Texas State Highway 6
State Highway 6 runs from the Red River, the Texas–Oklahoma boundary, to northwest of Galveston, where it is known as the Old Galveston Highway. In Sugar Land and Missouri City, it is known as Alvin-Sugarland Road and runs perpendicular to I-69/US 59. In the Houston area, it runs north to FM 1960 northwest along US Highway 290 to Hempstead, south to Westheimer Road and Addicks, is known as Addicks Satsuma Road. In the Bryan–College Station area, it is known as the Earl Rudder Freeway. In Hearne, it is known as Market Street. In Calvert, it is known as Main Street. For most of its length, SH 6 is not a limited-access road. In 1997, the Texas Legislature designated SH 6 as the Texas Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway. State Highway 6 was one of the original 25 state highways proposed on June 21, 1917, overlying the King of Trails Highway. From 1919, the routing followed present-day U. S. Highway 75 from Oklahoma to Dallas U. S. Highway 77 to Waco. On August 21, 1923, SH 6 was extended along the eastern Gulf Division branch of State Highway 2 to keep SH 2 from having two separate highways with the same number.
In 1926, US 75 and US 77 were overlaid on northern SH 6 from Waco northward through the Dallas area to Denison, US 75 was overlaid on the section from Houston to Galveston. In 1935, US 290 was overlaid on the section from Hempstead to Houston. While the routes were marked concurrently, the concurrent SH 6 kept its numbering until September 26, 1939, when SH 6 was truncated to the Gulf Division routing ending at Waco, it was rerouted south from Hempstead to Galveston, replacing SH 242 and SH 38. On September 26, 1945, the roadway was extended northwest to Breckenridge over SH 67, continuing northwest to near Throckmorton along SH 157, decommissioned; that same day, the section in southeast Texas between Hempstead and Sugar Land was cancelled, as it was redundant with the new Farm to Market Road 359. On August 20, 1952, the route was truncated on the north side; this section was transferred to U. S. Highway 183. On September 26, 1967, SH 6 was rerouted to bypass Bremond, with the old route through Bremond transferred to SH 14 and FM 46.
On November 1, 1968, the section between Hempstead and Sugar Land was re-established, as it was routed along U. S. Highway 290 until it reached Farm to Market Road 1960 replacing FM 1960 southward to where the southern branch of SH 6 intersected to what is now Interstate 69/U. S. Highway 59 in Sugar Land; that portion of FM 1960 from 290 to Highway 90 at Addicks was built in the 1950s, replacing and rerouting some of what was known as Jackrabbit Road. In the early 1970s, the northern section underwent a massive rerouting due to realignments of numerous U. S. and state routes. On August 4, 1971, the section from Breckenridge south to Eastland was redesignated as State Highway 69. SH 6 was instead rerouted west along U. S. Highway 80 to Cisco replaced U. S. Highway 380 northwest to near Old Glory; the route was again extended on July 31, 1975, replacing State Highway 283 between Old Glory and Stamford northward to the Texas/Oklahoma border, completing the current routing of SH 6. The old route of SH 6 was transferred to new SH 283.
On October 27, 1989, a section from US 90A to McKeever Road was added. A spur, SH 6A was designated on August 1928 from SH 6 to Texas City. On March 19, 1930, this route was renumbered as State Highway 146. In June 2016, a section of the highway in Eastland County between Cisco and Albany was destroyed due to major flooding. SH 6 has three business routes. Business State Highway 6-N is a business loop; the road was bypassed on November 30, 1978 by SH 6 and designated Loop 23. The road was redesignated as Business SH 6-N on June 21, 1990; the number was used for Spur 23 on September 25, 1939 as a renumbering of SH 5 Spur, running from US 82 to Annona. On May 19, 1942, this was cancelled and transferred to FM 44. Business State Highway 6-R is a business loop that runs through College Station; the route runs on Texas Avenue in both cities. The route, created in 1972 when SH 6 was routed further north and east, is 12.5 miles long. The road was redesignated as Business SH 6-R on June 21, 1990, it serves as the eastern boundary of Texas A&M University.
