Delta County

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).

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.

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.

In Hunt County, three incumbent public officials won their GOP primary contests.
Hunt County

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.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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.

After over a year of work, the second attempt for a petition, this time with 626 signatures for beer and wine sales for off-premise consumption only in Delta County, has met with yet another obstacle. Due to the current situation, the beer and wine sales will not be on the ballot for the County for November 4, 2014.

Cooper Review

On Saturday night a Delta County farm located at Farm-to-Market 1530 and County Road 3388 sustained heavy wind damage from a storm which produced over two inches of rain in parts of the County.

Citizens are being warned by the Delta County Sheriff’s office not to give any information out to a man by the name of Lieutenant Damon Brooks. Brooks is claiming to be a warrant officer, calling citizens and taking personal information.

Cooper Review

The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm.  Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.


According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.