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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There is a special fund established for those who would like to donate to help beautify the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner is spearheading a movement to help beautify the Square in Cooper. She is working with the City of Cooper to reestablish the sprinkler system in order to be able to plant flowers and greenery to make the Square attractive to citizens and visitors. However this work is estimated to cost $2,000.

NETO Executive Director Beverly Logan spoke before Franklin County Commissioners Court earlier in 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Eleven former Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) employees were indicted in federal court on March 1. As a non-profit organization NETO is a program that assists the low-income and elderly with nutrition and transportation services including the operation of the Headstart program.

Junior Afflatus Club gives to Maroon & Gray Foundation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Junior Afflatus Club took partial proceeds of ticket sales from the Tour of Homes conducted in December and donated money back to the community in the form of help for the Maroon & Gray Foundation, Delta County Public Library and the Delta Hope House.

Delta County has started the process in seeking funding for damages caused by flooding.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has begun the process to declare a local state of disaster for damages suffered on Dec. 26, 2015. As proclaimed in a letter from Delta County Judge Jason Murray, the County has “suffered widespread or severe damage or loss of (or there is imminent threat of same) resulting from extremely heavy rains and localized flooding.”

Storm clouds brew over Northeast Texas. A free storm spotter class will be Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2015 severe storm season was one for the Texas record books with over 70 confirmed tornadoes, 17 people lost their lives and nearly 10 more lost in flash flooding.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is helping citizens be prepared for the 2016 severe weather season. On Monday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center in Cooper there will be a free SKYWARN weather program offered in partnership with the Delta County Emergency Management.

DCSO Has New Wheels

Mar 9, 2016
Delta County Sheriff's office recently welcomed this fully-equipped 2016 Ford Explorer to their fleet. The vehicle was made possible with grant funding.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s office put a recent Justice Assistance Grant to good use purchasing a new patrol vehicle. The vehicle received the full treatment with lights and decals true of Delta County and was put into service on March 1, 2016.

Ryan Brown and Dawn Stewart report and post the election night results on the wall at the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After a lengthy delay due mainly to paper ballot counting on four of the boxes in Delta County at approximately 10:45 p.m. the suspense was cut Tuesday night. Unofficially there will be a run-off election for the position of Constable with no one candidate receiving 51 percent of the votes. Candidate Marshall Lynch received 554 votes for 47.07 percent while incumbent Ben Snow had 406 for 34.49 percent followed by Rickey Click getting 217 for 18.44 percent.

Delta County Fair set for Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The annual Delta County Fair planning is underway for the Saturday, April 9 event. This year’s agenda will include the Youth Livestock Show, Lone Star Garden Tractor Pull, Nan Beeler’s Pet Clinic, Cow Pattie Bingo, vendors, games, live music, food and so much more all held in the City Park in Cooper.

Citizens exercise at the Senior Center in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a free exercise class called: Tai Ji Quan – moving for better balance. Everyone is invited to participate in this program.

The benefits of this exercise class are improving muscle strength, balance, flexibility and mobility and reduce risk of falling.

City of Cooper is seeking suggestions in hopes to qualify for upcoming Community Block Grant.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper ordered an election for Saturday, May 7, 2016 for open positions on the City Council. Three seats are up for reelection at that time: JoAnn Preas, David Phillips and Willie “Bear” Wilkins. These three incumbents and one other new candidate, Amanda L'Esperance, have filed.

Rickey "Don" Click
Judy Falls / Cooper ISD

Republican candidate Rickey Click recently announced his run for Delta County Constable.

The location of the new mural the Delta County Economic Development Corporation will be helping to have painted.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Economic Development Corporation is asking all County residents to submit their ideas for a mural that is to be painted on the north side of the Masonic Lodge #1240 building on Dallas Avenue in Cooper.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Several County positions are up for re-election. Those on the ballot locally for Delta County include: Constable - Incumbent Ben Snow challenged by Marshall Lynch and Rickey Click; Precinct 1 Commissioner - Incumbent Rip Templeton contested by Eric Lair; Precinct 3 Commissioner candidates are: Monty Hobbs, Bobby Asbill and the only democratic candidate David Mims as incumbent Loyd Vandygriff is not rerunning.

Lamar Electric employees David Roberts, Dustin Dale, Ronnie Bridges, Drew Conder and Jim Williams along with Delta County EMC Monty Hobbs stand next to newly installed storm warning siren.
Communications Director Katie Morris / Lamar Electric Cooperative

The morning of February 9 a storm warning siren was installed next to the East Delta Volunteer Fire Department. Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs is enthusiastic about this additional way to warn the East Delta area about severe weather.

State Highway 19 curve near South Sulphur River is where the fatal accident occurred in August 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The driver of the truck that struck Vivian and O.G. Brewer, of Cooper, on Aug. 13, 2015 turned himself in on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 to face two counts of manslaughter. Vincent Wilcox, of Sulphur Springs, remains in the Delta County Jail on bonds set at $250,000 each.

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