Eastland City Commission Board Notes

City Receives ‘Clean’ 2009 Audit, Cancels Election, Discuss Hotel Motel Tax Ordinance Changes The Eastland City Commission was presented Monday night with what a representative of Davis, Kinard & Co., P.C. called a ‘clean’ audit opinion for the year 2009. Lori Herrick made the presentation as part of the regular agenda during the commissions’ regular […]

County Clerk Recount Complete

County Clerk Recount Complete

Last Monday, Cecil Funderburgh filed a petition for a recount of the County Clerk Ballots.  Yesterday the Sean Schaeffer, Republican chair, and his appointed committee started the manual recount.  At the end of the day the results had not changed from election night.  Cecil Funderburgh had 1284 votes and Cathy Jentho received 1305. On the […]

Eastland City Pool 2010 Season

Eastland City Pool 2010 Season

Opening Day/Splash Day is Friday, May 28 Free Splash Day admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available at City Hall beginning May 26th. Splash Day will have three sessions. Splash Day Session 1 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Splash Day Session 2 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Splash Day Session 3 6 […]

Time To Spring Forward Again

Time To Spring Forward Again

At 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, we lose an hour of sleep due to Daylight Savings Time. DST is touted as a way to save energy and offer more daylight hours for outdoor activities. It’s a time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Studies say that it will take several days for […]

King Kong To Move Directly to Park Hill Area

King Kong To Move Directly to Park Hill Area

Beginning Monday, March 15, crews will begin work on installing the twelve inch water main from the City Park down Neblett Street to Plummer and ending at Daugherty. This is opposite from the original plan to begin at Daugherty and go west toward Park Hill. Crews will be testing the new six inch water main […]

Bill Arlt Retires From Bryans Computers

Bill Arlt Retires From Bryans Computers

Bill Arlt shown at his retirement reception at Bryans Computers in Eastland. Bill, with wife Lana, received an award from Bryan Jackson for his many years of contributions to not only Bryans, but to the many customers throughout the Eastland and surrounding area. Bill went to work for Bryan & Russ Verner in the later […]

Fatal Accident On I-20

According to Senior Trooper Sparky Dean, one person was killed and two were injured in a two-vehicle crash occurring Monday at 11:04 a.m.  The crash was located on Interstate 20, 0.4 miles east of mile marker 347 in Eastland County.  Russell Lawrence Geiger, 54, from McKinney was pronounced dead at Eastland Memorial Hospital.   Anita Kay […]

Eastland Grand Jury Returns 37 Indictments

After convening on March 9, 2009 in the Eastland County Courthouse, an Eastland County Grand Jury of twelve citizens returned 37 indictments and one no bill.  One persons were indicted for Driving While Intoxicated – With Child Passenger, eight persons were indicted for burglary offenses, two for theft related offenses, three persons for sexual assault […]

Candidate Requests Recount

Eastland –  Monday, March 7, Cecil Funderburgh filed a petition for a recount of the County Clerk ballots.  The petition was filed with the Eastland County Republican Chair, Sean Schaefer.  Mr. Schaefer will appoint four people to serve on the recount committee.  The request was for a manual recount rather than an electronic count.   Election […]

McGough Receives 99 Year Sentence

A conviction of Michael Jarrod McGough of Cisco for the offense of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child, came with the maximum sentence of 99 years from an Eastland County Jury. This past week, in the 91st District Court, with Judge Steven R. Herod presiding, the 32 year old defendant was on trial for […]

King Kong Project Progressing Through City

King Kong Project  Progressing Through City

EASTLAND – Progress continues with the King Kong Project on West Valley moving towards Dixie Street with crews taking advantage of the warm weather and putting in extra hours to try to get back on schedule. Additional crews continue with tie-ins along South Seaman, North College , aka Hwy. 3101, and at the intersection of […]

Friday AM – IH20 EB will be closed.Traffic will be routed through Eastland for about two hours.

Advisory Message has been issued by the Eastland Police Department. Thursday March 4, 2010 20:00 PM CST Friday AM – IH20 EB will be closed.Traffic will be routed through Eastland for about two hours. On Friday morning, 3/5/10, the eastbound lanes of IH20 will be closed for accident reconstruction investigation. Traffic will be diverted through […]

King Kong Changes Eastland Skyline

King Kong Changes Eastland Skyline

After two years of studies, head scratching and consultations, the City of Eastland took a big step towards improving the city water system back in December 2009 when they approved the construction of a brand new water storage tower atop Park Hill. The $1.1 million dollar project was awarded to Kentucky based Phoenix Fabricators and […]

March 2nd Election Results

March 2nd Election Results

EASTLAND COUNTY LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS: First, I want to thank the Eastland Volunteer Fire Department who volunteer their time to set up the election board on the square and record for the public the latest election counts as they happen. It’s a valued service to our local community. – Julie Elrod County Clerk Cathy Jentho […]