Ricky Smith

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.

This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.


UPDATE:  Two men have been arrested and booked into the Delta County Jail in Cooper in connection with the shooting of Chris Fried, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden this evening.

Charged were Eli Stephens, 18, and Dalton Haddix, 21, both of Illinois. Stephens has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Haddix was charged with failure to report a felony, a Class A misdemeanor.

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.

Daniel Starks / KETR

At least 16 rounds were fired between a Commerce resident and Cooper resident as a result of a Facebook feud on last Thursday, in the northwest part of Cooper.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Numerous law enforcement agencies got an early start this morning in a drug sweep that resulted in multiple arrests in Delta County.