Cindy Roller


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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Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. executive director Beverly Logan resigned her position last Friday following ongoing investigations.

Amber Norris
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees met Monday night to review some important policies revisions for the District’s handbook. The Board evaluated the Student, Athletic, DAEP, Band, Cheer and Employ handbooks.

This was just a rough draft. Cooper Elementary Principal Dr. Cathy Severns, Junior High Principal Richard Roan, High School Principal Keith Cook, Athletic Director Ronnie Green and Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger all chimed in on the various prospective policies which required attention which included dress code (leggings, tattoos and jewelry), drug testing, lunch policies, social media, honor classes and semester exams.

Celebration District signs guide the way to downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Signs are up and guiding the way to Celebration District in Sulphur Springs. These signs are located at the intersection of Broadway at Industrial and Shannon roads as well as billboards.

2015 Queen Sidney Dietze takes her place at the throne for Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Sidney Dietze began her reign as the 2015 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen last Saturday night as Madison Rater, daughter of James and Shelley Rater, passed the crown at the “Just Moo It” themed pageant completing the weeklong event at the Regional Civic Center Auditorium.

The early bird gets the worm or in this case the autographed copy of E L James’ newest book Grey – fourth in the Fifty Shades of Grey series – that was the case Saturday morning at The Bookworm Box on Main Street in Sulphur Springs. This novel channels the view point of leading character Christian Grey on a love story that has spellbound millions of readers around the world.

NETO Executive Director Beverly Logan speaks before Franklin County Commissioners Court.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a recent special meeting the 2014 financial auditor for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. of the board of directors stated the organization would be responsible for raising $818,000 to overcome liabilities.

Three Hopkins County bridges are scheduled to be replaced by authorization of the Texas Department of Transportation to Highway 19 Construction LLC. Bridges will be West Greenwood Creek at FM 900, Little Caney Creek at FM 69, and at CR 528-1 (HCR 4734) at a tributary of the Sulphur River.

Doctors Creek Unit shelters flooded following recent rains.
Inv Ryan Brown / Delta County Sheriff's office

Delta County Judge Jason Murray signed into declaration  a local state of disaster for Delta County for the damage, loss of property resulting from excessive rain and localized flooding on May 4, 2015.

Last Friday Celebration Plaza was the scene of the 2015 ribbon cutting for the start of this year's Dairy Festival.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival started last Friday, June 12 and runs Saturday, June 20. The theme for this year is “Just MOO It!”

This serene photo of Cooper Lake is just part of a collection provided by Laura Snider Photography at the Valley of the Caddo Museum in Paris.
Laura Snider Flatt / Laura Snider Photography

It may not be located in Delta County, but its exhibits speak of its history. Valley of the Caddo Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., located in Paris, Texas, has archeology collections from several surrounding counties including Delta. With free admission, it makes for the perfect “staycation” just down the road.

This stolen white Ford pickup has been returned its owner after it was recovered by the Delta County Sheriff's officer Sergeant Charla Singleton.
Courtesy Photo / DCSO

A stolen vehicle from Wood County was recovered by Delta County Sergeant Charla Singleton in the Northwest part of Cooper last Thursday, June 11. The vehicle was checked as a possible suspect vehicle involved in a shooting incident in Sulphur Springs which occurred last Thursday morning at Helm Lane Apartments and discovered to be reported stolen.

The Bookworm Box presents a signing of Grey by E L James.
Courtesy Photo

Calling fans of provocative romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at The Bookworm Box will be an exclusive opportunity to meet E L James, author of Grey, the newest novel.

Driver walks away from rollover accident.
Constable Ben Snow

Driver Mathew Sikes, 27, was fortunate to walk away from this rollover accident on State Highway 24 Saturday just past Highway 19 intersection.

A Sulphur Springs police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting at Pacific Park early Monday morning. A 26-year old Jonathan Young died after being shot multiple times at 2 a.m. in the park, and authorities have yet to name a motive for the crime.

The annual Hot-Air Balloon Rally and Glow is set for the 2015 Hopkins County Dairy Festival.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Just Moo it” over to Hopkins County to celebrate the start of the annual Dairy Festival this Friday and Saturday nights with the glow of 30 some usually-shaped hot air balloons at Shannon Oaks Church grounds located on I-30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.