Delta County

Delta County
11:06 am
Thu July 24, 2014

East Side Square in Cooper sustains heavy wind damage

Cooper Outlet's metal roof was pealed away and lies on top of the Professional Land Title Company's roof.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.

Delta County
6:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Arrests made following rash of auto thefts

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According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.

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News
6:28 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Delta County sets the curve on wages

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported Delta County as having the lowest national weekly wage average at $378. Statistically, this has created confusion among the population.

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Delta County
4:13 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Final Goodbye: Henslee Hardware closes doors after 127 years

Henslee Hardware began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.
Credit Courtesy Photo / Cooper Review

True dedication to one community is serving it for 127 years. That is exactly what Henslee Hardware has done. It began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.

The iconic red building store has remained a staple at 21 North Side of the Square in Cooper.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Runoff election Tuesday in Delta County; economic development efforts moving ahead

Cindy Roller
Credit Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the runoff election Tuesday, May 27, between incumbent Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire and Jason Murray.  Also on the ballot Tuesday in Delta County and most other counties in the KETR listening area are the runoff elections between U.S.

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Delta County
11:31 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local cemetery receives well needed clean up

93-year old volunteer Clarice Maddox oversees the cleanup at Simmons Cemetery in Ben Franklin last Tuesday morning.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Among the red paint-brush flowers and tall grasses lay a few, almost forgotten, headstones at Simmons Cemetery. A group of volunteers gathered last Tuesday out in a hidden corner of Ben Franklin to tend to those buried in the cemetery.

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Elections
11:24 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local schools and councils post election results

Resuming their positions on the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees will be Thomas Darden and Blake Randle for full three-year terms along with an unexpired term for Anita Moody. Challenging for a place was Laura Gillean receiving a total of 47 votes. Darden received 165, Randle had 169 and Moody with 168 with the majority of the votes being cast absentee. The votes were canvassed on Monday, May 19.

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Delta County
11:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Masonic Lodge honors Delta County Sheriff

David Nabors (right) presents award to Ricky Smith.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.

This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Delta County receives grants; Volunteer fire departments need donations

Cindy Roller
Credit Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire has announced some new grants, and Delta County volunteer fire departments, suffering from funding cuts, will be seeking contributions on May 16.

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Severe weather
6:33 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured

KETR

A severe weather system that struck Northeast Texas on the evening of April 3 resulted in several small tornadoes, along with high winds and large hail. Multiple structures were damaged and several injuries were reported throughout the region.

Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.

Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.

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