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
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.
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  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.
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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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Delta County
4:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

30 East Music Festival exceeds expectations

The 30 EAst Music Festival had over 1,000 people turnout at Celebration Plaza.
Cindy Roller

While the weather might have delayed the annual 30 East Music Festival in Sulphur Springs last weekend, the event made a huge comeback Saturday with clear skies and over 1,000 people in attendance.

“I fully expect this to be even bigger next year,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager, Marc Maxwell.

Some of the performing artists included natives of Cooper: Lauren Taylor, Amanda Goodman-Pruitt, Koe Wetzel & the Konvicts, Emily Elbert, Hannah Kirby, Kate Hearne Band, Ducado Vega and Zenya Vi, and The Effinays.

Delta County
10:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Arrests made in cattle rustling case

Jonathan Jones is one of the many arrests made for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Cindy Roller

Over the past two months, a puzzling series of cattle thefts had been reported in Delta County.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s Special Ranger Tony Hurley have been investigating the thefts. As a result of their investigation, officers have arrested John Green of Klondike and Jonathan Jones of Cooper.

Green was arrested in Fannin County while he was in the process of stealing another load of cattle, officials said.

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Hopkins County
10:34 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Sulphur Springs to host 30 East Music Festival Thu.-Sat.

Sulphur Springs will be having their annual 30 East Music Festival this weekend to celebrate local musical artists.
Cindy Roller

Looking for something to do this weekend? Then make plans to come to Sulphur Springs and celebrate the annual “30 East Music Festival” starting on Thursday, March 27.

“We have a great lineup of artists set to play and are always looking for more,” said Sulphur Springs Community Development Director, Shane Shepard. “30 East Music Fest is the perfect venue to showcase their gifts.”

Gus Gustafson, the Community Development Specialist and Event Organizer, welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy this free event at the Celebration Plaza in the heart of Sulphur Springs.

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Delta County
5:08 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Sulphur Springs City Hall is 'open for business'

The much anticipated new Sulphur Springs City Hall is open and ready for use.
Cindy Roller

  The newly renovated Sulphur Springs City Hall is on the corner of North Davis and Connally streets at 201 N. Davis and is now open.

The city of Sulphur Springs will have a grand opening ceremony for the public on July 15 which will be the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. Post Office’s building dedication in 1914.

Some of the cost has gone to a state-of-the-art courtroom and new offices for city officials.

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