January 1 Deadline for “Fire Safe” Cigarettes

AUSTIN – As of January 1, 2010, all cigarettes sold in Texas must be certified fire standard compliant (FSC). All FSC cigarettes will be marked near the Universal Product Code (UPC) with the letters FSC. Any manufacturer, wholesaler/distributor, or retailer who knowingly sells or offers for sale non-FSC cigarettes may be subject to a fine […]

City Awards Water Tower, Historic District, Fire Protection

As the culmination of two years’ research by the Eastland City Commission, staff and consultants on the most cost effective alternatives to improve the city water system, in action taken Monday night, the City Commission awarded the bid to build a new water tower to Kentucky based Phoenix Fabrication. The $1.1 million dollar project is […]

Christmas decoration vandals caught by Eastland PD

According to Eastland Police Chief, Cecil Funderburgh, one juvenile and three adults have been identified in the destruction of inflatable Christmas decorations in the Crestwood area in the west side of Eastland. Police are in the process of taking statements and filing appropriate charges for criminal mischief. The information came to the Police Dept. via […]

Pictures of the Snow

Christmas Eve in the area started out with some snow flurries and the anticipation of many to see their first white Christmas in Texas. Then it built up to some serious snow causing accidents and traffic nightmares on I-20 at the most traveled time of the year. I-20 was impassable much of Christmas Eve due […]

Vandals Damage Christmas Decorations

Eastland - Someone is cutting inflatable Christmas decorations on West side of town – Reward offered There have been three reports of inflatable Christmas decorations being damaged or destroyed by cutting or slashing them. The reports received at this time are all on the west side of Eastland in the Crestwood area. Anyone having information […]

Holiday Traffic Alert for I-20

Eastland Co. – Interstate 20 EB reduced to one lane Alternate routes are encouraged WHERE: Eastbound Interstate 20 near Ranger Hill in north Eastland County WHEN: Through the holiday season WHAT: Eastbound I-20 motorists will be reduced to one lane from State Highway 16 to the Erath County line (near Ranger Hill) for construction. Westbound […]

IESI Holiday Schedule for Eastland

IESI and the City of Eastland are informing the public of changes to the Christmas and New Years week garbage pickup schedules. In order for IESI employees to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holidays, Eastland customers whose garbage is normally picked up on Fridays will be rescheduled to Saturdays only on December 26 and […]

iSanta – Santa Meets The Information Age

Remember when you used to write a letter to Santa, then send it off in the mail never knowing if Santa received it or not?   Remember how the only way to make contact with Santa was to stand in line at the local department store?   Well no longer is that the case.  Santa has all […]

Norm Logan Benefit T-Shirts on Sale Now!

The Eastland Middle School Cheerleaders, along with C and H Monograms are sponsoring a shirt fundraiser to benefit Mr. Norman Logan. Mr. Logan is the Eastland High School art teacher, and is a fabulous member of the Eastland community. He spends numerous, un-selfish hours donating his time to school projects, community service organizations, and various […]

Eastland King Kong Update for December 21-24

Where will KING KONG be this week? 1. North College from Main Street to the Railroad 2. Old Bankhead Highway Behind Goodwill/Hardin’s BBQ 3. South Seaman from Sadosa to McWood Construction crews from Darnell and Dickson Construction continue to work on North College Street (Hwy. 3101) with testing and disinfecting of the main water lines.  There […]

Shirley Stuart 2009 'Municipal Clerk of the Year'

Eastland City Secretary Shirley Stuart has recently received high honors by the regional Texas Municipal Clerks Association. Stuart, who has served as City Secretary for the City of Eastland since 1999 was voted Municipal Clerk of the Year by the Bluebonnet Chapter of the TMCA at their December Regional meeting. The Bluebonnet Chapter, one of […]

Temporary Detour of Emergency Traffic to Hospital

Due to construction on Daugherty Street that will affect traffic to the front of the hospital during the next few weeks, emergency traffic will be redirected to the rear emergency entrance at the corner of Green and Olive Streets in Eastland. Temporary signs are being erected to direct traffic as depicted on the attached map.   […]

USDA Rural Development Seeking Applications for Housing Loans

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING LOANS ­­­­BROWNWOOD, TEXAS, December 10, 2009 – USDA Rural Development has announced their allocation for direct single family loans for Fiscal Year 2010.  Due to an increased level of funding as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, USDA Rural Development in Texas […]

Eastland County-Wide Burn Ban in Effect

In Eastland County Commissioners Court this morning, action was taken to reinstate the county-wide burn ban.  The ban goes into effect immediately as well as a restriction on certain types of large fireworks.  Please print the attachments and post or distribute as necessary in your area. As we get ready to go into wildfire season, […]