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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AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks of Hopkins County demonstrates how easy holiday decorating and meal preparations can be during the Christmas Joys program held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Delta County Civic Center.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

AgriLife Extension Club of Delta County was provided a special 2017 Christmas Joys program by Hopkins County AgriLife Extension agent Johanna Hicks.

At the previous gathering she provided helpful tips for holiday crafts, gift-giving, and recipes at the Delta County Civic Center. Everything from simple Apple Pie Danish Biscuits to colorful wreaths made of Mason jar lids were demonstrated to those in attendance.

eteran Eddie Cavanaugh stands and salutes as his name is called in recognition by the NHS students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The annual Veteran’s Day program hosted by the Cooper High School National Honor Society is always special event extended from the school district to the community.

The Mighty Maroon Band performed moving and emotional pieces including the National Anthem, Armed Forces Salute, Amazing Grace last Friday, Nov. 10. Performing TAPS was Gabriel Rowe and Mercedes Valdez.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce annual lighted Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is time to start planning as the annual Christmas Parade and Blue and Red Santa festivities are just a few weeks away.

This year’s Delta County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade theme will be Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The lighted parade lineup will begin at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and the route wraps around the Square starting at 6 p.m.

Spirit of Giving event grows more and more each year in Delta County.
Cooper Review

It’s almost Christmas which means it’s time for the Sixth Annual Spirit of Giving. This community outreach program was started six years ago to give back to the Delta County community.

The Spirit of Giving will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center in Cooper, Texas. There will have stations set up with toys, blankets, and household items. There will also be a drawing for bicycles at 10:30 a.m. Each child and adult that attends will be given tickets and then will get to go shopping at the stations or enter a ticket in the bicycle drawing.

Retired Veteran Jim Batchelor is raising awareness for The 22 Standing Campaign.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 22 Standing Campaign –  represented by retired veteran Jim Batchelor of Cooper –  is raising awareness for the 22 veterans across the country a day that take their own lives as a result of wounds physical or mental sustained in war. 22 a day is 22 too many.

Cooper VFD struggles to fight back the flames of the two-story house fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Last Wednesday volunteer fire departments of Cooper, Klondike, as well as Hopkins County Fire Department fought a multi-alarm house fire on East Waco Street in Cooper.

By the time the emergency call came through the Delta County Sheriff’s Office at 10:40 a.m. the wooden framed structure was already fully engulfed in flames. The heat was so intense vinyl siding on the neighboring home across the street was melting even on the cool 60 degree fall day.

The bricks on the Square in Cooper remain a topic of discussion.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The future of some of the bricks on the Square in Cooper were the main topic in a recent Cooper City Council meeting filled with over 20 concerned citizens.

Agenda item 7: Discuss and possible action on a resolution allowing Texas Department of Transportation to do a study on state row street maintenance involving portions of the Square that are now covered with bricks. Several concerns were raised about saving the bricks.

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presents Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Hometown Hero Award.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Ricky Smith, Delta County Sheriff, was recently awarded the Home Town Hero award presented by Modern Woodmen of America.  The presentation, given by Diane Stegall, took place at the Cotton Harvest Festival.  Sheriff Smith was selected for this award for his many years of service to the public.

Cooper Rail Depot receives Historical Marker.
Charla Singleton / DCSO

The former Cooper Rail Depot recently received a new historical marker which was installed in front of what is now the Delta County Patterson Memorial Museum. The museum houses a collection of memorabilia related to early settlers in the county. It is open April-Oct. on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and is located at 700 W. Dallas St., Cooper, Texas.

Curtis Grimes entertains the fans at the Cotton Harvest Festival.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Texas Country Music artist Curtis Grimes played to the huge 2,000 plus second annual Delta County  Cotton Harvest Festival crowd Saturday night, Oct. 14 on the Square in Cooper. He and his band jumped off the stage to entertain their fans. They stayed after the concert to sign autographs and take photos.

Special Amendment Election will be held on Nov. 7, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court heard the request of County Clerk Jane Jones to consider consolidating the voting locations for the special amendment election for Nov. 7, 2017.

The last amendment election there were 3,620 registered voters with only 527 people voting. It was suggested to save the County money. However the Court voted against consolidating.

2017 Cooper High School Homecoming Queen Brinna Walker
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The lights on the final scoreboard truly said it all on the Homecoming of the Cooper Bulldogs last Friday night under the lights. It was a bitter sweet Homecoming win for the hometown Cooper Bulldogs with the 55-0 final over the Prairiland Patriots, honoring fallen Bulldog Brayden Withrow #55.

Delta County AgriLife Extension welcomes new members to join the special Christmas Joys Program on Nov. 2.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County AgriLife Extension Club is extending an invitation to attend the “Christmas Joys: Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year” program to be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Children enjoyed many fun games like this stick horse event at Pecan Fest.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

They are starting to fall from the trees. They are perfect for pies or just for snacking. That’s right. Ringing in fall in Northeast Texas is the pecan season. With that Pecan Gap, Texas hosted their annual Pecan Fest, near the heart of Delta County.

City of Cooper will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Certificates of occupancy and property inspections were contemplated during a recent Cooper City Council meeting. City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy had just completed a week’s worth of code enforcement and ordinance training and brought new insights to the Council.