Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

January 19th marks the 24th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK Man and Woman of the Year.”

Santa stopped by the Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has been full of the holiday spirit. Santa has been very busy checking his list and visiting many places in the area. He has been a highlight in parades, breakfasts, at businesses, churches and on Square.

Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.  The drive through experience gave park-goers the opportunity to vote for their favorite festive campsite and cash and park pass awards were given to the top three winners.

Searching for Santa on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade of Lights was held last Friday night to a large crowd of spectators. It traveled from Buford Park down Connally to Celebration Plaza and back Church Street to Houston.

The 2014 Winners were recently announced. Overall winner went to “Thomas the Train” sponsored by the City of Sulphur Springs and Mayor’s Award went to the Grinch-themed Discount Wheel and Tire float.

Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas
Cooper Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Between The Sulphurs, Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas is just right for anyone who enjoys local history and reminiscing about memories growing up in Delta County.

Delta County Constable Ben Snow nabs the opossum at the Floral Depot & Gift Shoppe in Cooper..
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was just an ordinary Tuesday morning at the Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe in Cooper when employee Linda Waller discovered evidence of an unwelcome customer. The Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe had break-in, and the thief was literally playing "possum."

Brad Kellar

The following is the information for the City of Greenville's Christmas events Saturday, including the parade:

Steve Simmons and Charlie Stewart
Cindy Roller / Cooper Roller

Charlie Stewart (on right) presents Steve Simmons a special appreciation award for his participation in helping the Volunteer Christian Builders collect can tabs for a donation for the Ronald McDonald House.

Tiera Strode
Cooper Review

On Sunday, Nov. 30 Hopkins County EMS, Delta County Sheriff’s officers and first responders were called to a ranch at FM 2068 in Klondike. Tiera Strode of B&T Cattle Company was injured by a young bull as she was working bucking stock at their arena.

KETR broadcasts its signal from a 100,000-watt FM transmitter in Commerce.
NPR Labs

KETR's terrestrial broadcast signal remains off the air due to an equipment failure at the station's transmitter in Commerce. Staff are in the process of securing replacement parts and repairs will be made as quickly as possible. As soon as we have a timetable for the estimated restoration of our signal, the station will make that information public.

Looking for a project for the family this Christmas? This is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with the family. 

Lamar County Human Resources is now providing hot, nutritious meals for Delta County senior adults each weekday at the Delta Civic Center through the Meal A Day program.  There is also a meal delivery route.

Men and women remove the flags at the closing ceremony.
A&M-Commerce

The 23rd annual Veterans Vigil was held Nov. 12-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The Vigil began with a reception on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Rayburn Student Center pre-function area followed by the opening ceremony in the conference rooms, after which a processional took place to light the vigil flame that burned continuously until it was extinguished at the closing ceremony on Nov. 13.

Photo gallery: Hundreds attend powwow

Nov 14, 2014
A Northern Traditional dancer dances at the Benefit Powwow in Commerce on Nov. 8
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a Benefit Powwow on Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

Vendors, dancers and drummers highlighted the activities. Event organizer Terryl Bratek said that between 300-400 people attended the day-long powwow, which lasted from midday until Saturday night.

The Greenville Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the music group Renegade Nation honored veterans with a special ceremony. 

"Almost every powwow has a veterans' ceremony, and it’s not just because they are around Veterans Day,” Bratek said.

Scholarship honors a sister's dream

Oct 27, 2014
Jennifer Huie and her family.
jenhuie.com

In 2011, Jason Bone lost his sister, Jennifer Huie, to an aggressive form of breast cancer. But he kept her dream of becoming a nurse alive through a scholarship fund he established in Jennifer’s honor.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A nice crowd helped chase the chiggers out of Delta County for the  21st Annual Chiggerfest this past Saturday. The day-long event began with the Chigger mascot and Chigger "in training" being chased out of town for the start of the 5K/2 mile run.

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