The Man from U.N.C.L.E. stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as an unlikely team on a hunt for a nuclear device.
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This week Alice reviews The Man from U.N.C.L.E., a re-make of a TV show from the 1960s, Straight Outta Compton, a look at the life of famous rap group NWA, and Shaun the Sheep Movie, a movie with no dialogue and some sheep on a mission.

Commerce Public Library
Commerce Public Library

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the United Way supports the Commerce Public Library's children's programs and adult literacy programs.  Frances notes that anyone in Hunt County can use the services of the Commerce Public Library by obtaining a library cards.  Frances also discusses the Hearts and Hands fund raiser Friday, August 28 at the Big Sky Event Hall in Royse City.  She says among the auction items at the event will be autographed photos donated by actors Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta and an autograp

First responders reacted quickly to an accident scene on State Highway 19 Thursday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning emergency call from State Highway 19 near the South Sulphur River and Delta/Hopkins County lines revealed a fatality in an accident involving a silver compact car and a bob tail dump truck. Preliminary reports show it appeared to be head-on collision and on impact the vehicles caught fire while in the ditch on the west side of highway.

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says it appears a tax increase won't be necessary in 2015-16, as the City Council holds its budget workshops.  The mayor says the council is considering putting a bond issue before the voters next year that would provide the fund necessary to renovate the Commerce Public Library.  What the city hopes is the first round of renovations at the Commerce Municipal Airport is nearing completion. And Friday evening, Sept.

Seth Welborn opened Saturday's benefit concert on Celebration Stage.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Rockin’ CF to Sleep concert held last Saturday night downtown Sulphur Springs was such a great success organizers are already counting on making it an annual event. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall along with band mates Jacob Mazoch and Sal Castro, performed as well as Seth Welborn and Tyler and the Tribe at the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research.

Delta County Constable Ben Snow
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Following the announcement of Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith, Constable Ben Snow has also announced his re-election for office.

“I would like to announce that I am seeking your vote for the upcoming election for Delta County Constable,” said Ben Snow, on Monday. Constable Snow has held his current office for the last seven years.  “It has been my pleasure to work for our two sitting judges – Judge Jason Murray and Judge Ginny Phifer – as well as Sheriff Ricky Smith and his staff.”

Cooper Bulldogs get started for the 2015 season under the East Texas sun last week.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Bulldogs have been hard at work for the upcoming 2015 football scrimmage. Their first scrimmage is set for this Friday, Aug. 14 at Caddo Mills starting at 7 p.m. with JV.

Cooper Review honored with TASB Media Honor Roll Award

Aug 12, 2015
Cooper Review Editor Cindy Roller
Luis D. Noble / Luis Noble Photography

The Cooper Review has again been selected among the 350 Texas newspapers, radio, television stations and online publications to receive the 2015 Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Media Honor Roll award.

Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Fire Coordinator Nathan Carroll presented East Delta Volunteer Fire Fighter Morgan Baker with a $95,850.90 check for a new small brush truck.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Fire Coordinator Nathan Carroll presented East Delta Volunteer Fire Fighter Morgan Baker with a $95,850.90 check for a new small brush truck on Monday afternoon.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, the proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, discusses the many health benefits of eating berries.

Inmate beard policy will not cost taxpayers extra

Aug 11, 2015
Texas inmates can file a request to grow beards, and it won't cost the taxpayers a dime.
Cindy Roller

Taxpayers will not have to bear the costs of a new beard policy for inmates after all.

Last week, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it was discarding its "clean-shaven" grooming rule for inmates who wanted to grow beards for religious reasons. Beginning Aug. 1, inmates can file a request to their respective wardens to grow beards of no longer than a half-inch in length.

Perry campaign details path forward despite money woes

Aug 11, 2015
The Perry team is confident that despite the financial issues, they will continue in the election.

Beset by fundraising troubles, Rick Perry's presidential campaign sees a path forward by morphing into a skeletal operation and living off the land to keep the former Texas governor's candidacy alive through to the start of next year's caucus and primaries.

Grass fire burns 38 acres of the Cooper Wildlife Management Area Monday afternoon.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Multiple area fire departments were called to the Cooper Wildlife Management Area located near Cooper Lake and County Road 2020 in Klondike for an uncontrolled grass fire Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m. The flames engulfed 38 acres of the heavily timbered area with some scattered spot fires.

Texas county burn bans as of Aug. 11, 2015.
Texas A&M University Forest Service

Kaufman County and Van Zandt County have implemented bans on outdoor burning, as hot and dry conditions intensify throughout Texas.

Grass fires have presented a problem throughout North and Northeast Texas in recent days. On Aug. 10, a three-alarm fire south of Lone Oak, in Hunt County, firefighters from the Lone Oak, Cash, Point, West Tawakoni and Campbell fire departments combined forces to battle a blaze that consumed 18 acres, including 60 hay bales, a tractor and a hay baler, according to Hunt County Fire Marshal Richard Hill.

Perry stops paying all campaign staff

Aug 11, 2015
Sam Clovis stepped down from former Texas Governor Rick Perry's Iowa campaign today.

Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying all of its staff as the Republican former Texas governor's fundraising has dried up, campaign officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday. 

Perry has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry campaign who demanded anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.