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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.

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.

RSVP Coordinator Kelly Hamill, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator Jacel Angel, Delta County Judge Jason Murray, along with Delta County Hope House volunteers Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris, Laura Gillean, and Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy were at the proclamation Mond
Charla Singleton / DCSO

Delta County proclaimed April 3, 2018 as National Service Recognition Day. Present for the announcement made before Commissioners Court Monday morning were several volunteers of Red River Valley Retired and Senior Volunteer Program including Jacel Angel, RSVP Field Coordinator, Kelly Hamill, RSVP Coordinator, and Laura Gillean, Patricia Smith, Lynne Morris with the Delta Hope House along with Delta County Judge Jason Murray and City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy, who is also a Delta Hope House volunteer.

Delta County Judge Jason Murray retains his seat following Tuesday night's primary election results.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The watchful crowd gathered in the hallway of the Delta County Courthouse grew especially quiet as the election results were posted for the local contested races. Delta County Judge Jason Murray retains his seat garnering 760 votes to his opponent Bonnie Hobbs, who received 412. Justice of the Peace Ginny Phifer, who is still recovering from illness in the hospital, earned 818 votes Tuesday night to candidate Chuck Reed, who drew 347 votes. For Precinct 2 Commissioner, incumbent Gary Anderson took in 139 votes to opponent Jimmy Sweat’s 87 votes. Over 1,200 votes were cast, higher than usual for a primary race.

Widespread flooding caused more than just road closures.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Excessive rain which has caused widespread flooding damage created the need to declare Delta County as a local disaster as of Wednesday, February 28, 2018. It was ordered by Delta County Judge Jason Murray.

Performing the drawing as a neutral party was Cooper Review staff writer Kalynn McKee.
Grace Crabb / Delta County

There was a drawing for the places on the ballot held on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017 at the Delta County Clerk’s office following the deadline to be on the election ballot on Dec. 11, 2017.

Running for Delta County Judge will be incumbent Jason Murray, who will be listed first on the ballot, against Bonnie Hobbs, who’s currently serving as Delta County Treasurer.

Effective December 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Delta County Judge Jason Murray has lifted the Outdoor Burning Ban implemented on December 4, 2017. The drought conditions that prompted the implementation of the burning ban has lessened with recent precipitation, which has lowered the fire danger rating for Delta County.

Delta County continues under a burn ban.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court has unanimously voted to extend the burn ban for outdoor burning in all unincorporated areas of the County another 90 days on Monday, Dec. 4. Judge Jason Murray had enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Enloe Volunteer Fire Fighters have been fighting grass fires along with several other volunteer fire departments in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray enacted an emergency burn ban effective Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.  Local volunteer fire departments have been responding to several grass fires combined with dry conditions created the need for the ban.

Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.
Thomas Milson

Following a proposition by Thomas Milson to the Delta County Historical Society and Delta County Commissioners Court, it was agreed to allow the erecting of another historical marker on the front lawn of the Courthouse. Nathaniel L. Corbet played a crucial part in Delta County history.

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.

Delta Roping Club will be continuing the cattle drive tradition in this year's Rodeo Parade on Thursday evening.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta Roping Club will be hosting the 69th Annual Cooper Rodeo starting Thursday, June 29 through Saturday, July 1, 2017. J&J Rodeo Company is the Stock Contractor with sanctions from UPRA, UPSU, CPRA, and LRCA. The added money is $5,000.

Thus far there are 350 contestants entered with some Wrangler National contestants.

“It is going to be a big rodeo and a big week for us,” said Delta County Judge Jason Murray. “We appreciate all our sponsors – big and small – for helping make this happen in Delta County.”

Most of the corded telephones in the Delta County Courthouse have had issues following a recent the lightning storm.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court heard from InTouch by CumbyTel on the options necessary to fix the phone system which was permanently damaged lightning in a recent storm. It was suggested to do a replacement with $8,000 to cover new phones (with digital labels) and new wiring and motherboard.

Area of Delta County Commissioners Court examined.
Google Maps

Residents of Precinct 4 in Delta County J.B. and Lori Collins approached the County with a request to close a partial length of County Road 4285. He presented aerial photos and stated he owned the land on both sides of the road with the exception of a portion owned by Butch Burns.

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