Business State Highway 6-S is a business loop. The route was created in 1972 when SH 6 was rerouted further east around town; the road was redesignated as Business SH 6-S on June 21, 1990. SH 6 begins at an intersection with Interstate 45 and SH 3 in Bayou Vista, proceeds to the northwest, paralleling the ATSF railroad tracks; the highway makes a straight line through Galveston and Fort Bend Counties, passing through the city of Alvin. As the highway traverses through Sugar Land, it makes a turn to the north after passing intersections with Interstate 69/US Route 59 and Alternate US Route 90; the highway continues north into western Harris County, reaching the Westpark Tollway and Interstate 10. It intersects US Route 290 in CyFair, joining it as they travel to the northwest, thus finishing a large routing around the southern and western portions of Houston; the route continues northwest with US 290 as a limited-access highway. At Hockley, the highway veers to the right, forking from an old alignment of the highway, bypassing the cities of Waller and Hempstead to the north.
At Hempstead, it splits from US 290 and turns northward into Grimes County, where it bypasses the city of Navasota, while Business SH 6 passes through town. The highway turns northwest again, crossing into Brazos County; the highway starts
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States. The population was 117,463 at the 2010 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the state of Texas, it is the principal city of the Abilene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2017 estimated population of 170,219. It is the county seat of Taylor County. Dyess Air Force Base is located on the west side of the city. Abilene is located between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles west of Fort Worth; the city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 83/84 on the west, Loop 322 to the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into south; the historic downtown area is on the north side of the railroad. Established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881, the city was named after Abilene, the original endpoint for the Chisholm Trail; the T&P had bypassed the town of the county seat at the time. A landowner north of Buffalo Gap, Clabe Merchant, known as the father of Abilene, chose the name for the new town.
According to a Dallas newspaper, about 800 people had begun camping at the townsite before the lots were sold. The town was laid out by Colonel J. Stoddard Johnson, the auction of lots began early on March 15, 1881. By the end of the first day, 139 lots were sold for a total of $23,810, another 178 lots were sold the next day for $27,550. Abilene was incorporated soon after being founded in 1881, Abilenians began to set their sights on bringing the county seat to Abilene, in a three-to-one vote, won the election. In 1888, the Progressive Committee was formed to attract businesses to the area, which became the Board of Trade in 1890. By 1900, 3,411 people lived in Abilene, in that decade, the Board of Trade changed its name to the 25,000 Club in the hope of reaching 25,000 people by the next census. However, this committee failed when the population only hit 9,204 in 1910. Replacing it was the Young Men's Booster Club, which became the Abilene Chamber of Commerce in 1914; the cornerstone was laid for the first of three future universities in Abilene, called Simmons College, in 1891, which became Hardin–Simmons University.
Childers Classical Institute followed in 1906 Abilene Christian University, the largest of the three. In 1923, McMurry College was founded and became McMurry University. Much more Abilene succeeded in bringing Cisco Junior College and Texas State Technical College branches to Abilene, with the Cisco Junior College headquarters being located in Abilene. In 1940, Abilene raised the money to purchase land for a U. S. Army base, southwest of town, named Camp Barkeley, at the time twice the size of Abilene with 60,000 men; when the base closed, many worried that Abilene could become a ghost town, but in the post-World War II boom, many servicemen returned to start businesses in Abilene. In the early-1950s, residents raised $893,261 to purchase 3,400 acres of land for an Air Force base. Today, Dyess Air Force Base is the city's largest employer, with 6,076 employees. Abilene's population nearly doubled in 10 years from 45,570 in 1950 to 90,638. In the same year, a second high school was added, Cooper High School.
In 1966, the Abilene Zoo was created near Abilene Regional Airport. The following year, one of the most important bond elections in the city's history passed for the funding of the construction of the Abilene Civic Center and the Taylor County Coliseum, as well as major improvements to Abilene Regional Airport. In 1969, the Woodson elementary and high school for black students closed as the school system was integrated. In 1982, Abilene became the first city in Texas to create a downtown reinvestment zone. Texas State Technical College opened an Abilene branch three years later; the 2,250-bed French Robertson Prison Unit was built in 1989. A half-cent sales tax earmarked for economic development was created after the decline in the petroleum business in the 1980s. A branch of Cisco Junior College was located in the city in 1990; the Grace Museum and Paramount Theatre revitalizations, along with Artwalk in 1992, sparked a decade of downtown restoration. In 2004, Frontier Texas!, a multimedia museum highlighting the history of the area from 1780 to 1880, was constructed, a new $8 million, 38-acre Cisco Junior College campus was built at Loop 322 and Industrial Boulevard.
