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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Hopkins County

LATEST UPDATE:  Former Hopkins County Sheriff's investigator Daniel Winn is back behind bars after being free on a $25,000 bond. Texas Rangers served him with 13 felony warrants (12 for tampering with evidence and one for tampering with a witness).

The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reports the new bond for Winn totaled $130,000, $10,000 for each of the 13 offenses.

Hopkins County District Attorney Will Ramsay said a special investigator would be called in to handle the case against the former deputy.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Saturday, Oct 25th  Enloe Community Center will hosts its annual hayride, hot dog roast, Halloween Costume Contest … all rolled into one.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A nice crowd helped chase the chiggers out of Delta County for the  21st Annual Chiggerfest this past Saturday. The day-long event began with the Chigger mascot and Chigger "in training" being chased out of town for the start of the 5K/2 mile run.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was the perfect day to step back into time. City National Bank celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 19 with an old-fashion street party complete with bank robbery. Citizens crowded Connally Street to join in the celebration.

This Saturday, Oct. 25 Modern Woodmen of America is sponsoring the national campaign Make a Difference Day in Cooper.

Cooper Junior High Principal Richard Roan has recently been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as the Region 8 Outstanding Principal of the Year.

“Mr. Roan cares about the students of CJH, and we are fortunate to have his committed leadership in our district,” said Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger. “We’re very proud of him and our entire junior high.”

October is “Sharing the Vision” month. Lions Club International has announced their Centennial Service Challenge.

With this, the local Lions Club of Cooper would like the public to know there are collection boxes for donations of eyeglasses at Miller’s Pharmacy, Cooper Home Health, Cooper Post Office, Lowery Medical Supply and many of the area churches. Plus the Club will be accepting gently used eyeglasses at the upcoming fundraising Pancake Breakfast annually held at the Cooper Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday morning of Chiggerfest Oct. 18 and at the Health Fair at the Civic Center that same day.

The Delta County Commissioners Court decided on the holidays for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Those include Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 13, Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Nov. 26-28, Christmas Dec. 24-26, New Year’s Jan. 1-2, Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19, President’s Day Feb. 16, Good Friday April 3, Memorial Day May 25, Independence Day July 3, Labor Day Sept. 7 2015 and a floating holiday (employee’s choice).

Cooper Review

Chiggerfest is just around the corner. The day's schedule for Saturday, October 18 is listed below. The Mighty Marching Cooper ISD Band will be performing at 8:30 a.m. on the Square in front of the City Hall in Cooper. Next at 9 a.m. will be opening ceremonies, National Anthem and awards for the 5K Run/Walk. Then lots of good music the rest of the day.

There is a non-partisan forum planned for Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Delta County Civic Center starting with a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the forum at 7 p.m. All candidates are invited to speak.

Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s office is seeking any information leading to the whereabouts of Nerva Marie Wilkins, who is wanted for two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance.

The DCSO along with Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit has spent over 60 days in an undercover drug sting. While Wilkins is still at large, the DCSO arrested Tommy Wayne Walker Jr. for the same yet unrelated counts. Each case involves the sale of methamphetamine.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

City of Cooper crews are working to repair sewer lines on Northeast 7th Street and should have the road reopened by the end of the day.

Luis Noble / Echo Publishing Company

Five years and still a very popular annual event – the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk, which will be held from 4-6 p.m. or the “golden hours” on Saturday evening, Oct. 11 at the newly renovated City Hall in Sulphur Springs.

            Commemorating the event’s fifth year, a tour given by City Manager Marc Maxwell will be the highlight and a prime location with 100 years worth historical aspects for participating shutterbugs. An added bonus with many subjects will be the Hopkins County Fall Festival Battle of the Bands being held at Muddy Jake’s Sports Grille and Pub.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a unique meeting a large gathering of local law enforcement officials including Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith, Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams, Rains County Sheriff David Traylor and Kaufman County Sheriff David Byrnes presented their concerns to Texas State Senate Candidate District 2 Bob Hall at the Delta County Civic Center last Monday afternoon.

Hopkins County Deputy Shea Shaw is being awarded for action he took to save the lives of two stranded motorists on I-30 near Sulphur Springs last Thursday evening just before sunset. According to reports a couple from Michigan had experienced car troubles, and their vehicle was stopped in the left lane of the interstate.

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