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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Voters will are already casting early votes for the upcoming May 9 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper will retain Mayor Scotty Stegall for another term as he remains unopposed throughout his elected career. Mayor Stegall has been serving the City as mayor since 2003.

The 2015-2016 school calendar was recently approved by the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees.

“The committees like this one as it is basically the same as previous years,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger of the five calendar versions. This version was accepted unanimously 6-0. School will begin on Monday, Aug. 24 following a week of staff development, other major holidays include Monday-Friday, Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving, Monday, Dec. 21-Friday,Jan. 1 for Christmas, Monday, March 14-Friday, March 18 for Spring Break. The final day of school will be Friday, June 3, 2016.

USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program is accepting applications for the $100 million available to farmers and ranchers.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

$100 million dollars will be available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications are accepted all year. However farmers and ranchers should submit applications by this Friday, Feb. 27, to ensure consideration for this year’s funding. 

First responders and local volunteer fire fighters respond to a fatal accident on State Highway 19 in Tira on Tuesday evening. Emergency personnel help direct traffic around the crash site.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Tuesday evening 54-year old Jubal Lawson was killed following a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 19 near Tira. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer.

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

2015 Bi-District Champions - Cooper Dogettes
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the words of Cooper Dogette Head Basketball Coach Nicole Anderson, “a win is a win, is a win” despite how rough it was. A foul ridden ball game Monday proved to be to the Dogettes advantage as they sank 14 of their 25 from the line. Cooper claimed their 38-29 victory over Daingerfield to carry away the Bi-District trophy Monday night in Prairiland.

Tentatively Cooper will play in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. against winner of Alba-Golden/Farmersville game for the Area round of the basketball playoffs.

Be my Valentine

Feb 14, 2015
Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom weds Jason Williams with Laura Melton on Celebration Plaza on Friday, Feb. 13.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Valentines united on Celebration Plaza downtown Sulphur Springs for the Kiss it to Cancer event benefiting Relay for Life of Hopkins County and the American Cancer Society. Couples were wed while others reunited their vows with Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom officiating the services. Josh Wilburn welcomed guests to enjoy the fortune teller, silent auctions, games and love grams.

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

Cooper Dogette McKayla Harmon (20) looks for another two points against Chisum. Harmon led the Cooper team with 14 points on Senior Night.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

PLAYOFF UPDATE: The Cooper Dogettes Basketball defeated De Kalb last night 41-28 to take second in the District. Cooper will play Daingerfield on Monday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Prairiland High School.

New Delta County Extension Agent Alford Echols
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners accepted Alford Echols as the new Delta County Extension Agent during Monday’s regular meeting. Texas A&M AgriLife District Extension Administrator Hurley Miller presented Echols as the candidate for Delta County. It was accepted in 4-0 vote.

Positions opened on both City of Cooper Council and Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees. It started early last week and will be open through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

For the City of Cooper the position of Mayor will be an open position. Mayor Scotty Stegall has been in office since 2003 when he defeated Richard Huie. Mayor Stegall has been unopposed in each election in the 12 years holding office.

Fan-favorite LSGTPA Tractor Pull as seen with local Lane Duncan on Texas T-Rex returns to the Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Warmer temperatures have found Delta County and thoughts turn to spring events. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show. Returning to the event will be the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competitors.

The gobbler exhibits the characteristic red, white and blue head, the black-tipped breast feathers and copper/bronze iridescence.
John Heidecker / National Wild Turkey Federation

The interest in the Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative has grown according to Steve Favre of Riverview Farms in Lake Creek, Texas, who is spearheading the project.

“The project has been received well by the community in both Delta and Lamar Counties,” reports Steve Favre. “The cooperative has grown from 15,000 acres before to over 22,000 acres and still growing today.”

Two-vehicle accident slowed State Highway 24 traffic through the construction zone.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A two-vehicle accident slowed traffic through the construction zone of State Highway 24 between Klondike and Commerce this morning at approximately 7 a.m. in the 24 degrees temperatures. Responding was Cooper Fire and Rescue trucks, Enloe Volunteer Fire Department, Delta County Sheriff’s officers, Constable Ben Snow and Highway Patrol Trooper Archie Crittenden.

Devona Denise Dysart and Quades Williams were each arrested on Wednesday in Cooper.
Delta County Sheriff's office

After two days of fleeing from local law enforcement Quades Williams was caught and arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s officers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He is being charged with felony forgery, felony evading arrest and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest as well as harassment warrants from Lamar County. Reports state he was also currently on parole, warrants for violation are anticipated.

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