Subdivisions and businesses started locating along the freeway, on the same side as the CJC campus, showing a slow but progressive trend for Abilene growth on the Loop. Abilene has become the commercial, retail and transportation hub of a 19-county area more known as "The Big Country", but known as the "Texas Midwest", is part of the Central Great Plains ecoregion. By the end of 2005, commercial and residential development had reached record levels in and around the city. Abilene is located in northeastern Taylor County; the city limits extend north into Jones County. Interstate 20 leads west 148 miles to Midland. Three U. S. highways pass through the city. US 83 runs west of the city center, leading south 55 miles to Ballinger. US 84 runs with US 83 through the southwest part of the city but leads southeast 52 miles to Coleman and west with I-20 40 miles to Sweetwater. US 277 follows US 83 around the northwest side of the city and north to Anson but heads southwest from Abilene 89 miles so San Angelo.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Abilene has a total area of 112.2 square miles, of which 106.8 square miles are land and 5.4 square miles are covered by
Dallas County Community College District
The Dallas County Community College District is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County, Texas. It is headquartered at 1601 S. Lamar St. in Dallas. The Colleges of the DCCCD serve more than 70,000 students annually in academic, continuing education and adult education programs; the Colleges of Dallas County Community College District offer associate degree and career/technical certificate programs in more than 100 areas of study, including one- and two-year certificates and degrees. DCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in Texas; the Dallas County Community College District was founded as the Dallas County Junior College District in 1965, became known by its current name in 1972. The first college, El Centro College in downtown Dallas, was established in 1966. Dr. Bill J. Priest served as the founding chancellor from 1965 until his retirement in 1981; as defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of DCCCD includes the following: all of Dallas County, all territory included in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.
The Colleges of the DCCCD maintain an "open-door" admissions policy regarding new students, allowing many people to attend college who otherwise might not be able to do so. The seven colleges in the Dallas County Community College District, with the years they opened, are: Brookhaven College Cedar Valley College Eastfield College El Centro College Mountain View College North Lake College Richland College In addition to the seven colleges, several other campuses operate based on the needs of the local community: DCCCD Bill J. Priest Institute DCCCD R. Jan LeCroy Center Eastfield College – Pleasant Grove Campus El Centro College – West Campus El Centro College - Mockingbird Campus North Lake College – North Campus North Lake College – South Campus North Lake College – West Campus Richland College – Garland Campus The Dallas County Community College District Board of Trustees consists of seven members who are entrusted with governing the district; the board defines the vision of the district, serves as a liaison between the district and the community, approves annual budgets and sets policies, among other responsibilities.
Board members are elected officials. Official website
U.S. Route 183
U. S. Route 183 is a north–south United States highway. US 183 was the last U. S. Route to be paved; the 20-mile segment in Loup County, north of Taylor, was unpaved until 1967. The highway's southern terminus is in Refugio, Texas, at the southern intersection of U. S. Highway 77 and Alternate US 77, its northern terminus is in Presho, South Dakota, at an intersection with Interstate 90. US 183 and Alt US 77 overlap for their final 80 miles between Refugio. US-183 begins in Refugio, sharing a multiplex with US-77A; the two highways continue north through Goliad County. US-183 crosses I-10 south of the town of Luling; the largest city that US-183 passes through is Austin, where it is a limited access highway. Northwest of Austin, US-183 passes through the suburbs of Cedar Park and Leander, where the 183A toll road runs parallel to it. In Lampasas County, US-183 shares a multiplex with US-190 between the towns of Lometa. US-183 shares a multiplex with US-84 from Goldthwaite in Mills County to Early in Brown County.
