Christmas Trees & Lights Needed

The Eastland Centre for the Arts will display their Forest of Trees this holiday season and need your help. The display that was put up in 2008 in the Lyric building is of all sizes of artificial trees with clear lights on them. This year the Forest will extend across the front interiors of the […]


Local businesses, if you want to participate in this program or have questions, please call the chamber at 254.629.2332.The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring back CHRI$TMA$ BUCK$. The holidays are fast approaching and what better way to help out the community than by keeping the shopping right here in Eastland. The following will […]

Cisco Rotary delivers dictionaries

CISCO, Texas – Third grade students at Cisco Elementary School had a special visit on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 12 from the Cisco Rotary Club, who came with a special gift—a dictionary for all third graders. The program is a way for the Cisco Rotary Club to present each student with their own dictionary and tell the […]

Hunter's Appreciation Luncheon

Over 100 hunters joined the Cisco Chamber of Commerce for the 7th Annual Hunter’s Appreciation Luncheon. Over 200 spectators took part in the 1st Annual Leon Boles Memorial Gun Show. This year was such a huge success the planning stages for next year are already in motion. We would like to thank all who pitched […]

Eastland ISD Implements CSOPE Curriculum

Eastland ISD has purchased and began implementing a new Kindergarten-12th grade curriculum. This curriculum will be the basis for our Math, Science, and Social Studies classes for the 2009-2010 school year, and English Language Arts and Reading curriculum will be fully implemented for the 2010-2011 school year. Currently there are approximately 600 school districts that […]

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. […]