Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – Volume XVI, Issue No. 18

Emory Weather

Revisiting Katrina 10 years later

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

It wasn’t Hurricane Katrina’s howling winds, blinding rain or filthy floods that impacted Rains County on September 3, 2005. It was the 185 broken and bedraggled evacuees from New Orleans who straggled in to the fairgrounds, the junior high gym and ultimately the Christian Camp of the Living Word (CCLW) on CR 1490. They left their marks.

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$1,464,200 budget presented at public hearing

By BONNIE BURCH
Rains County Leader staff

During a public hearing held at the East Tawakoni Civic Center on Tuesday, August 25, a proposed 2016 budget in the amount of $1,464,200 was presented.

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Ratcliffe visits Rains County after first months in office

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

On a quiet blustery day, in a casual suit and a white shirt sans tie, the unassuming U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe visited the county courthouse in Emory on Thursday, August 20. Ratcliffe represents the 4th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Rains County.

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Bids for road work still in question

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The regular meeting of the Rains County Commissioners Court was held on Thursday, August 27, at the Rains County Courthouse. Missing from the meeting were County Judge Wayne Wolfe and Commissioner Mike Willis. According to Patsy Marshall who conducted the meeting in Wolfe’s absence, both were “attending to county business.”

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Grants available for local business signs

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

With President Alice Wenzel at the helm, the Point Economic Development Corporation (EDC) met for its August meeting on Thursday, August 27. The EDC is now located in the same area of the building that houses Ophelia Moon and Alice Wenzel Insurance, both owned by Alice Wenzel.

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