It crosses I-20 in Texas. US-183 enters a multiplex with US-283 in Throckmorton County, both highways share a multiplex with US-277 and US-82 in Baylor County from Seymour to Mabelle. In Wilbarger County, US-183 exits the multiplex with US-283 and turns east with US-70 to share a wrong way concurrency with US-287 between the towns of Vernon and Oklaunion. US-183 continues north sharing a multiplex with US-70. US 183/US 70 enters Oklahoma by crossing the Red River 3 miles south of Davidson, OK. In Davidson, US 70 splits from US 183; this continues as US 183 passes US 62 and BUS 62 in Snyder, OK. About 62 miles north of Snyder, US 183 crosses Interstate 40 at Interstate 40's exit 66. Another 47 miles US 183 co-signs with US 270 near Seiling, OK. US 183/US 270 continue in a northwesterly direction for 32 miles before picking up US 412 in Woodward, OK. US 183/US 270/US 412 leave Woodward in a due west fashion for a short time, until heading northwest again for 15 miles, at which time US 270 and US 412 leave US 183 near Fort Supply, OK to form their own duplex through the panhandle of Oklahoma as US 270/US 412.
US 183 continues north from the southern Harper County line to the Oklahoma/Kansas state line for a total of about 31 miles before leaving the state. US-183 enters Kansas in Clark County and turns east at Sitka, where it begins a multiplex with US-160, entering Comanche County, where it passes through Protection; the highways stay paired as it turns north to pass through Coldwater. At Coldwater, US-160 turns back to the east, US-183 continues its northerly track. Entering Kiowa County, US-183 reaches a junction with the multiplexed east–west route, US-54 and US-400, where it passes through Greensburg. In southern Edwards County, the highway makes a brief turn to the west before meeting up with US-56 in Kinsley, the Edwards County seat. US-56 and US-183 turn northeast before the highways split after entering Pawnee County. US-56 continues northeast toward Larned, US-183 straightens out to pass through unpopulated areas in Edwards County. In Rush County, US-183 intersects two primary east–west Kansas state highways, K-96 in Rush Center and K-4 in LaCrosse.
US-183 reaches the largest city along its route in Kansas, where a western bypass of the highway provides direct access to Gross Memorial Coliseum and Fort Hays State University. US-183 contains numerous businesses. US-183 runs through town for three miles before crossing Interstate 70, traveled in Hays with traffic between Denver and Kansas City; the interchange of US-183 and I-70 has been designated as the CW2 Bryan J. Nichols Fallen Veterans Memorial Interchange. North of Hays, the highway has been resurfaced and realigned for 23 miles to Plainville, one of two towns in Rooks County US-183 serves. At Plainville, US-183 has a junction with K-18. US-183 continues 15 miles north to the Rooks County seat, where US-24 crosses; the highway enters Phillips County 12 miles north of Stockton. US-183 meets US-36 west, the highways join for a multiplex through the city of Phillipsburg; the highways split in downtown Phillipsburg, US-183 has one last junction with K-383 before exiting the state south of Alma, Nebraska.
US-183 is two-laned throughout Kansas, except for the portion. U. S. Highway 183 enters Nebraska south of Alma, it enters Alma after crossing Harlan County Lake and the Republican River and runs concurrent with U. S. Highway 136 north out of Alma. After separating from US 136, US 183 continues north to Holdrege, where it intersects U. S. Highway 6 and U. S. Highway 34. US 183 continues north from Holdrege and intersects Interstate 80 south of Elm Creek shortly after crossing the Platte River, it proceeds north into Elm Creek and meets U. S. Highway 30. US 183 intersects Nebraska Highway 2 at Ansley, it continues north from Ansley through Sargent and Rose before meeting U. S. Highway 20 in Bassett. At Bassett, US 183 turns west with US 20 before turning north again near Long Pine. US 183 continues north through Springview before entering South Dakota. U. S. Highway 183 enters South Dakota just south of Wewela, it goes north to Colome, where it intersects U. S. Highway 18. US 183 and US 18 go northwest through Winner together US 183 turns north west of Winner.
