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Gerald Thomas
DCSO

In an undercover drug bust the Delta County Sheriff’s officers arrested Gerald Thomas of Cooper for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Drug Free Zone) (Felony 3).

"Mother!" movie

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says "Mother!," a psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, is a brilliant but disturbing film, not for casual movie goers.  Alice also reviews "American Assassin" starring Michael Keaton, a film based on the spy novels of Vince Flynn.

A third Republican candidate has entered the race for Texas House District 62.

The North Hopkins ISD will hold a tax swap vote in October.

It is back and it is just a month away. This year marks the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival in Cooper, Texas.

The event includes 5K run, 2 mile walk, motorcycle run, games, dunking booth, carnival, vendors, food, crafts, health fair, pet parade, Li-Sher dancers, cotton auction, cotton exhibits, pancake breakfast, live free concerts including: 2 Gun Justice, Muscadine Bloodline, and headliner Curtis Grimes.

Cooper Independent School District honored Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Media representatives from more than 420 Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications were named to the 2016-17 Media Honor Roll by their local school districts. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the Media Honor Roll program recognizes reporters statewide for fair, accurate, and balanced reporting of news about public schools.

Selections for honors by the Cooper Independent School District included Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger gave thanks to  Roller for covering the news for their students.

Eryn Whirley is presented her $1,000 scholarship by Red Henderson Post 483 Vice Commander Butch Burns.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Each year, American Legion Red Henderson Post 483, located in Cooper, Texas, offers Cooper High School seniors an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship.

The 2017 first place essay, titled “How Can One Show Pride in Being An American,” was written by Miss Eryn Whirley. Eryn will use the scholarship award for tuition at Texas A&M University in Commerce in the fall. At present, she plans to major in psychology and after graduation, work as a therapist helping others who come to her for assistance.

Enrique Mendoza and his mother, Dianna, in a treasured selfie together before his death in 2016.
Dianna Mendoza

It has been a long process but the family of the late Enrique Mendoza, 19, of Cooper are finally finding a bit of closure on their loss. On June 5, 2016 the teen was killed as a result of a head-on collision that occurred on State Highway 19, about six miles north of Sulphur Springs.

Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.
Thomas Milson

Following a proposition by Thomas Milson to the Delta County Historical Society and Delta County Commissioners Court, it was agreed to allow the erecting of another historical marker on the front lawn of the Courthouse. Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.

4-H

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says the five 4-H Clubs in the county are conducting a membership campaign through October.  Clubs are located in Commerce, Caddo Mills, Greenville, Lone Oak and Wolfe City.  The clubs are for school children in third grade through high school.  A Clover Kids program for children under third grade is in Wolfe City.

CASA Hunt County

Lori Cope, executive director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County says a case in neighboring Collin County of children in a custody case who tested positive for methamphetamine and cocaine is not unusual.

US News & World Report has ranked Texas A&M University the fourth-best university in the state and 69th best in the country in its latest roundup.

Official photo
Official photo

After eight terms in the Texas Legislature, State Rep. Larry Phillips (R-62nd) will end his time in office next year.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, was asked to conduct a survey of historical buildings and sites in Commerce, particularly along Live Oak and Maple Streets, in connection with the revitalization project that has recently started.  She started her survey at Texas A&M-Commerce Memorial Stadium, which is a monument to 78 East Texas State Normal College students who lost their lives in World War II.

The Greenville Police Department has issued the following information this morning concerning a sex offense reported near a local elementary school:

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