Cisco College awarded $215,000 two-year grant

CISCO, Texas – Cisco College was recently awarded a $215,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to increase college-going rates and transfer rates and to establish transition centers on the Abilene and Cisco campuses. The program, College Connections 2+2+2, will initially target 10 school district partners and McMurry University to increase transfer rates […]

Authorities Investigate Contaminated Corn in Eastland County

Hunters Advised to Avoid Harvesting or Eating Game in Affected Area AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are investigating an incident involving the misuse of the pesticide Temik in the southwestern area of Eastland County in early October. Corn seed was treated with Temik and placed in […]

Texas Slim's USO Show a Hit

The traveling band of entertainers that showed up at Eastland Island Thursday night to entertain the troops with their U.S.O show were well received.   Frank Sinatra, Rosie the Riveter, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and Peggy Lee were just a few of the entertainers to perform.  The music was great, the stage well done, and the […]

Update on Eastland County poison locations

MPN has been informed that the information given out previously about the location of the peanut fields where Temik was mixed with corn to kill hogs, needs to be corrected and updated.  There is one site that has had ground samples sent in and confirmed to have been contaminated.   This location is south of Cisco, […]

AT&T Expands 3G Mobile Broadband To Brownwood, Eastland and Cisco

BROWNWOOD, Texas, Nov. 4, 2009 - AT&T* today announced the availability of its third generation (3G) mobile broadband network in Brownwood, Eastland and Cisco, opening the door to a new era of mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content for customers in the area. The network extension is part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts […]

Deer Hunting Tainted by Poison in Eastland County

From a conversation with Michael Hare at the Texas Department of Agriculture, I have found that some peanut growers who were leasing land south of Cisco did indeed put out corn mixed with a pesticide called Temik which contains Aldicarb.   The location of this exposure is south of I-20 on Hwy 206 at the intersection […]

2010 Visionaries in Preservation Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Historical Commission (THC) recently announced the selection of three new communities to participate in the 2010 Visionaries in Preservation (VIP) program . Beaumont, Eastland and Gonzales were chosen to work with this program, which provides cities with the opportunity to plan for the future and implement revitalization projects. Every Texas community […]

Nightmare on the Square a success

Halloween night in Eastland started at 5:00 p.m. with Trick-or-Treat on the Square.  Nightmare on the Square helped out by handing out candy and a few frights.  The haunted house officially opened at 7:00 p.m. and had people clinging to each other, covering their eyes and moving through rather quickly until they closed at midnight. […]

Visionaries In Preservation Meetings Informs, Enlightens Public

–Officials Learn Thursday of Eastland’s Selection To Program– Two meetings held this week at the Connellee Hotel brought important information to key officials and the general public regarding the Texas Historic Commission’s VIP Program. “VIP, Visionaries In Preservation, is a community planning program of the THC,” said Matt Synatschk, VIP program specialist, “and is based on an innovative planning […]

EHS Band & Color Guard Advance to Area

Last Saturday the Eastland High School Marching Band & Color Guard competed in the UIL Region 7 contest at Glen Rose earning a 1st Division which advances them to this Saturday’s UIL Area D Marching contest at Georgetown ISD.   They will start with the prelims that day and  must place in the top 5 or […]

Fresh Holiday Greenery from Eastland Centre for the Arts

Fresh Holiday Greenery Items Available From Eastland Centre for the Arts Last Chance to Order is November 2 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……Well just in the department stores. But you can get a jump start on your holiday decorating right now. Fresh holiday greenery products are being offered by the Eastland Centre […]

Crime of the Month

Eastland County CrimeStoppers will feature a September burglary in Gorman as its Crime of the Month. This is an opportunity for someone to earn up to $1000 while remaining anonymous. According to Gorman Police Chief Barbara Fenley, on or about September 16, 2009, Clarks Building Supply, 109 E. Roberts, was burglarized with dozens of items stolen. First, according to […]