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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.

Volunteers gathered around the Gazebo for the second Cooper Clean-Up Crew meeting.
Carmen Chessher / Facebook

The Cooper Clean-Up Crew is well on its way to showing progress. More volunteers joined the effort at last Saturday morning’s second planning meeting held on the Square in Cooper.

“Our first project is this coming Saturday, and we hope to get the word out for more volunteers,” said Carmen Chessher, crew organizer.  

The call for all able volunteers is going out for this Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. on the Square in Cooper. The Cooper Clean-Up Crew will be picking up trash on the Square and spreading out towards West and East Dallas Avenues and Northwest and Southwest First Streets.

La Pietra Woodfired Pizza and Tejano's Tex-Mex just opened their doors on South Side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Progress is a sign of the times for 2017. In Delta County many new businesses are starting to appear.

“The Delta County Economic Development Corporation is excited about the new year and opportunities to grow,” said Delta County EDC Chairman Dustin Hunter. “We welcome our new businesses that chose to invest in Delta County. New business is great for our small growing community. It gives the citizens of Delta County more opportunities to live, work and shop local.”

Raptors Football
Amanda Willow

NETX Raptors Semi-pro football team is looking to make Cooper their new home.

According to Amanda Willows, co-owner with her husband Dave, the team is made up of a diverse group of outstanding men that includes college students, veterans, a corrections officer, and blue collar workers from Dallas, Greenville, Sherman, Paris, Durant, Oklahoma, and many other surrounding locations.

Suspects sought in robbery at First Stop Food Mart
DCSO

The First Stop Food Mart, located at 808 West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, recently fell victim to a “smash and grab” robbery. Delta County Sheriff’s officers along with the Lake Country Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying four black male suspects who committed the crime on Dec. 27, 2016 at approximately 1:55 a.m.

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.

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