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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In a brief regular meeting Monday morning the Delta County Commissioners approved the budgeted funds of $1,500 to go to the Delta County Child Welfare Board.

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees heard the many upcoming events happening before the end of school.

“Enrollment is holding strong for the end of school and we have spring sports in full swing with banquet season too,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger.

Mabel Wheat, legendary former milkshake maker at Miller's Ole Soda Fountain, passes away in Cooper, Texas.
File Photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Don’t cry over spilled milk. Legendary milkshake maker Mabel Wheat would not want tears from her fan club. The 93-year old passed away in Cooper on Wednesday, April 22 in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mabel Wheat spent over 60 years behind the vintage counter as a milkshake maker for Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper, Texas dishing out life advice and cheering for the Texas Rangers along with her famous “Purple Cows and Redhots.”

Known for her Grammy award winning Terri Hendrix has released 14 albums in 20 years. She has written a book and created a non-profit organization dedicated music and art. This was her first time in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Crossroads Music Company attendees got a double take this weekend as Grammy award winners Terri Hendrix along with longtime music collaborator legendary steel guitar player and music producer Lloyd Maines gave not only a toe-tapping performance at Saturday night’s concert but offered ticket holders a special unplugged singers/songwriters workshop on the art of crafting a song on Sunday afternoon at Sulphur Springs City Hall Chamber Listening Room.

First responders survey the accident which occurred early Monday morning on State Highway 24 in Delta County.
Constable Ben Snow / Delta County Sheriff's Office

A one vehicle accident on State Highway 24 near Jernigan’s Creek led to the arrest of the 26-year old driver Dorsey Self for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

First responders work to extricate the driver of this black SUV who struck a tree on FM 1531 Sunday morning.
Delta County Sheriff's office

At approximately 9:20 a.m. Sunday morning the driver of a black sport utility vehicle apparently overcompensated and lost control on Farm to Market 1531 in Delta County striking a tree on the northbound shoulder.

Steve Favre of Riverview Farms has been selected as the Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist by the Delta County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Delta County Soil and Water Conservation District / Cooper Review

Steve Favre of Riverview Farms has been selected as the Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist by the Delta County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Sue Ann Johnson was accompanied by Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith in accepting a certificate of appreciation for her service by Rea Washington, 9-1-1 Operations Coordinator for Ark-Tex Council of Governments.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In celebration of National Telecommunications Week, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments 9-1-1 Program honored the dedicated dispatchers of Delta County.

Stegall approached the Delta County Commissioners Court Monday morning prepared to meet the needs of the County.

PFF Gin & Warehouse, owned by Pat Pilgrim, is set to begin operations this September in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County will be the location of a thriving cotton gin. This won’t be just any cotton gin – it will be a state-of-the-art gin, says Pat Pilgrim, owner of PFF Gin & Warehouse.

The 23,750 square foot facility on the 30 acres at the crossroads of State Highway 24 and Farm-to-Market 1335 near Lake Creek will employ 14-20 workers.

Enola Gay Mathews has been at the reins of the Reilly Springs Jamboree for 20 years.
KSST 1230 AM

Twenty years and counting for Reilly Springs Jamboree organizer Enola Gay Mathews as she will celebrate her anniversary of producing country shows this spring.

According to Enola Gay Mathews, who is a radio personality for KSST 1230 AM, “The  idea was born in 1990 when I heard vintage recordings of Hopkins County's ‘Shelton Brothers’ singing duo.”

At 97-years old Wilma White tends to her farm in Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Green acres spread so far and wide on one of the oldest family-owned dairy farms in Hopkins County which is over seen by one of the oldest living dairywomen, Wilma White. Just like the many memorable years of operation, White has lived and created a lifetime of tales – literally milking time.

Three departments responded to a house fire on State Highway 24 in Klondike.
Patricia Blundell / Cooper Review

On Saturday evening an all terrain vehicle (ATV) is believed to be the cause of a house fire of a home located on State Highway 24 in Klondike.

“We received the call at 4:49 p.m. and had to attack through the attic,” said Tanner Crutcher, Cooper Volunteer Fire Captain, on the home/shop combination structure.

Celebration Plaza will be the focus of downtown workshops.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Celebration Plaza will be the highlight of the upcoming downtown workshops.

Downtown Sulphur Springs will be featured as part of the 23rd Congress For New Urbanism’s (CNU) National Conference. Sulphur Springs will provide an afternoon tour, discussion regarding code enforcement and downtown properties. The tour speaker will be Ian Lockwood, who is recognized in sustainable transportation and urban design as well as Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell, who in his 20 years has overseen the $6.5 million revitalization of the central commercial district.

Hannah Kirby continues on NBC's The Voice
Luis Noble

On Wednesday local artist Hannah Kirby was not saved by America’s votes but by her coach, Blake Shelton on NBC’s “The Voice.”

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