"It can be a positive thing," Jose Garcia adds.
Although not everyone will admit to supporting Eastland converting from a dry to wet county, the topic has intrigued many in the community.
"I think it's dangerous. I think at least if you have it in Eastland people will quit driving so far and drinking and driving," says Murdock.
Business owners see the many opportunities this change could bring the community.
"On the interstate there's a lot of demand for it because you have a lot of people traveling, with a hotel next door, that want to stay the night and have a night cap and get some rest," says Garcia.
Jose Garcia is one of the co-owners of Eastland's La Familia Mexican restaurant.
When the restaurant came to Eastland about a year and a half ago, they realized there was no place patrons could go for an alcoholic beverage.
That is when they decided to apply for a private club permit.
"We were just going to keep it a private club where people can enjoy pina colada a margarita, or what have you," explains Garcia.
Coming all the way from Chicago made him a little apprehensive about going through with the change.
He says, "Didn't really jump on it, we put it in limbo for a while because we wanted the people, the community, the churches, everyone to know we're trying to bring in a very safe atmosphere."
When Garcia found out the Eastland Citizens for Progress existed and the group was collecting signatures for two petitions that would allow retailers and dining establishments like his to sell alcoholic beverages, his excitement was sparked all over again.
"We don't want to come in and change anything we were just wanting to add to better things," says Garcia.
He hopes taking one small step in business will lead to an even bigger step on the map for Eastland.
"It can bring in revenue dollars and tax dollars. Hopefully we can get developers out here and Eastland can be in my eyes, the next future Weatherford," says Garcia.