City of Cooper

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.

Voters will are already casting early votes for the upcoming May 9 election.
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 sets Clean Up Week for April 11-18, 2015.
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.

Voters will are already casting early votes for the upcoming May 9 election.
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.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Cooper has been busy this morning clearing a path with the assistance of Sanitation Solutions, who kindly donated their time, employees and equipment to tear down this abandoned home on East Dallas Avenue.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The petition for the legal sale of beer/wine off-premise for Delta County and all of the cities inside the County is still active. Many have questioned if the City of Cooper would be included in regards to an election held on January 9, 1971.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Nearly 50 local citizens showed their concern for the opening of the upcoming slaughter plant in Cooper this past Monday night at the City Council meeting.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.

The Cooper City Council set the annual city clean-up week for April 5 – 12. Dump charges are free on Saturday, April 5 and fees are half price during the days from April 7 through April 12.

Approval was given to certify unopposed candidates for three open council positions and cancel the election set for May 10. Council members David Phillips, Joann Preas and Willie “Bear” Wilkins have filed for re-election.

The next Cooper City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Staff photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper on Jan. 27 on nine charges of forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony.

Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Brown said that Alley has been accused of stealing checks totaling $716.99 from her mother’s purse. Alley admitted using the money to buy illegal prescription narcotics, Brown said.

Alley remains in the Delta County jail with a bond set at $40,000 on each count.

Cisterns leaking beneath town square

Feb 15, 2013
KETR / Cindy Roller

In Cooper, some soggy bricks have the city fathers puzzled.

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Cooper may be getting a new slaughter house.