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Delta County

Summer has officially arrived as Sydney Mitchell and Maddie Poskey enjoy riding on a tube on Cooper Lake.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is all good and fun until somebody gets hurt. Yes. We have probably all heard this saying. It is true. The same rule applies to boating safety.

With the start of summer in Delta County, entertainment turns to the very inviting Cooper Lake – one of the many charms of Northeast Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds boaters of the importance of safety on the lake and in/around water.

Flames darkened the Wednesday afternoon skies as the tanker fire blazed for three hours.
Ricky Smith / DCSO

United Petroleum Transport driven by Kerry Bell was hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline when he had a front tire blowout causing a fire which spread quickly into the cab of the 18-wheeler. The huge fire burned about three hours according to neighbor and witness, Butch Burns.

Tammi Springett and her grandson Landon Fouse place a flag on the headstone of LC Talley at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper for the Memorial Day holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 in Delta County paid tribute in honor of Memorial Day by placing flags on military headstones in the cemeteries starting with Oaklawn in Cooper.

Coach Pat Moses Appreciation Day, May 19, 2018, was declared at a recent Cooper City Council meeting.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The year was 1977. It was Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Coach Pat Moses and her Dogette basketball team had “determination to beat the odds.” The team brought home to Cooper the State Championship.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

After a generally damp winter and spring, signs of drought have returned to three counties in Northeast Texas.

Volunteers and members of the American Legion Post 483 will be placing flags on soldiers' graves for Memorial Day.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 will be placing flags on graves in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. The Post would like volunteers to assist with this process. They will have flags and maps ready at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, May 26 starting at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.

Citizens at the Senior Center in Cooper at the Delta County Civic Center enjoy a free exercise class before the meal is offered.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Civic Center offers Senior Center Activities at 221 E Bonham Ave, Cooper, TX 75432. Everyone is invited! It is a great way to meet new people.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In order to keep the office of the Justice of the Peace functioning in the wake of the passing of Judge Ginny Phifer, the Delta County Commissioners Court sworn in Shannon McCulloch. McCulloch has been an employee/clerk in the office since August 2017, serving under Judge Phifer. She has been handling the business of the office alone since January 16, 2018.

A lemonade stand operated by Aniken Estrada, CarliRae Gillean, and Hannah Estrada on the Square benefited the Delta Hope House.
Laura Gillean / Delta Hope House

The second Cruisin’ The Bricks event in Cooper was again a pleasing success. Organizers are already gearing up to make the third one just as charming.

Everyone is welcome to show off their rides on the Square in Cooper starting at 5 p.m. then later that evening “rev their engines cruising Dallas Avenue.” Facing East performed at the last event, and Rhythm and Jones will be the entertainment for Saturday, May 26. All free concerts. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and tables and dine under the Delta County skies.

Zogail Smith helps mow overgrown areas of Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

Simmons Cemetery Clean Up will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 starting at 8 a.m. Chainsaws and String Trimmers will be available. Come one, Come all!

Justice of the Peace Ginny Phifer
Phifer family

The family of Ginny Phifer would like to invite all to join in celebrating her life and legacy on Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cooper with a casual dress code.

Motorists are urged to pay attention and reduce speeds in work zones.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Two road improvement projects have started on Farm-to-Market 38 in Delta and Lamar Counties, according to Texas Department of Transportation.

TxDOT reports that Contractor A.K. Gillis & Sons, Sulphur Springs, Texas, was awarded the contract for this project valued at more than $2.4 million. The contractor plans to complete the work in 128 working days, weather permitting, with a target completion date of October 2018. Construction began on April 9, 2018.

The transition to digital radio in Delta County has been completed.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith reported the transition to digital radios has been completed in a brief Delta County Commissioners Court regular meeting.

John Watkins enjoys a Murray's BBQ sandwich at the Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the unseasonably cool temperatures and windy April Saturday in Cooper, Texas, many folks attended the 2018 Annual Delta County Fair. The day began with the Bobby Wigley Memorial Jr Livestock Show which boasted many youth successes and winnings.

RSVP Coordinator Kelly Hamill, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator Jacel Angel, Delta County Judge Jason Murray, along with Delta County Hope House volunteers Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris, Laura Gillean, and Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy were at the proclamation Mond
Charla Singleton / DCSO

Delta County proclaimed April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day. Present for the announcement made before Commissioners Court Monday morning were several volunteers of Red River Valley Retired and Senior Volunteer Program including Jacel Angel, RSVP Field Coordinator, Kelly Hamill, RSVP Coordinator, and Laura Gillean, Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris with the Delta Hope House along with Delta County Judge Jason Murray and City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy, who is also a Delta Hope House volunteer.

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