Eastland, Texas, a premier city with a rich history and a
bright future. Eastland is located on Interstate 20, just over an hours
drive to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, and has matured from an oil
and gas driven agricultural and ranching community, to a bustling
business and retail center for a multi-county region. We estimate
Eastland's current population to be around 3,800 people.
Eastland was named for Capt. William M. Eastland, San Jacinto hero and Texas Ranger. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Fruit, pecans,
vegetables, and feed crops are also important economic drivers.
Visitors to Eastland find that Eastland has
not lost its friendly atmosphere or its small-town feel. With a
quality of life considered to be one of the best in the region,
Eastland offers abundant parkland, a historic downtown area,
hunting and fishing recreational opportunities for young and
old, quality rated schools, good housing and a growing business
All of these elements make Eastland a
wonderful place to live, work and raise a family... and a
popular place to do business.
CITIZEN SURVEY FOR FEMA HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
04/10/2017 - Eastland County, Eastland, Eastland ISD, Carbon, Cisco, Cisco ISD, Ranger and Ranger ISD held public meetings on Monday, April 10th to gather public input for a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Action Plan. Public meetings for Gorman/Gorman ISD and Rising Star/Rising Star ISD will be held on April 20th at their designated locations. Plan participants include unincorporated Eastland County, the Cities of Cisco, Carbon, Eastland, Gorman, Ranger and Rising Star, Eastland County Water Supply District and Westbound Water Supply Corporation.
Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires communities to develop a mitigation plan to minimize or eliminate the long term risk to human life and property from known hazards and to be eligible for certain grant funding.
The required plan includes regional meetings along with sub-jurisdictional planning teams and public meetings to develop specific mitigation strategies unique to each entity. In addition to the required meetings, the communities are conducting an on-line community survey to understand residentsí top concerns. The survey is at
Copies of the survey can be found at the Eastland County Court House or at the local city halls of the plan participants.
The communities welcome your input!
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