Eastland, TX

Holiday weekend offers garage sale, City pool and fireworks shows for local residents

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4, several groups in Breckenridge and Stephens County have activities going on this weekend. The Swenson Memorial Museum will continue its fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, July 2, at 107 W. Elm, which is the garage behind the museum. The sale will feature a variety of items donated specifically for the sale.
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Jennifer Renae Horton

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Jennifer Renae Horton (47) of Breckenridge, Texas, joined her Savior in Paradise. She was preceded in death by her father, John Benjamin Reynolds, brother, John Reynolds, sister, Johnnie Brown, and brother-in-law, Pete Brown. She is survived by her mother, Ina Reynolds of Breckenridge; brother, Billy Reynolds of Breckenridge; and sisters Cathy Benson of Seymour, Linda Kay Reynolds of Breckenridge, Betty Reynolds of Fort Worth, and Diane Baxter of Knox City. She will forever be remembered by her sons, Jonathon Reynolds of Fort Worth and wife Rebeca, Nickelos Reynolds of Breckenridge and fiancé Teressa, Jacob Horton of Breckenridge, Anthony Horton of Breckenridge, and Adam Horton of Brownwood and wife Ysabell. Additionally, she will be missed by her grandchildren, Tristan, Zane, Russell, and Acein – all of whom she loved to spoil more than anything.

Interim Breckenridge City Manager resigns after four days on job

The City of Breckenridge is currently without a city manager after the departures of the city manager and the interim city manager in the past two and a half weeks. Then-City Manager Erica McComis’ resignation was approved by city commissioners on Monday, June 13. During that meeting, she said that the commission agreed to a contract with Texas First Group to provide an interim city manager.

Local puppy tests positive for rabies; authorities advise residents to take precautions

A local puppy has tested positive for rabies after showing signs of the disease earlier this month. The Texas Department of Health State Services has advised the Breckenridge Animal Control of a positive rabies case in a family dog near the 400 block of West Williams in Breckenridge. The dog showed active signs of rabies and was summited for testing, which returned positive results on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, according to a news release from the City of Breckenridge Animal Control Officer Nicole Dooley.

May Community Center Garage Sale June 17-18

The May Community Center, May, Texas will have a HUGE inside 2 day GARAGE SALE on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. The sale will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There will be a great variety of items donated by many families at great prices and something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the May Community Center. There will be several more sales in and near May. Maps showing locations of the sales will be available.

Greystone Castle receives prestigious Orvis award

For the third time, Greystone Castle Sporting Club, in Mingus, has been recognized as the Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year in 2022. In its announcement, Orvis praised the facility that previously received the award in 2015 and 2011. “The staff is courteous and no request is ignored, too big,...

Adventure Awaits at the Ruins of an Abandoned Zoo in Cisco, Texas

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property. We are already thinking about some springtime or summertime activities or road trips. One such road trip could take you almost to Abilene in the western part of Texas in the little town of Cisco. This town was once home to a small zoo with what was home to the world's largest man made pool at the time. It has long been abandoned but locals have taken to the area to clean it up and turn it into a walking trail for all the see.