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Cindy Roller

Reporter

I’m Cindy Roller for KETR News, corresponding for Delta County and am also the Editor for the Cooper Review. While radio broadcasting is still a learning experience for me, I enjoy it as well as all aspects of print media from writing, photography, page design to seeing the smiles of readers when I deliver the newspapers.

Moving from Editor of The Twin Cities News in West Texas, I got my start in Northeast Texas as the Sports Writer/Photographer for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram before finding my way back to a weekly paper, the Cooper Review. However, I am still most known as the tall red head on the sidelines covering football games.

Along with news, I hope KETR listeners find joy my special audio features as much as I do creating them because everyone has a story.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you!

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Diamond Jim Tyler will be the magician performing for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Diamond Jim Tyler

Get set to be surprised and amazed as award winning magician Diamond Jim Tyler will be performing for the Delta County Chamber Banquet guests and honorees with illusion and mystifying with magic standup show. This unique entertainment is sure to draw a sell-out crowd just like last year’s event.

Delta County Law Enforcement Officers were sworn in on Jan. 1, 2017 by Sheriff Ricky Smith.
Tanner Crutcher / Delta County

The 2017 year rang in on Jan. 1 with the new officials taking office in Delta County. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Delta County Courthouse District Courtroom on Sunday, Jan. 1 welcoming the community to the newly elected officials.

Raptors Football
Amanda Willow

NETX Raptors Semi-pro football team is looking to make Cooper their new home.

According to Amanda Willows, co-owner with her husband Dave, the team is made up of a diverse group of outstanding men that includes college students, veterans, a corrections officer, and blue collar workers from Dallas, Greenville, Sherman, Paris, Durant, Oklahoma, and many other surrounding locations.

Suspects sought in robbery at First Stop Food Mart
DCSO

The First Stop Food Mart, located at 808 West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, recently fell victim to a “smash and grab” robbery. Delta County Sheriff’s officers along with the Lake Country Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying four black male suspects who committed the crime on Dec. 27, 2016 at approximately 1:55 a.m.

Rob Stanley, North Hopkins ISD
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

 North Hopkins Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Darin Jolly recently announced the search for a new 2017-18 high school principal has begun. This followed the promotion announcement of Robert Stanley, current principal, to Director of Operations/State and Federal Programs.

The Delta County Chamber Banquet is preparing for its 67th Annual Banquet with a masquerade theme for entertainment for the night. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cooper High School auditorium.

Guaranty Gives Back 2016 campaign hosted by Guaranty Bank & Trust has started taking votes. Online voting poll will close on Dec. 30, 2016.

The rain stopped just in time for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce's annual lighted Christmas parade held Saturday, Dec. 3 evening in Cooper.

Between The Sulphurs: Volume II is now available
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Just in time for the gift-giving season the second volume of Between the Sulphurs will be available at the Delta County Public Library, First National Bank, Enloe State Bank and at the Cooper Review. It is compiled by Judy Falls and Sylvia Wood, local historians. It is printed and available for purchase.

When purchasing both volumes, it is a bargain price of $40. Each volume is $25. To reserve the latest Between the Sulphurs Volume II, call the Delta County Public Library at 903.395.4575.

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.

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.

The newly constructed west bound lanes of State Highway 24 in Delta County are now open to traffic.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has just been announced by the Texas Department of Transportation that traffic flow on State Highway 24 between Cooper and the Hunt County line has shifted to the newly constructed west lanes.
      According to TxDOT Public Information Officer Tim McAlavy, the work on the old east lanes will begin, as part of the project to upgrade this segment of the highway from two lanes of traffic to four lanes.

Law enforcement stand together in prayer around the United States flag flying over Celebration Plaza on Sunday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Backing the Blue” organization gave back to local area law enforcement by adopting them and providing them with tactical bullet proof vests. Departments including: Delta County, Sulphur Springs Police Department, Hopkins County Sheriff’s department, Sulphur Springs ISD, Saltillo ISD, Como-Pickton ISD, Cumby Police, District Attorney, Game Warden, Texas Ranger, Cattle Ranger and K9.

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