Mrs. Claus and Santa visited residents last year at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity Director Anna Davis is announcing the plans for the Annual Christmas Drive. They will be collecting general and specific items for their residents for Christmas.

“We appreciate everything the family of Cooper and Delta County can do for our residents,” said Activity Director Anna Davis, on the Angel Tree gifts.

North Hopkins ISD Beta Club members Brittany Aguinaga, Hollie Stidham, Christian Mattock, Colton Ross and Aaron Stanley fill grocery carts full of food donations last Friday outside of the Delta Hope House. The school delivered 1.3 tons of donated food.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta Hope House receives record breaking donations

The Thanksgiving holiday season has been overwhelmingly special for the volunteers at the Delta Hope House in Cooper, Texas.

Friday, Nov.  18 was beyond ordinary – it was extraordinary – as they received 1.3 tons of donated food from North Hopkins Independent School District’s Beta Club “Block the Door” event. Students were challenged to bring enough canned items as well as flour, sugar, jelly and peanut butter to block the classroom door of a teacher. 

Eighth Annual Birthday Party for Jesus arrives in Cooper on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. This free event is open to the community. There will be music, cupcakes, cookies and games.

Commerce High School
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Commerce High School's principal says his school district has not referred any student to prosecution in the year since Texas repealed harsh anti-truancy laws.


Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new animated Disney movie "Moana" is nearly perfect entertainment for children and adults alike.  Alice also enjoyed the real-life drama "Manchester by the Sea."

Ed Rubin visited Texas A&M University-Commerce in November 2016.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Vanderbilt University legal scholar Edward Rubin spoke at Texas A&M University-Commerce in November as part of the Sam Rayburn Speaker Series hosted by the Office of the President at A&M-Commerce. During his visit, Rubin stopped by KETR to discuss his new book, "Soul, Self and Society," with KETR News Director Mark Haslett.

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will continue as scheduled despite weather forecast worries. The parade line up will be at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Judging will be before the parade starts.  The route will travel from the park to the Square in Cooper.

Junior forward Artaejah Gay and the Lions have been improving under head coach Jason Burton.

City of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says it'll be a full day of holiday activities Saturday in downtown Greenville, ending with the annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks.  (The events may be postponed due to the weather.) The weekend's activities begin tonight (Thursday, December 2) with a free holiday performance by the Air Force Band of the West at the Greenville M

Oil Deal for Wood County Field Goes Through

Nov 30, 2016

The deal for controlling interest in a Wood County oil field has gone through with a different company. US and Egypt-based Nostra Terra has completed an 80 percent controlling interest in certain working oil and gas interests at Pine Mills Oil Field near Minneola. Nostra Terra purchased a 15-acre working parcel from GFP Texas,  for a little more than $1 million.

An exam room at ChoiceWorks, formerly Whole Woman's Health Clinic, on June 27, 2016, the day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down portions of HB 2 restricting women's access to abortions in Texas.
Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune

Texas’ proposed rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will take effect Dec. 19, according to state health officials.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Relations director Derryle Peace relates the story of suffering a stroke last summer.  He believes the circumstances surrounding the stroke and the person who came to his aid represent a miracle.  He recovered quickly from the stroke, and is now performing his regular duties as before.

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Shares in Australia-based Mosman Oil And Gas Ltd sagged by more than a third this morning, after the company told investors that a deal to acquire oil from a Wood County oil field had fallen through.

Northeast Texas author Jim Ainsworth reflects on why readers buy books, or why they don't buy them.  Also in the conversation, the preference for actual books over e-books, and the future of books.

Texas Elector To Resign Rather Than Vote For Trump

Nov 28, 2016
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
The Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich

A Texas Republican elector is resigning over the election of Donald Trump, saying he cannot "in good conscience" vote for the incoming president.

The elector, Art Sisneros of Dayton, detailed his decision in a blog post Saturday that said he believed voting for Trump "would bring dishonor to God." On Dec. 19, when the remaining 537 members of the Electoral College are scheduled to meet in state capitols across the country, the Texas delegation will choose Sisneros' replacement in Austin.