Closings & Delays for Friday, February 12

UPDATED – Feb 12 – 8:20 a.m. The following schools will be closed on Friday, February 12 Breckenridge ISD Gordon ISD Ranger ISD Santo ISD – No School Friday. There will be school on Monday, February 15 Strawn ISD Delayed starts for Friday, February 12 Cisco ISD – 10:00 a.m. Cisco College – 10:00 a.m. […]

Weather Closings Thurs Feb 11

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Cisco ISD – Early Release @ 12:30 p.m.; Friday starts @ 10:00 a.m. Eastland ISD –  Elementary School Early Release – 11:45; Middle School & High School – Noon;  Friday starts @ 10:00 a.m. Gordon ISD – School closed today. All Pee Wee basketball practices and the 4-H meeting have been cancelled today.  […]

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 […]

2010-12 UIL Football District Alignments

This morning the UIL released the 2010-2012 district alignments.   Two rivalries that will not be in the same district this year are Cisco vs. Eastland, and Strawn vs. Gordon. Breckenridge moved down to 2A from 3A and will be in the same district with Eastland.   Cisco will be facing relative strangers in their new […]

Eastland Chamber Awards Nominations End Friday

Don’t forget the last day to nominate award recipients is Friday, February 5th. Award nominations can be made at Please feel free to call the chamber with any questions or comments. Cristal Rose Membership & Information Coordinator

Burn Ban Lifted for Eastland County

In Eastland County Commissioners Court action this afternoon, the existing burn ban was removed effective immediately. Eastland County Commissioners Court will consider any action concerning another burn ban at the next scheduled Court meeting on February 8, 2010

Media Madness in Rural Markets

Media Madness in Rural Markets Editorial by Virginia Moody January 30, 2010 The recent shut down of Mandatory FM in Stephenville appears to be only the tip of the iceberg for our rural medias and the market. On January 18, 2010, MediaNews filed for protection under Chapter 11. The bankruptcy of the holding company that […]

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 […]