Saturday, May 10, 2014
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p

Welcome to Emory, Texas

Emory is the County seat of Rains County, the fourth smallest County in Texas! According to the 2010 Census, our City population is 1,239.

2014 Rains County Founders Day

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, May 2, 2014
6pm - 8pm                Savor the Flavor                                                Emory City Center

Saturday, May 3, 2014
7am - 9:30am            Lions Club Pancake Breakfast                               Emory Fire Dept.
7:30am - 9am            5K Walk - "Bling on the Cure"                              Rains Co. Courthouse
8am                          Kid's Fishing Derby                                             Sandy Creek @ City Park
8am - 4pm                 Vendor Booths                                                   Rains Co. Courthouse Parking Lot
9am - 3pm                 Piecemaker Quilt Show                                       Emory Baptist Church
9am                          Bike Decorating contest                                      Emory City Center
9am - 1pm                 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament                            City Park  
9:30am - 2:30pm        Carter Blood Care Blood Drive                            North Street / Downtown
9:30am - 2:30pm        Hunt Memorial Mobile Mammogram                    North Street / Downtown
9:30am - 2:30pm        Hunt Memorial Wellness Screening                     Courthouse
10am - 2pm               Heritage Park Tours                                          Heritage Park
ALL DAY                    Magician                                                          Traveling to all Venues
ALL DAY                    Emory Methodist Garage Sale                             EUM Church
ALL DAY                    Emory Baptist Youth Plant Sale                           EBC Lawn
10am                        Founders Day Parade                                         Downtown
10:30am - 11:30am    Championship Round fishing Tourny.                   Sandy Creek / City Park
10:30am - 12pm        "Pioneer African American Families in Rains Co.    A.C. McMillan Museum
10:30am - 3pm           "Forever Ford" Car Show                                   Rains Co. Courthouse
11am - 1pm                Chicken Roast Dinner                                       Fire Station on North Street
11:30am                     42 Tournament                                                Rose Community Center
12:30pm                     1st Annual Dog House Race                              Emory Baptist Parking Lot

City Holiday

All City offices will be CLOSED on Friday, May 3, 2014 in observance of Good Friday!

Utility Rate Schedule
Effective March 15, 2014

The City of Emory is pleased to announce you can now make debit / credit card payments ONLINE for your utility bills and municipal court fines.

Emory Business Park - click here to view map

Community Activities

Community activities include Eagle Fest, an annual event each January featuring guided bus and barge tours to Lake fork to spot eagles, programs with distinguished speakers, and live bird demonstrations.
Rains County Founders Day Festival is held on the first Saturday in May as a community celebration of the heritage of Rains County.
Mid-September is the Rains County Fair, a week-long old fashioned county fair including Classics Round the Square a Classic Car Show around the square on the last Saturday of the county fair. 
The Annual Hometown Hero's Motorcycle Fun Run & Barbeque is held in October. This is a  fundraiser sponsored by the Rains County Area Law Enforcement Association & Blue Knights Chapter VIII to benefit county-wide emergency first responders.
"Trunk or Treat" is held October 31st, around the Rains County Courthouse Parking Lot. Businesses, Organizations & Individuals are invited to gather around the Courthouse to pass out candy & treats from the trunk of their vehicles. 
The first Saturday in December will be our annual Christmas on Square featuring vendors for early holiday shopping, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at 6pm. A Christmas parade followed by the Tree Lighting in our City Park!

For more information on events, call the City of Emory at 903-473-2465.
Water Restriction Guide
STAGE III Severe / Mandatory Restrictions

(a) Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only. The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.

(b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.

(c) The use of water for consumption purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.

(d) Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

(e) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

(f) The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:

    1) Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
    2) Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
    3) Use of water for dust control;
    4) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
    5) Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

Click here to view the Water Restriction Guide
Contact Information
City Hall
Phone: 903-473-2465
Fax:     903-473-2110

Municipal Court
Phone: 903-474-9003
Adopted Budget FY 2014
Click Here to view Adopted Budget FY2014