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Robert Burge

March 31, 2021 Submitted 0

Robert Burge, 80, died at his home on March 31, 2021, surrounded by family and with his wife holding his hand. […]

Burnouts for “Bub”

March 30, 2021 Chuck Fitts 0

Friends, family and residents gather for a cornhole tournament and to show off trucks at Burnouts for Bub on Saturday, March 27, at the Rains County Fairgrounds. According to the event organizers, the truck meet and benefit for Jacob “Bub” Cooper saw over a thousand people come out for food, live music, raffles, live auction, cornhole tournament and more, as well as helping raise over $75,000. […]

Meet Brittany Phillips

March 30, 2021 Submitted 0

Brittany Phillips is a lifelong resident of Rains County and attended Rains ISD K-12. She is the daughter of Barbara B. Smith-Hunter, and father, Ricky Phillips and stepfather, Fred Hunter. LaTonna Lane and Troy and Gwendolyn Savage were strong influences in her earlier development. […]

Margaret Cagle makes a difference

March 30, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Although Margaret Cagle may not be remembered by future historians, she has definitely contributed to contemporary society in East Texas. As the manager of both the Rains County and Wood County Senior Meal Programs – under the auspices of the East Texas Council of Government (ETCOG) – she makes a huge difference to many older residents of the two counties. […]

Wildcats fish familiar waters

March 30, 2021 Chuck Fitts 0

Working around the submerged trees looking for bites, members of the Rains High School fishing team compete at the Texas High School Bass Association Tournament at Lake Tawakoni on Saturday, March 27. Fifteen teams from Rains competed in the tournament with top three teams place 16, 18 and 20. […]

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