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Congressman John Ratcliffe presented the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the flag of the United States of America has been flown over the Capitol as a token of appreciation for their work and service.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Congressman John Ratcliffe made a special visit to Cooper, Texas on Monday to honor the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, expressing his appreciation for the work the local law enforcement does for the community and giving his support to the officers for putting their own lives at risk each day to protect citizens.

Delta County Commissioners Court approved the appointment of Diane Stegall to be the private sector representative to the Workforce Solutions Board of Directors. Delta County Judge Jason Murray presented her as a suggestion before the Court. All commissioners were present.

Donna Thomason will retain her position on the City Council for Cooper. She was sworn in by Mayor Darren Braddy.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was his first time to preside over a Cooper City Council Meeting, one of his first actions new Mayor Darren Braddy swore Donna Thomason back onto position. After accepting the resignation of JoAnn Preas, Thomason was appointed to the unexpired term before a full council.

Michael D. Johnson
DCSO

Delta County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the battle against drugs. Following the execution of a search warrant, two more arrests were made at 240 West Marshall in Cooper, Texas.

“Even though we have made over 42 arrests involving drug dealers and hundreds of arrests for possession of illegal drugs over the past four years, our community is still having problems with illegal drugs,” said Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith. “Our agency will continue to treat illegal drugs as one of our top priorities. Both drug dealers and users of illegal drugs need to get the message, don’t mess with illegal drugs in Delta County.”

Randy Turner was just one of the 39 volunteers helping to clean the streets of Cooper. He was gathering debris on Southeast First Street with the Cooper Clean-Up Crew.
Carmen Chessher / Cooper Clean-Up Crew

The Cooper Clean-Up Crew started with their first project on Saturday, February 25 with the help of 39 volunteers. Everyone convened on the Square in Cooper to fire up the power washers, cleaning curbs and sidewalks, raking leaves and pulling up weeds.

According to Cooper Clean-Up Crew organizer Carmen Chessher crews of volunteers worked from the Square extending out to clean up debris.

Chris Williams is in custody on several on warrants.
DCSO

SATURDAY UPDATE: Christopher Williams peacefully turned himself in to authorities on Saturday morning, March 4 after evading arrest since Thursday afternoon in Delta County when he assaulted his girlfriend and fled law enforcement. At this time Delta County Sheriff's Office does not have any further information on the .22 rifle Williams fled with on Thursday. Williams has been charged with felony Assault and Evading Detention and is currently in the Delta County Jail.

The Burn Ban for Delta County has been allowed to expire on Thursday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

At noon on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 the burn ban for Delta County was allowed to expire due to the recent rains.

Delta County Law Enforcement Officers were sworn in on Jan. 1, 2017 by Sheriff Ricky Smith.
Tanner Crutcher / Delta County

The 2017 year rang in on Jan. 1 with the new officials taking office in Delta County. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Delta County Courthouse District Courtroom on Sunday, Jan. 1 welcoming the community to the newly elected officials.

The newly constructed west bound lanes of State Highway 24 in Delta County are now open to traffic.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has just been announced by the Texas Department of Transportation that traffic flow on State Highway 24 between Cooper and the Hunt County line has shifted to the newly constructed west lanes.
      According to TxDOT Public Information Officer Tim McAlavy, the work on the old east lanes will begin, as part of the project to upgrade this segment of the highway from two lanes of traffic to four lanes.

Delta Hope House Operations Director Laura Gillean, Distribution Director Ethel Nethery and Treasurer Patricia Smith are praised by with the NTFB auditor, Suzie Hayes.
Courtesy Photo / Delta Hope House

Delta Hope House passed its annual audit from the North Texas Food Bank.

The Delta Hope House Operations Director is Laura Gillean, Distribution Director is Ethel Nethery, and Treasurer is Patricia Smith.

Delta County law enforcement had help from a drone camera owned by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.
DCSO

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office drone, made a drug bust last Friday.

Over the skies of Delta County a drone camera was being used to help identify the illegal growth of marijuana near the north central area of the County near the Enloe Community. Local law enforcement was able to obtain several images of the illegal plants.

Law enforcement were surveying the scene in which a Jeep collided with a motorcycle at the intersection of State Highway 24 and FM 64.
DCSO

On Sunday, Sept. 11 an accident involving a couple on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a couple in a Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicle occurred at the intersection of State Highway 24 and Farm-to-market 64.

New drug provider for inmates and indigent health discussed.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Pharmacist and owner Stacy Cody of Cody Drug approached the Delta County Commissioners Court about serving for the indigent healthcare and jail, in light of the closing of Miller’s Pharmacy.

“We are here to take care of people,” said Stacy Cody, friends with Yogi Patel and Marion Miller. He said he was familiar with this program since he provides for Sulphur Springs. “We started six and half years ago with zero customers – more than Wal-Mart and CVS.” He will be delivering prescriptions to residents of Cooper and in-town businesses.

Jeremy Sharp
DCSO

Marshall Lynch with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary of a building on July 12, 2016 on West Dallas in Cooper, Texas.  At the scene of the crime Deputy Lynch found entry to the building was made through the wall of the metal building and several tools were reported missing, including welders, welding equipment, sockets, a drill and drill bits.

Trey Harmon, Roy Battle, Andy Soto, Kerena Talley, Anthony Pease, Janie Crist and Michael Johnson were arrested in undercover investigation in Cooper.
DCSO

Following an eight week undercover operation the Delta County Sheriff’s office, constable and the Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit rounded up alleged drug dealers on July 12. The operation yielded 15 offenses on nine defendants, all of Cooper.

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