Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – Volume XIX, Issue No. 12

Emory Weather

Trustees name Jennifer Johnson lone finalist

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Jennifer Johnson was named the lone finalist for Rains Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent at the regular school board meeting held on Tuesday, July 10. In June, current superintendent John Rouse announced that he would be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

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YTD totals higher throughout county

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Over $1M in state sales tax funds have been rebated to local governmental entities in 2018, according to year-to-date statistics released by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week.

Allocations to the four governmental entities (county and cities) for the month of July totaled $169,186.26.

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Sheriff: Lack of mental health services a concern

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

Rains County Sheriff David Traylor spoke concerning access to mental health services during the Rains County Commissioners Court meeting held on Thursday, July 12. The commissioners court agenda included an item regarding whether to approve the county’s interlocal agreement with the Andrews Center for fiscal year 2019.

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City council set to keep current tax rate

By LAUREN WITHROW
Rains County Leader staff

A special meeting was held on Tuesday, July 10, by the Emory City Council in order to hold a budget workshop.

Angie Allen, City of Emory Director of Finance, spoke to the council regarding the proposed budgets for both the city’s general fund and the water & sewer fund.

Read the full story on page 1 of the Rains County Leader.