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
3:55 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Ark-Tex COG honors DCSO for communications

The 9-1-1 Communications Program Manager, Sandie Embrey, presenting the Delta County Sheriff’s Office’ Communications Supervisor, Sue Ann Johnson, with a certificate of appreciation.
Cindy Roller

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments’ 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Program recognized Delta County’s dispatchers by presenting the Delta County Sheriff’s Office with gifts and a certificate of appreciation in light of National Telecommunicators Week.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office’ Communications Supervisor Sue Ann Johnson was also given  a certificate honoring her service and contributions. It was presented by the 9-1-1 program manager, Sandie Embrey.

Delta County
3:13 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Accidental death in Delta County

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, 22-year-old Jason Foster, of Combine, was accidentally killed while assisting to install anhydrous tanks on Pat Pilgrim’s farm, located four miles East of Lake Creek in Delta County.

Foster was an employee at Quality LP Gas located in Mesquite.

Luckett’s crane, a Hunt County company, hit another tank causing it to roll and strike Foster.

He was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m.

City of Cooper
5:20 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Two arrested for arson of a habitation

Jerry Lacouture, of Cooper, is suspected to have purposely set his home on fire after the incident was investigated.
Cindy Roller

The Cooper Volunteer Fire Department and the Delta County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a fire at SW 8th Street in Cooper.

Upon arrival, the mobile home was engulfed in flames, but the residents of the home fortunately made it out safely.  

After extinguishing the fire and officials began investigating the incident suspicious burn patterns were discovered and bottles’ containing what was believed to be fire accelerants. 

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City of Cooper
10:53 am
Wed April 23, 2014

City council meeting: Improvements, utility relocation and water sales

Bids for Water Treatment Plant improvements and filter rehabilitation construction were received in the City Council meeting April 14. They were presented by Mike Tibbets of Hayter Engineering. The lower bid of $56,100 from S4 Water Sales & Services, LLC was accepted.

Tibbets also presented the bids for the utility relocation that the city must have done for the SH 24 widening. The lower bid of $104,000 from 7-H Construction, Inc. was approved. Approximately 55 to 60% of the cost of the relocation will be reimbursed by TxDOT.

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Cooper ISD
5:34 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Anderson to coach at Cooper High School

Former Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball coach Nicole Anderson is the new head girls coach at Cooper High School.

Former Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball coach Nicole Anderson has been hired to be the head girls basketball coach at Cooper High School.

“Several of our players have been taking basketball lessons from Coach Anderson at A&M-Commerce during the summer ,” Cooper schools superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said.

“Their parents had nothing but positive things to say about her coaching. We are all really excited to bring her on board. She will be a true asset to our players and the community,” Hohenberger said.

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Delta County
4:50 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Delta County’s EMC funding cut

Delta county's emergancy managment coordinator, Monty Hobbs.
Cindy Roller

Delta County will be losing the funding for the emergency management coordinator position. According to the State’s Department of Health and Human Services, it will take effect on Sept.1.

“The budget cut is based on population,” said Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator, Monty Hobbs. “My concern is not for myself, but for the county.” Hobbs was retired before taking on the part-time position overseeing the EMC budget.

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Delta County
3:43 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Gallery: Delta County Fair

The Duncan family in the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pull.
Cindy Roller

Delta county had its annual county fair and cook-off on April 12. Here are some pictures taken at the fair.

City of Cooper
3:36 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Cooper man is sentanced on illegal drug charges

William Chancellor was tried for manufactoring, delivering and selling methamphetamines.
www.texascourthousetrail.com

  The 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt held trial March 24-25 at the Delta County Courthouse.

According to reports, defendant William Chancellor was tried for a charge of Manufacture/Delivery of a controlled substance from March 27, 2013 and being involved in the selling of a controlled substance (methamphetamines) to a confidential informant.

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Hopkins County
5:16 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

North Hopkins ISD considering $5 million elementary extension

Hopkins County will vote on whether to expanded their elementary school on May 10th.
KETR / ketr.org

Residents of the Northern Hopkins County area will be asked to vote on whether the school district should use $5 million in bonds to extend the elementary wing of the school on the May 10th ballot.

NHISD Superintendent Donna George is excited at the prospect of expanding the elementary school.

NHISD trustees voted on Feb. 27 to call for a bond election for a new elementary classroom addition to help with space issues. George explained it will help with district growth over the last two years.

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Delta County
4:53 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Scammers contacting Lamar Electric members

If you you recieve a suspious phone call from your electrical service provider it may be a scam.
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In Texas, there has been a recent problem with scammers contacting electric cooperative customers posing as cooperative employees to try to get money and personal information.

They are primarily targeting the elderly, but have been targeting businesses as well.

They scam the customers by first calling them to inform the customer they are behind on a payment, then saying there is a truck on its way to their house to disconnect power if they did not pay it over the phone or go to Wal-mart and send them the money.

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