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School supplies are on the tax-free weekend list.
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The back-to-school tax-free holiday starts today, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 in Texas and continues through Sunday, August 12.

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, discusses the "Guardian Plan" passed recently by the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees.  It will allow trained volunteers, including teachers and staff, to carry concealed weapons. Also, Cindy and Carmen Chessher, Cooper realtor, discuss plans for the monthly "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30. 

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says a "farm and wares" market will start in downtown Cooper as part of the next "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30.  "Cruisin' the Bricks" is a monthly opportunity for drivers to show off their cars on the brick-paved square of downtown Cooper, but also is an occasion when people can meet and socialize.  Also, Cindy reports Interstate 30 Exit 110, the main entrance to Cumby, has reopened.  It has been closed for about a year while new

Laken Callihan and her lamb Butterbeans were featured at last year's Delta County Fair.
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After constant deluge of rain Delta County is ready for some springtime sunshine. The annual Delta County Fair is just the recipe to satisfy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the City Park in Cooper, Texas.

This year the Delta County Chamber will be hosting the beloved Jr. Livestock Show, named after Bobby Wigley, starting at 9 a.m., the Monty Tipps Band will be on stage at 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with classic country, toe-tapping music, at 2 p.m. the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association will rev their engines for another crowd-pleasing contest.

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  Update (Tues. Feb. 20, 4:26 p.m.): Tuesday's Skywarn event in Cooper has been canceled. 

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Brenda Stewart of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce discuss the plans for the chamber's annual banquet "Winter Fiesta" at the Charleston Sky event venue in the town of Charleston. 

 

Charleston Sky is the new location of this year's Delta County Chamber Banquet and Awards.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Besides a new location, new caterer, new entertainment the reasons to attend this year’s Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet just got even better – the Chamber will be hosting a giveaway of a two person, seven night cruise to Mexico. Tickets will be limited to only 100, making for great chances to win (1 in 100).

Delta County's finest like Chief Deputy Charla Singleton get in on the limbo action in the competitive events at Blue and Red Santa.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Santa will be joining the fun as he rides into town on big red Engine 31 fire truck in the Chamber’s annual lighted Christmas Parade. The fire fighters, not reindeer, will give Santa a ride to the Blue and Red Santa event held at the Delta County Civic Center.

This is where the festivities turn into humor as for a price of a new, unwrapped toy citizens or donation are entertained by the series of competitive events between local law enforcement versus volunteer fire fighters and EMS.

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The assistant chief of the Cooper Fire Department Tanner Crutcher says the department now has 18 fire fighters, but needs 25 to be fully staffed.  Only four volunteers were available to fight a recent two-story house fire in Cooper.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, live near Cooper, be in good physical condition, and be able to pass a background check.  Prospective volunteers may pick up an application at Cooper City Hall.  Also on this program is Cooper Review

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Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says a survey of the newspaper's readers shows strong support for maintaining the brick streets on the city's square.  The brick paving is about 100 years old, she says.  The city is considering replacing the bricks with pavement because it is said vibration from heavy trucks rolling over the bricks causes damages to some of the downtown buildings.  The bricks might be preserved in other ways if the streets are paved with asphalt or concrete.  Also, a new state historical marker

The bricks on the Square in Cooper remain a topic of discussion.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The future of some of the bricks on the Square in Cooper were the main topic in a recent Cooper City Council meeting filled with over 20 concerned citizens.

Agenda item 7: Discuss and possible action on a resolution allowing Texas Department of Transportation to do a study on state row street maintenance involving portions of the Square that are now covered with bricks. Several concerns were raised about saving the bricks.

Special Amendment Election will be held on Nov. 7, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court heard the request of County Clerk Jane Jones to consider consolidating the voting locations for the special amendment election for Nov. 7, 2017.

The last amendment election there were 3,620 registered voters with only 527 people voting. It was suggested to save the County money. However the Court voted against consolidating.

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Delta County rancher Jennifer Dwyer discuss the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival, which takes place Saturday (October 14) in Cooper.  The musical headliner for the downtown square on Saturday night is country-music performer Curtis Grimes.  Wine will be for sale along with beer this year.

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says the Texas Highway Department will begin construction of a new bridge over the North Sulphur River on Hwy. 24 between Cooper and Paris on August 30.  Work will begin first on the northbound bridge and traffic will be diverted, two-way, to the southbound bridge.  Cindy also discusses a reunion of pen pals after 75 years of exchanging letters. 

Recently elected Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy discusses the current clean-up efforts in the city, which he says are designed to improve the city's image.  Community members are volunteering on the third Saturday of each month for cleanup efforts, and so the next opportunity will be this Saturday (July 15).

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