Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 37

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Elections to be held for Emory, ET, ISD

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On Wednesday, January 18, residents of Emory, East Tawakoni and those served by Rains Independent School District, can register to be on each entity’s May ballot.

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District receives unmodified opinion for annual audit

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

All Rains Independent School District School Board members were present at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the administration building. Superintendent John Rouse announced that a proclamation was signed by Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe, declaring the month of January to be School Board Appreciation Month in the county.

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Rebates increase for most of cities, county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $155,334.93 in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities (county and cities) this month, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

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ESD, historical commission appointments approved

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

All commissioners were present at the Rains County Commissioners Court meeting along with Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe, who presided over the regular meeting held on Thursday, January 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse. County auditor Kristi Ratliff was also in attendance.

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Board to pay off debt with property sale monies

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains County Emergency District #1 Board (ESD) met for its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Emory Volunteer Fire Department station. Board members present included President Ken Player, Treasurer Kevin Douglas, Wesley Rawle and Roy Franklin. Scott Hooten was not in attendance.

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