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Delta County businesses can officially sell beer and wine for off premise consumption only following the May 9 election.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Both the City of Cooper and Delta County officials have set forth the off-premise sale of alcohol ordinances during their prospective meetings with Loretta Green of TABC, present. The two entities have opted to a mutual agreement in order to make enforcing the regulations by authorities and the Delta County Sheriff’s office easier.

Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. executive director Beverly Logan resigned her position last Friday following ongoing investigations.

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Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School Board of Trustees met Monday night to review some important policies revisions for the District’s handbook. The Board evaluated the Student, Athletic, DAEP, Band, Cheer and Employ handbooks.

This was just a rough draft. Cooper Elementary Principal Dr. Cathy Severns, Junior High Principal Richard Roan, High School Principal Keith Cook, Athletic Director Ronnie Green and Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger all chimed in on the various prospective policies which required attention which included dress code (leggings, tattoos and jewelry), drug testing, lunch policies, social media, honor classes and semester exams.

Celebration District signs guide the way to downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Signs are up and guiding the way to Celebration District in Sulphur Springs. These signs are located at the intersection of Broadway at Industrial and Shannon roads as well as billboards.

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, the emergency department director of the new Hunt Regional Medical Center at Commerce, says the new facility on Highway 50 has seen a 30% increase in patients over the previous Commerce hospital.  She says more patients are coming from nearby communities such as Campbell and Wolfe City, helping to take pressure off the emergency room at the Hunt Regional hospital in Greenville.

City of Commerce
City of Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says a state softball tournament for 5-6 year old girls will be in Commerce this weekend, with a tournament for 15-16 year-old girls coming up in mid-July.  Also, the Texas Department of Transportation is replacing sidewalks and ramps in numerous locations throughout Commerce.  The mayor says a North Central Texas Council of Governments grant will also provide new sidewalks on the south side of Live Oak Street leading from the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus to downtown Commerce.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Stephanie Suesan Smith covers the basics of container gardening, which she says is a fun and convenient option in our area.

2015 Queen Sidney Dietze takes her place at the throne for Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Sidney Dietze began her reign as the 2015 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen last Saturday night as Madison Rater, daughter of James and Shelley Rater, passed the crown at the “Just Moo It” themed pageant completing the weeklong event at the Regional Civic Center Auditorium.

Northeast Texas Children's Museum
Northeast Texas Children's Museum

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says ribbon cuttings have taken place recently for the Dos Laredos Mexican restaurant and the Fine Finds antique and resale store in downtown Commerce, and a ribbon cutting in planned Sunday, June 28 for the new youth building at Cross Trails Cowboy Church west of Commerce off Highway 11.

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juneteenth.us

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and pastor Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses the history of Juneteenth in Texas, and plans for the Commerce celebration on Saturday, June 27, in conjunction with the rescheduled Trust-Understand-Respect rally that Dr. Hendricks has organized to promote good relations between the police and minorities.  A Juneteenth observance takes place today (Friday, June 19th) at 1 p.m.

NETO Executive Director Beverly Logan speaks before Franklin County Commissioners Court.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a recent special meeting the 2014 financial auditor for Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. of the board of directors stated the organization would be responsible for raising $818,000 to overcome liabilities.

Three Hopkins County bridges are scheduled to be replaced by authorization of the Texas Department of Transportation to Highway 19 Construction LLC. Bridges will be West Greenwood Creek at FM 900, Little Caney Creek at FM 69, and at CR 528-1 (HCR 4734) at a tributary of the Sulphur River.

Doctors Creek Unit shelters flooded following recent rains.
Inv Ryan Brown / Delta County Sheriff's office

Delta County Judge Jason Murray signed into declaration  a local state of disaster for Delta County for the damage, loss of property resulting from excessive rain and localized flooding on May 4, 2015.

Last Friday Celebration Plaza was the scene of the 2015 ribbon cutting for the start of this year's Dairy Festival.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Hopkins County Dairy Festival started last Friday, June 12 and runs Saturday, June 20. The theme for this year is “Just MOO It!”

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