The 12-month-long capital campaign was launched by the Eastland Memorial Hospital Volunteers, shown here with EMH staff, with a cornerstone commitment of $50,000 represented by the check above.
Photo courtesy of EMH

Churches and towns in Eastland County offer a variety of wonderful Christmas Holiday events. The family above was among the many enjoying a delicious meal, great fellowship, and dancing at the annual Cowboy Christmas Ball Friday hosted by Leon River Cowboy Church near Olden.

Photo by Bob Hickox

The Nancy Seaberry Frost Arts Endowment (501)(c)(3) celebrated its 20th Anniversary with the Eastland Fine Arts Association and the Fort Worth Opera. Five hundred area school children were guests at the historic Majestic Theatre in Eastland on Friday November 30th for the live performance of the children’s opera “Three Pigs Remix.” Since 1999 NSF Arts, EFAA, and FWO have presented annual stage performances in rural Texas for over 8000 school children. Pictured above are members of the Fort Worth Opera at their Majestic Theatre performance, Chris Frost Whiddon, Executive Director of NSF Arts, and husband Red Whiddon.
Photo courtesy of NSF Arts

Eastland County libraries offer abundant activities in addition to checking out good books to read. Visit your local library in Cisco, Eastland, Ranger and Gorman to learn how interesting spending time at the library can be. The two boys above are playing chess at Eastland’s Centennial Memorial Library. See more library news in section B of this edition.
Photo courtesy of Centennial Memorial Library

Brent Bible from Farmers and Merchants Bank and David Bailey from First Financial Bank of Eastland make a donation to the local Salvation Army. Don’t forget: Bell ringers are out in front of Walmart. By Sheila McCoy Hickox

Eastland Telegram

CROSS PLAINS – Charlene Holley Chesshir, 91 of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday December 13, 2018 in Abilene.  Services will be held at 2 p.m.

The 12-month-long capital campaign was launched by the Eastland Memorial Hospital Volunteers, shown here with EMH staff, with a cornerstone commitment of $50,000 represented by the check above.
Photo courtesy of EMH

In just a matter of months, Eastland Memorial Hospital has reached 80 percent of their $570,000 fundraising goal.

Cisco Press

RANGER – Nellie Mae Stagner, age 89 of Ranger, went home to be with her Lord and reunited with her loved ones Friday, December 14, 2018.  

Ranger Times

RANGER – Nellie Mae Stagner, age 89 of Ranger, went home to be with her Lord and reunited with her loved ones Friday, December 14, 2018.  

RANGER – Michael Glenn Wells, age 50, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, December 13, 2018.  

Rising Star

Eliciana Daniels

Eliciana Daniels is our Wildcat of the Week. “Lici” is 7 years old and in the 2nd grade. She is the daughter of Amanda and John Paul Lockhart. She has 3 sisters, Addie, Aryeana and Alona.

Jarrison Taylor gets “all ball” on the block of the Eagle shot last week for the Wildcats.

Photo by J&B Photos

The inclement weather that hit portions of the Big Country last weekend affected the Rising Star Lady Wildcats and their tournament at Lueders-Avoca.

Preparations for Winter Weather Underway in TxDOT’s Brownwood District 

TXDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER 

Gorman Progress

LIGHTS ARE OUT IN GORMAN! We really mean that Christmas Holiday lights have been strung out everywhere in Gorman! At homes, in the parks, along the streets, and most of all lights are dancing to Christmas music in the annual Holiday Light Show on Fisher street! Follow the signs, stop by and tune in to watch this great show starting after dark, courtesy of Bill Miears.

Photo by Margaret Hetrick

LIGHTS ARE OUT IN GORMAN! We really mean that Christmas Holiday lights have been strung out everywhere in Gorman!

The Gorman Lady Panthers won their own Gorman Hot Hoops Tourney over the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.
Submitted Photo

The Gorman Lady Panthers hosted their own Gorman Hot Hoops basketball tournament this past weekend in the Panthers gym.

Preparations for Winter Weather Underway in TxDOT’s Brownwood District 

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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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