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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Bulldog coaching staff huddles with the team.
Cooper Review / Cindy Roller

The Cooper Bulldogs hosted Meet the Bulldogs with performances by the Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the JV and Varsity Cheerleader squads last Friday. The Bulldogs will face the Winnsboro Red Raiders in more scrimmage action tonight, Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. with junior varsity at Bulldog Stadium in Cooper.

State Highway 19 repairs will begin in September.
Cindy Roller / Cooper

The Texas Department of Transportation announced the repairs necessary for State Highway 19 will begin in September. This will be for the portion that stretches from north of Sulphur Springs to the Delta County line near the Sulphur River bridge.

New drug provider for inmates and indigent health discussed.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pharmacist and owner Stacy Cody of Cody Drug approached the Delta County Commissioners Court about serving for the indigent healthcare and jail, in light of the closing of Miller’s Pharmacy.

“We are here to take care of people,” said Stacy Cody, friends with Yogi Patel and Marion Miller. He said he was familiar with this program since he provides for Sulphur Springs. “We started six and half years ago with zero customers – more than Wal-Mart and CVS.” He will be delivering prescriptions to residents of Cooper and in-town businesses.

My friends at KETR brightened my day and my stay in the hospital with beautiful floral arrangement.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

Time. This has an entirely new meaning for this red headed newspaper editor/radio reporter who has never missed a deadline or a beat. Thankfully I am home recovering, recuperating and trying to get back to a new “normal.”

A new deadline has been established. When you are forced to stare an illness in the face you realize how important time and life is. I found my fight song against congestive heart failure and am hoping I have “more fight in me.”

Delta Co Chamber

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Delta County Economic Development Corporation are bringing the first ever Cotton Harvest Festival to Delta County. It will feature a free performance by Texas Country Recording Artist Josh Ward on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on the stage on the Square in Cooper. There will also be a Fifth Quarter event on Friday evening following the Cooper Bulldogs Homecoming game, Oct. 7.

Service area for Paris Junior College
Cooper Review

A public hearing meeting was held last Thursday evening hosted by Paris Junior College on the proposed expansion of the district service plan for Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties as well as Fannindel and Honey Grove Independent School Districts.

This expansion would result in a property tax rate, services and programs for residents of these areas.

DCSO

“Backing the Blue” is how many supporters are showing their pride in law enforcement. The Delta County Sheriff’s office extended their recent appreciation for the Lake Country Crime Stoppers for voting to adopt and purchase active shooter vests for them.

"Rough Road Ahead" warning signs announce to drivers the condition of State Highway 19 between Delta and Hopkins counties.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

To travelers along State Highway 19 from Delta County to Hopkins County hear and see the disrepair the “rough road ahead” signs are warning. Following a recent resurfacing and repair to State Highway 19 which spanned several months drivers are experiencing problems maneuvering. It was hoped the new surface would lessen the road noise experienced by many drivers, sadly that has not been the case. 

Cooper Bulldog football season is fast approaching with workouts starting on Aug. 1, 2016. Head Football Coach Ronnie Green is excited about the new faces and new opponents.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

Grid season is fast approaching for the Cooper Bulldogs. With it come thoughts of new opponents thanks to the redistricting performed by the UIL. District 6-3A Division II has been given preseason predictions by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Those include at the top Gunter Tigers, Leonard Tigers, Sadler & Southmayd (S&S) Rams, Cooper Bulldogs, Prairiland Patriots, Whitewright Tigers and Chisum Mustangs at the bottom of the list.

Jeremy Sharp
DCSO

Marshall Lynch with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary of a building on July 12, 2016 on West Dallas in Cooper, Texas.  At the scene of the crime Deputy Lynch found entry to the building was made through the wall of the metal building and several tools were reported missing, including welders, welding equipment, sockets, a drill and drill bits.

TRAX bus
ATCOG

Following a planning meeting held in Delta County last Monday, input was given by those who utilize the TRAX (Transit Rural Area Express) program. Katina Johnson, managing assistant, and intern Eagle Tang, with Ark-Tex Council of Governments and TRAX is updating five-year Regional Coordinated Transportation Plan for Northeast Texas after years of mismanagement.

Trey Harmon, Roy Battle, Andy Soto, Kerena Talley, Anthony Pease, Janie Crist and Michael Johnson were arrested in undercover investigation in Cooper.
DCSO

Following an eight week undercover operation the Delta County Sheriff’s office, constable and the Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit rounded up alleged drug dealers on July 12. The operation yielded 15 offenses on nine defendants, all of Cooper.

William Stewart of Ben Franklin lost his life in this one vehicle accident in Delta County.
DCSO

While traveling back from Cooper, a pickup driven by William Stewart drifted off to the side of Farm-to-Market 1533 early Thursday morning. It is believed he was returning to his home in Ben Franklin.

Gregory Riccardo Wylie, of Dallas
DCSO

During a traffic stop on Thursday night for speeding on State Highway 24 two miles east of Cooper, Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Steward went to arrest Gregory Riccardo Wylie, of Dallas, for outstanding parole violation warrants.

According to the report in an attempt to detain the suspect fled running on foot into a cotton field.

For 25 years Celebration Plaza has been filling with onlookers for the free Independence Day concert.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In one of her final actions as Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell recently invited the public to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration in Sulphur Springs. The event is highlighted by the Sulphur Springs Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show which will be Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m.

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