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 Texas Department of Public Safety officer shot and killed a man outside of Paris Regional Medical Center following an altercation on Monday night, according to an official release. The state trooper, whose name has not been released, suffered a dislocated shoulder in the incident, officials said.

Homecoming Parade has been moved to Tuesday evening, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Following a home turf victory the Cooper High School Bulldog fans have even more to cheer about coming next week as fun activities are planned.

Originally planned for Monday the Homecoming Parade will now be on Tuesday, Sept. 22 due to the Trustees meeting and Flex Day.

City of Cooper will be purchasing a new fire truck.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper City Council approved the purchase of a new multi-purpose fire truck in an inter-local joint purchase agreement with the Delta County Emergency Services District who will pay half of the cost. The City’s share is approximately $170,000 to be paid from a special fire truck fund set aside for this purpose.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Following several discussions at Delta County Commissioners Court the Delta County Sheriff’s law enforcement will be cracking down on “muddin” of County Roads.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith informed the Court and the public they will be patrolling county roads especially following rains for culprits mudding and “destroying the roads.”

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith leads the way to the marijuana growth.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A manhunt continues in Delta County for those involved in the $6 million production of marijuana discovered Saturday on the Wildlife Management Area in Cooper.

“This is the largest discovery of marijuana found in my career as Sheriff,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith on the over one acre growth found. The preliminary counts are close to 6,550 plants some close to 10-foot tall.

Manhunt underway in Delta County for drug growers.

A manhunt is currently underway in Delta County. Local law enforcement including the Delta County Sheriff’s officers, Game Wardens as well as Hopkins County – providing assistance – are in search of suspects involved in the production of a “substantial

field of marijuana” growing near Farm to Market Road 71 and the Sulphur River.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith informed the search began around noon Saturday.

UPDATE: The search continues at 6 p.m. with the assistance of drug dogs and DPS helicopter surveying the area.

Sulphur Springs Police have said that a standoff in Cumby ended in suicide today.
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A police attempt to serve a warrant to a Cumby man led to a standoff that ended in a Cumby man’s death, apparently by suicide, according to police.

Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders said that his department’s Special Crimes Unit went to Commerce Street in Cumby this morning to serve a warrant to a man living there. The man came to the door with a rifle but did not point it at the officers, he said. As officers took cover and the man went back inside, Sanders said. Officers then heard a gunshot, he said. Police called the Hopkins County Command SWAT unit to provide backup.

Milo could be seen across the land in Delta County this summer.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Farmers and ranchers have until Wednesday, Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill Safety Net Programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini stated these programs are: Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

Canon Artho is properly secured in his car seat.
Leigh Ann Artho / Cooper Review

Texas Department of Transportation will be hosting a free child safety seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1365 North Main Street in Paris.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration it is estimated that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly or not used at all.

The Department of Motor Vehicles explains the current car seat laws:

Fannindel Falcons gather following a recent football game.
Fannindel ISD

Attention Fannindel Falcon fans: Fannindel Independent School District has Homecoming Activities planned for Saturday, Sept. 12.

Lunch at the Delta County Public Library returns on Sept. 16 at noon.
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

Lunch at the Library will resume again at the Delta County Public Library beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16.

On the menu is baked potatoes, salad, dessert and tea. Call to reserve a plate 903-395-4575.

Burn ban extended for Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray has opted to extend the burn ban for an additional 14 day due to an increased the grass fire risk.

Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Local and Statewide law enforcement will be expressing a moment of respect to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth at 11 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 4 – at the exact time his funeral is set to begin. Law enforcement will do so by turning on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute in taking a stand together as issued by Governor Greg Abbott.

Doctors Creek Unit shelters flooded following recent rains.
Inv Ryan Brown / Delta County Sheriff's office

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs would like citizens to be informed of low interest loans for agricultural losses due to the Spring storms and flooding. Invoked in this time frame are losses incurred from May 4 to June 22, 2015.

Local law enforcement, Enloe State Bank and HWY 24 Lumber and Feed donate window unit air conditions to those in need in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Law Enforcement including the Sheriff’s officers, Constable and local Department of Public Safety with the donation of 20 window unit air conditioners from Enloe State Bank and its President Anita Moody and donation of installation and supplies by HWY 24 Lumber and Feed and its owner Jason Ingram (both pictured middle) will be able to help several local citizens, by providing them with these units at no cost to help with utilities and cooling in the Texas heat.