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Delta County

Delta Roping Club started a new tradition with this cattle drive in the 69th Annual Cooper Rodeo Parade.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta Roping Club will be hosting the 69th Annual Cooper Rodeo starting Thursday, June 29 through Saturday, July 1, 2017. J&J Rodeo Company is the Stock Contractor with sanctions from UPRA, UPSU, CPRA, and LRCA. The added money is $5,000.

Thus far there are 350 contestants entered with some Wrangler National contestants.

“It is going to be a big rodeo and a big week for us,” said Delta County Judge Jason Murray. “We appreciate all our sponsors – big and small – for helping make this happen in Delta County.”

Since opening TexTrail now employees 27 people with the majority of those being local residents.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

These might not be wheels on a bus but TexTrail Trailer Parts is processing wheels with great speed in their location in Delta County. What is known locally as the former SureStart building, TexTrail has been open for just over six months.

Lynne Morris reminsces about the blessing of the cross standing among the empty pews of St. Clare Catholic Church in Cooper, Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was an emotional day. It was final mass of St. Clare Catholic Church in Cooper, Texas. The church has been a staple of the community from its landmark art work on the corner to the quaint comfort of the modest pews to the joyful parishioners; one can always count on for a nice visit and hug.

Three year old Dominic even helps with clean-up duties at Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

12.5 volunteers. 3 chainsaws. 5 trimmers. 4 trailer loads of trees and two cases of poison ivy. According to volunteer Jennifer Dwyer there were 12 and half volunteers helping on Saturday morning at Simmons Cemetery's clean-up in Ben Franklin, Texas. The half was Dwyer’s lovely three-year old grandson, who also help with tree trimming.

Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Historical Marker on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
Google Maps

After over three years of work and documentation the Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker. Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. will be the dedication held to unveil the marker, which has been recorded as a Texas Historic Preservation Cemetery by Texas Historical Commission in Austin.

Delta County Chamber of Commerce has updated their website deltacounty.org
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has been under construction. However, it has seen much needed progress. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has been working to update it deltacounty.org website – giving it many enhancements.

Post members EJ Cates and Diane Bosscher post the colors before placing smaller flags on headstones.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 will be placing flags at 14 Delta County cemeteries starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Most of the corded telephones in the Delta County Courthouse have had issues following a recent the lightning storm.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court heard from InTouch by CumbyTel on the options necessary to fix the phone system which was permanently damaged lightning in a recent storm. It was suggested to do a replacement with $8,000 to cover new phones (with digital labels) and new wiring and motherboard.

Pastor Eugene Adams kneels on the Delta County Courthouse steps.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County citizens will gather on the Delta County Courthouse steps to once again observe the National Day of Prayer at noon in Cooper, Texas.

Everyone is invited to attend this event organized by Pastor Eugene Adams of Pacio Baptist Church, who will be leading the hour long service along with several other community pastors and leaders.

Cindy Roller

John Derr, the chief of the Klondike Volunteer Fire Department in Delta County, says they will hold their spring fish fry starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Klondike VFD headquarters on FM 1528, off Highway 224.  They're attempting to raise money for a new brush truck, used for fighting grass fires.

Engine 31 was a welcome sight to volunteer fire fighters.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There is a new red vehicle in town. Only this one goes zero to 60 mph “in about two days.” However it was not designed for speed – it was designed as a powerful tool for Delta County volunteer fire fighters. Engine 31 is an apparatus that was purchased through a joint inter-local agreement between the City of Cooper and the Delta County Emergency Services District.

Area of Delta County Commissioners Court examined.
Google Maps

Residents of Precinct 4 in Delta County J.B. and Lori Collins approached the County with a request to close a partial length of County Road 4285. He presented aerial photos and stated he owned the land on both sides of the road with the exception of a portion owned by Butch Burns.

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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