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Delta County

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs was recently a guest on Blacklands Cafe hosted by John Mark Dempesy and filmed by Samantha Tolon.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

After being denied 63 percent of the grant funding necessary to complete the emergency radio upgrades, Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs approached the three entities – County, ESD, and City – for the remaining funds. He went before the ESD and County receiving their approval pending the City’s agreement with each providing up to $1,500.

Keri Fouse and Tammi Springett and elves with the Cooper Outlet put on their best Mrs. Claus suits for their Grand Marshal Award-winning White Christmas float.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual lighted Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Delta County Public Library is located on West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Public Library is known for their delicious monthly fundraising Thursday lunches, but now there is more to celebrate as they will be hosting a Christmas Open House. Head Librarian Lydia Toon and her staff have planned a Thursday afternoon event on Dec. 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for complimentary refreshments from sweets to coffee and hot cider.

Delta County continues under a burn ban.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court has unanimously voted to extend the burn ban for outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of the County another 90 days on Monday, Dec. 4. Judge Jason Murray had enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Enloe Volunteer Fire Fighters have been fighting grass fires along with several other volunteer fire departments in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.  Local volunteer fire departments have been responding to several grass fires combined with dry conditions created the need for the ban.

Delta County's finest like Chief Deputy Charla Singleton get in on the limbo action in the competitive events at Blue and Red Santa.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Santa will be joining the fun as he rides into town on big red Engine 31 fire truck in the Chamber’s annual lighted Christmas Parade. The fire fighters, not reindeer, will give Santa a ride to the Blue and Red Santa event held at the Delta County Civic Center.

This is where the festivities turn into humor as for a price of a new, unwrapped toy citizens or donation are entertained by the series of competitive events between local law enforcement versus volunteer fire fighters and EMS.

Ninth Annual Birthday Party for Jesus arrives in Cooper on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. This free event is open to the community. There will be music, cupcakes, cookies, and games.

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

Despite some weekend rainfall, drought conditions are back to moderate throughout much of Northeast Texas. 

Special Amendment Election will be held on Nov. 7, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court heard the request of County Clerk Jane Jones to consider consolidating the voting locations for the special amendment election for Nov. 7, 2017.

The last amendment election there were 3,620 registered voters with only 527 people voting. It was suggested to save the County money. However the Court voted against consolidating.

Texas Education Agency
Texas Education Agency

A higher percentage of students from Northeast Texas finished college than students statewide. That’s according to data put together by the Texas Tribune, which looked at graduation rates among 300,000 public school students who completed 8th grade in 2005. Statewide, 21 percent of those students have graduated from college by now. Ten of the 11 counties comprising Northeast Texas exceeded that average. Hunt County was the only one to come in below the state average.

Lindsay Glossup and her daughter Elise enjoy some reading time together following the new "Story Time" event at the Delta County Public Library.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Story Time at the Library” was a wonderful success for all involved preschoolers.  There was a story, craft time, and refreshments noted Delta County Public Librarian Lydia Toon. The next Story Time will be Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

It is back and it is just a month away. This year marks the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival in Cooper, Texas.

The event includes 5K run, 2 mile walk, motorcycle run, games, dunking booth, carnival, vendors, food, crafts, health fair, pet parade, Li-Sher dancers, cotton auction, cotton exhibits, pancake breakfast, live free concerts including: 2 Gun Justice, Muscadine Bloodline, and headliner Curtis Grimes.

Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.
Thomas Milson

Following a proposition by Thomas Milson to the Delta County Historical Society and Delta County Commissioners Court, it was agreed to allow the erecting of another historical marker on the front lawn of the Courthouse. Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.

This 411 West Ft. Worth location has been set for demolition.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a regular Cooper City Council meeting the demolition of the four sites on 440 N.W. 3rd, 700 E. Commerce, 820 S.W. 4th, and 411 W. Ft. Worth for issues including electrical, sanitation, and safety were approved. The work will be done by Sanitation Solutions.

The spillway at Cooper Lake is releasing 2,729 cubic feet of water per second.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

As the flash flooding from the weekend storms recedes, Cooper Lake is rewarded again with an abundance of water. It is currently 3.81 feet above full pool.

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