October 26, 2021
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Rains schools to re-open Thursday after being closed since March

August 11, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Rains ISD will open its doors for the first time since March with students returning to classrooms on Thursday, August 13. To ensure the safety of students and staff, the district has created a Return to School Guidance 2020-2021 document that outlines COVID-19 prevention and mitigation efforts in preparation for opening and the Fall 2020 semester. […]

Health officials offer tips during health crisis

March 24, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Information regarding COVID-19 is flowing at a rapid pace and the outbreak continues to evolve. Northeast Texas (NET) Health Preparedness Director Russell Hopkins met with representatives from the cities, county, EDCs, emergency services and business owners to discuss the coronavirus, its impact on the population and preventative measures. […]

The best of times

March 24, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

I do a lot of thinking while I prune in the vineyard. There’s a lot weighing heavily on my mind lately and thoughts flow freely while little birds chirp, hawks cry and tree limbs rustle in the wind. […]

A plant-based diet

January 21, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Meal planning has changed with the plant-based diet my husband and I are adopting. In the past, I created a grocery list after deciding which meat product would be the star of each dinner. Then I’d make sure to add potatoes, onions and seasonal produce, augmented with a few bags of frozen vegetables. […]

Early voting is underway

October 22, 2019 Deborah Walker 0

Early voting for the November 5 General Election began yesterday, October 21, at the Rains County Courthouse Annex on Quitman St. in Emory. Voting times are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Thursdays. On Thursdays, October 24 and 31, voting will begin at 7:00 a.m. and run through 7:00 p.m. Early voting ends on Friday, November 1. […]

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