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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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Motorists are urged to pay attention and reduce speeds in work zones.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Two road improvement projects have started on Farm-to-Market 38 in Delta and Lamar Counties, according to Texas Department of Transportation.

TxDOT reports that Contractor A.K. Gillis & Sons, Sulphur Springs, Texas, was awarded the contract for this project valued at more than $2.4 million. The contractor plans to complete the work in 128 working days, weather permitting, with a target completion date of October 2018. Construction began on April 9, 2018.

The transition to digital radio in Delta County has been completed.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith reported the transition to digital radios has been completed in a brief Delta County Commissioners Court regular meeting.

Sue Ann Johnson with the Delta County Sheriff's office receives a Certificate of Appreciation for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
Merle Luster / ATCOG

The hard working dedicated dispatchers at the Delta County Sheriff’s office were recently rewarded and honored by the Ark-Tex Council of Government (ATCOG) 911 Program. They were presented with gifts and Certificates of Appreciation.

John Watkins enjoys a Murray's BBQ sandwich at the Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the unseasonably cool temperatures and windy April Saturday in Cooper, Texas, many folks attended the 2018 Annual Delta County Fair. The day began with the Bobby Wigley Memorial Jr Livestock Show which boasted many youth successes and winnings.

City crews recently finished the work to sewer lines on Waco Street near Delta Supermarket.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Approval was recently given by the Cooper City Council setting City Clean Up Week for Saturday, April 7, 2018 through just before the Delta County Fair to be on that Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Approval was given to sound the alarm when the fire department is called out to a fire and approval was given to check for inoperable fire hydrants. The Council also approved the spending of $780 to purchase barricades and cones to be used to make the public aware of work crews on city streets doing repairs.

RSVP Coordinator Kelly Hamill, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator Jacel Angel, Delta County Judge Jason Murray, along with Delta County Hope House volunteers Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris, Laura Gillean, and Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy were at the proclamation Mond
Charla Singleton / DCSO

Delta County proclaimed April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day. Present for the announcement made before Commissioners Court Monday morning were several volunteers of Red River Valley Retired and Senior Volunteer Program including Jacel Angel, RSVP Field Coordinator, Kelly Hamill, RSVP Coordinator, and Laura Gillean, Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris with the Delta Hope House along with Delta County Judge Jason Murray and City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy, who is also a Delta Hope House volunteer.

The public is invited to see the Radium Girls play performed by the Cooper High School One Act Play performers.
CISD

The Cooper High School One Act Play will be performing their play, Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, for the community on Monday, April 2 at 6 p.m.

Cooper ISD released the 2018-2019 school year calendar.
CISD

Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the new upcoming 2018-2019 school calendar and holidays. Calendar example “B” was selected and approved. Spring Break will be late in March to coordinate with Texas A&M University in Commerce.

School will begin on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Christmas holiday will be from Dec. 24-Jan. 4, and Spring Break will be March 18-22, 2019. Graduation will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Delta County Commissioners like Precinct 4 Mark Brantley work on breaking into the old jail on top of the Courthouse in order to fix water leaks.
Cindy Roller / Delta County

Spring temperatures have found Delta County. Garage sales have started, lawn mowers are back at work, spring improvements are happening, and Delta County begins its annual preparations for cleaning.

More Bobby Wigley Memorial Livestock Show participants will be on display on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Cindy Roller

The annual Delta County Fair is just the recipe to satisfy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the City Park in Cooper, Texas.

This year the Delta County Chamber will be hosting the beloved Jr. Livestock Show, named after Bobby Wigley, starting at 9 a.m., the Monty Tipps Band will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with classic country, toe-tapping music, at 2 p.m. the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association will rev their engines for another crowd-pleasing contest.

Pecan Gap Ladies Club hosted their first craft fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There was a wonderful display of community craftsmanship under the nice blue skies in Pecan Gap on Saturday. The Pecan Gap Ladies Club hosted their first Craft Fair to 23 vendors with talents ranging from quilted teddy bears to recycled soda can wind art.

The Pecan Gap Community Center filled with shoppers perusing framed photos, candy, honey, life-like baby dolls, glassware, kitchen gadgets, crafted stationery, jewelry and much more.

Delta County Judge Jason Murray retains his seat following Tuesday night's primary election results.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The watchful crowd gathered in the hallway of the Delta County Courthouse grew especially quiet as the election results were posted for the local contested races. Delta County Judge Jason Murray retains his seat garnering 760 votes to his opponent Bonnie Hobbs, who received 412. Justice of the Peace Ginny Phifer, who is still recovering from illness in the hospital, earned 818 votes Tuesday night to candidate Chuck Reed, who drew 347 votes. For Precinct 2 Commissioner, incumbent Gary Anderson took in 139 votes to opponent Jimmy Sweat’s 87 votes. Over 1,200 votes were cast, higher than usual for a primary race.

Spillway waters cause roadway flooding/closure.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The sun has finally decided to peak out of the clouds for the Delta County area. This is the most sunshine seen in over two weeks. Despite the widespread flooding and damage, it caused, the good news is a new elevation record has been set.

According to Bo Potts with the Corp of Engineers, Cooper Lake will peak at 449.12 feet with 11,750 cubic feet per second going over the uncontrolled spillway.

Laken Callihan and her lamb Butterbeans were featured at last year's Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After constant deluge of rain Delta County is ready for some springtime sunshine. The annual Delta County Fair is just the recipe to satisfy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the City Park in Cooper, Texas.

This year the Delta County Chamber will be hosting the beloved Jr. Livestock Show, named after Bobby Wigley, starting at 9 a.m., the Monty Tipps Band will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with classic country, toe-tapping music, at 2 p.m. the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association will rev their engines for another crowd-pleasing contest.

Cooper Wildlife Management Area Biologist Howard Crenshaw introduced the Texas A&M University in Commerce graduate students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Torrential rains didn’t stop the fans of the Monarchs of Delta County from enjoying an educational class focused on backyard pollinators last Tuesday at the Delta County Courthouse. Delta County AgriLife Extension Agent Alford Echols along with sponsoring entities: Monarchs of Delta County, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife hosted the program.

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