Delta County

Delta County
8:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

First responders react quickly to evening fire

First responders reacted quickly to a Thursday evening fire just outside of Delta County.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

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.

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Delta County
8:03 am
Thu December 11, 2014

'Between The Sulphurs' documents Delta County

A preview copy of Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas can be viewed at the Cooper Review.
Credit Cooper Review

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.

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Delta County
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A message from Sheriff Smith: Blue and Red Santa

Blue and Red Santa
Credit Courtesy Photo

A message from Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith:

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.

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Delta County
8:46 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Gifts of Love donations being taken

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.

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Weather
8:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November snow coats local counties

With only days until Thanksgiving Cooper and surrounding areas have already been dusted by snow.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

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.

Cooper ISD
11:15 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Salute

Cindy Roller Cooper Review

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.

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Delta County
2:18 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

County decides on upcoming holiday dates

The Delta County Commissioners Court decided on the holidays for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Those include Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 13, Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Nov. 26-28, Christmas Dec. 24-26, New Year’s Jan. 1-2, Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19, President’s Day Feb. 16, Good Friday April 3, Memorial Day May 25, Independence Day July 3, Labor Day Sept. 7 2015 and a floating holiday (employee’s choice).

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2014 Elections
2:16 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Candidate forum set for Oct. 9 in Cooper

There is a non-partisan forum planned for Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Delta County Civic Center starting with a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the forum at 7 p.m. All candidates are invited to speak.

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Delta County
7:34 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Arrest made in Pecan Gap burglary case

Joseph Leon Wilson
Credit Cooper Review

Following a month long investigation by Delta County Investigator Ryan Brown and Deputy Rocky Villarreal, several stolen items from a burglary near Pecan Gap were recovered at a metal recycling facility in Commerce. Items reported stolen included antique vehicles, compressor, fuel tanks, radiator and car batteries.

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Delta County
1:52 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Commissioners grant Community Support

Laura Gillean plans on utilizing the basement of the Delta County Courthouse for an organization aimed at helping others, Cooper Community Support.

The Delta County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Monday morning to hear the request of Laura Gillean and Cooper Community Support. She implored the Court to allow her organization to meet in the basement of the Courthouse.

In her presentation she noted it is a non-profit educational, charitable and community development organization.

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Delta County
7:43 am
Thu September 18, 2014

County drops taxes fourth year in row

Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

For the fourth year in a row Delta County has successfully dropped taxes. The maintenance and operation rate is 0.600938 and road and bridge is 0.163361 for a total of 0.764299. Last year’s total rate was 0.784299.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Delta County beer/wine election expected in May

Cindy Roller
Credit Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says, after some legal complications that caused a delay, an election to determine whether the off-premise sale of beer and wine will be allowed in Delta County is now expected to be held in May 2015.

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Delta County
8:25 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Beer/Wine election expected for May 2015

Archives show the battle of beer/wine sales has spanned many decades.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

The petition for the legal sale of beer/wine off-premise for Delta County and all of the cities inside the County is still active. Many have questioned if the City of Cooper would be included in regards to an election held on January 9, 1971.

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Delta County
9:03 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Cooper Volunteer Fire Department turns 100

Cooper Volunteer Fire Department trains for duty on the Square in Cooper.
Courtesy Photo Cooper Review

The Cooper Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a 100th Year Anniversary Open House on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. The department has been serving the City of Cooper and Delta County since 1914.

“We will be celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the fire department,” said Cooper Volunteer Fire Department Chief Leland Howard on the ‘come and go’ event. “We hope you [the public] will join us in helping celebrate this historical event.”

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Delta County
8:49 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Beer/wine petition debate continues, May is goal

Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Following the regular session of the Delta County Commissioners Court Monday morning presided over by Precinct Two Commissioner Max Moody, the petition for beer/wine sales off-premise seems to be no closer to finding its way to the November ballot.

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