It goes north to Presho, where it ends. The South Dakota section of U. S. 183, with the exception of a concurrency with U. S. 18, is
Texas Department of Agriculture
The Texas Department of Agriculture is a state agency within the state of Texas, responsible for matters pertaining to agriculture, rural community affairs, related matters. TDA was established by the 13th Texas Legislature in 1907. TDA is headed by the Texas Agriculture Commissioner, one of four heads of state agencies, elected by statewide ballot for a four-year term, concurrent with the gubernatorial election. John C. White is the longest-serving Agriculture Commissioner in Texas history, with 26 years of service; the department is headquartered on the 11th floor of the Stephen F. Austin State Office Building at 1700 North Congress Avenue in Austin; the mission statement of the Texas Department of Agriculture is: "Partner with all Texans to make Texas the nation's leader in agriculture, fortify our economy, empower rural communities, promote healthy lifestyles, cultivate winning strategies for rural and urban Texas through exceptional service and the common threads of agriculture in our daily lives."
Milner was appointed as Commissioner prior to the first statewide election in 1908. The department is divided into the following divisions: Administrative Services—Provides TDA support functions Communications—Provides media information, public information and TDA internal support services Financial Services—Provides TDA accounting and purchasing functions Food and Nutrition—Administers the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch, School Breakfast and After School Snack Programs in Texas public schools, including technical assistance and training to school district child nutrition professionals to help them stay abreast of state and federal policies, as well as processing of reimbursements to schools participating in the Child Nutrition Programs Legal Affairs—Responsible for providing legal services and counsel to all TDA programs and divisions. Legal Affairs is responsible for enforcement of the department's regulatory functions, including prosecutions and settlements, is the liaison with the Texas Attorney General Office of Policy and External Relations—Provides support to the Commissioner and the agency by monitoring and analyzing federal and state legislative and regulatory activities that affect Texas Agricultural producers and consumers as well as studying issues that affect rural Texas.
The division is responsible for licensing and training pesticide applicators, overseeing worker protection, registering pesticides for sale in the state and working to minimize unnecessary impacts to agriculture while enhancing protection of endangered and threatened species as mandated by the federal law Regulatory Programs—TDA has a strong consumer protection program, which includes overseeing items like grocery store scales, egg quality, nursery products and gasoline pumps. TDA works with producers to ensure they receive quality seed; this division ensures the accuracy of weights and measures and protects against the movement of harmful pests into Texas Rural Economic Development—Assists rural communities and businesses to create and retain jobs through business development and community assistance, through the GO TEXAN Rural Community Program, the division promotes agricultural diversification, small town revitalization and rural tourism Texas Department of Agriculture
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school; the term refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic dormitories similar to their university counterparts. In Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short courses of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature. Equivalent to the American notion of community colleges are Tertiary and Further Education colleges or TAFEs. There are an increasing number of private providers, which are colloquially called "colleges". TAFEs and other providers carry on the tradition of adult education, established in Australia around the mid-19th century, when evening classes were held to help adults enhance their numeracy and literacy skills. Most Australian universities can be traced back to such forerunners, although obtaining a university charter has always changed their nature.
In TAFEs and colleges today, courses are designed for personal development of an individual and/or for employment outcomes. Educational programs cover a variety of topics such as arts, languages and lifestyle, they are scheduled to run two, three or four days of the week, depending on the level of the course undertaken. A Certificate I may only run for 4 hours twice a week for a term of 9 weeks. A full-time Diploma course might have classes 4 days per week for a year; some courses may be offered in the weekends to accommodate people working full-time. Funding for colleges may come from government grants and course fees. Many are not-for-profit organisations; such TAFES are located in metropolitan and rural locations of Australia. Education offered by TAFEs and colleges has changed over the years. By the 1980s many colleges had recognised a community need for computer training. Since thousands of people have increased skills through IT courses; the majority of colleges by the late 20th century had become Registered Training Organisations.
