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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Over the last two months Delta County has experienced several burglaries.  In conjunction with a local citizen, Lake Country Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects.  Items stolen include weapons (rifles and a shotgun), jewelry, and electronics.

Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Stewart oversees inmates helping beautify the city by hauling off fallen tree branches last year.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith approached the Commissioners Court for a second time seeking approval for the inmate workforce program and a jailer to oversee it. After a lengthy discussion Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff accepted the item while Commissioner Mark Brantley showed his opposition for it. Sheriff Smith provided an update on this program in other surrounding counties after it had been tabled two weeks ago.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger had her contract renewed at the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

In turn she announced the School Board Appreciation month and the various ways the school and its students have shown their gratitude for their work.

It didn’t take much longer than five minutes for the Delta County Commissioners Court to finalize the ordering of the election for “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.” However it was met with some adversity as it was accepted with a 3-1 vote with Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff in favor and Mark Brantley of Precinct 4 against putting the item on the ballot.

The election will be held on May 9, 2015 with early voting beginning on April 27 – May 5, 2015.

Hollis Blaine Sartin
Hopkins County Sheriff's Department

Hollis Blaine Sartin, 40, of Hopkins County has been arrested Saturday morning after he carried a BB gun in the Wal-Mart in Sulphur Springs.

He forced the store to be evacuated Friday night after he entered the store wearing a hoodie and putting a gun into his pocket following the theft of a truck from a Hope, Arkansas auto dealer. The local Special Response Team searched the store for the man. Store surveillance video showed the suspect exiting the store and escaping down State Highway 11.

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

April Ann Morris and Jacob Earl Donahue are behind bars at the Delta County Jail following the manhunt when they fled the scene.
Delta County Sheriff's office

An extensive manhunt this morning caused a lockdown at Cooper ISD campuses as Delta County Sheriff’s officers and several other local law enforcement agencies searched for suspects fleeing from a burglary scene west of Cooper.

Delta County Commissioners (from left) Precinct 4 Mark Brantley, Precinct 3 Loyd Vandygriff, Judge Jason Murray, Precinct 2 Gary Anderson and Precinct 1 Rip Templeton start the 2015 year with regular business Monday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray presided over his first regular meeting on Monday. Topping the discussion of agenda was a resolution for Charles Edwards of Resource Management to consider the community development through BLOCK program – aimed at low income citizens determined by a prior door-to-door survey. Edwards also presented a Disaster Relief grant (with the denial of the FEMA relief). The Court accepted the recommendation and the resolution.

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. 

The CASA for KIDS of Delta, Red River and Lamar Counties has just announced their award for certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.  This recognizes their compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

Texas Parks and Wildlife help increase the population of the Eastern turkey.

The Eastern Turkey was once numerous in East Texas. But rapid changes in habitat caused the population to quickly decline.

According to Steve Favre of Riverview Farms in Lake Creek, Texas the Texas Parks and Wildlife have reopened the Eastern Turkey Restoration Program, deeming it the Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative. He is seeking owners and operators of acreage near the North Sulphur River between Sulphur Bluff and State Highways 19 and 24 at Lake Creek to stock Eastern Turkeys.

Harley Davis speaks during a discussion at the NETEX Board meeting Wednesday at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board met Wednesday afternoon at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs. NETEX Chairman Sam Young stated while no immediate formal action was taken during the meeting, they have no ties with Public Werks and were in the process of establishing a release.

Governor Rick Perry has signed in official recognition the proclamation for the date January 13, 2015 to declare AMBER Alert Awareness Day.

New billboard display approved for Interstate 30.
City of Sulphur Springs

It is about to get a bit easier to find downtown Sulphur Springs and the Celebration Plaza now that the City Council has approved resolution #1077 during their regular meeting Tuesday night to rename a portion (just the bridge over Interstate 30) of Broadway as Celebration District and adopting the official logo.

LMAO Comedian Daryl Felsberg will be entertaining for the Delta County Chamber of Commerce's 65th Annual Membership Banquet on Jan. 17.
WilM Photography

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a great celebration of the 65th Annual Membership Banquet with LMAO Comedian Daryl Felsberg as the highlighting entertainer for the night. The “Fifty’s & Sixty’s” themed night will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cooper High School cafetorium.