Delta County

Delta County Judge Jason Murray
Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray was appointed to serve as representative on the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors during Monday morning’s regular meeting.

Delta County Economic Development members Sue Hommel (receiving check), Chairwoman Diane Stegall, and Dr. Torance Vandygriff accept $500 from Judd Murray on behalf of Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Diane Stegall was elected the chairwoman of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation during a recent meeting held at the Chamber of Commerce board room.

Tanner Steward with the Delta County Sheriff's office oversees and assists with the painting of the youth ball park through the Inmate Work Program.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith reported the Jail was at maximum capacity with an average of 14 inmates during Commissioners Court on Monday.

New Delta County Extension Agent Alford Echols
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners accepted Alford Echols as the new Delta County Extension Agent during Monday’s regular meeting. Texas A&M AgriLife District Extension Administrator Hurley Miller presented Echols as the candidate for Delta County. It was accepted in 4-0 vote.

Fan-favorite LSGTPA Tractor Pull as seen with local Lane Duncan on Texas T-Rex returns to the Delta County Fair.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Warmer temperatures have found Delta County and thoughts turn to spring events. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show. Returning to the event will be the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competitors.

Devona Denise Dysart and Quades Williams were each arrested on Wednesday in Cooper.
Delta County Sheriff's office

After two days of fleeing from local law enforcement Quades Williams was caught and arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s officers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He is being charged with felony forgery, felony evading arrest and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest as well as harassment warrants from Lamar County. Reports state he was also currently on parole, warrants for violation are anticipated.

Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Stewart oversees inmates helping beautify the city by hauling off fallen tree branches last year.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith approached the Commissioners Court for a second time seeking approval for the inmate workforce program and a jailer to oversee it. After a lengthy discussion Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff accepted the item while Commissioner Mark Brantley showed his opposition for it. Sheriff Smith provided an update on this program in other surrounding counties after it had been tabled two weeks ago.

Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger had her contract renewed at the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

In turn she announced the School Board Appreciation month and the various ways the school and its students have shown their gratitude for their work.

It didn’t take much longer than five minutes for the Delta County Commissioners Court to finalize the ordering of the election for “the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only.” However it was met with some adversity as it was accepted with a 3-1 vote with Commissioners Rip Templeton, Gary Anderson and Loyd Vandygriff in favor and Mark Brantley of Precinct 4 against putting the item on the ballot.

The election will be held on May 9, 2015 with early voting beginning on April 27 – May 5, 2015.

Delta County
Delta County

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says the Delta County Commissioners Court will consider calling an election to allow the sale of alcohol in the county at the meeting, Monday, January 26.  Cindy also discusses the national certification of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization for abused and neglected children in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties.

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

Delta County Commissioners (from left) Precinct 4 Mark Brantley, Precinct 3 Loyd Vandygriff, Judge Jason Murray, Precinct 2 Gary Anderson and Precinct 1 Rip Templeton start the 2015 year with regular business Monday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray presided over his first regular meeting on Monday. Topping the discussion of agenda was a resolution for Charles Edwards of Resource Management to consider the community development through BLOCK program – aimed at low income citizens determined by a prior door-to-door survey. Edwards also presented a Disaster Relief grant (with the denial of the FEMA relief). The Court accepted the recommendation and the resolution.

Jason Murray took the oath of office before a courtroom full of Delta County citizens on Jan. 1, 2015 by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom.
Courtesy Photo / Facebook

Delta County newly elected officials were sworn into office on Thursday, Jan.1, 2015. Each was present at the noon hour at the district courtroom at the Delta County Courthouse to begin the New Year.

Taking the helm as Delta County Judge was native Jason Murray. Murray was sworn in by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. He is married to Heather and together they have three young children.

Santa helped the local law enforcement and volunteer fire fighters collect toys on the Square in Cooper for their Blue and Red Santa event.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement partnered together this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in the area for a 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. 

First responders reacted quickly to a Thursday evening fire just outside of Delta County.
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.