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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Several areas including Delta County are preparing for winter storm Quantum.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County will be receiving $350,000 from Texas Department of Transportation for the ice storm damage experienced last December. Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire said they have been working to get this grant for quite some time, gathering photos and information from the Commissioners.

 Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall was presented a token of appreciation by Board President Thomas Darden at Monday night's meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees, Danny Wall submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 1. In his letter Wall thanked everyone and wished them continued success. Due to his job, he will be relocating to Kansas City.

The Board presented Wall with a plaque in honor of his service. Information on the policy regarding the vacancy was given – the Board will decide at the December meeting to either fill the position or leave it open until elections.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Crossroads Music Company has been busy this season lining up concerts for the adoring fans. They have hosted renowned artists like Slaid Cleaves, the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, Rhett Butler, Kate Hearne and Emily Elbert, just to name a few.

Looking for a project for the family this Christmas? This is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with the family. 

Lamar County Human Resources is now providing hot, nutritious meals for Delta County senior adults each weekday at the Delta Civic Center through the Meal A Day program.  There is also a meal delivery route.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.

Veterans Day Salute

Nov 11, 2014
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.  From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.

Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.

Angel Tree applications are available at the Delta County Courthouse for the 2014 holiday season. Those interested in the program or those in need may find the applications in the County Judge’s office.

A large committee will be reviewing the applications and expects to help make the holidays special for many local families.

Cooper Review

The Maroon and Gray Foundation surprised teachers at Cooper Elementary during last week’s pep rally. A trio of grants was presented to various projects.

“It was very exciting to surprise the teachers. We hope to do more than just classroom grants and expand into professional development for teachers too,” said Diane Stegall, Maroon and Gray Foundation Board member. “Other foundations at other schools were doing this and we thought it would work well for us too plus we will still be offering our graduates scholarships.”

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is no trick. The Cooper Bulldogs have punched their ticket to postseason grid action. It was only slightly bone-chilling on Halloween Friday as the hometown ’Dogs shutout the visiting Panthers, 20-0.

They could face competitor from Class 3A, Div. II District 5 of Howe Bulldogs or old playoff foe, Leonard Tigers.

Cooper Review

It is time for the Third Annual Spirit of Giving. This year the event will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center.

Jason Murray
Cooper Review

Delta County Republicans will be celebrating tonight as each won their local races here on this rainy election night. Republican Jason Murray received 881 votes for 63 percent to Democrat Ted Carrington’s 516 for 34 percent in the County Judge race.

There will be a new man at the helm as Delta County Precinct 2 Commissioner with Republican Gary Anderson winning with 60 percent of the votes (179) to longtime incumbent Democrat Max Moody’s 40 percent (119).

Luis Noble / Echo Publishing Co.

Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk fifth year winners were (front) First Place Malorie Padron receiving a $50 gift certificate to Texas Art & Frame, (right middle) Second Place Mike Watson receiving a monopod donated by The Appliance Hospital owner Perry Altenbaumer (top middle), (left middle) Third Place Andy Pendleton was presented a $25 gift certificate to Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub by Manager Lonnie Fox (back right). Fox and Altenbaumer represented the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, sponsors of the Photo Walk.

Courtesy Photo

UPDATE: The Cooper FFA team will be advancing to State Competition after receiving first at Area.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper has been busy this morning clearing a path with the assistance of Sanitation Solutions, who kindly donated their time, employees and equipment to tear down this abandoned home on East Dallas Avenue.

This year’s top photo exemplifies how being a good photographer is not just about having the most expensive equipment, but the eye for the art of photography.

It was a difficult decision for the judges but the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk is announcing the winners of the fifth annual event sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance.

Taking the First Place ribbon was fifth-year participant photographer Malorie Padron of Sulphur Springs with her entry highlighting the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and America flag flown over Celebration Plaza. Padron said she usually uses her Canon EOS 35mm camera but this year she used her cell phone camera.

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