Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 51

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Audit, permits, appraisal district highlight meeting

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

The Emory City Council met in regular session in the council chamber of Emory City Hall on Tuesday, April 16. Among the items for discussion and/or action were approving the 2018 audit presented by Tommy Nelson.

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Festival honoring Emory Rains set for May 2-4

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

Founder’s Day is a celebration of the past, present and future of Rains County and commemorates the life of patriarch Emory Rains. It’s a festival of music, food, vendors, family and friends shared by Rains Countyites and is open for everyone to relish.

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Internet on hold, water project awarded

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

The East Tawakoni City Council met in regular session in the council chamber of East Tawakoni City Hall on Tuesday, April 16. The council considered an action to renew and enter into a Water Tower Use Agreement with SkyWave broadband internet. SkyWave offered a five-year contract and free services for city entities such as the volunteer fire department.

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Fundraising proceeds benefit department and county

By LACIE PIERCE
Rains County Leader staff

Once a year, on Founder’s Day, the savory smell of seasoned, smoked chicken permeates the grounds of the Emory Volunteer Fire Station. The Chicken Roast Fundraiser is responsible for the inviting aroma as well as raising funds for equipment essential to the fire department and updates/repairs to the establishment.

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