Great Turn-Out for Luby’s Grand Opening

Great turn-out at Eastland Memorial Hospital for the Grand opening and Ribbon Cutting of the new Luby’s Cafeteria. Also Brett Bays and Ron Cagle received a certificate for their hard work on the remodel project for Luby’s. Luby’s Café is open daily Monday through Friday, serving a continental breakfast from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pictured at the Grand Opening: Eastland Memorial Hospital CEO and Administrator Ted Matthews, EMH Board of Directors’ President W.H. Hoffman, Jr. and Board of Directors’ member Nancy Stewart.

Photo by Sheila McCoy Hickox

February Officially Black History Month

Republican Candidates for Eastland County Commissioner Pct. 2 were presented at a forum held in the River of Life Church Tuesday, January 28. The candidates are Jim Burleson, James Crenshaw, Jay Gentry, Jeff Thackerson and Wendell Tipton (not listed as pictured). The next Republican Forum will be HOUSE DISTRICT 60/US SENATOR: Thursday, February 6 @ 6:30pm @ First Baptist Church, Eastland.

Photo by Bob Hickox

1700 Butterflies Placed at Rising Star School

Rising Star Wildcats—In honor of Holocaust Remember week, Rising Star ISD, as a district, decided to do our own version of the Butterfly Project. The butterfly is a symbol for each child who lost their life during the Holocaust. This week each grade level has discussed the Holocaust: its meaning and it significance in terms of today’s society, in ways that were appropriate for that age group. All teachers and students also came together to a visual representation to give meaning to the approximate 1.5 million children lost to the holocaust. 1700 butterflies were placed in the ground at Rising Star school.

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Eastland Telegram

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Eastland-Vickie Jean Patton Smith, 54, passed from this life to the next surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 411 S.

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This spectacular winter sunset at Lake Leon in Eastland County was photographed by Anna Maynard

During the 1920s the Majestic Theatre of Eastland had just opened its doors for the first time and was able to hold 1,000-1,200 people.

The road closure of FM 1852 in Eastland County (for culvert replacement) originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12-Friday, Feb. 14 has been moved to Monday, Feb. 24-Wed. Feb.

Cisco Press

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SHOWING RESPECT--Ace Kilpatrick shows his respect during the playing of our National Anthem at a recent Cisco Lady Lobo’s Basketball game. Ace is the son of Cisco Coach Brent and Desiree Kilpatrick, brother of Owen, grandson of Benny and Deborah Kilpatrick, Jolene Strickland and Larry McMillan and great-grandson of Bryan and Jolene Johnson of Eastland and Dorothy Kilpatrick of Abilene.

Next Tuesday the DPS will be providing a free county-wide Active Shooter Training Course at Myrtle Wilks Community Center in Cisco at 6 p.m.

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020.

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Slowpoke Farm Market in Cisco was recently featured in Texas Monthly magazine

Looking to try a new local restaurant for lunch Thursday-Saturday?

Ranger Times

The Ranger Veterans Support Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 25th from 10:30 to 12 noon. Meeting place is at 135 South Homer St. next to the Ranger Library.

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Our student of the week is Kelsey Perez. Kelsey is a great role model for her peers. She is kind, considerate, and always willing to help! Kelsey likes recess and working with numbers.

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Amelia Hawvermale

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Our residents at Ranger Care Center had a very special valentine surprise! Elvis was in the building, with a lot of hunka hunka burning love for all of them!

Rising Star

Eastland County Republican Party and Ranger College that was to have hosted a County Commissioner Pct 2, Sheriff & HD 60 Republican candidate forum at Ranger College Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb.

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Olena Hellums Ezzell, 94, of Rising Star, Texas passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Rising Star, Texas surrounded by her family.

Caryn Lawrence

Congratulations to Wildcat Nation’s Caryn Lawrence on her first girls’ singles gold medal of the season.

Gorman Progress

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Time: 9:00 Am - 1:00 PM

Location: 205 N. Kent St. Gorman (Con Spec Tire)

For more information call: 254-734-5916

Valentine’s Day History

The Legend of St. Valentine


Feb 11

The road closure of FM 1852 (for culvert replacement) originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12-Friday, Feb. 14 has been moved to Wed., Feb. 19-21 due the weather.


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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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