Cindy Roller


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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Grass fire burns 38 acres of the Cooper Wildlife Management Area Monday afternoon.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Multiple area fire departments were called to the Cooper Wildlife Management Area located near Cooper Lake and County Road 2020 in Klondike for an uncontrolled grass fire Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m. The flames engulfed 38 acres of the heavily timbered area with some scattered spot fires.

Hopkins County Courthouse celebrating 120 year Anniversary Aug. 21-22.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The celebrating expands from just the City of Sulphur Springs to Hopkins County as the historic Hopkins County Courthouse is the heart of the 120th Anniversary beginning on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. through midnight on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Cooper High School sets orientation for Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 6-7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
CISD / Facebook

Cooper High School students in grades nine through 12th need to mark their calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 11 for the 2015 orientation offered by the school from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The local guys are at it again with Rockin’ CF to Sleep. Southern Soul, comprised of two Delta County’s finest – Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Adam Hall, will be highlighting the concert on the Celebration Stage downtown Sulphur Springs to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

It was another evening of brain storming on the part of Delta County Chamber of Commerce Directors Monday night.

“What in the world is Chiggerfest?” That inquiry spurred a barrage of possibilities.

North Hopkins ISD unveils the newest addition, elementary, to be ready to open its doors on the first day of school, Aug. 24, 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

North Hopkins ISD's new Elementary building is nearing completion just in time for the first day of classes.

Celebration logos lead the way to downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

If the GPS fails, there is a new way leading to downtown Sulphur Springs. From Interstate 30 traveling north on Broadway into Gilmer the Celebration logos mark the way to the Celebration District.

Cooper ISD's new and improved website
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Independent School District hasn’t taken much of a summer break. In fact the District and its staff has been giving, not only the campuses, but the school’s website some facelifts.

Children bicker over the belief in Santa Claus.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Community Players, Inc. presented a "Christmas in July" series with "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and "Becoming Claus" at the Main Street Theatre in located at 225 Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs.

The next performance will be September 17-27 with The Miracle Worker.

Blanche played by Sarah Dicus is threatened by Stanley played by Michael Dicus in the play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Studio 1621 in Sulphur Springs recently presented A Streetcar Named Desire, a Tennessee Williams' play. Audience members were tranformed to the French Quarter of New Orleans in a three act performance directed by Triston P. Pullen and assistant directed by Anna McDonald.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith
Cooper Review

As of Tuesday morning Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith informs the citizens of Delta County he will be running for reelection.

“I would like to announce my intention to seek another term as the Delta County Sheriff,” stated Sheriff Ricky Smith. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Delta County Sheriff’s Office over the last two and one-half years; however, these accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of our community.”

Atmos Energy would like citizens in Delta County to be aware crews will oversee a controlled release of natural gas on Tuesday, Aug. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. The work will occur at Atmos Energy’s Enloe measuring station southwest of the Enloe community. The work should be completed by 7 p.m. that evening.

The Boys & Girls Club of Hopkins County, formerly Houston Elementary, had to be demolished.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Boy & Girls Club of Hopkins County is no longer operating. An organization that once held a membership of over 100 serving 40-50 daily was forced to close its doors.

Delta County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Investigator Ryan Brown also serves on the Lake Country Crime Stoppers Board.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Have information on a crime or person with a warrant, but don’t want to give out personal information? Crime Stoppers tip line is the answer! The Lake Country Crime Stoppers serves Rains, Delta and Hopkins Counties. It provides an anonymous tip line, where callers can leave information on the crime or suspect without having to give personal information. Here is the bonus: if a tip leads to a felony arrest, Crime Stoppers will pay caller up to $1,000.

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Heat Advisory until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Counties included are: Grayson, Fannin, Lamar and Delta including the cities of Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Paris and Cooper.

Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits and heat index values near 105 degrees.