Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 29

Emory Weather

New grader, facility dominates discussions

By DEBORAH WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Thursday, November 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rains County Courthouse. The meeting was presided over by Rains County Judge Wayne Wolfe with Commissioners Mike Willis, Joe Humphrey and Mike Godwin attending. Commissioner Patsy Marshall was absent.

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County, cities see increase in allotments

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced he was sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $817 million in local sales tax allocations for November. The figure is a 5.4-percent increase over the November 2017 allocations.

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Voters cast ballots in local, state, national races

By TREY HILL
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County voters went to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, to cast their votes on local, state and national offices. In local races, voters in Point cast their votes for mayor and three council positions and residents in the Miller Grove ISD had the opportunity to cast their votes on candidates to fill three positions on that school board.

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Heavy rains unearth faulty home construction

By DEBORAH WALKER
Rains County Leader staff

Recent record-breaking rainfall has exposed poor construction issues in many North Texas homes. Water leaks through roofs, walls and windows have been the result of poor construction performed by unqualified homebuilders, contractors and subcontractors. In part that happens because Texas does not require contractors or homebuilders to be licensed or certified. According to homeadvisor.com, only specialty contractors, including HVAC, fire sprinkler systems, plumbing, and well drilling/pump installation specialists, need to be licensed in Texas.

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