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.”

This unoccupied house at SW 5th and Terrell burned to the ground early Thursday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

With an emergency call at 1:23 a.m. Thursday morning an unoccupied house quickly became fully engulfed in flames on the corner of Southwest Fifth Street and Terrell in Cooper. The older wood frame house was a total loss.

The May 2015 election in Cooper has one uncontested mayoral election, and one city council place on the ballot.
Cooper Review

The May 2015 election in Cooper has one uncontested mayoral election, and one city council place on the ballot.


Mayor: Scotty Stegall (uncontested)

City Council (one seat): Larry Maynard, Donna Thomason, E.J. Cates.

First responders and local volunteer fire fighters respond to a fatal accident on State Highway 19 in Tira on Tuesday evening. Emergency personnel help direct traffic around the crash site.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Tuesday evening 54-year old Jubal Lawson was killed following a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 19 near Tira. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer.

Drivers moved slowly around downtown Sulphur Springs Wednesday morning.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Many area schools and business entities were closed again on Wednesday due to inclement weather and road conditions. Ice, sleet and snow has coated most of East Texas creating more winter just as the groundhog predicted.

October is “Sharing the Vision” month. Lions Club International has announced their Centennial Service Challenge.

With this, the local Lions Club of Cooper would like the public to know there are collection boxes for donations of eyeglasses at Miller’s Pharmacy, Cooper Home Health, Cooper Post Office, Lowery Medical Supply and many of the area churches. Plus the Club will be accepting gently used eyeglasses at the upcoming fundraising Pancake Breakfast annually held at the Cooper Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday morning of Chiggerfest Oct. 18 and at the Health Fair at the Civic Center that same day.

Cooper Review

Terrance Jerome Parker of Cooper was arrested not once but twice for local robberies that began at the beginning of August.

“We are again experiencing a rash of thefts in Delta County, at least three thefts and/or burglaries have occurred over the last two weeks. Property owners should remain alert, lock up when possible and report any suspicious activity,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith, “The Sheriff’s Office will continue to focus on these thefts and burglaries. The investigation into one more of these thefts is progressing very well, we have a suspect and we are finalizing our investigation and at least one person will most probably be arrested.”

Cooper Review

Last Wednesday the Delta County Sheriff’s office ended the sticky fingers of Jonathan Adamski, who had stolen jewelry and prescription medication valuing approximately $3,500.

Cooper Review

Daniel Bulin claimed to be held up at gun point by two masked black males and that his 2007 Dodge truck stolen between Cooper and Klondike on Farm-to-Market 1528 on Monday, July 21.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported Delta County as having the lowest national weekly wage average at $378. Statistically, this has created confusion among the population.

Courtesy Photo / Cooper Review

True dedication to one community is serving it for 127 years. That is exactly what Henslee Hardware has done. It began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.

The iconic red building store has remained a staple at 21 North Side of the Square in Cooper.

Cindy Roller

Not only does The Hope House in Cooper give its clients hope – and nourishment – but now with a new location and new name, “Delta Hope House” it can truly serve the public to its capacity.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

For so many that have had the honor of stepping across the threshold of The McKinney Home back into time, they will too become a piece of this dollhouse’s history. On Sunday, Dec. 8 the public is invited to an Open House to commemorate the 100th birthday of The McKinney Home, located on 250 SW First Street in Cooper.

Social media exploded late Saturday night with reports of 'loud explosions'  and 'gun shots' being heard across the region.

At about 11:20 Saturday night, a large "boom" was heard in Commerce and nearby areas. With a secondary explosion 30 minutes later. Social media was buzzing with many people wondering what was going on, with some fearing potential meteors or even earthquakes.

After receiving many calls, Commerce Fire and Police Departments were unable to locate any damage, or fires of any sort.

The cause? Tannerite.