They offer individuals a nurturing, non-traditional education venue to gain skills that better prepare them for the workplace and potential job openings. TAFEs and colleges have not traditionally offered bachelor's degrees, instead providing pathway arrangements with universities to continue towards degrees; the American innovation of the associate degree is being developed at some institutions. Certificate courses I to IV, diplomas and advanced diplomas are offered, the latter deemed equivalent to an undergraduate qualification, albeit in more vocational areas; some TAFE institutes have become higher education providers in their own right and are now starting to offer bachelor's degree programs. In Canada, colleges are adult educational institutions that provide higher education and tertiary education, grant certificates and diplomas; as well, in Ontario, the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology have been mandated to offer their own stand-alone degrees as well as to offer joint degrees with universities through "articulation agreements" that result in students emerging with both a diploma and a degree.
Thus, for example, the University of Guelph "twins" with Humber College and York University does the same with Seneca College. More however, colleges have been offering a variety of their own degrees in business and technical fields; the academic and economic value of the college degree is still being tested in the marketplace. Each province has its own educational system, as prescribed by the Canadian federalism model of governance. In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, most Canadian colleges began to provide practical education and training for the emerging baby boom generation, for immigrants from around the world who were entering Canada in increasing numbers at that time. A formative trend was the merging of the separate vocational training and adult education institutions. Canadian colleges are either publicly funded or private post-secondary institutions. There are 150 institutions that are equivalent to the US community college in certain contexts, they are referred to as "colleges" since in common usage a degree-granting institution is exclusively a university.
In addition to graduate degrees, universities grant Associate's degrees and Bachelor's degrees, but in some regions and/or courses of study and universities collaborate so college students can earn transfer credits toward undergraduate university degrees. University degrees are attained through four years of study; the term associate degree is used in western Canada to refer to a two-year college arts or science degree, similar to how the term is used in the United States. In other parts of Canada the term advanced degree is used to indicate a 3- or 4-year college program. In the province of Quebec, three years is the norm for a university degree because a year of credit is earned in the CEGEP system; when speaking in English, people refer to all colleges as Cégeps, however the term is an acronym more applied to the French-language public system: Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel. The word College can refer to a private High School in Quebec. Canadian community college systemsList of colleges in Canada Colleges and Institutes Can
Eastland County, Texas
Eastland County is a county located in West-central Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 18,583; the county seat is Eastland. The county was founded in 1858 and organized in 1873, it is named for William Mosby Eastland, a soldier during the Texas Revolution and the only officer to die as a result of the so-called "Black Bean executions" of the ill-fated Mier Expedition. Two Eastland County communities and Ranger, have junior colleges. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles, of which 926 square miles are land and 5.4 square miles are covered by water. Interstate 20 U. S. Highway 183 State Highway 6 State Highway 16 State Highway 36 State Highway 112 Stephens County Palo Pinto County Erath County Comanche County Brown County Callahan County Shackelford County As of the census of 2000, 18,297 people, 7,321 households, 5,036 families resided in the county; the population density was 20 people per square mile. The 9,547 housing units averaged 10 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 91.03% White, 2.18% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.83% from other races, 1.25% from two or more races. About 10.80% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 7,321 households, 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.20% were not families. About 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was distributed as 23.20% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, 20.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,832, for a family was $33,562.
Males had a median income of $25,598 versus $17,112 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,870. About 12.10% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.10% of those under age 18 and 14.80% of those age 65 or over. Despite its small population, the county is home to two community colleges – Cisco College and Ranger College, located in their respective towns. Eastland County is part of the Abilene/Sweetwater/Brownwood television viewing area in West-central Texas. Local news media outlets include: KRBC-TV, KTXS-TV, KXVA, KTAB-TV. In the cities of Eastland and Cisco on Suddenlink Communications Cable Television service, residents can view the Dallas/Fort Worth market stations WFAA-TV and KERA-TV. Eastland County is served by four local newspapers: the Eastland Telegram, the Rising Star, Ranger Times, the Cisco Press. Cisco Eastland Gorman Ranger Carbon Rising Star Morton Valley Nimrod Olden Romney Desdemona Mangum National Register of Historic Places listings in Eastland County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Eastland County Santa Claus Bank Robbery Eastland County government's website Eastland County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas Eastland-Callahan County Newspapers