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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Chamber President Kathy Houchins presents Tina and Fred Overman with Volunteers of the Year Award
Kalynn McKee / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted a record number of guests last Saturday night for their annual banquet.

“Wow! What a great turnout, more than the directors and I ever imagined!” said 2016 Chamber President Kathy Houchins. “There was lots of great food, entertainment and fellowship among our great people in Delta County – so many great compliments from those who attended the Delta County Chamber banquet. Monty Tipps band is tops in my book. It was great music for this year’s crowd.”

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2016 A Formal Affair Bridal Show held recently at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center was deemed a success. The event hosted several vendors with samples and information perfect for planning that “big” day. Vendors assisted with all aspects of weddings including venues, photography, catering, decorating and entertainment.

Bobby Asbill
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Another candidate has let it be known his run for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. Bobby Asbill has decided with support from the public to make his first try at political office.

Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln dealership in Sulphur Springs is relocating following a three-alarm fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning three-alarm fire which occurred last Friday at Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln in Sulphur Springs had been under investigation by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms team (ATF).  It was recently released a spokesperson for the ATF stated there was “no indication of any criminal act” to be the cause of the fire which destroyed the vast majority of the automotive department and part of the showroom, which had just reopened following a lengthy remodel unveiled in November.

Hopkins County Jail opened on Dec. 1, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The former Hopkins County Jail, located on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs, is quickly being demolished in light of the new Jail located adjacent and recently opened and dedicated on December 1.

Cooper Junior High Student Council will be hosting a Valentine's Dinner on February 13, 2016 in the JR/SR High Cafeteria.

Shop Local Cards have arrived in Delta County with specials and discounts to many establishments.
Delta County EDC

Shop Local Cards have arrived. These cards are sponsored by the Delta County Economic Development Corporation and will be distributed by the Cooper High School FFA students and instructor Welton Pickering.

Monty Hobbs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs has recently announced his candidacy for Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner. 

Hobbs stated as Commissioner, he will approach each situation in a respectful, fair and non-biased manner.

Doctors Creek traditionally offers a drive through lights display over the holidays, weather permitting, as one of their many programs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Doctors Creek Unit just celebrated 20 years of service to this area and Delta County. On Jan. 3, 1996 Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park opened. The Cooper Lake Project was authorized in 1955 and construction began in 1986, according to the history sited.

Cooper ISD Board of Trustees serve voluntarily for the district and students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

With a new year brings the School Board Recognition Month. During January citizens are asked to take time to thank the more than 7,000 locally elected citizens who deeply care about the success of all Texas children as they serve without pay as Trustees of the school district.

Rene Ramirez Garcia
DCSO

A Delta County New Year’s Eve party ended abruptly before the ball dropped. A Hispanic male driving a red pick took to the highway in Klondike and was “considered armed and dangerous.”

Falando Rapheal Clark
DCSO

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Falando Rapheal Clark from Cooper, Texas on December 21,   2015 for felony forgery of a financial instrument.  The arrest occurred after the suspect passed a fraudulent check at Lakeview Grocery in Cooper on November 10, 2015.  The investigation conducted by Delta County Sergeant Colton Spinks indicated that the check was fraudulent and issued on a business out of Trenton, Texas.

Marshall Lynch
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pecan Gap resident and Delta County Deputy Marshall Lynch has formally announced his candidacy for the office of Delta County Constable. He has spent the last three years in law enforcement – one year as a peace officer and two years prior as the jailer/dispatcher for Delta County.

Deputy Lynch volunteers his time with the Pecan Gap Volunteer Fire Department and assists the area fire fighters.

Monty Tipps entertains fans and country music lovers on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Everyone is cordially invited to get their tickets now to the formal event of the season – Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s 66th Annual Banquet. Entertaining for the evening of Saturday, Jan. 16 will be Monty Tipps and band along with local honors and accolades to boot.

“We have decided to make this a fun black and white affair,” said incoming Chamber President Kathy Houchins. “I think this is a nice opportunity to show our respect for the honorees and chamber members by providing a classy night and a formal dining meal.”

Creative Commons

On January 1, 2016 the new “open carry” gun laws go into effect for Texas by House Bill 910. These will allow those who obtain a License to Carry (LTC) or those with a valid Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to be able to carry their weapon in plain view, as long as it is properly secured in a belt or shoulder holster.

On Saturday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. local business owner Shannon Bankston and The Delta County Conservative Republican Club are co-hosting a New Texas Gun Laws Seminar at the Delta County Civic Center located at 221 East Bonham Avenue in Cooper. The event is for anyone, not just licensed gun holders.

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