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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Inmate work crew helps clear limbs in the City of Cooper. Clean-up week for the City starts Saturday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall officially announced April 9-16, 2016 as Clean-Up Week in Cooper. He encourages all citizens of Cooper to dispose of all trash, limbs, non functioning appliances and broken toys. He would like citizens to renew their pride in their neighborhood.  Prices will be cut in half for the dump site and brush will be free.

Square is going to be getting a facelift with blooms and plants.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner is proud to announce the efforts to beautify the Square in Cooper with funds to help repair the sprinkler system have reached their goal.

“We currently have $1,855 with another $500 pledged to the special fund,” updated Kaywin Conley on Monday. She said any remaining funds will be put towards more plants and flowers she will purchase at cost for the City. She said the main repair cost will be to the timer system of the sprinkler system.

North Hopkins ISD has been filling openings for the upcoming school year.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The North Hopkins ISD Board of Trustees met for a meeting on Thursday, March 31 to accept the resignations of several staff members including: Julie Smith, Curtis Smith, Jeff Percell, Garrett Todd, and Kadee Todd, effective at the end of the school year. Following executive session at approximately 7 p.m. all other teachers had their contracts renewed.

The inmate work crew helped remove the tiles from the Delta County Courthouse steps. Both entrances on the south and east sides are complete.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court opted to postpone the County-wide clean-up week due to inability to secure dumpsters for the four County barns. Administrative Assistant Tanner Crutcher said the agenda item will be readdressed at the next meeting on Monday, April 11. It is tentatively set for April 23-30, pending Court approval.

It is also noted the south side steps of the Delta County Courthouse are now reopened after receiving the same finish treatment as the east side steps.

Grazing Lands Specialist for the USDA-NRCS Matt Machacek spoke for the crowd over 30 citizens including residents, volunteer fire fighters
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The USDA-NRCS hosted a Delta County Conservation Tour at the Ben Franklin Community Center on Thursday, March 17. Due to a thunderstorm the scheduled prescribed burn was postpone to the following Thursday afternoon. Grazing Lands Specialist for the USDA-NRCS Matt Machacek spoke for the crowd over 30 citizens including residents, volunteer fire fighters and Delta County Extension Agent Alford Echols.

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees approved the hybrid 2016-17 upcoming school calendar.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees recently renewed the principal and administration contracts during a regular meeting while also approving the “hybrid” calendar for the 2016-17 school year. Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said they did a direct email to parents for input and few responses were received but of those most were favorable. She said the staff “overwhelmingly preferred” this calendar as it makes the “best use of new minute requirements.” It was passed unanimously by the Board and is believed it corresponds with Texas A&M University-Commerce’s proposed schedule.

Courtesy Photo / DCSO

Four arrests were recently made related to a construction trailer theft that occurred in the Post Oak Estates area.

The theft occurred on February 22, 2016 near a home construction site off of County Road 1110.  A 2006 Cargo trailer containing construction equipment and tools with an estimated value of approximately $29,000 was stolen during the incident. The trailer was located later the same day attached to a 1998 Ford Expedition that had caught fire and been abandoned in Lamar County.

American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 recently announced the winner of their annual scholarship as Katelyn Cook. Post Vice Commander Butch Burns (left) read aloud her essay at the meeting last Tuesday while Post Commander Gary Thompson (right) presented
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper High School senior Katelyn Cook was awarded the American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 scholarship with her entry of the essay titled “Veterans’ and America’s Future.” She is the daughter of Keith Cook and Christine Costilla Cook. 

Nickel size hail fell in Cooper just days after the SKYWARN training was performed.
Courtesy Photo / Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management recently sponsored an annual SKYWARN Training conducted by the Fort Worth National Weather Service.  This year the program delivered new information as Mark Fox from the NWS taught an advance level class on how storms form and how to identify storm growth in intensity and movement.

State Highway 24 is still under construction with new southbound lanes set be open by Jan. 1, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a regular session of the Delta County Commissioners Court Nicki Beeler was reappointed unanimously to the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority Board as requested by Delbert Horton. Representatives from Delta, Hunt and Lamar counties serve on the SuRRMA board. This board was created as a conduit for the funds on this project [expansion of State Highway 24].

Enloe United Methodist Church member Cheryl Cash presents the "In God We Trust" decals to the DCSO in behalf of the church to Sheriff Ricky Smith and Chief Deputy Charla Singleton.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is a powerful message being sent by the Delta County Sheriff’s Office; however, this one isn’t exactly about crime. The Enloe United Methodist Church recently joined together to present the local law enforcement their newest addition. Each vehicle will be displaying a new “In God We Trust” decal.

Alysia Cook of Opportunity Strategies offers advice to business owners and to those in the customer service field.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Two seminars held by the City of Sulphur Springs not only highlighted “how to grow business” but also the importance of customer service.

City of Sulphur Springs Community Development Director Shane Shepard introduced the speaker.

Alysia Cook of Opportunity Strategies presented helpful tips and hints on how to “shake up your business” but this will only work if “you are willing to do something different.”

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.

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