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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A motorist was stranded on Farm to Market 1530 near FM 64 around Ben Franklin, Texas in Delta County last Friday.
LD Loftis / Cooper Review

Over a foot of rain soaked areas of East Texas over the weekend starting Friday including Hunt, Hopkins and Delta Counties. Flash flooding created havoc on drivers as many roads were closed. Emergency personnel responded to several high water rescues. Drivers are reminded of the slogan, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

Hopkins County Sheriff's Posse (from left) Sam Tatum, Billy Wayne Orr, Gary Moon, Earl Martin, Sheriff Butch Adams and Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum
Enola Gay Mathews / Reilly Springs Jamboree

Reilly Springs Jamboree recently paid tribute to a special guest – Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams. Sheriff Adams was honored for his 20 years of service to the community on Saturday, Oct. 17. He will be retiring on December 31, 2016.

Ashley Purser and Miranda Rushin accompany the newly announced 2015 Cover Girl Aleigh Bessonett.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Aleigh Bessonett of Miller Grove was announced as the winning the 2015- 2016 Hopkins County Fall Festival Cover Girl title which is accompanied with a $1,000 scholarship and a $100.00 Wal-Mart gift card. She was presented her honor by 2014 Cover Girl Miranda Rushin of North Hopkins High School.

North Hopkins Varsity boys cross country team advancing to State.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The North Hopkins varsity boys cross country team is advancing to State competition with their fourth place overall team finish at the Regional Meet at Joe Pool Lake Monday, Oct. 26.

According to the Delta County Sheriff’s office a Burleson man was arrested on two counts of indecency with a child. Billy Dee Bennett is being held on warrants at the Hunt County Jail, also on related charges from that area.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

2015 Chiggerfest held in Cooper, Texas was filled with many events around the Square and at the City Park from mechanical bulling riding to live bull riding. Guests enjoyed a sun-filled day on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Recap: 2015 Pecan Fest

Oct 22, 2015
Interesting characters like this Lion Tamer and his "lion" were at Pecan Fest this year.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The Pecan Fest was a great success Saturday, Oct. 10 with perfect weather.

The community appreciated all the new people that have moved to Pecan Gap for helping and giving support. 

Decal on the items the DCSO is selling to fund Red and Blue Santa this year.

The Delta County Sheriff’s office is selling shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, key chains and car decals. All proceeds will go to Delta County's Red and Blue Santa to help buy Christmas gifts for Delta County’s less fortunate children.

Enloe will be hosting their annual hayride, costume contest and hot dog supper this Saturday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Saturday, October 24, the Enloe Community Center hosts its annual hayride, hot dog roast, Halloween Costume Contest – all rolled into one event!  Come on out, and prepare to be scared silly, as tractor drawn wagons weave through the cool darkness.

Cooper Elementary has started a “Coats for Kids” drive and hope to collect new or gently used jackets and coats in various sizes before the cold temperatures of East Texas arrive.

“’Warming kids – one heart at a time’ is the theme for this year’s coat drive,” said Jeanette Burnett, Campus Counselor at Cooper Elementary. “This is first time we have reached out into the community for contributions.”

Keith Cook, Cooper High School principal, just announced the upcoming Annual Stew Cook-off for this Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Delta County Commissioners Court selected nominees to be voted on by entities for the Delta County Appraisal District Board. Shawn Murray, Wes Scott and Delta County Judge Jason Murray were accepted by the Court as the nominees.

“I am interested so I can better understand the system – to see how it works and see how we work together,” said Judge Jason Murray. The three will go before the voting entities along with the nominees from the others. The County could nominate up to five people. Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart is a non-voting member of the DCAD Board.

Cooper Jr. BETA is hosting their first Annual Walk for the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Cooper High School’s Bulldog Football Stadium from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.  All proceeds from the walk and signs will be donated toward the fight against cancer.

East Texas Rain Event map for the upcoming weekend which was prepared by the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has recently release a threat briefing for today, October 22, 2015.

According to the report heavy rain and flash flooding threat continues across much of Texas into central Oklahoma for today including an elevated Fire Danger over Arkansas.

Neil Bruton and Kenneth Long of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, were rescued by Sulphur Bluff brothers, Justin and Jaden Goldsmith on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Kody Waters / Cooper Lake State Park

Last Thursday while fishing on Cooper Lake, Sulphur Bluff brothers – Justin and Jaden Goldsmith – discovered a capsized boat with two Arkansas men clinging to it.

According to Kody Waters, Park Superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, the young men said they were out fishing around 6:30 p.m. when they located Neil Bruton, 59, and Kenneth Long, 59, both of Prairie Grove, Arkansas hanging on to their 14-foot V-bottom boat which had capsized around noon due to high winds.