Weather Already Causing Problems

With the start of the rain comes the hazard of slick road conditions.  Showers and isolated thunderstorms are in the forcast for the evening with rain or freezing rain likely after midnight. Ice accumulation of less than one tenth of an inch on elevated surfaces. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 […]

Eastland Offers Utility Bill Averaging

“The City of Eastland is once again offering the free opportunity for its citizens to level out the peaks and valleys that come with paying their utility bills”, said Leslie Zander, Eastland’s Director of Finance. “Beginning now through the end of February, residential customers may apply to enroll in the Average Monthly Payment program (AMP). […]

March Primaries Heat Up

March 2, is the date for the Texas primary elections.  Ballots are being printed and proofed, and candidates are shaking hands and kissing babies.. or maybe they’re just putting out yard signs and getting familiar with Facebook.  Either way, we have several contested races in Eastland Co.,  all in the Republican primary. The County Clerk […]

DWI Defendent Sentenced to Prison for Ten Years

John Robert Wheeler, 38, formerly of Albany, Texas, is now an inmate awaiting transfer to state prison to serve a (10) ten year sentence for the felony offense of Driving While Intoxicated, Third Offense or More. Wheeler was apprehended on January 10, 2009 by the Rising Star Police Chief and a DPS Trooper after Eastland […]

Dean Smith to speak at Eastland Rotary Club

Speaker for the Rotary Club program on January 28, 2010 will be Dean Smith a famous Olympic athletic, Hollywood stuntman, Actor, Horse trainer and Humanitarian.  In 2009 he was inducted into the Ft. Worth National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame. The public is invited but you need to call Saul Pullman 254-629-8058 to […]

Judge Ronald (Ronnie) White Announces for Re-election

Judge Ronald (Ronnie) White Announces for re-election for Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Eastland County, Texas. It’s time for the 2010 elections! And, yes, I am, once again, asking for your vote and support to re-elect me as your Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1 of Eastland County. I have enjoyed serving the people […]

Cecil Funderburgh running for County Clerk of Eastland County

Hi! My name is Cecil Funderburgh, and I am running for election to the office of County Clerk of Eastland County. I’d like to take just a few moments of your time to tell you about myself and why I want to be your County Clerk. I was born in 1940 at the old Blackwell […]

Eastland Honors the School Board

January is School Board Appreciation Month. From providing better quality materials for teachers and students and providing modern facilities for academic and extracurricular events to fine-tuning the curriculum, the seven members of the Eastland Independent School District school board have sacrificed a great deal for the betterment of Eastland county education. Jim Moylan, Jr. is […]

Recent Low Temps, Other Issues Slows King Kong's Progress

The frigid temperatures recently experienced in the area caused several issues that have delayed portions of the major work dubbed King Kong in the city. The first delay was with the city’s portion of sewer line replacement in the 300 Block of South Daugherty. The freezing temps caused numerous water line leaks throughout the city […]

Probation Revocation Nets Man 30 Year Prison Sentence

Presiding Judge Steven Herod of the 91st Judicial District Court revoked the probation of JOSUE ANTONIO WILLIAMS, 31, on January 20, 2010 after accepting a plea of true to allegations that Williams had violated his terms and conditions of probation. Williams, a Taylor County resident, had previously been placed on ten years probation on August […]

Wayland Fire Department Grant

The Wayland VFD has received a grant from the Texas Forest Service for a new Brush Truck. The new truck will delivered sometime at the end of March and put into service shortly there after. The truck will be the Departments primary responce truck for our coverage area which is approximently 411 square miles of […]

Ladies Self Defense Class

The Eastland Rifle & Pistol Club will host a LADIES PERSONAL PROTECTION COURSE January 30th, 9 a.m. at the Gun Club Class Room located near Ringling Lake . The course will be free and will focus on how ladies can learn to protect themselves. If the weather is bad we will meet in at the […]