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City of Cooper

Delta County holidays were decided in last Commissioners Court meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Among the items discussed on the agenda was the spending cap placed on and applied to all Delta County officials. The motion stated officials in the last three months in office can’t spend more than 25 percent of his/her budget without bringing it before the Court. Delta County Judge Jason Murray said this policy was based on the wording taken from the Texas Government Code.

Sprinkler system repairs were recently done on the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the weather delays, the beautification of the Square in Cooper is well on its way to the next step with the generous donations received for the special fund.

According to Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner the sprinkler system was installed by Four Seasons, and she is awaiting clear skies to display more flowering plants around the structure to which she is providing at her cost. She is making note of other town squares in neighboring cities for inspiration. She is looking to make the Square an attraction for the community and visitors.

City of Cooper is seeking suggestions in hopes to qualify for upcoming Community Block Grant.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“What does this town need?” that is the question on the minds of local officials.

The Delta County Economic Development Corporation recently announced that the City of Cooper is eligible for a Texas Department of Agriculture Community Block Grant for $350,000.00 with a five percent match.

A sample ballot provided by the Delta County Clerk's office for the May 24, 2016 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Early voting for the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees positions and City of Cooper Council positions began on Monday, April 25 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the remaining 12 hour early voting day is Tuesday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   Early voting will take place at Cooper ISD Central Administration Office at 350 West McKinney Avenue in Cooper.

Inmate work crew helps clear limbs in the City of Cooper. Clean-up week for the City starts Saturday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall officially announced April 9-16, 2016 as Clean-Up Week in Cooper. He encourages all citizens of Cooper to dispose of all trash, limbs, non functioning appliances and broken toys. He would like citizens to renew their pride in their neighborhood.  Prices will be cut in half for the dump site and brush will be free.

City of Cooper is seeking suggestions in hopes to qualify for upcoming Community Block Grant.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper ordered an election for Saturday, May 7, 2016 for open positions on the City Council. Three seats are up for reelection at that time: JoAnn Preas, David Phillips and Willie “Bear” Wilkins. These three incumbents and one other new candidate, Amanda L'Esperance, have filed.

City of Cooper deems drinking water to be safe.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently released a report stating the City of Cooper has violated monitoring and reporting requirements in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F.

Ten samples of lead and copper tap water sampling is required to be taken every three years. No samples were reported from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards, as stated in this report.

Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to Tuesday night's structure fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A multi-alarm fire at the former nursing home facility located on the corner of East Dallas Avenue and Southeast Eighth Street in Cooper is still under investigation by City of Cooper Fire Marshal Michael Copeland, according to volunteer fire fighters.

Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart has just announced she will be running for re-election for her current position. She is currently the longest standing elected official in office. She is second in length to Delta County employee Willie Faye Bowen.

“I would like to take this opportunity to announce my intentions to run for re-election as your County Tax Assessor-Collector,” said Dawn Stewart. “In April, I will have 25 years experience as Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector.”

City of Cooper will be purchasing a new fire truck.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper City Council approved the purchase of a new multi-purpose fire truck in an inter-local joint purchase agreement with the Delta County Emergency Services District who will pay half of the cost. The City’s share is approximately $170,000 to be paid from a special fire truck fund set aside for this purpose.

Delta County is wet

May 9, 2015
Delta County joins the 195 partially wet counties of the 254 counties in the State of Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This isn’t a weather report, but Delta County is wet. The proposition to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only in Delta County passed unofficially by a vote of 444 to 413 tonight.

On November 3rd, Texans will be voting on 7 amendments to the state's constitution.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Early voting has begun and continues through May 5 for the May 9, 2015 election.

The election to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premises only in Delta County, Texas will be held on May 9, 2015. The City and School will be having their elections but the County’s election is separate. Residents in the County can vote, whether residing in the City or County.

City of Cooper is seeking suggestions in hopes to qualify for upcoming Community Block Grant.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a regular Cooper City Council meeting, Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, April 18 has been set as the Clean Up Week in the City.

On November 3rd, Texans will be voting on 7 amendments to the state's constitution.
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.

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.

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