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The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Catfish Tournament registration brochures are ready at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Fun time on Cooper Lake planned for Saturday, May 14 with $500 added money for some lucky fishermen.
    There will be first, second and third place winners. Fishermen get your gear ready!

The Annual Catfish Tournament on Cooper Lake sponsored by Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. will be held on Saturday, May 14.  This should be an excellent year for the tournament because the water is plentiful, and the catfish are ready for a good meal.  The fishermen have been having good luck bringing in some extra large catfish.  

Bonham ISD
Bonham ISD

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd discusses the Bonham ISD's $30 million bond election Saturday, which would provide for a new Bonham High School building and a new multi-purpose center, among other projects.  The mayor says a new high school is important to industrial development in the city.  Also, Saturday is the annual Heritage Day Festival in Bonham, with events taking place in downtown Bonham from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Matt Meinke (left) and Cole Risner outside Binnion Hall at A&M-Commerce.
Jerrod Knight

Greenville Native Cole Risner continues to turn heads with his latest album Better Man. Opting for more of an Americana sound, Cole recruited Hayes Carll's guitarist Travis Linville to co-produce the album, which features guests like John Pedigo from Dallas' The O's, and fiddler Heather Stalling, wife of Max Stalling.

Commerce ISD
Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper, who recently announced his retirement at the end of the school year, says he will work for an unidentified non-profit group that supports public education.  He and his family will continue to live in Commerce.  Blake also discusses plans for an academy that will bring high-school age students from around the area to Commerce High School to take college classes this fall.  Th

The lights in the Field House were turned off, and the crowd held a minute of silence.
Caitlin Barbee/KETR

A candlelight memorial in the Field House on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on May 2 gave the university community an opportunity to remember and celebrate university president Dr. Dan Jones, who died on April 29.

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt had no support on the city council for his ordinace to regulate bathroom use by birth sex on May 2.
Kevin Jefferies

ROCKWALL- After two rounds of open forum, over 30 people addressing the council, and almost four hours of city government in action, Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt’s proposed ordinance to regulate public restrooms according to biological sex failed when no other councilman seconded Pruitt’s call for a vote.

Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, discusses "Scout Reach," a program in which boys receive scholarships to participate in the Boy Scouts.  The program operates at the Carver and Travis Elementary Schools in Greenville with the support of the United Way.

University releases details about candlelight memorial

May 2, 2016
Dr. Dan Jones
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Provost and Vice President Dr. Adolfo Benavides sent the following email to A&M-Commerce faculty and staff this morning:

Atria Books
Atria Books

Our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, Sharon Feldt, tells us about Colleen Hoover, a native of Saltillo and Texas A&M University-Commerce, who is a top-selling novelist, with numerous New York Times best sellers, including Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl and November 9th, with her next novel, It Ends With Us, coming out this summer.  Colleen operates a bookstore in downtown Sulphur Springs,

There is little doubt that Charlie Goodnight and White Parker swam in this beautiful spot on Buck Creek, located on the White Ranch.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke visits with his longtime friend Guide Randy Routh (www.teamredneck.net). Luke hunted turkey with Randy last week on the White Ranch not far from Glenrose. Randy has worked cattle and hunted on this ranch for many years and has learned much about the ranch's history from the late Reese White.

Dr. Dan Jones
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications / A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones died this morning, according to a release from the university. He was 63. The cause of death has not been released. Jones is survived by his wife, Jalinna, and his children, Aislinn and Allyson.

The university will close at noon today in honor of Jones.

Jones was hospitalized for an undisclosed illness on April 16, according to university staff. On April 25, Jones sent the following email to university faculty and staff:

Dear Lion Family,

Greenville Animal Hospital
Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says Vet Ranch is sponsoring an animal rescue event from 10 to 4 Saturday (April 30) at the Greenville Animal Shelter, 5800 Jack Finney Boulevard.  All animals at the shelter will be available free for adoption.  And Karri discusses the growing popularity of pet sitters and walkers.

Cars from 1919-1933 rolled into Sulphur Springs last Thursday celebrating the Bankhead Highway Centennial.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Bankhead Highway Centennial Celebration (1916-2016) traveled through and stopped at Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs last Thursday, featuring cars from the year 1919 through 1933.

A sample ballot provided by the Delta County Clerk's office for the May 24, 2016 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Early voting for the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees positions and City of Cooper Council positions began on Monday, April 25 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the remaining 12 hour early voting day is Tuesday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   Early voting will take place at Cooper ISD Central Administration Office at 350 West McKinney Avenue in Cooper.

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