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
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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Elections
11:24 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local schools and councils post election results

Resuming their positions on the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees will be Thomas Darden and Blake Randle for full three-year terms along with an unexpired term for Anita Moody. Challenging for a place was Laura Gillean receiving a total of 47 votes. Darden received 165, Randle had 169 and Moody with 168 with the majority of the votes being cast absentee. The votes were canvassed on Monday, May 19.

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Delta County
11:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Masonic Lodge honors Delta County Sheriff

David Nabors (right) presents award to Ricky Smith.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.

This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.

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Cooper ISD
11:13 am
Wed May 21, 2014

CJH Student Council declares war on hunger

Delta Hope House Coordinator Tina Overman graciously accepts the donation of the Cooper Junior High Student Council.
Credit Courtesy Photo

It seems there has been a war waged against hunger at Cooper Junior High School, and the victors are Delta Hope House recipients. Cooper Junior High Student Council sponsored this class “penny war” jar competition for the purpose of raising $318 for the Delta Hope House.

The Delta Hope House would also like to thank all the classes that participated in this war on hunger, also the sponsors Deena White, Shelly Colley and the Junior High Student Council which staged this event.

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Hopkins County
2:50 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Building collapses in Sulphur Springs

Bland’s CPA office is located in downtown Sulphur Springs on Main Street.
Cindy Roller

The office building of Sulphur Springs CPA Keith Bland collapsed at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Bland’s CPA office is located in downtown Sulphur Springs on Main Street.

Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, but the city has closed the entire block of Main Street to survey the damage.

Hopkins County
10:53 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Celebrating 'Cinco de Mayo' style

The Celebration Plaza is where the Cinco de Mayo Celebration took place in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller

It may not have read May 5th on the calendar, but Sulphur Springs had their Cinco De Mayo Celebration on May 3 on the Square (or Celebration) Plaza.

The event began at sunrise and went on throughout the day until midnight. Festivities included lively music, authentic Mexican cuisine and candy, artisans, and other colorful crafts to entertain all who attended this large gathering.

“I already have vendors asking about the next event,” said organizer Oscar Ramirez, pleased with crowd of over 3,000 attendees, which exceeded expectations.

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Delta County
4:35 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

KVFD honors trio, unveils special tribute

The Klondike Volunteer Fire Department drew crowds of people into their fish fry on April 26.
Cindy Roller

The Klondike Volunteer Fire Department hosted their annual fish fry and auction last Saturday, April 26.

The KVFD’s Chief Jerry Wood said the fundraiser cleared over $2,400, feeding about 176 people.

Vocalist Lou Ann Petty performed for those in attendance was .

During the event, Chief Wood unveiled a plaque dedicating the West Delta Community Center and the Klondike Fire Department building to Edwin C. Slough, Charlie Wayne Trevilion Sr. and Charlie Wayne Trevilion Jr.  

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