Raccoon captured in Eastland tests positive for rabies
EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Eastland Animal Control captured a raccoon that tested positive for rabies. Animal control captured a raccoon on Wednesday, November 29 in the 800 block of Oakhollow Road. According to the Eastland Police Department, the raccoon was displaying unusual behavior. The animal was tested for rabies, and the results came back positive. […]
Preserving the Past: The Renaissance of Historic Downtown Eastland
Steeped in the annals of Texan history, Historic Downtown Eastland stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of its founders and the community's commitment to preservation. Established in 1875, the townsite witnessed a boom through the cotton industry and a lucrative oil discovery, with landmarks like the Eastland County Courthouse embodying its rich history. The courthouse is famously linked to 'Old Rip,' a horned lizard that became a legend after being found alive in the cornerstone after 31 years, adding a layer of myth to the town's heritage.
Body of woman missing since March may have been dumped near Stephens County, according to Fort Worth police
Law enforcement investigators from Fort Worth are looking for the body of a woman they believe was last seen alive in Breckenridge in March. Earlier this year, the Breckenridge Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff’s Office assisted Fort Worth detectives in an investigation into her disappearance. According to a...
Texas High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Eastland County Today - December 2
Hoping to watch today's high school basketball games in Eastland County, Texas? For all of the specifics on how to watch or stream the action, read on. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time:...
Texas City native and country music icon Johnny Lee to perform “Urban Cowboy” hits at farewell tour stop in Ranger
RANGER, Texas (KIAH) — Country music singer and Urban Cowboy star Johnny Lee will perform THIS SATURDAY in a special farewell tour stop in central Texas. Lee recently released a new album titled Everything’s Gonna Be Alright on BFD/Audium Nashville. The Texas City born veteran performer is best known for classic country hits like “Lookin’ […]
Today the gas price is close to $2.45 in Cisco as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
This year’s memorial bike ride raised more than $41,000 for local volunteer fire departments
This year’s Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride had more participants and raised more funds than it has in its history, more than tripling the amount raised the first year the event became a fundraiser in 2019. On Wednesday afternoon, several members of the Everett family and...
These mingus, TX based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of mingus..
Bluecats Fall to Cisco
The Coleman Bluecats hosted Cisco on Tuesday night, with the final score having Coleman down 54-55. The Bluecats' Coach Cameron Lowman said, there were "a lot of positive things to build off of. Our kids competed hard, and a few bounces did not go our way. We will continue working to get better. I saw a lot of improvement from our first game in Clyde."
Celebrating a Century of Fantasy: Robert E. Howard Days 2023
As the literary world celebrates '100 Years of Weird Tales', Robert E. Howard Days 2023 is set to honor the legacy of the iconic author on April 28th & 29th in Cross Plains, Texas. This year's event pays special tribute to the centenary of the publication that showcased Howard's pioneering tales, attracting fans worldwide to engage in activities that explore his enduring contributions to the genre. At the heart of the festivities, the Robert E. Howard Museum becomes a nexus of scholarship and fandom, where enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the world that Howard so vividly imagined.
Cisco, Texas: A Glimpse into the Boom Town Era of the 1920s
In the 1920s, the small town of Cisco, Texas, became the emblem of prosperity and rapid growth, earning its nickname as the 'Boom Town' of Texas. The Eastland County oil boom, ignited by the McCleskey No. 1 well strike in 1917, brought a flood of investment and a population spike, with estimates reaching 15,000 at the peak. The oil fever led to the establishment of the first Hilton hotel by Conrad Hilton, marking the birth of a global hospitality empire. Cisco's transformation was further fueled by the Texas Central Railroad, which supported the flourishing agricultural sector alongside oil.
HOOPS ROUNDUP: May girls pick up win; May boys split pair; Early boys and girls fall
MULLIN – The May Lady Tigers improved to 6-2 on the season with a 53-21 victory over Gustine in their Mullin tournament opener Thursday. May led 23-4 after one quarter, 39-13 at halftime and 48-13 through three periods. Jordyn Gerhardt led May with 18 points trailed by Mia Musick...
Tracks to Triumph: The Founding Story of Gorman, Texas
In the southeastern reaches of Eastland County lies the town of Gorman, Texas—a testament to the transformative power of the railroad and the vision of one man. Founded in 1889 as a railroad stop, this resilient town was named in honor of Patrick Gorman, the civil engineer responsible for much of the Texas Central Railroad's progress. As the town grew from the original settlement of Shinoak, Dick Mason's pioneering spirit saw the construction of the first store, heralding the birth of a thriving commercial center.
Gordon, Jonesboro meet with trip to title game on the line
Gordon and Jonesboro are Class 1A-D1 sixman teams that in recent years have made the playoffs, only to see their title dreams come to an end in the second or third rounds. That changed for both teams this past weekend. The top-ranked Longhorns (13-0) have made the playoffs in each...
Carbon, Texas: From Eldorado to Coal Capital - A Historical Perspective
Nestled in Eastland County lies Carbon, Texas, a town with a historical nugget that piques the curiosity of history enthusiasts and local residents. Once known as Eldorado, it was in 1885 that the town embraced a new identity, becoming Carbon, a name inspired by the rich coal deposits uncovered in the area. This pivotal moment marked a significant shift in the town's trajectory, with coal mining propelling its development and economic prosperity.
Lady Rams make it two in a row with Breckenridge win
Cadence Colwell netted 15 points backed by eight points each from Kahlea Samples and Rindy Carter Tuesday as the Mineral Wells Lady Rams notched their second consecutive win, 45-38, over Breckenridge. Jaylee Newman chipped in five points, while Aniya Richardson, Emery Boswell and Caitlyn Colwell added two points each to...
Lady Lions tally third straight victory, 55-28 over Cross Plains, at Dublin tournament
DUBLIN – The Brownwood Lady Lions chalked up their third consecutive victory at the Dublin tournament Friday, knocking off Cross Plains by a 55-28 count. The Lady Lions (9-3) led 18-7 after one quarter, 30-12 at halftime, and 39-21 heading to the fourth period. Brownwood shot 35 percent (20...
Rivalry Game: Gorman scores win over All Saints
In an intense rivalry game, the Bishop Gorman Crusaders scored a 41-26 win over the All Saints Trojans on Tuesday in basketball game at Brookshire Gym in Tyler. Both teams played tight defense, but the Crusaders had a better shooting game. Beau Bender and Joseph Richbourg led Gorman with nine...
Desdemona, Texas: A Cautionary Tale of Boomtown Legacy
In 1918, the small peanut-farming town of Desdemona, Texas, became the epicenter of the state's first major oil boom. This momentous event catapulted the population from a mere 340 to an overwhelming 16,000 as the promise of prosperity attracted workers, speculators, and entrepreneurs from far and wide. The boom transformed the quiet agricultural community into a vibrant city, replete with hastily erected housing to shelter the influx of fortune seekers.
Buckaroos, Lady Buckaroos recognized with honors
Several members of the Breckenridge High School varsity football and volleyball teams recently received All-District honors, and several members of the volleyball team were named to the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Academic All-State teams. 2023 All-District Football. 3-3A Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Jaime Cruz, sophomore, wide receiver.