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Delta County

Michael D. Johnson
DCSO

Delta County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the battle against drugs. Following the execution of a search warrant, two more arrests were made at 240 West Marshall in Cooper, Texas.

“Even though we have made over 42 arrests involving drug dealers and hundreds of arrests for possession of illegal drugs over the past four years, our community is still having problems with illegal drugs,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith. “Our agency will continue to treat illegal drugs as one of our top priorities. Both drug dealers and users of illegal drugs need to get the message, don’t mess with illegal drugs in Delta County.”

The newly constructed west bound lanes of State Highway 24 in Delta County are now open to traffic.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delbert Horton with the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority Board brought good news to Delta County informing the court the County will be receiving a refund of $49,435.74 from the $132,144.00 put up for the purchasing of right of ways and utilities during the expansion of State Highway 24.

Chris Williams is in custody on several on warrants.
DCSO

SATURDAY UPDATE: Christopher Williams peacefully turned himself in to authorities on Saturday morning, March 4 after evading arrest since Thursday afternoon in Delta County when he assaulted his girlfriend and fled law enforcement. At this time Delta County Sheriff's Office does not have any further information on the .22 rifle Williams fled with on Thursday. Williams has been charged with felony Assault and Evading Detention and is currently in the Delta County Jail.

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, says the city of Cooper will have its first contested mayoral election in 14 years on Saturday, May 6.  Long-time Mayor Scott Stegall has decided not to run again.  As of late last week, five candidates had registered to run for mayor in Cooper.

The Burn Ban for Delta County has been allowed to expire on Thursday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

At noon on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 the burn ban for Delta County was allowed to expire due to the recent rains.

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

On Thursday morning, Feb. 2, 2017 Delta County Judge Jason Murray declared an emergency burn ban due to current fire danger conditions. It will take effect at noon today.

Diamond Jim Tyler impresses Quinn Silman with his magical flaming wallet.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

To sum it up in one sentence – it was an unforgettable evening filled with amazement, delicious meal, trickery and awards for the most deserving people. That’s the best description for this year’s 67th Annual Delta County Chamber Banquet event held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. This year guests and directors adorned Mardi Gras masks to add to the mystical theme for the evening. Special guest performance by the ever-talented magician Diamond Jim Tyler impressed the entire audience especially his volunteers on stage even creating flames from his wallet.

La Pietra Woodfired Pizza and Tejano's Tex-Mex just opened their doors on South Side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Progress is a sign of the times for 2017. In Delta County many new businesses are starting to appear.

“The Delta County Economic Development Corporation is excited about the new year and opportunities to grow,” said Delta County EDC Chairman Dustin Hunter. “We welcome our new businesses that chose to invest in Delta County. New business is great for our small growing community. It gives the citizens of Delta County more opportunities to live, work and shop local.”

Diamond Jim Tyler will be the magician performing for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Diamond Jim Tyler

Get set to be surprised and amazed as award winning magician Diamond Jim Tyler will be performing for the Delta County Chamber Banquet guests and honorees with illusion and mystifying with magic standup show. This unique entertainment is sure to draw a sell-out crowd just like last year’s event.

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will continue as scheduled despite weather forecast worries. The parade line up will be at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Judging will be before the parade starts.  The route will travel from the park to the Square in Cooper.

Record numbers for voting with 1,096 early votes cast of the just over 3,000 registered voters in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Elected into office as Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner was Bobby Asbill as Tuesday’s results were decided. It was his first try at political office with that defeating David Mims, who ran on the Democratic ticket. He will take over for the outgoing Loyd Vandygriff.

The First United Methodist Church in Cooper will open the doors to the Fellowship Hall for a free Thanksgiving Day lunch provided by many community volunteers.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Thanksgiving will mark 25 years that the First United Methodist Church and other community members have provided a lunch for people in Delta County and surrounding areas. 

The event began when a few church members decided that people that lived alone and those with limited resources needed to have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal and good fellowship.  Since that time 25 years ago, the meal has opened its doors to anyone who would like to come.

Funds to mow Pierce Cemetery are quickly depleting.
Butch Burns

Time changes, but a county’s record of its citizenship will forever remain in its cemeteries.  In Delta County the Pierce Cemetery at Lake Creek has headstones dating back to the late l880s.

Delta County law enforcement had help from a drone camera owned by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.
DCSO

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office drone, made a drug bust last Friday.

Over the skies of Delta County a drone camera was being used to help identify the illegal growth of marijuana near the north central area of the County near the Enloe Community. Local law enforcement was able to obtain several images of the illegal plants.

Stick races are just some of the fun at the Pecan Fest in Pecan Gap this Saturday.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

All the planning has finally came to fruition, in a matter of words. This Saturday, October 8 is the date of the Pecan Fest in Pecan Gap. 

The Pecan Fest kicks off with the parade at 10 a.m. down Main Street. There will be fire trucks, cars, tractors, horse and buggies, hay wagons and more in the parade.

There will be plenty of free activities for families to enjoy like bounce house, hay park, stick horse race, sack race, hay toss, egg toss and cakewalk.

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