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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Delta County
10:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Cooper, Enloe, Klondike ready to celebrate the 4th

Credit NPR

For Delta County, the Independence Day weekend has many opportunities for celebrating.

Cooper

The 66th Annual Cooper Rodeo will be starting the Independence Day weekend with a parade tonight starting at 7 p.m.  The annual Cooper Rodeo will be held both Friday and Saturday nights featuring local artist Lauren Taylor as well as a fireworks show near the Rodeo grounds by City Park in Cooper.

Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 years and under are $5 and children under 3 are free.

Enloe

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Delta County
1:37 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Indigent health care funds allocated to prisoners' health costs

Inside the Delta County Jail, where 10 inmates are currently detained.
Credit Cindy Roller

During Monday morning’s regular Delta County Commissioners Court it was decided to reserve the remaining nearly $18,000 indigent healthcare funds of the $111,000 for Delta County jail inmates for the remaining three and a half months.

“It is the law that the inmates must have medical and dental needs fulfilled,” said Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire. “Lamar and Red River Counties have already run out of funds. …Basically, when it is gone, it is gone. We need to keep it to the bare bones.”

The Court agreed to review this decision again in a month.

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Delta County
9:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Cooper Review receives photography, headline awards

This photo of the Dec. 2013 ice storm was one of the award-winning entries.
Cooper Review

Of this year’s 159 newspapers submitting 1,566 entries, the Cooper Review recently received two awards from the Texas Press Association’s Texas Better Newspaper 2014 Contest.

The contest is broken down into 10 divisions created by dividing newspapers into circulation size. The Review competed against 20 other newspapers across the State and was judged by the New Mexico Press Association.

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Cooper ISD
2:07 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Cooper High School hires new principal

New Cooper High School Principal Keith Cook
Credit Courtesy Photo

Cooper High School students will see a new face in the hallways beginning in the fall as Keith Cook will be taking the helm as the new principal for the first time. 

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said this area of leadership is of the utmost importance and they have worked to find the very best fit for their campus.

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Sulphur Springs
2:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Another Main Street building suffers structural problems

Old Knight's Head Inn is slowly caves in on Main Street in Downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Formerly known as Knight's Head Inn on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, which was currently being renovated by its new owners Councilwoman Emily Glass and her husband Garrett and her parents, Bill and Gina Wilder, had the front facade caved after construction crews removed the front windows of the unoccupied structure. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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Delta County
1:58 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Cooper buildings vandalized

Credit Cindy Roller

The Delta County Sheriff’s office is enlisting the watchful eyes of the Cooper community to help solve a rash of graffiti cases. Suspects seem to be targeting abandoned buildings and using black spray paint to create large markings in most cases what looks to be initials. 

Areas that have been vandalized in the past few weeks have been behind Henslee Hardware, the former Hope House, a structure on 10th street and the former Paris Regional Medical Center both at the back of the building and near the roof. 

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2014 Elections
1:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Murray, Carrington to compete for Delta Co. bench

Credit Cooper Review

In a much-anticipated primary runoff election, 732 Delta County voters made their voices heard in the Republican candidate race for County Judge. Opponent Jason Murray received 421 total votes to incumbent Herb Brookshire’s 311, giving Murray the majority with 57 percent. He will face Democratic candidate Ted Carrington in the general election in the fall.

Lieutenant Governor republican Dan Patrick overpowered his opponent David Dewhurst to earn 54 percent of the County’s votes (364 to 309). Attorney General Ken Paxton overshadowed Dan Branch by 56 percent (364 to 281). 

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Texas Environment
11:36 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake

Fishing from a boat resumes on Cooper Lake now that the boat ramps are all open.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

In a report from South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park: Due to recent rains over Cooper Lake and the watershed that feeds its tributaries, the lake has risen approximately 6’ in the last three months. Thanks to the rise in water levels, all boat ramps on Cooper Lake are open.

The Dam on Cooper Lake is in good condition, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. It is monitored daily and is safe for travel. All problems or potential problems are thoroughly investigated.

Delta County
11:31 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local cemetery receives well needed clean up

93-year old volunteer Clarice Maddox oversees the cleanup at Simmons Cemetery in Ben Franklin last Tuesday morning.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Among the red paint-brush flowers and tall grasses lay a few, almost forgotten, headstones at Simmons Cemetery. A group of volunteers gathered last Tuesday out in a hidden corner of Ben Franklin to tend to those buried in the cemetery.

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