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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With last night's rain State Highway 24 South near John's Creek has been shut down with high water over the road.

City of Cooper sets Clean Up Week for April 11-18, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a regular Cooper City Council meeting, Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, April 18 has been set as the Clean Up Week in the City.

Denis Cavenaugh of the National Weather Service at a recent storm spotter class in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth recently offered a storm spotter training program in Delta County in preparation for the 2015 severe weather season.

Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins
Cooper Review

The 3rd Annual Tanner Higgins Warrior Run is a benefit race set for April 11, 2015 at Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit.

Lone Pine Boat Ramp at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake is ready for the fishing season and has water to welcome boats. The lake is only six and half feet low with recent rain/snow runoff for March 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The winter weather might have taken its toll on the roads especially the State Highway 24 expansion with increased pot holes but it is only having a positive effect on Cooper Lake levels.

Mayor Scotty Stegall assists with a tractor to install the new reconditioned weather sirens.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

Preparations for the severe weather season have begun. Klondike Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Wood is ready this year with a newly installed weather siren.

Tanner Steward with the Delta County Sheriff's office oversees and assists with the painting of the youth ball park through the Inmate Work Program.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith reported the Jail was at maximum capacity with an average of 14 inmates during Commissioners Court on Monday.

Voters will are already casting early votes for the upcoming May 9 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper will retain Mayor Scotty Stegall for another term as he remains unopposed throughout his elected career. Mayor Stegall has been serving the City as mayor since 2003.

The 2015-2016 school calendar was recently approved by the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees.

“The committees like this one as it is basically the same as previous years,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger of the five calendar versions. This version was accepted unanimously 6-0. School will begin on Monday, Aug. 24 following a week of staff development, other major holidays include Monday-Friday, Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving, Monday, Dec. 21-Friday,Jan. 1 for Christmas, Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18 for Spring Break. The final day of school will be Friday, June 3, 2016.

USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program is accepting applications for the $100 million available to farmers and ranchers.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

$100 million dollars will be available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications are accepted all year. However farmers and ranchers should submit applications by this Friday, Feb. 27, to ensure consideration for this year’s funding. 

First responders and local volunteer fire fighters respond to a fatal accident on State Highway 19 in Tira on Tuesday evening. Emergency personnel help direct traffic around the crash site.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Tuesday evening 54-year old Jubal Lawson was killed following a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 19 near Tira. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer.

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

2015 Bi-District Champions - Cooper Dogettes
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the words of Cooper Dogette Head Basketball Coach Nicole Anderson, “a win is a win, is a win” despite how rough it was. A foul ridden ball game Monday proved to be to the Dogettes advantage as they sank 14 of their 25 from the line. Cooper claimed their 38-29 victory over Daingerfield to carry away the Bi-District trophy Monday night in Prairiland.

Tentatively Cooper will play in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. against winner of Alba-Golden/Farmersville game for the Area round of the basketball playoffs.

Be my Valentine

Feb 14, 2015
Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom weds Jason Williams with Laura Melton on Celebration Plaza on Friday, Feb. 13.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Valentines united on Celebration Plaza downtown Sulphur Springs for the Kiss it to Cancer event benefiting Relay for Life of Hopkins County and the American Cancer Society. Couples were wed while others reunited their vows with Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom officiating the services. Josh Wilburn welcomed guests to enjoy the fortune teller, silent auctions, games and love grams.

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

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