Delta County

Cooper
2:30 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Fleeing felon arrested, community tips help solve foot chase

Devona Denise Dysart and Quades Williams were each arrested on Wednesday in Cooper.
Credit Delta County Sheriff's office

After two days of fleeing from local law enforcement Quades Williams was caught and arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s officers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He is being charged with felony forgery, felony evading arrest and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest as well as harassment warrants from Lamar County. Reports state he was also currently on parole, warrants for violation are anticipated.

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Delta County
8:34 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Inmate Workforce Program in progress

Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Stewart oversees inmates helping beautify the city by hauling off fallen tree branches last year.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith approached the Commissioners Court for a second time seeking approval for the inmate workforce program and a jailer to oversee it. After a lengthy discussion Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff accepted the item while Commissioner Mark Brantley showed his opposition for it. Sheriff Smith provided an update on this program in other surrounding counties after it had been tabled two weeks ago.

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Cooper ISD
8:24 am
Wed January 28, 2015

CISD Superintendent’s contract renewed

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger
Credit CISD

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger had her contract renewed at the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

In turn she announced the School Board Appreciation month and the various ways the school and its students have shown their gratitude for their work.

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Delta County
2:44 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

On the ballot: Call for alcohol option election meets adversity, but passes

Delta County voters will be able to decide on the May ballot for or against the the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.

It didn’t take much longer than five minutes for the Delta County Commissioners Court to finalize the ordering of the election for “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.” However it was met with some adversity as it was accepted with a 3-1 vote with Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff in favor and Mark Brantley of Precinct 4 against putting the item on the ballot.

The election will be held on May 9, 2015 with early voting beginning on April 27 – May 5, 2015.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Delta County commissioners consider alcohol election

Delta County square
Credit Delta County

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says the Delta County Commissioners Court will consider calling an election to allow the sale of alcohol in the county at the meeting, Monday, January 26.  Cindy also discusses the national certification of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization for abused and neglected children in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties.

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Delta County
11:28 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Awarding Laughter: Highlights of Chamber's 65th Annual Banquet

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

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Delta County
11:33 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Judge Jason Murray presides over first meeting of 2015

Delta County Commissioners (from left) Precinct 4 Mark Brantley, Precinct 3 Loyd Vandygriff, Judge Jason Murray, Precinct 2 Gary Anderson and Precinct 1 Rip Templeton start the 2015 year with regular business Monday.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray presided over his first regular meeting on Monday. Topping the discussion of agenda was a resolution for Charles Edwards of Resource Management to consider the community development through BLOCK program – aimed at low income citizens determined by a prior door-to-door survey. Edwards also presented a Disaster Relief grant (with the denial of the FEMA relief). The Court accepted the recommendation and the resolution.

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Delta County
11:41 am
Fri January 2, 2015

New Year equals newly elected officials in office

Jason Murray took the oath of office before a courtroom full of Delta County citizens on Jan. 1, 2015 by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Courtesy Photo Facebook

Delta County newly elected officials were sworn into office on Thursday, Jan.1, 2015. Each was present at the noon hour at the district courtroom at the Delta County Courthouse to begin the New Year.

Taking the helm as Delta County Judge was native Jason Murray. Murray was sworn in by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. He is married to Heather and together they have three young children.

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Delta County
1:24 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Blue and Red Santa equals success

Santa helped the local law enforcement and volunteer fire fighters collect toys on the Square in Cooper for their Blue and Red Santa event.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement partnered together this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in the area for a Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa. 

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Delta County
8:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

First responders react quickly to evening fire

First responders reacted quickly to a Thursday evening fire just outside of Delta County.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County first responders were fast to react Thursday night when a caller reported what was believed to be a house fire on the line between Delta, Hunt and Fannin Counties.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on a foggy, wet evening volunteer firefighters from Pecan Gap, Klondike, Cooper along with the Delta County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of a fire at the end of County Road 4917 off of Farm to Market road 1532 and 904.

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Delta County
8:03 am
Thu December 11, 2014

'Between The Sulphurs' documents Delta County

A preview copy of Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas can be viewed at the Cooper Review.
Credit Cooper Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Between The Sulphurs, Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas is just right for anyone who enjoys local history and reminiscing about memories growing up in Delta County.

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Delta County
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A message from Sheriff Smith: Blue and Red Santa

Blue and Red Santa
Credit Courtesy Photo

A message from Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith:

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement are partnering this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in our area.  The event will be named Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa.  In Delta County our law enforcement ranks are rather small so we chose to partner with the Delta County Fire Departments and EMS thus the name Blue and Red Santa.

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Delta County
8:46 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Gifts of Love donations being taken

Looking for a project for the family this Christmas? This is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with the family. 

Lamar County Human Resources is now providing hot, nutritious meals for Delta County senior adults each weekday at the Delta Civic Center through the Meal A Day program.  There is also a meal delivery route.

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Weather
8:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November snow coats local counties

With only days until Thanksgiving Cooper and surrounding areas have already been dusted by snow.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.

Cooper ISD
11:15 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Salute

Cindy Roller Cooper Review

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.  From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.

Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.

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