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The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will continue as scheduled despite weather forecast worries. The parade line up will be at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Judging will be before the parade starts.  The route will travel from the park to the Square in Cooper.

Funds to mow Pierce Cemetery are quickly depleting.
Butch Burns

Time changes, but a county’s record of its citizenship will forever remain in its cemeteries.  In Delta County the Pierce Cemetery at Lake Creek has headstones dating back to the late l880s.

The Cotton Harvest Festival will be all day and night this Saturday on the Square in Cooper, Texas.
Shelli Hilliard / Hoity Toity

Here are some interesting facts behind the first ever Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival on the Square in Cooper, Texas.

“A cotton bale contains enough cotton to produce more than 313,000 $100 bills or more than 1,200 men’s T-shirts. In 2016, the U.S. produced over 15.8 million bales of cotton (per USDA-NASS). Cotton is responsible for about $27 billion in revenue for U.S. businesses – with total benefit to the U.S. economy estimated near $100 billion annually,” as per Ag101 Facebook.

So the Delta County Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the Economic Development Corporation decided it was time to celebrate the heritage this county has.

Bulldog coaching staff huddles with the team.
Cooper Review / Cindy Roller

The Cooper Bulldogs hosted Meet the Bulldogs with performances by the Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the JV and Varsity Cheerleader squads last Friday. The Bulldogs will face the Winnsboro Red Raiders in more scrimmage action tonight, Aug. 18 starting at 6 p.m. with junior varsity at Bulldog Stadium in Cooper.

Trey Harmon, Roy Battle, Andy Soto, Kerena Talley, Anthony Pease, Janie Crist and Michael Johnson were arrested in undercover investigation in Cooper.
DCSO

Following an eight week undercover operation the Delta County Sheriff’s office, constable and the Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit rounded up alleged drug dealers on July 12. The operation yielded 15 offenses on nine defendants, all of Cooper.

A Maroon & Gray Scholarship fund has been set up in honor of Enrique Mendoza.
Courtesy Photo / Delta Funeral Home

A Cooper teenager died as a result of a head-on collision that occurred Sunday morning on State Highway 19 in Hopkins County.

Enrique Antonio Mendoza, 19, of Cooper, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mendoza is the son of Mario and Dianna and was attending Texas A&M University-Commerce, following his graduation from Cooper High School last year. Mendoza was in route to his job in Sulphur Springs at the time.

DCSO

Delta County Sheriff’s office is currently seeking two suspects that fled the scene of a crime in Cooper, Texas.

In a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s office it was reported on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at around 11:30 p.m., law enforcement received a 911 call of an attempted shooting in the 500 block of SW 1st Street in Cooper. Upon arrival, deputies located four 9mm shell casings in the front yard of the residence.

Square is going to be getting a facelift with blooms and plants.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner is proud to announce the efforts to beautify the Square in Cooper with funds to help repair the sprinkler system have reached their goal.

“We currently have $1,855 with another $500 pledged to the special fund,” updated Kaywin Conley on Monday. She said any remaining funds will be put towards more plants and flowers she will purchase at cost for the City. She said the main repair cost will be to the timer system of the sprinkler system.

There is a special fund established for those who would like to donate to help beautify the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner is spearheading a movement to help beautify the Square in Cooper. She is working with the City of Cooper to reestablish the sprinkler system in order to be able to plant flowers and greenery to make the Square attractive to citizens and visitors. However this work is estimated to cost $2,000.

Texas Highways magazine

According to the reserved palettes of Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, readers, Delta County’s very own Fatboy’s BBQ and The Burger Grind, with locations in Sulphur Springs and Tyler, made the recently released Top 40 Comfort Food Destinations.

First responders reacted quickly to an accident scene on State Highway 19 Thursday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

An early morning emergency call from State Highway 19 near the South Sulphur River and Delta/Hopkins County lines revealed a fatality in an accident involving a silver compact car and a bob tail dump truck. Preliminary reports show it appeared to be head-on collision and on impact the vehicles caught fire while in the ditch on the west side of highway.

Atmos Energy would like citizens in Delta County to be aware crews will oversee a controlled release of natural gas on Tuesday, Aug. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. The work will occur at Atmos Energy’s Enloe measuring station southwest of the Enloe community. The work should be completed by 7 p.m. that evening.

Delta Hope House fundraiser begins to help with expenses at new facility.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta Hope House is raffling a $500 Visa gift card. The tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00. Tickets can be purchased from Delta Hope House board member, or buy them at Highway 24 Lumber as well as the Delta County Chamber of Commerce office.

Chiggerfest is 100 days away.
Cooper Review

The countdown has begun to the Delta County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chiggerfest event to be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has 100 days to turn this event around and make it as great as it has been in previous years.

American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 salutes the American Flag during the Memorial Day program Saturday morning at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the overcast skies in Delta County volunteers, including the local 4-H participants and Girl Scout troop, gathered to show their respect for this upcoming military holiday.

“This holiday was established to remember those who have fallen in service to Our Country,” said Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson at the program at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper Saturday morning in honor of Memorial Day. “We not only honor those who have gone before us but those currently serving, as well.”

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