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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Family's home in Sulphur Springs is destroyed by fire just after Christmas holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Dike, Sulphur Bluff, Cumby, Brinker, North Hopkins, Hopkins County, Tira and Peerless firefighters and deputies were dispatched at 1:28 a.m. last Saturday to the State Highway 19 north property in Sulphur Springs, where a barn and a home were engulfed in flames, according to reports.

Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reported a Hopkins County family had to flee their State Highway 19 north residence just after the Christmas holiday. The parents and children made it out of the wood frame house without injury, but most of their home was destroyed in the blaze.

Doctors Creek and South Sulphur Units will be offering First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Want to start off 2015 on the right foot? Looking for a nice walk in the woods? A Walk in the Park – First Day Hike will be held at both Doctors Creek and South Sulphur Units of Cooper Lake State Park on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

The South Sulphur Unit will begin at 9:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. with hike, bike, run and geocaching on Coyote Run Trail. Jim Beach, State Park Peace Officer/Interpretive Guide for the South Sulphur Unit, invites the public to join the event.

Santa helped the local law enforcement and volunteer fire fighters collect toys on the Square in Cooper for their Blue and Red Santa event.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement partnered together this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in the area for a Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa. 

Santa stopped by the Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has been full of the holiday spirit. Santa has been very busy checking his list and visiting many places in the area. He has been a highlight in parades, breakfasts, at businesses, churches and on Square.

Authorities recovered many computer laptops at a residence in Ladonia during a search.
Courtesy of DCSO / Delta County

During a probation violation arrest Sunday morning, Dec. 14 Delta County Constable Ben Snow, Investigator Ryan Brown, State Trooper Dustin Hunter along with Fannin County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a large abundance of stolen property at a house in Ladonia on Redner Street. The property included jewelry, electronics (including computer laptops), tools and drugs were also discovered during the search from area burglaries.

Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.  The drive through experience gave park-goers the opportunity to vote for their favorite festive campsite and cash and park pass awards were given to the top three winners.

Tony Ramey and Brad Davis keep in tune together at a recent Crossroads Music Company concert. They will also be performing at Reilly Springs Jamboree this Saturday night.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An event that got its roots back in 1956 – the Reilly Springs Jamboree – will once again be hosting a star-studded lineup of talent with headliners Tony Ramey and local Brad Davis as well as The Haystacks Teen Choir, Victor Casad and Shea Birdwell.

Organizer Enola Gay Mathews was brimming with excitement over the upcoming event this Saturday night starting at 7 p.m.

North Hopkins ISD trustees and administration break ground on new elementary Monday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

North Hopkins ISD trustees and administration broke ground on the new elementary school on Monday morning. In the May election voters approved a $5 million bond to build a new elementary on the existing district property on a vote of 81-43. NHISD Superintendent Donna George explained it will help with district growth over the last two years.

First responders reacted quickly to a Thursday evening fire just outside of Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County first responders were fast to react Thursday night when a caller reported what was believed to be a house fire on the line between Delta, Hunt and Fannin Counties.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on a foggy, wet evening volunteer firefighters from Pecan Gap, Klondike, Cooper along with the Delta County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of a fire at the end of County Road 4917 off of Farm to Market road 1532 and 904.

Searching for Santa on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade of Lights was held last Friday night to a large crowd of spectators. It traveled from Buford Park down Connally to Celebration Plaza and back Church Street to Houston.

The 2014 Winners were recently announced. Overall winner went to “Thomas the Train” sponsored by the City of Sulphur Springs and Mayor’s Award went to the Grinch-themed Discount Wheel and Tire float.

Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas
Cooper Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Between The Sulphurs, Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas is just right for anyone who enjoys local history and reminiscing about memories growing up in Delta County.

David and Sharon Johnson took Grand Marshal award.
Mary Anderson / Anderson Photoz

The Delta County Annual Lighted Christmas Parade took place last Saturday evening traveling from the Cooper City Park to the Square.

Grand Marshal Award went to David and Sharon Johnson with their wagon pulled by horses covered in lights.

Other winners were Three Rusty Nails Church-President's Award, Crimson River Cowboy Church-Best Church, Thomas Ray-Most Decorated Vehicle, Mayor's Award-Lion's Club, Pioneer Women-Best Transportation.

This year's theme was "Old School Christmas."

Bradley Jay Jones
Cooper Review

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Highway Patrol and Game Warden executed a search warrant at the Cooper Apartments in Cooper, Texas and two suspects were taken into custody for burglaries. Delta County Criminal Investigator Ryan Brown led the effort and was assisted by Deputy Adam Hall, Deputy Marshall Lynch, Deputy Roque Villarreal, Highway Patrol Dustin Hunter, Highway Patrol Tim Keele and Game Warden Chris Fried.

Jail passes standards

Dec 10, 2014
Delta County Law Enforcement Center passed the Jail Standards.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During the Monday morning meeting of the Delta County Commissioners, Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire pleasantly announced the Delta County Jail has passed the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The letter stated this “acknowledges the excellent work on the jail” and the certificate represents the compliance and “outstanding leadership achieved by the officers… maintaining a safe and secure facility.” The letter also extended appreciation to the Commissioners Court, who are “vital in the support of the Jail.”

Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit at Cooper Lake is this weekend.
Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit will be held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12th-13th from 5 -10 p.m. each evening. The Texas Parks and Wildlife organizers and the Friends of Doctors Creek Park invite the public to drive through and experience the festive decorations at each campsite. On Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. Santa will be at the Park and there will be refreshments served.

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