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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.