Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 42

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School set to lose $550K due to audit of appraisals

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Every year, RCAD (Rains County Appraisal District) determines the value of property in Rains County. After this is complete, the Texas Comptroller performs an audit. According to its website, www.comptroller.texas.gov, “The primary purpose of the PVS [Property Value Study] is to help ensure equitable distribution of state funding for public education. Government Code Section 403.302 requires the Comptroller’s office to conduct a study to determine the total taxable value of all property in each school district at least once every two years.

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Ballots set for May 6 elections

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

For those interested in running for open seats on the Rains ISD (Independent School District) board, Emory City Council and ET (East Tawakoni) City Council, the last day to register to appear on the May 6 ballot was Friday, February 17. Today, Tuesday, February 21, is the last day to register as a write-in candidate for all three entities.

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Friends turn business into “show” business

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

A&R Collision Repair and A&R Classic Restorations were the dreams of 1979 Rains High School graduate Alan Pound and 1980 graduate Ronnie McEnturff. Both attended the auto body program at Eastfield College in Mesquite.

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Board in favor of Innovation committee

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

The Rains Independent School District board met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 14. Board members Philip Alexander, Robert Burns, Paul Foley, Trey Hill and Denita Young were present at the meeting; members Heath Sisk and Bill Gleason were not in attendance.

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