday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. in the Rains County Courthouse Courtroom.

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Local legend passes

Rains County icon Howard Garrett leaves behind a wealth of memories for county residents. He died last Sunday.

The Garrett family landed in this area 150 years ago, so Howard was born and raised in Rains County.

Howard was widely known in the area as a champion of individual farmers, encouraging the idea of self-sufficient living. He had a vision of folks growing their own fruits, vegetables and meat, sharing over-abundance with those in need and selling fruits of their labor at the local Farmer’s Market.

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


Slate set for November city council election

By CAROLYN HILL
Rains County Leader staff

With the filing deadline August 18, the slate is set for the Point City Council election on November 4.

The office of mayor and three council seats will be determined.

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