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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Monty Hobbs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs has recently announced his candidacy for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. 

Hobbs stated as Commissioner, he will approach each situation in a respectful, fair and non-biased manner.

Doctors Creek traditionally offers a drive through lights display over the holidays, weather permitting, as one of their many programs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Doctors Creek Unit just celebrated 20 years of service to this area and Delta County. On Jan. 3, 1996 Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park opened. The Cooper Lake Project was authorized in 1955 and construction began in 1986, according to the history sited.

Cooper ISD Board of Trustees serve voluntarily for the district and students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

With a new year brings the School Board Recognition Month. During January citizens are asked to take time to thank the more than 7,000 locally elected citizens who deeply care about the success of all Texas children as they serve without pay as Trustees of the school district.

Rene Ramirez Garcia
DCSO

A Delta County New Year’s Eve party ended abruptly before the ball dropped. A Hispanic male driving a red pick took to the highway in Klondike and was “considered armed and dangerous.”

Falando Rapheal Clark
DCSO

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Falando Rapheal Clark from Cooper, Texas on December 21,   2015 for felony forgery of a financial instrument.  The arrest occurred after the suspect passed a fraudulent check at Lakeview Grocery in Cooper on November 10, 2015.  The investigation conducted by Delta County Sergeant Colton Spinks indicated that the check was fraudulent and issued on a business out of Trenton, Texas.

Marshall Lynch
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pecan Gap resident and Delta County Deputy Marshall Lynch has formally announced his candidacy for the office of Delta County Constable. He has spent the last three years in law enforcement – one year as a peace officer and two years prior as the jailer/dispatcher for Delta County.

Deputy Lynch volunteers his time with the Pecan Gap Volunteer Fire Department and assists the area fire fighters.

Monty Tipps entertains fans and country music lovers on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Everyone is cordially invited to get their tickets now to the formal event of the season – Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s 66th Annual Banquet. Entertaining for the evening of Saturday, Jan. 16 will be Monty Tipps and band along with local honors and accolades to boot.

“We have decided to make this a fun black and white affair,” said incoming Chamber President Kathy Houchins. “I think this is a nice opportunity to show our respect for the honorees and chamber members by providing a classy night and a formal dining meal.”

Creative Commons

On January 1, 2016 the new “open carry” gun laws go into effect for Texas by House Bill 910. These will allow those who obtain a License to Carry (LTC) or those with a valid Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to be able to carry their weapon in plain view, as long as it is properly secured in a belt or shoulder holster.

On Saturday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. local business owner Shannon Bankston and The Delta County Conservative Republican Club are co-hosting a New Texas Gun Laws Seminar at the Delta County Civic Center located at 221 East Bonham Avenue in Cooper. The event is for anyone, not just licensed gun holders.

Cooper Lake State Park Officer Jim Beach will be overseeing the Hike and Bike events for the start of the New Year.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Lake State Park officials are gearing up of a fresh start to 2016 with the annual first hike on Friday, New Year’s Day starting at 9:30 a.m. at the South Sulphur Park Unit. Park Officer Jim Beach says the event is free with the $5 park entry fee.

“We will be sticking to the main roads where it is dry,” said Jim Beach. This year they will also be offering a biking event on Saturday, Jan. 2 starting at 10 a.m. which participants can ride for 3-4 miles in the park.

He is excited to host the event which promotes not only “life outside” but also starting 2016 on a healthy foot.

Three Rusty Nails Church collects donations for tornado victims.
Kaleb Wright / Three Rusty Nails

Generous acts of kindness continue to pour into the East Texas area for the victims of the post-Christmas tornados in the cities of Rowlett, Fate, Garland and surrounding communities.

“We have all seen the destruction of this storm on the news and all of those in need,” said Three Rusty Nails pastor Kaleb Wright, on the EF4 destruction. “Sunday afternoon Kodi Wright and several of our church members started exchanging texts and ideas of how we could get supplies to these families.”

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs (seated) signs paperwork with Commissioner Gary Anderson. Also present was Mark Brewer, Lindsay Kempner, Barron McLeod, and Tanner Crutcher.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Last Thursday afternoon Delta County officials gathered to complete some of the final steps necessary in receiving grant funding from FEMA.

Receiving the check from Dr. Marnie Rout of EcoVerdant and Libby Horton were North Hopkins students Lily Clayton and Jessica Hatley with teacher Janis Thomas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

North Hopkins High School received a $1,489.54 grant from Collins Academy on Wednesday morning and the Today Foundation for a proposal sent in by Janis Thomas, a teacher, for an outdoor classroom and water monitoring on Cooper Lake.

Cooper students (from left) Spencer Raney, Zach Blish and Bailey Reynolds were offered a Physics Day at TAMU-C.
Cooper ISD

Three Cooper ISD Physics students were invited to Physics Day at Texas A&M University-Commerce in November.

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom along with Sheriff Butch Adams and Commissioners Beth Wisenbaker, Mike Odell, Wade Bartley and Danny Evans handle the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hopkins County Jail.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

Hopkins County held a formal dedication of the new Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The Jail is located at 298 Rosemont in Sulphur Springs and includes a 192-capacity jail and law enforcement offices to serve the needs to Hopkins County.

State Highway 24 has reopened between Cooper and Commerce now that waters have receded.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff's Office reports State Highway 24 is open for traffic. It  had been closed since Nov. 28 when the area received an excessive amount of rain hindering passage through the construction zone between Cooper and Commerce.

Travelers have had to detour from both directions.

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