Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez

Grayson is the latest county in Texas to join a statewide class action lawsuit against the makers of opioid drugs.

Photo by Mikael Kristenson
Photo by Mikael Kristenson

Representatives from the Greenville Electric Utility System, of GEUS, say they expect more record electricity use in the city this summer. They also say that could be bad for the power grid. The Herald Banner reported that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, warned GEUS about a potential 55 hundred megawatt falloff in generated energy throughout Texas this year. That’s in part due to high demand taxing the energy grid and the closure of some of the state’s utility plants that proved no longer economically sustainable.

Drought conditions have improved and spread at the same time in Northeast Texas. Whereas last week showed spots of moderate drought, Thursday’s report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that with the exception of Fannin County and slivers of Grayson and Lamar counties, all of Northeast Texas is abnormally dry.

Graphic by The Texas Tribune
Graphic by The Texas Tribune

As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders a Texas redistricting case, a coalition of voting and civil rights groups is pushing to establish an independent commission in which citizens, rather than lawmakers, would draw the state’s political maps.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Royce Lee, the manager of the Commerce Community Garden, says 45 individual garden plots are available in the garden, located behind the First United Methodist Church on Highway 24.  The garden plots are rented for $35 per year, and water is provided.  Royce says people interested in obtaining a gardening plot may call him at 903-366-6047.

Tammi Springett and her grandson Landon Fouse place a flag on the headstone of LC Talley at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper for the Memorial Day holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 in Delta County paid tribute in honor of Memorial Day by placing flags on military headstones in the cemeteries starting with Oaklawn in Cooper.

Valedictorian Mercedes Valdez compared graduation to the poem, "The Road Less Traveled."
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper High School Class of 2018 took their last look around the halls before taking those steps across the stage to the next stage in their lives. Friday night, May 25, 2018 there was 63 students who turned their tassels and received their diplomas as they completed another life milestone.

Third ranking senior of the Class of 2018 Gabriel Rowe gave the opening remarks and welcomed the full audience of supporters. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the senior band members.

Coach Pat Moses Appreciation Day, May 19, 2018, was declared at a recent Cooper City Council meeting.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The year was 1977. It was Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Coach Pat Moses and her Dogette basketball team had “determination to beat the odds.” The team brought home to Cooper the State Championship.

Byron Taylor, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, discusses plans for a 6,700-acre industrial and residential development on the west side of Greenville.

For the second time in a week, a Texas food manufacturer is recalling its product over bits of hard white plastic in the food. On Tuesday, Goodman Food Products, based in Tarrant County said it’s recalling 17 tons of ground beef sold as hamburger patties and patty crumbles to Texas schools. The meat was sold under the brand name Don Lee Farms. It’s said to contain pieces of hard white plastic.

Hardin-Simmons University Library

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the Triple-Crown run of race horse Justify has reminded her of the days in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when Greenville was a regional horse-racing center.  The North Texas Fairgrounds, located at Moulton and Stanford Streets, near the long-standing YMCA building, were the site of a popular race track.

The details haven't been finalized, but signficant budget cuts of some kind seem inevitable for Greenville schools in the 2018-19 school year.

The fiscally troubled Greenville Independent School District has outlined a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes major cuts, including elimination of several programs. The budget was presented to the public at a May 31 workshop hosted by the Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says a "farm and wares" market will start in downtown Cooper as part of the next "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30.  "Cruisin' the Bricks" is a monthly opportunity for drivers to show off their cars on the brick-paved square of downtown Cooper, but also is an occasion when people can meet and socialize.  Also, Cindy reports Interstate 30 Exit 110, the main entrance to Cumby, has reopened.  It has been closed for about a year while new

Drew Ivery

The Dallas Wings (3-3) defeated the Seattle Storm (5-2), 94-90, as they hosted their second home game of the season on Saturday.

Luke Clayton with wild hog he took with his .45 caliber Airforce Airguns Texan shooting a 350 grain Hunters Supply bullet.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he hits the trail on a hog hunt with Jeff Rice and other members of the Rice family.