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Six lots at 1016 SW 10th Street in Cooper are set for demolition.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper City Council recently approved the request by Kimberly Hayner to place a “Little Free Library” at Harmon Park. Her gifted and talented class at Cooper is working to improved public places. The Little Free Library will be a converted news rack donated by the Cooper Review. It will be using the concept of take a book to read and replace it with a book – relying on the honor system.

State Highway 19 undergoes repairs between the Delta County line and Sulphur Springs, and drivers are urged to travel with caution.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The repairs to State Highway 19 have started from the Delta County line to Sulphur Springs.

One-lane traffic will span the length of the 13 miles while the Richard Drake Construction Company LLC works to first remove the faulty asphalt and then replace it with an improved surface.

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.

State Highway 19 repairs will begin in September.
Cindy Roller / Cooper

The Texas Department of Transportation announced the repairs necessary for State Highway 19 will begin in September. This will be for the portion that stretches from north of Sulphur Springs to the Delta County line near the Sulphur River bridge.

"Rough Road Ahead" warning signs announce to drivers the condition of State Highway 19 between Delta and Hopkins counties.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

To travelers along State Highway 19 from Delta County to Hopkins County hear and see the disrepair the “rough road ahead” signs are warning. Following a recent resurfacing and repair to State Highway 19 which spanned several months drivers are experiencing problems maneuvering. It was hoped the new surface would lessen the road noise experienced by many drivers, sadly that has not been the case. 

The bridge at Brushy Creek in Delta County continues to be under construction.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

State Highway 24 (at John’s Creek) reopened late Tuesday afternoon after being closed due to excessive flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The Delta County Sheriff’s office has been informing drivers to be aware some GPS devices (such as on cell phones) has not been updating with detour information, when deemed necessary.

Canon Artho is properly secured in his car seat.
Leigh Ann Artho / Cooper Review

Texas Department of Transportation will be hosting a free child safety seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1365 North Main Street in Paris.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration it is estimated that roughly three of every four child safety seats are not used correctly or not used at all.

The Department of Motor Vehicles explains the current car seat laws:

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.

TxDot

TxDOT forces have been out since this morning preparing for the current winter weather across North Texas.  TxDOT will be working overnight to ensure Northeast Texas roads remain passable and safe.

Cindy Roller / The Cooper Review

Multiple roads were temporarily closed as of Tuesday morning in various parts of Northeast Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation Office in Paris.