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Cindy Roller

Reporter

Cindy Roller has been corresponding for Delta County with KETR for seven years in addition to being Editor for the Cooper Review. She enjoys the learning experience radio broadcasting has given her.

In her lifelong career in journalism she has worked in all aspects of print media from writing, photography, page design to seeing readers’ smiles when delivering the newspapers.

Moving from Editor of The Twin Cities News in West Texas, she started in Northeast Texas as the Sports Writer/Photographer for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram before finding her way back to a weekly paper, the Cooper Review. Her intrigue in 88.9 KETR started with a live radio remote interviewing the famed milkshake maker Mabel Wheat of Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper.

She covers a wide variety of news, weather, and sports. Some of her top headlining stories over the years include coverage of the new elevation record at Cooper Lake, construction/expansion of State Highway 24, $6 Million Marijuana Production on Cooper WMA, local elections, Cooper Fire Department’s new Engine 31, several manhunts, and Cooper Bulldog football. Her work has garnered her yearly recognition and awards from the Texas Press Association.

She is active in the community serving as the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board President, member of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation, as Secretary/Reporter for the Lions Club, public information officer for Delta County Emergency Management.

As always, she looks forward to hearing from listeners!

Ways to Connect

Cooper ISD is fortunate to have volunteers for the Guardian Plan as a layer of protection for school.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District will be making some dramatic safety changes when the bell rings on the first day of school this Fall. Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger will be sending out a notice to parents and community on how the safety and well-being of the students and staff is of “utmost importance” to their school district.

With this being stated, the District will be participating in the “Guardian Plan” which allows for the arming of select staff member (s) on school grounds as one layer of protection.

Summer has officially arrived as Sydney Mitchell and Maddie Poskey enjoy riding on a tube on Cooper Lake.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is all good and fun until somebody gets hurt. Yes. We have probably all heard this saying. It is true. The same rule applies to boating safety.

With the start of summer in Delta County, entertainment turns to the very inviting Cooper Lake – one of the many charms of Northeast Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds boaters of the importance of safety on the lake and in/around water.

Melissa Johnson will be officially welcomed at a reception on Tuesday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the elementary.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District recently announced the candidate selected to replace Lynn Byrd as the Cooper Elementary Principal. Mrs. Byrd retired at the end of this year.

“I’m pleased to announce we have found an inspirational candidate for our elementary principal position: Mrs. Melissa Johnson,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger. “Melissa is an enthusiastic and passionate leader with a servant’s heart. She is dedicated to guiding teachers and students to succeed while inspiring an insatiable passion for learning in both.”

All 4 The Kids

Jun 14, 2018
HEB filling the pantry was one of the many donations Lil 4's received.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

She isn’t doing this for the fame. She doesn’t do it for the fortune. Letitia Conliffe, founder and president of Lil 4’s, does it for the children.

“This might be the worthiest cause I have been able to help with in my career,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. “I am so excited for Letitia.” He admitted this all started with one promotional flyer back in November 2017.

Flames darkened the Wednesday afternoon skies as the tanker fire blazed for three hours.
Ricky Smith / DCSO

United Petroleum Transport driven by Kerry Bell was hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline when he had a front tire blowout causing a fire which spread quickly into the cab of the 18-wheeler. The huge fire burned about three hours according to neighbor and witness, Butch Burns.

Tammi Springett and her grandson Landon Fouse place a flag on the headstone of LC Talley at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper for the Memorial Day holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 in Delta County paid tribute in honor of Memorial Day by placing flags on military headstones in the cemeteries starting with Oaklawn in Cooper.

Valedictorian Mercedes Valdez compared graduation to the poem, "The Road Less Traveled."
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper High School Class of 2018 took their last look around the halls before taking those steps across the stage to the next stage in their lives. Friday night, May 25, 2018 there was 63 students who turned their tassels and received their diplomas as they completed another life milestone.

Third ranking senior of the Class of 2018 Gabriel Rowe gave the opening remarks and welcomed the full audience of supporters. The Star Spangled Banner was performed by the senior band members.

Coach Pat Moses Appreciation Day, May 19, 2018, was declared at a recent Cooper City Council meeting.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The year was 1977. It was Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Coach Pat Moses and her Dogette basketball team had “determination to beat the odds.” The team brought home to Cooper the State Championship.

Volunteers and members of the American Legion Post 483 will be placing flags on soldiers' graves for Memorial Day.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 will be placing flags on graves in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The Post would like volunteers to assist with this process. They will have flags and maps ready at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, May 26 starting at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.

Citizens at the Senior Center in Cooper at the Delta County Civic Center enjoy a free exercise class before the meal is offered.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Civic Center offers Senior Center Activities at 221 E Bonham Ave, Cooper, TX 75432. Everyone is invited! It is a great way to meet new people.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In order to keep the office of the Justice of the Peace functioning in the wake of the passing of Judge Ginny Phifer, the Delta County Commissioners Court sworn in Shannon McCulloch. McCulloch has been an employee/clerk in the office since August 2017, serving under Judge Phifer. She has been handling the business of the office alone since January 16, 2018.

Voting finished for the City of Cooper and Cooper ISD on May 5, 2018.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cinco de Mayo was also an Election Night celebration for those who won their elections for the City of Cooper and Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees.

It was the incumbents that took the three positions on the City Council – Willie “Bear” Wilkins with 95 votes, David Phillips with 82, and Donna Thomason with 70. Vying for a place on the Council was Amanda L’Esperance, who earned 33 votes in the recent race.

Despite the stormy weather, Delta County religious leaders led the National Day of Prayer event on May 3.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Thursday, May 3 Delta County gathered under the protection of the pagoda on the Square in Cooper to observe the National Day of Prayer. The welcoming was given by Pastor Eugene Adams of Pacio Baptist Church, who also led the singing of the National Anthem.

A lemonade stand operated by Aniken Estrada, CarliRae Gillean, and Hannah Estrada on the Square benefited the Delta Hope House.
Laura Gillean / Delta Hope House

The second Cruisin’ The Bricks event in Cooper was again a pleasing success. Organizers are already gearing up to make the third one just as charming.

Everyone is welcome to show off their rides on the Square in Cooper starting at 5 p.m. then later that evening “rev their engines cruising Dallas Avenue.” Facing East performed at the last event, and Rhythm and Jones will be the entertainment for Saturday, May 26. All free concerts. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and tables and dine under the Delta County skies.

Zogail Smith helps mow overgrown areas of Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

Simmons Cemetery Clean Up will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 8 a.m. Chainsaws and String Trimmers will be available. Come one, Come all!

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