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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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Lindsay Glossup and her daughter Elise enjoy some reading time together following the new "Story Time" event at the Delta County Public Library.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Story Time at the Library” was a wonderful success for all involved preschoolers.  There was a story, craft time, and refreshments noted Delta County Public Librarian Lydia Toon. The next Story Time will be Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Gerald Thomas
DCSO

In an undercover drug bust the Delta County Sheriff’s officers arrested Gerald Thomas of Cooper for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Drug Free Zone) (Felony 3).

It is back and it is just a month away. This year marks the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival in Cooper, Texas.

The event includes 5K run, 2 mile walk, motorcycle run, games, dunking booth, carnival, vendors, food, crafts, health fair, pet parade, Li-Sher dancers, cotton auction, cotton exhibits, pancake breakfast, live free concerts including: 2 Gun Justice, Muscadine Bloodline, and headliner Curtis Grimes.

Cooper Independent School District honored Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Media representatives from more than 420 Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications were named to the 2016-17 Media Honor Roll by their local school districts. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the Media Honor Roll program recognizes reporters statewide for fair, accurate, and balanced reporting of news about public schools.

Selections for honors by the Cooper Independent School District included Cooper Review and its editor Cindy Roller, who has earned this title for the last six years as editor.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger gave thanks to  Roller for covering the news for their students.

Eryn Whirley is presented her $1,000 scholarship by Red Henderson Post 483 Vice Commander Butch Burns.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Each year, American Legion Red Henderson Post 483, located in Cooper, Texas, offers Cooper High School seniors an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship.

The 2017 first place essay, titled “How Can One Show Pride in Being An American,” was written by Miss Eryn Whirley. Eryn will use the scholarship award for tuition at Texas A&M University in Commerce in the fall. At present, she plans to major in psychology and after graduation, work as a therapist helping others who come to her for assistance.

Enrique Mendoza and his mother, Dianna, in a treasured selfie together before his death in 2016.
Dianna Mendoza

It has been a long process but the family of the late Enrique Mendoza, 19, of Cooper are finally finding a bit of closure on their loss. On June 5, 2016 the teen was killed as a result of a head-on collision that occurred on State Highway 19, about six miles north of Sulphur Springs.

Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.
Thomas Milson

Following a proposition by Thomas Milson to the Delta County Historical Society and Delta County Commissioners Court, it was agreed to allow the erecting of another historical marker on the front lawn of the Courthouse. Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.

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

Sulphur River Regional Mobility Association Chairman Delbert Horton presented a check in the amount of $49,435.74 as a refund of the Delta County investment funds not used in the expansion of State Highway 24. Each entity received a refund based on what was contributed.

Sam Bettes given Honorary Lifetime Membership by Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association President Shane Crafton.
VATAT

Retired Cooper Independent School District agricultural instructor Sam Bettes was honored by his peers of the Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association (VATAT).

This 411 West Ft. Worth location has been set for demolition.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a regular Cooper City Council meeting the demolition of the four sites on 440 N.W. 3rd, 700 E. Commerce, 820 S.W. 4th, and 411 W. Ft. Worth for issues including electrical, sanitation, and safety were approved. The work will be done by Sanitation Solutions.

Emily Glass gave many useful tips on etiquette for everyone.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Recently former Mayor of Sulphur Springs Emily Glass provided a free business etiquette class at The Oaks Bed & Breakfast offering helpful insight to those in attendance. She explained etiquette is necessarily about what fork to use for which course but more about what is expected of us in any situation and knowing how to react.

“Etiquette helps us to help others,” said Glass. “Especially in business, it is very easy for us to lose a customer. It is very difficult to get that customer back after losing them. Making a customer feel appreciated can potentially be the difference.”

The spillway at Cooper Lake is releasing 2,729 cubic feet of water per second.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

As the flash flooding from the weekend storms recedes, Cooper Lake is rewarded again with an abundance of water. It is currently 3.81 feet above full pool.

Congressman John Ratcliffe presented the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the flag of the United States of America has been flown over the Capitol as a token of appreciation for their work and service.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Congressman John Ratcliffe made a special visit to Cooper, Texas on Monday to honor the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, expressing his appreciation for the work the local law enforcement does for the community and giving his support to the officers for putting their own lives at risk each day to protect citizens.

First at the scene Delta County Deputy Tanner Steward and Delta County Constable Marshall Lynch along with Deputy Elmo Robinson examine the wreckage of the Dodge pickup.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A multi-vehicle wreck on State Highway 19 Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, claimed another life and caused injuries. A witness to the incident, who had been stopped on the shoulder, said the driver of the older model Dodge pickup had been traveling north on SH 19 and within minutes he saw the same pickup traveling back south again.

A vehicle had to be rescued earlier on State Highway 11 northwest of Commerce where the Middle Sulphur River went over its banks.
Hunt County Scanner / Facebook

Motorists are urged to be aware of incidents of flashing flooding in the East Texas area. The Texas Department of Transportation has mapped several areas of closure. Turn around, don't drown is being emphasized by authorities.

In Delta County residents had to be evacuated by local volunteer fire fighters and law enforcement. According to law enforcement the home was located at 1918 Farm-to-Market 1531 near Klondike.

"This is most flooding along FM 1531 I had seen in my time with Delta County," said Lieutenant Ryan Brown, who has been with DCSO since 2011.  The water was over the five foot flood gauge. "I have never seen it at this magnitude." He waded shin to knee-deep water during the evacuation.

The North Sulphur River had flooded over its banks.

Some areas reported a range of over eight to 11 inches of rain over the span of the night.

"Fortunately, we didn't have any other rescues," said Lieutenant Brown, noting driving around a barricade is a Class B Misdemeanor and can result in a trip to jail, especially if first responders' lives are put at risk.

Delta County closures include: FM 71, FM 1531, FM 904 (water is receding), FM 2068 (water is receding).

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