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 Commissioners accepted Alford Echols as the new Delta County Extension Agent during Monday’s regular meeting. Texas A&M AgriLife District Extension Administrator Hurley Miller presented Echols as the candidate for Delta County. It was accepted in 4-0 vote.
Warmer temperatures have found Delta County and thoughts turn to spring events. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show. Returning to the event will be the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competitors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.