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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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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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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