Danny Al Brooks of Eastland

Danny Al Brooks, 58, of Eastland, passed away on February 24, 2010. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Eastland City Cemetery under the direction of Summers-Bakker Funeral Home. Randy Beggs will officiate. Born January 26, 1952 in Ranger, Texas to Charles F. Brooks and Hallie Odelia Phelps, he graduated […]

EISD Board Notes for January 18, 2010

The Eastland Independent School District Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., in the conference room of the administration building. Members present: Jim Moylan, Jr., Mike Montgomery, Marci Pearson, David Hullum, Jody Forbus, John Rodgers, Gordon Woolam Members absent: None Others present: Donald W. Hughes, Rebecca Hallmark, […]

Kong Not Deterred By Texas Weather

Kong Not Deterred By Texas Weather

Proceeding On Valley, Ostrom, Conner and South Seaman Even though the unpredictable Texas weather has caused King Kong’s progress to slow somewhat, the beastly project continues moving ahead. Slow progress is being made on West Valley towards Dixie Street with reports of the work only slightly behind schedule due to the wet, cold weather. The […]

Marsha Vermillion Awarded UIL Sponsor Excellence Award

Marsha Vermillion Awarded UIL Sponsor Excellence Award

The University Interscholastic League is proud to recognize nine of the top UIL sponsors in Texas as the 2009 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award winners. The winners were selected by a panel of judges in the areas of music, athletics and academics from nominations submitted by school principals and superintendents across the state. The award, now […]

EHS Class of 1960 Cemetery Project

EHS Class of 1960 Cemetery Project

During the 2005 Eastland High School homecoming, the Class of 1960 decided they wanted to take on a project to give something to the City of Eastland. It was decided that they wanted to have street signs in the Eastland Cemetery, making it easier for genealogists and family members to find a grave.  Linda Boose […]

Kong's Presence Felt Along Valley, S. Seaman and N. College

King Kong continues advancing along West Valley Street and is heading towards the Dixie St. intersection. Boring crews also continue along this same route. Work also continues on South Seaman with tie-ins and along North College, aka Hwy. 3101, where tie-ins and disinfection are close to completion. Please remember when travelling in these ‘construction’ areas […]

Texas Country Comes to Eastland

Texas country artists Brandon Rhyder and Charla Corn will perform at the Lakeside Country Club on Saturday, June 19, 2010, starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 and will be available at the following locations: The Gold Lantern, Bryans, The Eastland Telegram, Amy’s Cards and Gifts, Hardin’s BBQ, and online here at www.MicroplexNews.com and www.eastlandtexas.com. […]

Kong Working Up Valley, Takes Down Water Tower

King Kong seems to have warmed up this past week and may be closing in on his original schedule. Crews continued with their progress along South Daugherty Street and have arrived at the Valley Street intersection where they have made the turn west and are heading  towards Dixie.  Boring crews will be working this week […]

Another Brick in the Wall

Brick work has begun at the Lyric Theatre. Master mason Robert Moore is shown here doing his thing. Moore is using historic brick on the Lyric and adjoining buildings of the Eastland Cente for the Arts from the old Mr. C’s photo store that was demolished a few years back. Moore will complete the Lyric […]

King Kong Slowed

After shivering for several days in freezing temperatures topped off with much needed moisture, King Kong seems to continue losing speed in his bid to wreck havoc around town due to the weather. Rains, settling in this past week, have again slowed the progress of the major water and sewer project, dubbed King Kong. Crews […]

Water Tower Demolition Begins

Soon to be part of Eastland’s past are the two standpipes, or water towers, located on Park Hill. The small tower on the right is being dismantled to make way for a new modern and taller water storage tower that should be ready for use this time next year Crews began to dismantle the small […]