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Delta County

This home in Westowne area on County Road 2000 had the roof torn off in Saturday's storm.
Monty Hobbs / DCEMC

Many might not have even been aware but Saturday evening the storm clouds brewed, and an suspected isolated outburst of winds ripped the roof from a modular home in Westowne in the 800 block of County Road 2000 in Cooper as well as damaged other metal buildings, tumbled trees, and downed power lines.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. first responders were called to the scene of what was reported as “tornado destroying a residence on the west side of Westowne, and residents had been cleared from the area.”

Delta County Chamber of Commerce
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce recently voted in the newest additions to the Chamber Board of Directors: Melissa Johnson, LeeAnne Marchand, Janet Currin, Cayson Spinks, Les Harris, and Kimber Black. The Chamber is very excited for the future of the community.

They will be joining current members Mayor Darren Braddy, Brenda Stewart, Jalan Mayes, Carol Petty, Devone and Keith Morris, Justin Anderton, and Richelle Johnson. For those with inquiries about the Chamber please contact Board President Cindy Roller, Board Vice President George Stapp, or Executive Director Ken Cottongame.

Judge Jason Murray, his wife Heather, and their family were featured in a recent promotion for National Day of the Cowboy.
Heather Murray / Facebook

Once again Delta County is on the map. The positive spotlight featured Delta County Judge Jason Murray, his wife, Heather Murray, and their three children as they were highlighted in an American Hat Company promotion honoring the National Day of the Cowboy.

The American Hat Company Inc., based in Bowie, Texas, is an endorsing sponsor of J&J Roping Company, owned by the Murray brothers, Jason and Judd. The company has been making quality American made products since 1915.

Early morning house fire deemed total loss in Cooper.
Belinda Steward

It is never good to awake to sirens at 2:30 a.m. That’s exactly what local first responders did last Friday as they responded to call for a house fire 250 East San Antonio Avenue in Cooper. No cause was given as the older house burned quickly into a total loss.

According to a press release the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications in 30 counties across Texas as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) efforts supported by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) – Grassland Restoration Incentives Program (GRIP) Partnership.

The sky view from the upstairs landing at Charleston Sky and its recent "look and book" event.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The pubic recently received the grand tour from the sky view to the turf of Charleston Sky, the newest event venue in Delta County. The establishment hosted a “look and book” event to nearly 25 vendors ranging from bakers and caterers to florists and local accommodations and more.

The event allowed vendors and venue owners and staff to exchange information and network. The venue recently completed outdoor landscaping from field turf by the pond near the outdoor bar created from an old farm silo to wedding pews and signature windmill.

A receoption in honor of Gracie Young will be hosted by the Chamber on Thursday from 2-4 p.m.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Chamber announces after 18 years office manager Gracie Young will be officially retiring. She informed the Board of Directors last Tuesday morning.

The Board will be hosting a reception for Gracie Young on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce office and meeting room located at 41 West Side Square in Cooper, Texas. The public is invited to attend and extend their good wishes.

It is finally official. This year’s annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival will host headliner Texas Country/Red Dirt artist Stoney LaRue. The Texas native started his career at a young age. Now he is turning out hits like “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground,” and “Love You For Loving Me.”

He recently made an appearance in this area as the headlining act for the NETBIO Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Roundup last fall in Sulphur Springs on Celebration Plaza. His performance drew a record-setting attendance.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Gary Anderson was at the center of a Texas Rangers' investigation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Lots of little things started to add up leading to an investigation by the Texas Rangers of Delta County Precinct 2 Commissioner Gary Anderson. He was indicted for Abuse of Official Capacity which is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Chief Deputy Charla Singleton and Sheriff Ricky Smith just received the newest addition to the local law enforcement department - new Dodge truck.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Some good news came out of a brief recent Delta County Commissioners Court meeting. The Road and Bridge and Delta County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving funds from Texas Association of Counties for new safety equipment.

Summer has officially arrived as Sydney Mitchell and Maddie Poskey enjoy riding on a tube on Cooper Lake.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is all good and fun until somebody gets hurt. Yes. We have probably all heard this saying. It is true. The same rule applies to boating safety.

With the start of summer in Delta County, entertainment turns to the very inviting Cooper Lake – one of the many charms of Northeast Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds boaters of the importance of safety on the lake and in/around water.

Flames darkened the Wednesday afternoon skies as the tanker fire blazed for three hours.
Ricky Smith / DCSO

United Petroleum Transport driven by Kerry Bell was hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline when he had a front tire blowout causing a fire which spread quickly into the cab of the 18-wheeler. The huge fire burned about three hours according to neighbor and witness, Butch Burns.

Tammi Springett and her grandson Landon Fouse place a flag on the headstone of LC Talley at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper for the Memorial Day holiday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 in Delta County paid tribute in honor of Memorial Day by placing flags on military headstones in the cemeteries starting with Oaklawn in Cooper.

Coach Pat Moses Appreciation Day, May 19, 2018, was declared at a recent Cooper City Council meeting.
Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The year was 1977. It was Gregory Gymnasium in Austin, Texas. Coach Pat Moses and her Dogette basketball team had “determination to beat the odds.” The team brought home to Cooper the State Championship.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

After a generally damp winter and spring, signs of drought have returned to three counties in Northeast Texas.

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