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 […]

Commissioner to Present Certificate to Community

EASTLAND – Eastland has been designated a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community (CRC). The CRC program helps communities attract retirees and potential retirees to make their homes in Texas. Currently, 30 communities in Texas have received the CRC designation. On Thursday, Oct. 22, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will present a certificate to Eastland Mayor Mark […]

Visionaries In Preservation

Community Visionaries In Preservation Meeting 6 P.M. Tuesday, At Connellee Preserving a community’s heritage doesn’t just save a part of the past. Historic preservation is a vital part of a promising future. Visioning is a tool that brings a community together to develop a shared image of the future and form an action plan for […]

Old Rip Pageant Results

The Old Rip Pageant took place on Saturday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Center. The pageant winners for the event were: Jaydyn Bartee- Baby Miss Rip, Tiny Tot Rip-Teagan Crowder, Petite Miss Rip-Tessa Rutledge, Little Miss Rip, Macy McGaha, Pre-Teen Miss Rip-Alexius West, Junior Miss Rip-Jessica Huckaby, Senior Miss […]

Benefit Cook Off To Pit Cook Against Cook

The 2nd Annual LaMancha BBQ Cook Off will be held the weekend of October 16 and 17 and has drawn a number of cooking teams from around the area. The event will kickoff with a VIP dinner at 7 p.m. Friday night in the Depot at LaMancha lake Ranch. This dinner is a thank you […]