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!


Delta County
3:09 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Cooper city election filing deadline is Friday

Cindy Roller

In the City of Cooper’s regular monthly meeting last Monday, approval was given to set the date of the City election for three council positions for May 10, 2014.

Council members David Phillips, Joann Preas and Willie “Bear” Wilkins are up for re-election and all three incumbents have filed for re-election. They are unopposed at this time.

The first day to file for a place on the City Council Election Ballot was January 29, 2014 and interested persons have until 5:00 p.m. February 28, 2014 to file.

Delta County
10:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Chamber’s banquet gives honors and laughter

Dr. Torance Vandygriff, aka “Abner”, entertains the audience with his humorous skit.
Cindy Rollar

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce presented their annual awards last Saturday evening at their banquet with the sparkle of diamonds and the comfort of denim and boots.

At the banquet, the Chamber of Commerce presented four honor awards.

Charles Ruzicka, a volunteer firefighter for the Cooper Fire Department, was awarded the “Fireman of the Year” award.

Local farmer Randy Wright received the “Agriculturist of the Year” Award.

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Hunt County
1:51 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Warrants issued for the arrest of local man


Weldon Jason Hill of Commerce was recently arrested on a charge of theft of property. The property in question was stolen in December in Delta County, police said.

After the incident,  an antique Dr. Pepper cooler, blow torches, chainsaw and copper wire were reported stolen from a building west of Klondike. 

Sergeant Charla Anderson led the investigation, assisted by Deputies Jeremy Jones, Jacob Watkins and Investigator Jeremy Norsworthy.

Only the Dr. Pepper cooler and blow torches were recovered.

Delta County
10:16 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Cooper woman arrested on forgery charge

Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper was arrested on forgery charges.
Staff photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper on Jan. 27 on nine charges of forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony.

Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Brown said that Alley has been accused of stealing checks totaling $716.99 from her mother’s purse. Alley admitted using the money to buy illegal prescription narcotics, Brown said.

Alley remains in the Delta County jail with a bond set at $40,000 on each count.

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Delta County
4:14 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Officials hear Extension report

Cooper 4-H President Sally Chambliss and Vice President Rilee Purviance spoke on behalf of their program before the Delta County Commissioners Court on Monday.
Staff photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review


On Jan. 27, Cody Maxwell, Delta County CEA-ANR and Lindsey Yeager, Delta County CEA-FCS explained the Delta County AgriLife Extension Service to county elected officials, accompanying them was Sally Chambliss, Delta 4-H President, and Rilee Purviance, Delta 4-H Vice President to deliver the 4-H interpretation.

“The Delta County AgriLife Extension Service values the support that we receive from local and state stakeholders,” Maxwell said.

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Hopkins County
4:51 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Cooper Lake center closes

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is researching possible future uses for the Cooper Lake Center in Hopkins County.

Financial problems have compelled the closing of the Cooper Lake Center in Hopkins County. A few light poles remain in an abandoned parking lot where bluegrass concerts and other events were held.

The South Sulphur Regional Development Association, sponsor of the Cooper Lake Center since the mid-1990s, has said it decided to close the facility for financial reasons.

The center, occupying former farm land on County Road 4777, has depended almost entirely on private donations.

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Delta County
9:28 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Benefit for game warden exceeds expectations, day proclaimed

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

It could definitely be deemed the largest outpouring of support Delta County has seen in a very long time. The Fried’s Friends Benefit including chili and stew supper and auction held this past Saturday evening in Cooper netted over $27,000 for Game Warden Chris Fried, who has extensive medical expenses following a gunshot wound he sustained while at the Wildlife Management Area in December.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 was proclaimed Chris Fried Day by both Delta County and the City of Cooper.

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Delta County
9:59 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Gilliam to appear at benefit event for game warden

Actor Burton "Bubba" Gilliam will entertain at Saturday's event in Cooper.
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Friends of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Chris Fried, who was shot Dec. 29, are sponsoring a benefit for the officer set for 5-7 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Delta County Civic Center.

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Delta County
10:35 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Benefit for game warden set for Jan. 18

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Friends of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Chris Fried, who was shot Dec. 29, are sponsoring a benefit for the officer set for 5-7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18, at the Delta County Civic Center.

There will be stew and chili, beverage and dessert for $8 and $10 for takeout orders, according to planners. Fundraising will include a live auction with many items, they said.

“We are just trying to show our support for Chris [Fried],” said Carol King, one of the many organizers. “It is such a good cause.”

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Delta County
3:40 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Arrests made in Officer shooting in Delta County

UPDATE:  Two men have been arrested and booked into the Delta County Jail in Cooper in connection with the shooting of Chris Fried, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden this evening.

Charged were Eli Stephens, 18, and Dalton Haddix, 21, both of Illinois. Stephens has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Haddix was charged with failure to report a felony, a Class A misdemeanor.

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