The New Year brings new laws

Bring on the New Year, and a few more laws and regulations…. Tanning: Texas HB 1310 became effective January 1. This law prohibits anyone under the age of 16.5  from using a tanning facility.  It also requires a parent or legal guardian to sign a consent form in the presence of tanning device operator and remain […]

Road construction around Eastland Hospital

Where will KING KONG be this week? 1. North College(Hwy. 3101) from Main Street to the Railroad 2. Old Bankhead Highway Behind Goodwill/Hardin’s BBQ 3. Daugherty St. from Commerce to Plummer Darnell and Dickson will continue to test and disinfect the mains on College St.(Hwy 3101).  Crews will continue work on the Old Bankhead Hwy. […]

Wrapping up the year with a Blue Moon

We know from the way the phrase “once in a blue moon” is used, that it must be something rare, and depending on the definition, it is either rare or very rare.   The typical definition of a blue moon is the 2nd full moon in one month.  This is what is happening tonight.  Then […]

Water Bill Collection a Scam

According to Police Chief, Cecil Funderburgh, some Eastland residents have been receiving telephone calls from someone pretending to represent the City of Eastland, and trying to collect water bills. The callers are using a method known as “number spoofing”, where your caller ID shows that the call is coming from a number other than the […]

January 1 Deadline for “Fire Safe” Cigarettes

AUSTIN – As of January 1, 2010, all cigarettes sold in Texas must be certified fire standard compliant (FSC). All FSC cigarettes will be marked near the Universal Product Code (UPC) with the letters FSC. Any manufacturer, wholesaler/distributor, or retailer who knowingly sells or offers for sale non-FSC cigarettes may be subject to a fine […]

City Awards Water Tower, Historic District, Fire Protection

As the culmination of two years’ research by the Eastland City Commission, staff and consultants on the most cost effective alternatives to improve the city water system, in action taken Monday night, the City Commission awarded the bid to build a new water tower to Kentucky based Phoenix Fabrication. The $1.1 million dollar project is […]

Christmas decoration vandals caught by Eastland PD

According to Eastland Police Chief, Cecil Funderburgh, one juvenile and three adults have been identified in the destruction of inflatable Christmas decorations in the Crestwood area in the west side of Eastland. Police are in the process of taking statements and filing appropriate charges for criminal mischief. The information came to the Police Dept. via […]

Pictures of the Snow

Christmas Eve in the area started out with some snow flurries and the anticipation of many to see their first white Christmas in Texas. Then it built up to some serious snow causing accidents and traffic nightmares on I-20 at the most traveled time of the year. I-20 was impassable much of Christmas Eve due […]

Vandals Damage Christmas Decorations

Eastland - Someone is cutting inflatable Christmas decorations on West side of town – Reward offered There have been three reports of inflatable Christmas decorations being damaged or destroyed by cutting or slashing them. The reports received at this time are all on the west side of Eastland in the Crestwood area. Anyone having information […]

Holiday Traffic Alert for I-20

Eastland Co. – Interstate 20 EB reduced to one lane Alternate routes are encouraged WHERE: Eastbound Interstate 20 near Ranger Hill in north Eastland County WHEN: Through the holiday season WHAT: Eastbound I-20 motorists will be reduced to one lane from State Highway 16 to the Erath County line (near Ranger Hill) for construction. Westbound […]

IESI Holiday Schedule for Eastland

IESI and the City of Eastland are informing the public of changes to the Christmas and New Years week garbage pickup schedules. In order for IESI employees to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays, Eastland customers whose garbage is normally picked up on Fridays will be rescheduled to Saturdays only on December 26 and […]

iSanta – Santa Meets The Information Age

Remember when you used to write a letter to Santa, then send it off in the mail never knowing if Santa received it or not?   Remember how the only way to make contact with Santa was to stand in line at the local department store?   Well no longer is that the case.  Santa has all […]

Norm Logan Benefit T-Shirts on Sale Now!

The Eastland Middle School Cheerleaders, along with C and H Monograms are sponsoring a shirt fundraiser to benefit Mr. Norman Logan. Mr. Logan is the Eastland High School art teacher, and is a fabulous member of the Eastland community. He spends numerous, un-selfish hours donating his time to school projects, community service organizations, and various […]

Eastland King Kong Update for December 21-24

Where will KING KONG be this week? 1. North College from Main Street to the Railroad 2. Old Bankhead Highway Behind Goodwill/Hardin’s BBQ 3. South Seaman from Sadosa to McWood Construction crews from Darnell and Dickson Construction continue to work on North College Street (Hwy. 3101) with testing and disinfecting of the main water lines.  There […]