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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Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to Tuesday night's structure fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A multi-alarm fire at the former nursing home facility located on the corner of East Dallas Avenue and Southeast Eighth Street in Cooper is still under investigation by City of Cooper Fire Marshal Michael Copeland, according to volunteer fire fighters.

Veterans will be honored at Wednesday's program both at Cooper High School and also at the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Veterans Day Programs are planned for this Wednesday, Nov. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the Cooper High School gym. The school pays tribute to all the Veterans by honoring them for their service to Our Country. The program will include speaker American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson.

Paris Baby owners receive their TDA award.
Downtown Paris, Texas / Facebook

Not one, but two downtown Paris businesses were presented awards at the Texas Downtown Association conference held this week in Waxahachie, Texas. As 2015 President Award Winners – Paris Baby was selected as Best Downtown Partner, and 107 Beer Garden received Best New Construction in a historic district.

2015 Chiggerfest runners and walkers chase the chiggers out of Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 2015 Delta County Chamber of Commerce Chiggerfest 5K run/2 mile walk results have been released. Each category is listed below:

Winning Best Trunk prize, given by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce judges Karen Falls, Jennifer Dwyer and (not pictured) Mindy Hicks, was Chuck Colvin, Dinah Stowers, Barbara Colvin, Jennie Pickering and Lou Ann Murray group.
Mary Anderson / Anderson Photoz

Three Rusty Nails Church sponsored a very popular Fall Festival on Halloween Saturday following the Trunk o’ Treat on the Square in Cooper.

“We want to make sure to thank all of our local business, Delta County Sheriff’s officers and volunteer fire department for all of their support directing traffic and providing parking spaces for the event,” said Three Rusty Nails Church Pastor Kaleb Wright. “We had over 1,700 people attended the event. This might have been the first traffic jam Cooper has seen.”

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

It is time for the Fourth Annual Spirit of Giving. This year it will be on Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center.

“This community outreach program was started four years ago so that we might give back to the community that we love so much.  We will have stations set up for bicycles, toys, coats, stuffed stockings, blankets and household items,” said Amanda Sepulveda, organizer. “Each person who attends, adults and kids, will be given a set number of tickets and will then be able to purchase items with their tickets.”

Disney's UP characters Mr. Carl and Mrs. Ellie Fredrickson aka Jaxon Cameron and Kinley Busby won Grand Prize in the Scream on the Square event in Sulphur Springs on Halloween.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Disney's UP characters Mr. Carl and Mrs. Ellie Fredrickson aka Jaxon Cameron and Kinley Busby won Grand Prize in the Scream on the Square event in Sulphur Springs on Halloween.

Tim and Carol Lowery's home on Dallas Avenue in Cooper is always ready for any holiday. Their home will be among the four on the Tour of Homes.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Junior Afflatus Club has decided to bring back the Christmas Tour of Homes. The Tour will be Sunday afternoon, Dec. 6 from 2-5 p.m. and include four beautifully decorated homes. Tickets are $10.

Ali Burress remains missing.
LCSO

The family of Ali Jo Burress, who was reported missing on June 29, 2015, is now offering a $10,000 reward in exchange for any information leading to her return, in the event she is alive.

According to a special notice issued by the Lamar County Sheriff’s office the family hopes to acquire information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of persons responsible for the death of Ali Burress.

Delta County Sheriff’s office is sending out a warning about a recently reported Internal Revenue Service (IRS) telephone scam.

A motorist was stranded on Farm to Market 1530 near FM 64 around Ben Franklin, Texas in Delta County last Friday.
LD Loftis / Cooper Review

Over a foot of rain soaked areas of East Texas over the weekend starting Friday including Hunt, Hopkins and Delta Counties. Flash flooding created havoc on drivers as many roads were closed. Emergency personnel responded to several high water rescues. Drivers are reminded of the slogan, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

Hopkins County Sheriff's Posse (from left) Sam Tatum, Billy Wayne Orr, Gary Moon, Earl Martin, Sheriff Butch Adams and Chief Investigator Lewis Tatum
Enola Gay Mathews / Reilly Springs Jamboree

Reilly Springs Jamboree recently paid tribute to a special guest – Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams. Sheriff Adams was honored for his 20 years of service to the community on Saturday, Oct. 17. He will be retiring on December 31, 2016.

Ashley Purser and Miranda Rushin accompany the newly announced 2015 Cover Girl Aleigh Bessonett.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Aleigh Bessonett of Miller Grove was announced as the winning the 2015- 2016 Hopkins County Fall Festival Cover Girl title which is accompanied with a $1,000 scholarship and a $100.00 Wal-Mart gift card. She was presented her honor by 2014 Cover Girl Miranda Rushin of North Hopkins High School.

North Hopkins Varsity boys cross country team advancing to State.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The North Hopkins varsity boys cross country team is advancing to State competition with their fourth place overall team finish at the Regional Meet at Joe Pool Lake Monday, Oct. 26.

According to the Delta County Sheriff’s office a Burleson man was arrested on two counts of indecency with a child. Billy Dee Bennett is being held on warrants at the Hunt County Jail, also on related charges from that area.

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