Local Delta County ladies are making fairy tales come true for Prom-goers with the Cinderella Project.
“It is a program designed for junior and senior girls attending prom who are in need of a prom dress. Dresses these days are so expensive, and we want to make sure every girl has a chance to attend,” said Brittany Hunter, organizer. “The dresses are free and the girls don't have to show any proof of finances to come. It is open to Cooper as well as any surrounding schools.”
It was a joy ride in a Cooper ISD school bus that ultimately led to Jimmy Dean Earley Jr.’s demise. On Thursday, March 6, he was arrested Burglary of a Vehicle and two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
After a lengthy investigation by the Delta County Sheriff’s office, Earley was connected to a crime spree occurring late on Saturday, February 28 and into the early morning hours of March 1. It started with the burglary of two vehicles located in the 200 block of East Fort Worth Street in Cooper.
The Cooper City Council set the annual city clean-up week for April 5 – 12. Dump charges are free on Saturday, April 5 and fees are half price during the days from April 7 through April 12.
Approval was given to certify unopposed candidates for three open council positions and cancel the election set for May 10. Council members David Phillips, Joann Preas and Willie “Bear” Wilkins have filed for re-election.
The next Cooper City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Lake Country Crime Stoppers has now increased the reward to more than $10,000 for tips that lead to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for theft of more than 60 head of cattle from the North Hopkins-southern Delta County area since June of 2012, according to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley.
The losses have been significant to the cattle owners, upwards of $1,000 per 500-pound calf. The stolen cattle have been a mix of calves, cows, yearlings and other bovine.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce 2014 football season begins with a couple of non-conference games against old-time foes and ends with a big question mark. The Lone Star Conference will begin a four-team playoff system this fall, so the Lions' season will end early on Nov. 1 unless they qualify for the postseason.