Ted Cruz: Drafting Women Into Military Combat Is 'Nuts'

18 hours ago

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat.

"It was striking that three different people on that [debate] stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military. And I have to admit as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was 'Are you guys nuts?'" he said.

Analysis: Texas, Uncharacteristically, Is An Early Primary State

18 hours ago

When you talk about early primary states, remember that you’re sitting in one of them. Texans start voting in the presidential election in eight days.

Iowa is out of the way. New Hampshire voters add their voices Tuesday. And two more states — South Carolina and Nevada — will vote later this month. But Texans start the early voting for the March 1 primaries next Tuesday, and many voters here will cast their ballots before the results in those states are known.

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says Clayton Homes has begun manufacturing double-wide mobile homes and needs 30-40 new employees, and TCI Cable, a manufacturer of cable, needs about 10 new workers.  The mayor says the city and Fannin County are seeking short-haul freight rail service in order to serve its industries and attract new ones.  A new Holiday Inn Express recently opened in Bonham, with a grand opening celebration set for Saturday, March 19.

Goose guide Rick Hrncir setting up the decoy spread.

This week, Luke's guest is waterfowl guide Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (  Rick talks about hunting snow geese during the special Conservation season which is currently underway. Rick is currently hunting some large concentrations of snow geese on the farm country south of Corsicana.

As Jeb Bush Appears Vulnerable, Courting Of Texas Donors Begins

Feb 5, 2016
Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush

If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stumbles in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, many Texas Republicans point to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio as the likeliest suitor to a vast network of donors in the state who may be on the hunt for a new presidential candidate.

Universal Studios

This week on Movie Picks, Alice reviews Hail, Caesar!, The Choice, and The Lady in the Van.

Hail, Caesar!:

The Choice:

The Lady in the Van:

Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the United Way is providing assistance this year to the Lone Oak faith-based organization Community Seeds and the Salvation Army.  The United Way assisted the organization in the past, and has renewed its support of them again this year.  Frances says in March the United Way will begin taking applications for assistance from service organizations in 2017.

Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton

In June of 2016 Fannindel ISD Superintendent Harvey Lynn Milton will finally retire from his current position he has held since 2006. He previously served as the school’s high school principal from 1960-79. In his 29 years Superintendent Milton has seen many honors highlighted by the Board of Trustees voting for the naming of the H.L. Milton Sports Complex and also in 2009 by presenting him with the H.L. Milton Community Hero Award.

James Turner Jr. and his son Jonathan Turner were arrested for game camera theft.

A father and son duo turned themselves in last week for the theft of a game camera that was reported missing from County Road 2040 (Dogtown Road) in Delta County.

Game Wardens sought public input through media outlets in their search for the camera which was still transmitting live camera images to a cell phone.

City of Cooper deems drinking water to be safe.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently released a report stating the City of Cooper has violated monitoring and reporting requirements in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F.

Ten samples of lead and copper tap water sampling is required to be taken every three years. No samples were reported from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards, as stated in this report.

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presents Pam Toon with the Hometown Hero Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presented Pam Toon with the “Hometown Hero” Volunteer Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Toon goes “above and beyond” to volunteer for the Cooper Elementary. The award came with a $100 voucher which will be presented to LiLi’s Legacy – a non-profit organization which providing financial relief to patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The Delta County Republicans are sponsoring the forum on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. 

The Board was recognized by the staff and students with many gifts like this banner created by Cooper Elementary.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was announced during last Thursday’s meeting of Cooper Independent School District’s Trustees that Cooper Elementary Principal Dr. Cathy Severns will be retiring soon, and in March current assistant principal Lynn Byrd will assume the position.

“Mrs. Byrd has a heart for kids and a passion for student learning. She will be an excellent campus leader! We are looking forward to more great things from our elementary campus,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger.

Cooper Elementary first grade students performed 100 acts of kindness for the 100th day of school Tuesday morning by delivering 100 canned goods to the Delta Hope House.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Elementary first grade students performed 100 acts of kindness for the 100th day of school Tuesday morning by delivering 100 canned goods to the Delta Hope House and then giving 100 hugs to the residents of Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Delta County was recently given a good audit by Conway Company CPAs PC.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the audit report presented by the Conway Company CPAs, P.C., Delta County Treasurer Bonnie Hobbs was praised for her work in completing the fiscal year 2013-2014 audit, bringing the County into current status for the first time since 2008.

Treasurer Hobbs took office in 2011 and has been working to reach this milestone. During last Monday’s Commissioner Court Michael Conway congratulated Hobbs on this accomplishment.