Seth Wright (Center) is shown with two performers at the Rising Star 4th of July event - Wade Bowen (L.) and William Clark Green (R.), two of Seth’s favorite artists.

Photo courtesy of Scott Hayley

Miss and Little Miss Gorman were announced from a group of beautiful participating young ladies Saturday in a pageant held at the Gorman Elementary Auditorium. The young ladies raised over $2,633.00 to be used for projects in the community. This year’s Miss Gorman is Caitlyn Clark (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce), escorted by Cameron Clark - brother; Little Miss Gorman is Hadley Oxford (sponsored by the City of Gorman), escorted by Bennett Ervin. Caitlyn and Hadley will represent Gorman in many area events in 2019-2020.

Photo by Margaret Hetrick (More in our next edition…)

Eastland Telegram

Eastland-Estelle Biggs, 87, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

EASTLAND – Johnnie Thommas Hornback, 74 of Eastland went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home.

EASTLAND – Neida Mae Martin Jimenez, 70, of Eastland passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Fort Worth.

The Texas Country Boys will be in concert at the Majestic Theatre in Eastland on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00pm.

Cisco Press

Alan Robertson

Sunset International Studies invites the public to an evening of encouragement.

The Sunset International Dinner will feature Alan Robertson from Duck Commander in West Monroe, Louisiana.

The Cisco City Council met in regular business on Monday, July 8 in the Council Chambers next to the Police Station in beautiful downtown Cisco, Tx.

Take a weekend to come out to the Myrtle Wilks Community Center (1498 IH 20W, Cisco) and check out all things gun and knife.

Ranger Times

Ranger Vietnam Memorial Park in Ranger, Texas was dedicated on August 4, 2007. Approximately 330-350 young men and women were either enlisted or were drafted during 1962-1975.

Today was a rainy and cool Monday in Ranger, Texas - welcomed and unexpected in July!

John Rhine, Ranger College’s Upward Bound program director, Aden Vasquez and Kimberly Rubio, Upward Bound participants, were guests at Ranger Lions Club. They spoke about the support Upward Bound gave to them and other students.

Two Ranger College Upward Bound students, Aden Vasquez and Kimberly Rubio, visited with Ranger Lions Club recently and shared how they experienced being a part of the Upward Bound program.

Rising Star

Please join us for the 2019 Annual Sipe Springs Cemetery Reunion Sunday, July 28, 2019 11 a.m. Business Meeting. Lunch immediately following. Please bring a dish to share.

Rising Star Senior meal is every Thursday at 11:30 AM at the Higginbotham Building on North Main. If you bring a cooked dish of food you can eat for free or pay 4 dollars.

Rising Star Nursing Center has ten manual crank hospital beds to give away. Call Greg M-F 8-5. 254-643-6700. Will deliver.

Please join us for the 2019 Annual Sipe Springs Cemetery Reunion Sunday, July 28, 2019 11 a.m. Business Meeting. Lunch immediately following. Please bring a dish to share.

Gorman Progress

   GORMAN- Willa Belle Rice (Willo) 1932-2019    Born Willa Belle Jones to Jim C. and Lena V. Jones on October 23, 1932 passed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ her Savior on July 12, 2019.

The Gorman Progress Serving Gorman For Over 116 Years

Gorman Police Department Monthly Report for June 2019

Scott Hayley kisses a monocled Cobra at Redneck Woodstock ‘Murica Day to raise money for Seth Wright. Below are photos from ‘Murica Day in Rising Star.

Mort’s Foibles on the Fourth…

Middle School and High School Registration Dates: July 29th 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Seniors 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Juniors July 30th 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sophomores 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.


After two years the Eastland community has spoken by voting YES on Proposition 1 & Propostion 2  for the 2017 Eastland ISD School Bond Election.

Eastland County Today

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