Delta County

This serene photo of Cooper Lake is just part of a collection provided by Laura Snider Photography at the Valley of the Caddo Museum in Paris.
Laura Snider Flatt / Laura Snider Photography

It may not be located in Delta County, but its exhibits speak of its history. Valley of the Caddo Museum and Cultural Center, Inc., located in Paris, Texas, has archeology collections from several surrounding counties including Delta. With free admission, it makes for the perfect “staycation” just down the road.

Delta County ranchers will need to keep their cattle fenced in with the county being declared Closed Range by Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a recent meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith offered his input on the recent research his officers, Delta County Attorney Jay Garrett, Delta County Clerk Jane Jones and residents have assisted in coming to a firm conclusion on the status of the County being a closed range.

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.”

Delta County businesses can officially sell beer and wine for off premise consumption only following the May 9 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is official. In a special called meeting Wednesday morning the Delta County Commissioners Court canvassed the special election votes from the ballot proposition to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only. The final total came to 446 for the sale and 413 against it, accepting two additional provisional votes.

Crop farmers will have to make sure to fence out cattle as Delta County is an open range county.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County is an open range county. This information came as a surprise not only to the Delta County Commissioners Court but to Sheriff Ricky Smith, as well.

“Texas is an open range State, and livestock can be free. However this does not apply to public highways or county roads,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith, Monday morning. “Farmers must fence out cattle. After doing some research in the clerk’s office we discovered Delta County has been open range since 1906.”

Delta County is wet

May 9, 2015
Delta County joins the 195 partially wet counties of the 254 counties in the State of Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This isn’t a weather report, but Delta County is wet. The proposition to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only in Delta County passed unofficially by a vote of 444 to 413 tonight.

Porch on this mobile home near Pecan Gap was destroyed by winds.
Monty Hobbs / Delta Co EMC

During last night’s storm Delta County suffered damage apparently caused by straight line winds, according to Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs, who was out surveying scene.

Citizens gather in prayer on the steps of the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The noon siren sounded, clouds parted, and Delta County came together to gather on the Delta County Courthouse steps for National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2015.

Signs stating "vote no" can be seen around the City of Cooper including in front of local churches.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

With early voting finished, it has come down to the last days until Election Day, May 9. There are 3,620 registered voters in Delta County. Each of these voters may cast their vote on the election to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premises only in Delta County, Texas.

Bro. Eugene Adams speaks at a previous National Day of Prayer.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County will be celebrating the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7 at noon on the steps of the Delta County Courthouse. Eugene Adams of Pacio Baptist Church will be leading the hour long service along with several other community pastors and leaders. Everyone is welcome to join.

No injuries occurred in two-vehicle rollover on State Highway 24.
Delta County Constable Ben Snow / Delta County Sheriff's office

A two-vehicle rollover last Friday morning in which no injuries occurred on FM 1528 and State Highway 24 in Delta County between a Dodge truck and Jeep Wrangler was weather-related.

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.

Cooper

Mayor: Scotty Stegall (uncontested)

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

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt this Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. at City Park in Cooper.
Cooper Review

With the Spring brings more weekend events in Delta County. For this weekend the Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt on Saturday morning, April 4 at 9 a.m. at the City Park in Cooper. There were will be hundreds of eggs for children to hunt and maybe even a surprise visit from the Easter bunny too!

Delta County Judge Jason Murray
Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray was appointed to serve as representative on the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors during Monday morning’s regular meeting.

Delta County Economic Development members Sue Hommel (receiving check), Chairwoman Diane Stegall, and Dr. Torance Vandygriff accept $500 from Judd Murray on behalf of Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Diane Stegall was elected the chairwoman of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation during a recent meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce board room.

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