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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Cooper students (from left) Spencer Raney, Zach Blish and Bailey Reynolds were offered a Physics Day at TAMU-C.
Cooper ISD

Three Cooper ISD Physics students were invited to Physics Day at Texas A&M University-Commerce in November.

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom along with Sheriff Butch Adams and Commissioners Beth Wisenbaker, Mike Odell, Wade Bartley and Danny Evans handle the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hopkins County Jail.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

Hopkins County held a formal dedication of the new Hopkins County Jail on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The Jail is located at 298 Rosemont in Sulphur Springs and includes a 192-capacity jail and law enforcement offices to serve the needs to Hopkins County.

State Highway 24 has reopened between Cooper and Commerce now that waters have receded.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff's Office reports State Highway 24 is open for traffic. It  had been closed since Nov. 28 when the area received an excessive amount of rain hindering passage through the construction zone between Cooper and Commerce.

Travelers have had to detour from both directions.

Enloe will be hosting their annual Christmas Parade this Saturday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Saturday, Dec. 12 is the date for the annual Enloe Christmas Parade. Crowds are always entertained by the assortment of floats. Parade lineup is at 4 p.m. on the lot across from the community center.  Parade begins at 4:30 p.m.  Dinner and Christmas Party begin at 6 p.m.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce's annual lighted parade boasted several award winning floats this year.

“It was perfect weather. We appreciate everyone who helped make it all possible,” said Kathy Houchins, Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chairwoman of event. “Santa was able to ride on top of the Cooper Fire Truck and the Cooper High School Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the Delta County Sheriff’s deputies in the Humvee helped lead the way to the Square filled with people waiting and watching… I know the fire fighters were excited about this year’s ‘Star Spangled Hero Christmas’ theme.”

City of Sulphur Springs debuts this year's light show to music tonight at 5 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The countdown is on to the start of tonight’s holiday show downtown Sulphur Springs. The twinkling lights will sparkle to the sounds of a specially designed mix of holiday music echoing through the streets of downtown beginning at 5 p.m.

The annual Lions Club lighted parade was held under perfect Hopkins County skies, hosting one of the largest crowds last Friday night.

Parade goers enjoyed a variety of floats and entries. The fun continued with a tiger display, snow slide, fashion show, carolers and movies on Celebration Plaza.

State Highway 24 has reopened between Cooper and Commerce now that waters have receded.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Texas State Highway 24 remains closed between Cooper and Commerce due to flooding. Detour routes are available for people driving between the two cities.

Please call 903-885-7602 with any information regarding telephone scammers in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Telephone Scammers have been calling businesses posing as the City of Sulphur Springs water department with threats, reported City Manager Marc Maxwell.

“They are calling businesses saying if they don’t pay today they will be cutting off their water,” said City of Sulphur Springs Manager Marc Maxwell, very concerned Thursday afternoon.

Last year local law enforcement and fire fighters teamed up for a toy drive in Delta County called Blue and Red Santa.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement are partnering again this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in this area - for Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa.  In Delta County our law enforcement ranks are rather small so they partner with the Delta County Fire Departments and EMS thus the name Blue and Red Santa.

Delta County Commissioner Rip Templeton announces his candidacy for Precinct 1.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Longtime Delta County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rip Templeton recently announced his run for office.

“I would like to take this means to announce my intention to run for re-election for commissioner, Precinct 1,” said Commissioner Rip Templeton to the citizens of Delta County.

Local AgriLife Extension offices are offering continuing education credits.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Northeast Texas Farm and Ranch Pesticide Applicator Clinic will be held Monday, Dec. 14 at the Love Civic Center in Paris, Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Lamar, Delta, Fannin and Red River counties are sponsoring the event. Four continuing education units will be offered in Integrated Pest Management and one CEU will be offered in Laws and Regulations. Cost will be $30 payable at the door. Attendees must RSVP by Dec. 4 in order to help plan for the meal.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In last Monday’s regular meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court, the County opted to put their votes for the Delta County Appraisal District Board to Delta County Judge Jason Murray and to Shawn Murray, splitting their votes less in order to have the most influence.

Waters rush over the spillway at Cooper Lake, an occassion that happens only rarely in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Washed away by the flooding is the ninth annual Christmas in the Park set for Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek.

The Friday and Saturday night drive-thru display set for Dec. 11-12 has been canceled for this year reports Park Manager Mindy Hicks.

The Sulphur Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the Hopkins County line at Highway 11 west to rescue the neighboring Commerce Police Department crews.
Courtesy Photo / City of Sulphur Springs

The Sulphur Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the Hopkins County line at Highway 11 west to rescue the neighboring Commerce Police Department crews, who were in process of rescuing individuals from their home – also taken to safer ground.

According Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell the Sulphur Springs Fire Department has a swift water rescue unit and has responded to five calls on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Sulphur Springs Fire Department Chief Eric Hill said, “When we left the scene the Sulphur River was still rising with water close to a mile wide in areas.”

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