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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The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Catfish Tournament registration brochures are ready at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Fun time on Cooper Lake planned for Saturday, May 14 with $500 added money for some lucky fishermen.
    There will be first, second and third place winners. Fishermen get your gear ready!

The Annual Catfish Tournament on Cooper Lake sponsored by Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. will be held on Saturday, May 14.  This should be an excellent year for the tournament because the water is plentiful, and the catfish are ready for a good meal.  The fishermen have been having good luck bringing in some extra large catfish.  

Cars from 1919-1933 rolled into Sulphur Springs last Thursday celebrating the Bankhead Highway Centennial.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Bankhead Highway Centennial Celebration (1916-2016) traveled through and stopped at Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs last Thursday, featuring cars from the year 1919 through 1933.

A sample ballot provided by the Delta County Clerk's office for the May 24, 2016 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Early voting for the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees positions and City of Cooper Council positions began on Monday, April 25 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the remaining 12 hour early voting day is Tuesday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   Early voting will take place at Cooper ISD Central Administration Office at 350 West McKinney Avenue in Cooper.

Bro. Eugene Adams will speak again for the Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5 in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County once again invites citizens to observe the Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5 from noon to 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the Delta County Courthouse.

Pacio Baptist Church Pastor Eugene Adams will be leading the services. He extends his appreciation in advance to those clergy from other churches who will be participating and to Delta County Judge Jason Murray for allowing the tradition to continue on the grounds of Delta County.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Community Health Service Agency, Inc. presented information for the Commissioners and Court for a service agreement between the agency and Delta County and its employees. Several questions were answered during the discussion. The item was tabled allowing for a meeting with employees.

Mary Beth Rudel, ATCOG Safety Manager presents Delta County Dispatcher Sue Ann Johnson with their plaque of appreciation for Safety Week.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In celebration of National Telecommunicators Week, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments 9-1-1 Program honored the dedicated dispatchers of Delta County by presenting Delta County Sheriff’s Office with gifts and a plaque of appreciation. Accepting the award was Delta County Sheriff’s Dispatcher Sue Ann Johnson.

Delta County Judge Jason Murray (seated) signs the Soil & Water Stewardship Week Proclamation. With him is (pictured from left) Trey Watson, State Board Representative; Robert Wright, Delta SWCD director; Kristi Mashburn, NRCS District Conservationist; Ed
Kristi Mashburn / USDA

Delta County observes the voluntary land stewardship is the keystone for preserving soil, water and other natural resources.

Cast, crew and instructor of Cooper High School's One Act Play
Courtesy Photo / Cooper ISD

Cooper High School One Act Play will perform Ruby's Story on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Cooper Jr/Sr High Cafetorium at 6:30 p.m. The performance will include bonus scenes that were originally excluded for competition purposes. Admission is free, but donations to the Drama Club will be gracefully accepted.

Cooper High School student Elly Galvan is holding the video camera.
Delinda Leatherwood / Cooper ISD

This coming year Cooper High School will be expanding Career and Technical courses to include Audio/Video Production. Students will explore both studio and field television production techniques with hands on instruction in videography, lighting, producing, directing and editing.

Cooper ISD

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees renewed all teachers’ contracts in last week’s meeting.

“We are thankful for a terrific faculty that keeps the focus on the learning needs of our students,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger, very excitedly.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a huge appreciation to all of those participating, attending and sponsoring this past Saturday’s annual County Fair.

“It was a perfect day for a fair – showcasing local youth and their livestock, vendors had a great turnout and from the lawn tractors pulling their way to the end,” said Delta County Chamber Board Director President Kathy Houchins. “And the finale just sitting and relaxing to some great music that even got a rainbow. We are just so pleased – lots of fun in Delta County.”

Shirley Smith was recognized for volunteering by RSVP.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Recently more than 3,500 mayors, county and tribal leaders throughout the United States participated in the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service to recognize volunteers.

Volunteers – they are the unsung heroes among us. Every day, they quietly and humbly go about the business of improving the quality of life in our community. Volunteers in RSVP’s four county service area were recognized.

Delta County will be providing dumpsters from Sanitation Solutions at each precinct barn for the upcoming clean-up week, April 23-30.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County was able to secure dumpsters for each precinct barn for the Clean-Up Week set for April 23-30. Those looking to participate must be able to provide proof of residency within Delta County, if asked.

DCSO

Delta County Sheriff’s office is currently seeking two suspects that fled the scene of a crime in Cooper, Texas.

In a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s office it was reported on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at around 11:30 p.m., law enforcement received a 911 call of an attempted shooting in the 500 block of SW 1st Street in Cooper. Upon arrival, deputies located four 9mm shell casings in the front yard of the residence.

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