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City crews recently finished the work to sewer lines on Waco Street near Delta Supermarket.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Approval was recently given by the Cooper City Council setting City Clean Up Week for Saturday, April 7, 2018 through just before the Delta County Fair to be on that Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Approval was given to sound the alarm when the fire department is called out to a fire and approval was given to check for inoperable fire hydrants. The Council also approved the spending of $780 to purchase barricades and cones to be used to make the public aware of work crews on city streets doing repairs.

More Bobby Wigley Memorial Livestock Show participants will be on display on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Cindy Roller

The annual Delta County Fair is just the recipe to satisfy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the City Park in Cooper, Texas.

This year the Delta County Chamber will be hosting the beloved Jr. Livestock Show, named after Bobby Wigley, starting at 9 a.m., the Monty Tipps Band will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with classic country, toe-tapping music, at 2 p.m. the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association will rev their engines for another crowd-pleasing contest.

Spillway waters cause roadway flooding/closure.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The sun has finally decided to peak out of the clouds for the Delta County area. This is the most sunshine seen in over two weeks. Despite the widespread flooding and damage, it caused, the good news is a new elevation record has been set.

According to Bo Potts with the Corp of Engineers, Cooper Lake will peak at 449.12 feet with 11,750 cubic feet per second going over the uncontrolled spillway.

Laken Callihan and her lamb Butterbeans were featured at last year's Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After constant deluge of rain Delta County is ready for some springtime sunshine. The annual Delta County Fair is just the recipe to satisfy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the City Park in Cooper, Texas.

This year the Delta County Chamber will be hosting the beloved Jr. Livestock Show, named after Bobby Wigley, starting at 9 a.m., the Monty Tipps Band will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with classic country, toe-tapping music, at 2 p.m. the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association will rev their engines for another crowd-pleasing contest.

Construction is well underway on the newest project on the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Renew, reuse, repurpose. Just add in rest and relaxation to the mix and it equals the excitement behind all the construction happening on the northwest corner of the Square in Cooper. Local Delta County couple Paul and Jennifer Dwyer are taking what was an old, abandoned building and making it new again all while preserving its history.

Delta Hope House
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

For the month of love, Delta Hope House will be hosting a Chili/Stew and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5-7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. The proceeds will assist in the weekly functions of the local food pantry.

Keri Fouse and Tammi Springett and elves with the Cooper Outlet put on their best Mrs. Claus suits for their Grand Marshal Award-winning White Christmas float.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual lighted Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Spirit of Giving event grows more and more each year in Delta County.
Cooper Review

It’s almost Christmas which means it’s time for the Sixth Annual Spirit of Giving. This community outreach program was started six years ago to give back to the Delta County community.

The Spirit of Giving will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center in Cooper, Texas. There will have stations set up with toys, blankets, and household items. There will also be a drawing for bicycles at 10:30 a.m. Each child and adult that attends will be given tickets and then will get to go shopping at the stations or enter a ticket in the bicycle drawing.

Cooper VFD struggles to fight back the flames of the two-story house fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Last Wednesday volunteer fire departments of Cooper, Klondike, as well as Hopkins County Fire Department fought a multi-alarm house fire on East Waco Street in Cooper.

By the time the emergency call came through the Delta County Sheriff’s Office at 10:40 a.m. the wooden framed structure was already fully engulfed in flames. The heat was so intense vinyl siding on the neighboring home across the street was melting even on the cool 60 degree fall day.

Cooper Review Acquires TPA Prizes

Jun 30, 2017

It is that time of year again. The announcement of the winners of the 2017 Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest recently came.

The Cooper Review competes annually with other publications of the similar circulation and delivery. The Review distributes 1,350 copies each Thursday all across East Texas, the State of Texas and to the far reaches of the United States – essentially a “letter from home” for many subscribers.

According to the TPA this year 143 newspapers submitted 1,410 entries. There were 90 weekly newspapers competing in divisions 6-10.

Lynne Morris reminsces about the blessing of the cross standing among the empty pews of St. Clare Catholic Church in Cooper, Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was an emotional day. It was final mass of St. Clare Catholic Church in Cooper, Texas. The church has been a staple of the community from its landmark art work on the corner to the quaint comfort of the modest pews to the joyful parishioners; one can always count on for a nice visit and hug.

Cooper Clean-Up Crew’s first “Yard of the Month” winner is Misty Scott. She lives at 150 West Waco in Cooper. Pictured with her is Colton Wilson and on the bicycle is William Moore.
Carmen Chessher / Cooper Clean-Up Crew

Cooper Clean-Up Crew’s first “Yard of the Month” winner is Misty Scott, who lives at 150 West Waco in Cooper. She was presented with a gift certificate to The Silver Skillet as a token of appreciation for the work she is doing with her yard.

Cooper Clean-Up Crew organizer Carmen Chessher reported 24 volunteers last Saturday for the monthly project day.

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids Summer  visit summerfood.org.
Cooper Review

Summer break will be starting. The Cooper Independent School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program.

Michael D. Johnson
DCSO

Delta County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the battle against drugs. Following the execution of a search warrant, two more arrests were made at 240 West Marshall in Cooper, Texas.

“Even though we have made over 42 arrests involving drug dealers and hundreds of arrests for possession of illegal drugs over the past four years, our community is still having problems with illegal drugs,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith. “Our agency will continue to treat illegal drugs as one of our top priorities. Both drug dealers and users of illegal drugs need to get the message, don’t mess with illegal drugs in Delta County.”

City Election Candidate Forum will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center gym.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Republican Club is inviting candidates to participate in a Candidates’ Forum with respect to the upcoming City of Cooper Elections.  The public is also invited to the forum that will be held at Delta County Civic Center on March 9, 2017, and will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
    According to the Club the purpose of this forum is to give all candidates for Mayor and/or City Council an opportunity to speak to citizens and share their views on topics of interest and issues affecting the community. There are five candidates in the mayoral race and four (two incumbents) in the city council race to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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