Delta County

Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says the Federal Emergency Management Agency turned down Delta County's request for emergency assistance following the December ice storm.  Damage in Delta County from the storm is estimated at $2 million.

Cindy Roller

Not only does The Hope House in Cooper give its clients hope – and nourishment – but now with a new location and new name, “Delta Hope House” it can truly serve the public to its capacity.

GOP primary: Delta Co. ballot

Feb 17, 2014
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Regional and county offices

  • County Judge:  JoNita Moody, Kathy Houchins, Jason Murray, Danny Pickering, Herb Brookshire
  • County Treasurer: Debbie Huie, Bonnie A. Hobbs
  • County Commissioner, Precinct No. 3: Loyd W. Vandygriff
  • County Commissioner, Precinct No. 2: Gary Anderson, Jerry Derr
  • Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 5, Place 1: Ginny Goforth Phifer, Chuck Reed
  • County Chairman: Derrell London

Statewide offices

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The Delta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chrissy Ann Alley of Cooper on Jan. 27 on nine charges of forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony.

Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Brown said that Alley has been accused of stealing checks totaling $716.99 from her mother’s purse. Alley admitted using the money to buy illegal prescription narcotics, Brown said.

Alley remains in the Delta County jail with a bond set at $40,000 on each count.

Staff photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review


On Jan. 27, Cody Maxwell, Delta County CEA-ANR and Lindsey Yeager, Delta County CEA-FCS explained the Delta County AgriLife Extension Service to county elected officials, accompanying them was Sally Chambliss, Delta 4-H President, and Rilee Purviance, Delta 4-H Vice President to deliver the 4-H interpretation.

“The Delta County AgriLife Extension Service values the support that we receive from local and state stakeholders,” Maxwell said.

Cindy Roller / KETR, Cooper Review

Per new legislation all voters must present photo identification. However, the State has invested funds to ensure this will not lessen votes cast.

Since Delta County does not have a Department of Public Safety office that issues identification, Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire has taken the steps to provide temporary voter identification cards at the Courthouse.

These Election Identification Certificates (EIC) will be issued to Texans who do not already have an acceptable form of photo identification necessary to vote.

Colombo Gazette

A local Delta County resident has become the victim of what is believed to be a Russian credit card scam primarily to purchase laptops, iPods, iPhones and digital cameras.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

This summer the New Life Baptist Church Youth Group – lead by Youth Pastor Lonnie Sanders – has been hard at work.

During Delta County Commissioners Court held last Friday, July 12 Judge Herb Brookshire read aloud the transportation code with the classification of county roads.

High Five for Cooper Review

Jul 10, 2013
Cooper Review

The Cooper Review has received five awards from the Texas Press Association’s 2013 Better Newspaper Contest.

Cindy Roller / KETR, Cooper Review

After lengthy discussions over the past several Commissioners Court meeting, there will finally be a solution formed on the outcome of the Meal-A-Day program in Delta County.

Cindy Roller / KETR, Cooper Review

A joint committee for the Delta County Assisted Living, Inc. property recently met at the Cooper ISD central office to discuss recent developments.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Precinct 3 County Commissioner position is about to be filled after a short vacancy.

If Mount Vernon voters approve either of two alcohol-sales ballot initiatives on May 11 - and voters in the Piney Woods town of Tatum do the same - that would leave Delta County the last dry county in East Texas.

Cindy Roller / KETR

Wednesday morning’s drug sting in Delta County was more effective than expected, said Sheriff Ricky Smith.