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Cindy Roller

Reporter

Cindy Roller has been corresponding for Delta County with KETR for seven years in addition to being Editor for the Cooper Review. She enjoys the learning experience radio broadcasting has given her.

In her lifelong career in journalism she has worked in all aspects of print media from writing, photography, page design to seeing readers’ smiles when delivering the newspapers.

Moving from Editor of The Twin Cities News in West Texas, she started in Northeast Texas as the Sports Writer/Photographer for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram before finding her way back to a weekly paper, the Cooper Review. Her intrigue in 88.9 KETR started with a live radio remote interviewing the famed milkshake maker Mabel Wheat of Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper.

She covers a wide variety of news, weather, and sports. Some of her top headlining stories over the years include coverage of the new elevation record at Cooper Lake, construction/expansion of State Highway 24, $6 Million Marijuana Production on Cooper WMA, local elections, Cooper Fire Department’s new Engine 31, several manhunts, and Cooper Bulldog football. Her work has garnered her yearly recognition and awards from the Texas Press Association.

She is active in the community serving as the Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board President, member of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation, as Secretary/Reporter for the Lions Club, public information officer for Delta County Emergency Management.

As always, she looks forward to hearing from listeners!

Ways to Connect

Charleston Sky is the new location of this year's Delta County Chamber Banquet and Awards.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Besides a new location, new caterer, new entertainment the reasons to attend this year’s Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet just got even better – the Chamber will be hosting a giveaway of a two person, seven night cruise to Mexico. Tickets will be limited to only 100, making for great chances to win (1 in 100).

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith commends Jail Administrator Sue Ann Johnson for passing standards for fifth year in row.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County passed the Jail Standards for the fifth year in a row. Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith credited Jail Administrator Sue Ann Johnson with the success.

In a recent meeting of the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees it was announced the District received a “perfect score” for the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

Board President Thomas Darden gave credit to the CISD business office for the success.

“It was a perfect score,” said CISD Board President Thomas Darden. “We are doing a good job.”

Performing the drawing as a neutral party was Cooper Review staff writer Kalynn McKee.
Grace Crabb / Delta County

There was a drawing for the places on the ballot held on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017 at the Delta County Clerk’s office following the deadline to be on the election ballot on Dec. 11, 2017.

Running for Delta County Judge will be incumbent Jason Murray, who will be listed first on the ballot, against Bonnie Hobbs, who’s currently serving as Delta County Treasurer.

Interstate Mechanic Shop owner Chuck Sickles donates to Constable Marshall Lynch.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a recent Delta County Commissioners Court, the inkind donation of $500 from Interstate Mechanic Shop owner Chuck Sickles to vehicle repair for the Delta County Constable's car was unanimously accepted. Constable Marshall Lynch graciously accepted the offer on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from the newly expanded establishment in Cooper.

Effective December 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Delta County Judge Jason Murray has lifted the Outdoor Burning Ban implemented on December 4, 2017. The drought conditions that prompted the implementation of the burning ban has lessened with recent precipitation, which has lowered the fire danger rating for Delta County.

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs was recently a guest on Blacklands Cafe hosted by John Mark Dempesy and filmed by Samantha Tolon.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After being denied 63 percent of the grant funding necessary to complete the emergency radio upgrades, Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs approached the three entities – County, ESD, and City – for the remaining funds. He went before the ESD and County receiving their approval pending the City’s agreement with each providing up to $1,500.

Celebration Plaza adorned in lights for the holiday season.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It doesn't take long to find a festive mood downtown in the Celebration District of Sulphur Springs, Texas. The music and lights will certainly make toes tap and have visitors singing a holiday tune.

Hopkins County and the City of Sulphur Springs has teamed up this year to add even more color to downtown and Celebration Plaza.

There is a Christmas tree, castle, and even a red sleigh ready for photo opportunities.

Keri Fouse and Tammi Springett and elves with the Cooper Outlet put on their best Mrs. Claus suits for their Grand Marshal Award-winning White Christmas float.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual lighted Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Highlights of the 2017 Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade held annually downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas.

The event is followed by a snowslide for children on Celebration Plaza as well as petting zoo including white tigers and pony rides.

It is a fun event for guests of all ages.

City of Sulphur Springs is debuting its official app. It showcases all of the City and Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Sulphur Springs is constantly finding new ways to attract visitors to the community from the renovation of the downtown Celebration Plaza to utilizing news and social media outlets. The latest enhancement the City is offering is the combined effort with KSST radio to bring everything to citizens and visitors in one location – a new app.

Delta County Public Library is located on West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Public Library is known for their delicious monthly fundraising Thursday lunches, but now there is more to celebrate as they will be hosting a Christmas Open House. Head Librarian Lydia Toon and her staff have planned a Thursday afternoon event on Dec. 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for complimentary refreshments from sweets to coffee and hot cider.

Delta County continues under a burn ban.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court has unanimously voted to extend the burn ban for outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of the County another 90 days on Monday, Dec. 4. Judge Jason Murray had enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Salvation Army bell ringer Neil Clark encourages others to help with the cause.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Now is the chance to donate not only to a worthy cause but in the holiday spirit – the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to be bell ringers to collect donations. The best part is all the monies collected stay in Delta County and are redistributed locally.

Enloe Volunteer Fire Fighters have been fighting grass fires along with several other volunteer fire departments in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.  Local volunteer fire departments have been responding to several grass fires combined with dry conditions created the need for the ban.

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