Cindy Roller


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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2014 Reigning Queen Alysia McCormick
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2015 celebration of the Independence Day in Delta County included many entertaining activities from parades to the rodeo and even fireworks to finish off the evening of July 4.

Scroll through the slideshow to enjoy the fun again.

Delta County Sheriff's Office is seeking leads to the location of this stolen welder trailer.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips to help recover a stolen welding trailer and equipment near the Rattan Community in Delta County on Farm-to-Market Road 1530. The owner reported it stolen from a locked barn on the weekend of July 4, and it is valued at $18,000.

Chiggerfest is 100 days away.
Cooper Review

The countdown has begun to the Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chiggerfest event to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has 100 days to turn this event around and make it as great as it has been in previous years.

Accident on State Highway 78 claims life of former Cooper resident Jill Turrentine.
The Leonard Graphic

A head-on collision, occurring on State Highway 78 between Bailey and Bonham, took the life of 69-year old Rae “Jill” Wheeler Turrentine, formerly of Cooper, and serious injuries to 69-year old George Carruth of Bailey.

Cooper Review's color photo of the first responders to an evening fire
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Review proudly announces the receipt of a duo of honors from the Texas Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest. The weekly hometown newspaper garnered a third place award for News Photo – Division 9 and fourth place certificate in Advertising design – Division 9.

Ali Burress remains missing.

Lamar County Sheriff’s Officers continue to search for leads to locate Ali J. Burress. The 28-year old Paris native woman went missing around 1:30 a.m. last Monday morning. Her call to emergency personnel reporting she had crashed her silver Toyota car into a ditch near a corn field somewhere off State Highway 24 was the last anyone heard of her.

Tamara Cook was arrested for a felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. She is the 36th suspected drug dealer put behind bars since 2013 for the Delta County Sheriff's office.

Following an undercover investigation Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith and Chief Deputy Donnie Willingham arrested Cooper resident Tamara Nicole Cook for felony Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance early Tuesday morning, June 30.

The Delta Roping Club presents the 67th Cooper Rodeo this weekend with $7,500 added money.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review


The 67th Annual Cooper Rodeo will be starting the Independence Day weekend with a parade at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 followed by rodeo events both Friday and Saturday nights.

The rodeo will feature a fireworks show near the Rodeo grounds by City Park in Cooper following the events Saturday evening, July 4. The Rodeo will not be having a Queen coronation this year.

Scotty Joe Thompson, 37, of Sulphur Springs was pronounce dead at the scene when the riding lawnmower he was operating overturned trapping him underwater of a nearby pond on the The Savannah Event Center.

KETR's General Manager Jerrod Knight interviews Officer Jim Beach with Cooper Lake State Park on upcoming activities.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Lake State Park is offering three days of free activities on July 7, 8, and 9 , especially for kids age 8 through 13.  This is in keeping with the "Life is better outside" theme promoted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Ali J. Burress remains missing after car crash in remote area of Lamar County.
Courtesy of LCSO

Ali J. Burress, 28, remains missing after she crashed her car into a ditch near a Lamar County corn field around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

Delta County businesses can officially sell beer and wine for off premise consumption only following the May 9 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Both the City of Cooper and Delta County officials have set forth the off-premise sale of alcohol ordinances during their prospective meetings with Loretta Green of TABC, present. The two entities have opted to a mutual agreement in order to make enforcing the regulations by authorities and the Delta County Sheriff’s office easier.

Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. executive director Beverly Logan resigned her position last Friday following ongoing investigations.

Amber Norris
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees met Monday night to review some important policies revisions for the District’s handbook. The Board evaluated the Student, Athletic, DAEP, Band, Cheer and Employ handbooks.

This was just a rough draft. Cooper Elementary Principal Dr. Cathy Severns, Junior High Principal Richard Roan, High School Principal Keith Cook, Athletic Director Ronnie Green and Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger all chimed in on the various prospective policies which required attention which included dress code (leggings, tattoos and jewelry), drug testing, lunch policies, social media, honor classes and semester exams.

Celebration District signs guide the way to downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Signs are up and guiding the way to Celebration District in Sulphur Springs. These signs are located at the intersection of Broadway at Industrial and Shannon roads as well as billboards.