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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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.

Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton
FISD

In June of 2016 Fannindel ISD Superintendent Harvey Lynn Milton will finally retire from his current position he has held since 2006. He previously served as the school’s high school principal from 1960-79. In his 29 years Superintendent Milton has seen many honors highlighted by the Board of Trustees voting for the naming of the H.L. Milton Sports Complex and also in 2009 by presenting him with the H.L. Milton Community Hero Award.

James Turner Jr. and his son Jonathan Turner were arrested for game camera theft.
DCSO

A father and son duo turned themselves in last week for the theft of a game camera that was reported missing from County Road 2040 (Dogtown Road) in Delta County.

Game Wardens sought public input through media outlets in their search for the camera which was still transmitting live camera images to a cell phone.

City of Cooper deems drinking water to be safe.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently released a report stating the City of Cooper has violated monitoring and reporting requirements in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F.

Ten samples of lead and copper tap water sampling is required to be taken every three years. No samples were reported from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards, as stated in this report.

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presents Pam Toon with the Hometown Hero Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presented Pam Toon with the “Hometown Hero” Volunteer Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Toon goes “above and beyond” to volunteer for the Cooper Elementary. The award came with a $100 voucher which will be presented to LiLi’s Legacy – a non-profit organization which providing financial relief to patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The Delta County Republicans are sponsoring the forum on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. 

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