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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says the Texas Highway Department will begin construction of a new bridge over the North Sulphur River on Hwy. 24 between Cooper and Paris on August 30.  Work will begin first on the northbound bridge and traffic will be diverted, two-way, to the southbound bridge.  Cindy also discusses a reunion of pen pals after 75 years of exchanging letters. 

Recently elected Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy discusses the current clean-up efforts in the city, which he says are designed to improve the city's image.  Community members are volunteering on the third Saturday of each month for cleanup efforts, and so the next opportunity will be this Saturday (July 15).

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.

Delta County Chamber of Commerce has updated their website deltacounty.org
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It has been under construction. However, it has seen much needed progress. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has been working to update it deltacounty.org website – giving it many enhancements.

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Sulphur Springs community development director Tory Niewiadomski says the planner behind the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs, Ian Lockwood of Toole Design, will return to the city this week to help the city plan further improvements.  A welcome dinner takes place from 5:30-7:30 tonight (Monday, May 22) at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  On Tuesday, Lockwood will meet with community organizations before an open session with the public from 4-7 p.m. at City Hall.  He'll give a preliminary report on his findings at 7 p.m.

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Texas youth tractor pulling champ Lane Duncan guest on this edition of the Blacklands Cafe.  Lane discusses the finer points of tractor pulling, which he's been competing in since he was 6 (he's now 12).

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Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller relates the story of a person charged with painting graffiti in various places in the city of Cooper who has quite an artistic talent.  Also, the city has new signage welcoming visitors to town.  A clean-up week is scheduled for April 21-25 in Cooper.  And the city has a new semi-pro football team, the Northeast Texas Raptors.

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, says the city of Cooper will have its first contested mayoral election in 14 years on Saturday, May 6.  Long-time Mayor Scott Stegall has decided not to run again.  As of late last week, five candidates had registered to run for mayor in Cooper.

Diamond Jim Tyler will be the magician performing for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Diamond Jim Tyler

Get set to be surprised and amazed as award winning magician Diamond Jim Tyler will be performing for the Delta County Chamber Banquet guests and honorees with illusion and mystifying with magic standup show. This unique entertainment is sure to draw a sell-out crowd just like last year’s event.

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, looks back at 2016 and ahead to 2017.  The year just passed was the year that beer and wine sales came to Cooper, and Cindy says no apparent problems have resulted. She says several new businesses are planning to open in 2017. 

Six lots at 1016 SW 10th Street in Cooper are set for demolition.
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The Cooper City Council recently approved the request by Kimberly Hayner to place a “Little Free Library” at Harmon Park. Her gifted and talented class at Cooper is working to improved public places. The Little Free Library will be a converted news rack donated by the Cooper Review. It will be using the concept of take a book to read and replace it with a book – relying on the honor system.

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says major repair work on State Highway 19, which runs between Sulphur Springs and Paris, is underway and is expected to be complete by Monday, September 26.  The reconstruction of State Highway 24, which runs through Cooper from Commerce to Paris, is expected to take another year to finish, scheduled for completion in fall 2017.  The first Cotton Harvest Festival in Cooper is scheduled fo

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, says Miller's Drugs, doing business in Cooper since 1923, has closed.  She says the Flower Patch, a florist shop, will continue to operate in the store in a few weeks.  Cindy also says Paris Junior College is asking Delta County citizens to vote to allow the county to be added to PJC's taxing district.  Hunt, Hopkins and Red River County would a

My friends at KETR brightened my day and my stay in the hospital with beautiful floral arrangement.
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Time. This has an entirely new meaning for this red headed newspaper editor/radio reporter who has never missed a deadline or a beat. Thankfully I am home recovering, recuperating and trying to get back to a new “normal.”

A new deadline has been established. When you are forced to stare an illness in the face you realize how important time and life is. I found my fight song against congestive heart failure and am hoping I have “more fight in me.”

The Cooper ISD recently received a 1921 scrapbook kept by a Cooper High School student, Faye Kenyon.  The book was discovered in a box of other items by a man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was returned to Cooper.  Cooper ISD superintendent Denicia Hohenberger and Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discuss the historic book on the "Blacklands Cafe."

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