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Life only has three guarantees: death, taxes, and the rage borne of someone saying the music you like sucks.

Guide Seth Vanover and Jack ZImmerman with one of many chunky Lake Fork Channel Catfish landed on an trip last week.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and his friend guide Seth Vanover ( this week for a good ole "down home" discussion of hunting and fishing. These two veteran outdoorsmen share some of their thoughts on spending time in the great outdoors. 

The Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended the license of a Sherman doctor who’s been accused of over-prescribing opioids.

A medical board panel yesterday determined that allowing Howard Diamond to continue practicing medicine would pose a continuing threat to public welfare. In a press release, the board cited Diamond's federal indictment, which implicates Diamond in at least seven deaths. The board stated that the indictment indicates "an alleged pattern of practice" deemed too risky for public safety.

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new movie "Dunkirk," the story of the evacuation of the British army and other Allied troops from a French beach in World War II thanks to the help of civilian sailors, may be the best movie of the year so far.  Alice says "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is visually impressive, but, to her, incomprehensible.

The Federal Trade Commission is warning Delta County residents to be wary of scammers posing as county sheriffs, lawyers, and bounty hunters who claim to have arrest warrants. 

Backpacks may be brought to East Delta Baptist Church or placed in the donation barrels at Hoity Toity or the Beauty Depot in downtown Cooper.
Gwendolyn Savage

East Delta Baptist Church, in partnership with local area churches, is reaching out to families of financially disadvantaged children attending school in the Cooper ISD by providing new clothing at the beginning of each school year.

Starting school in a new suit of clothes can build confidence, boost morale, and help children feel equipped to succeed in their studies.

JoAnn Preas is honored by City and Mayor Darren Braddy with an inscribed plaque on a bench on the Square.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Retired Councilwoman JoAnn Preas was recognized for over 18 years of service and dedication on the City of Cooper Council. A decorative bench has been placed near the Pagoda on the downtown Square in Cooper in her honor. During a Council meeting on Monday, July 10, Mayor Darren Braddy noted that Preas has been a true servant of Cooper and that a plaque will be attached to the bench inscribed with the verse Matthew 23-11, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”

Carter BloodCare Bus will be parked at the Dairy Queen in Cooper, Texas this Friday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. taking donations.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

Cooper High School has joined Carter BloodCare to host drive during difficult donor recruitment season on Friday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The blood donation bus will be parked at the Dairy Queen in Cooper located at the intersection of State Highway 24 and FM 64 West.

Schedule an appointment time, contact Lanie Wright at (903) 571-9667.

Delta County Commissioners Court approved the appointment of Diane Stegall to be the private sector representative to the Workforce Solutions Board of Directors. Delta County Judge Jason Murray presented her as a suggestion before the Court. All commissioners were present.


Derek Price, the author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner, reflects on driver-assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, which he calls "baby steps toward autonomous driving."

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The body of a teenage girl found floating in a Dallas creek Sunday has been identified as the stepdaughter of a Sherman  doctor who was recently charged in connection with seven opioid-related overdose deaths in the area.


Over the past month, The Texas Department of State Health Services has seen a spike in the intestinal illness that comes from consuming food or water contaminated with Cyclospora parasites.


U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe is leading an effort among Congressional Republicans to keep the House from breaking for its August district work period until it passes legislation to fund the construction of a border wall with Mexico.

Sixteen US representatives, including Ratcliffe, submitted a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for swift and decisive action on one of candidate Trump’s signature issues.

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman says if the state legislature mandates raises of around $1,000 per year for teachers, school districts will have difficulty in providing the pay increase because the state will not provide additional funding.  He says districts will have to make cuts in other areas, possibly laying off teachers to allow for the raises.  The raises are being considered in the current special session of the legislature.

On Monday, Republican senators' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed. On Tuesday, at the behest of a blindsided President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for repealing the ACA without anything to replace it.