Delta County

Falando Rapheal Clark

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Falando Rapheal Clark from Cooper, Texas on December 21,   2015 for felony forgery of a financial instrument.  The arrest occurred after the suspect passed a fraudulent check at Lakeview Grocery in Cooper on November 10, 2015.  The investigation conducted by Delta County Sergeant Colton Spinks indicated that the check was fraudulent and issued on a business out of Trenton, Texas.

Marshall Lynch
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pecan Gap resident and Delta County Deputy Marshall Lynch has formally announced his candidacy for the office of Delta County Constable. He has spent the last three years in law enforcement – one year as a peace officer and two years prior as the jailer/dispatcher for Delta County.

Deputy Lynch volunteers his time with the Pecan Gap Volunteer Fire Department and assists the area fire fighters.

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs (seated) signs paperwork with Commissioner Gary Anderson. Also present was Mark Brewer, Lindsay Kempner, Barron McLeod, and Tanner Crutcher.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Last Thursday afternoon Delta County officials gathered to complete some of the final steps necessary in receiving grant funding from FEMA.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce's annual lighted parade boasted several award winning floats this year.

“It was perfect weather. We appreciate everyone who helped make it all possible,” said Kathy Houchins, Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chairwoman of event. “Santa was able to ride on top of the Cooper Fire Truck and the Cooper High School Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the Delta County Sheriff’s deputies in the Humvee helped lead the way to the Square filled with people waiting and watching… I know the fire fighters were excited about this year’s ‘Star Spangled Hero Christmas’ theme.”

Delta County Commissioner Rip Templeton announces his candidacy for Precinct 1.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Longtime Delta County Precinct 1 Commissioner Rip Templeton recently announced his run for office.

“I would like to take this means to announce my intention to run for re-election for commissioner, Precinct 1,” said Commissioner Rip Templeton to the citizens of Delta County.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In last Monday’s regular meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court, the County opted to put their votes for the Delta County Appraisal District Board to Delta County Judge Jason Murray and to Shawn Murray, splitting their votes less in order to have the most influence.

Red Henderson Post 483 honored Veterans at the memorial by the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County along with Cooper ISD showed their appreciation to Veterans last Wednesday, Nov. 11. The morning began with a special program put on annually by the Cooper High School National Honor Society. The Hopkins County Military Coalition performed the prelude and posting of the Colors.

Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to Tuesday night's structure fire.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A multi-alarm fire at the former nursing home facility located on the corner of East Dallas Avenue and Southeast Eighth Street in Cooper is still under investigation by City of Cooper Fire Marshal Michael Copeland, according to volunteer fire fighters.

Veterans will be honored at Wednesday's program both at Cooper High School and also at the Delta County Courthouse.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Veterans Day Programs are planned for this Wednesday, Nov. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the Cooper High School gym. The school pays tribute to all the Veterans by honoring them for their service to Our Country. The program will include speaker American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson.

Spirit of Giving event grows more and more each year in Delta County.
Cooper Review

It is time for the Fourth Annual Spirit of Giving. This year it will be on Saturday, December 5 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center.

“This community outreach program was started four years ago so that we might give back to the community that we love so much.  We will have stations set up for bicycles, toys, coats, stuffed stockings, blankets and household items,” said Amanda Sepulveda, organizer. “Each person who attends, adults and kids, will be given a set number of tickets and will then be able to purchase items with their tickets.”

The Delta County Commissioners Court selected nominees to be voted on by entities for the Delta County Appraisal District Board. Shawn Murray, Wes Scott and Delta County Judge Jason Murray were accepted by the Court as the nominees.

“I am interested so I can better understand the system – to see how it works and see how we work together,” said Judge Jason Murray. The three will go before the voting entities along with the nominees from the others. The County could nominate up to five people. Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart is a non-voting member of the DCAD Board.

Delta County joins several other counties in allowing the emergency burn ban to expire. As of Thursday, Sept. 17 citizens may burn inside the county limits. Citizens should contact the Delta County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at (903) 395-2146 prior to conducting any outdoor burning.

Lamar, Delta, Hopkins and Rains are no longer under a burn ban.

Billie Choate and Zelda Fisher helped collect 99 pairs of shoes for the Lions Club shoe drive which were accepted by Club members Brenda Stewart and Mayor Scotty Stegall.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The progress of the ongoing Lions Club shoe drive is racing to a strong finish. The Club is currently collecting new and used shoes to raise funds to help with local scholarships and community projects throughout the year. District 2-X2 receives 40 cents per pound of shoes donated.

Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector Dawn Stewart has just announced she will be running for re-election for her current position. She is currently the longest standing elected official in office. She is second in length to Delta County employee Willie Faye Bowen.

“I would like to take this opportunity to announce my intentions to run for re-election as your County Tax Assessor-Collector,” said Dawn Stewart. “In April, I will have 25 years experience as Delta County Tax Assessor-Collector.”

County passes budgets

Sep 24, 2015
Delta County Judge Jason Murray announced the East Side steps will be closed due to repairs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

With all present the Delta County Commissioners Court accepted the General Budget for 2016 as well as for each of the precincts. The unanimous vote also approved the Maintenance & Operations tax rate of 0.609670 and Road & Bridge tax rate of 0.157490 for a total of 0.767160.

The link to the proposed budget is as follows: