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Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

University hosts Dougherty sculpture unveiling

Feb 6, 2015
Patrick Dougherty greets visitors at the Feb. 5 reception for "Deep in the Heart."
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce held the opening of Patrick Dougherty’s most recent sculpture on February 5. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered at the sculpture site to celebrate the distinct occasion.

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Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

Artist Patrick Daugherty specializes in sculptures made from wood.
stickwork.net

Beginning January 17, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host sculptor Patrick Dougherty on campus. Dougherty was commissioned last year to create a piece for the university which he will construct during his visit. He will also hold a lecture on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. 

January 19th marks the 24th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK Man and Woman of the Year.”

Several early Santa spottings in area

Dec 22, 2014
Santa stopped by the Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has been full of the holiday spirit. Santa has been very busy checking his list and visiting many places in the area. He has been a highlight in parades, breakfasts, at businesses, churches and on Square.

Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park Highlights

Dec 22, 2014
Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.  The drive through experience gave park-goers the opportunity to vote for their favorite festive campsite and cash and park pass awards were given to the top three winners.

Searching for Santa on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade of Lights was held last Friday night to a large crowd of spectators. It traveled from Buford Park down Connally to Celebration Plaza and back Church Street to Houston.

The 2014 Winners were recently announced. Overall winner went to “Thomas the Train” sponsored by the City of Sulphur Springs and Mayor’s Award went to the Grinch-themed Discount Wheel and Tire float.

'Between The Sulphurs' documents Delta County

Dec 11, 2014
Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas
Cooper Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Between The Sulphurs, Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas is just right for anyone who enjoys local history and reminiscing about memories growing up in Delta County.

Delta County Constable Ben Snow nabs the opossum at the Floral Depot & Gift Shoppe in Cooper..
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was just an ordinary Tuesday morning at the Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe in Cooper when employee Linda Waller discovered evidence of an unwelcome customer. The Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe had break-in, and the thief was literally playing "possum."

Details on Greenville's Christmas events Saturday

Dec 5, 2014
Brad Kellar

The following is the information for the City of Greenville's Christmas events Saturday, including the parade:

Simmons honored by Volunteer Christian Builders

Dec 3, 2014
Steve Simmons and Charlie Stewart
Cindy Roller / Cooper Roller

Charlie Stewart (on right) presents Steve Simmons a special appreciation award for his participation in helping the Volunteer Christian Builders collect can tabs for a donation for the Ronald McDonald House.

Klondike lady injured by bull

Dec 2, 2014
Tiera Strode
Cooper Review

On Sunday, Nov. 30 Hopkins County EMS, Delta County Sheriff’s officers and first responders were called to a ranch at FM 2068 in Klondike. Tiera Strode of B&T Cattle Company was injured by a young bull as she was working bucking stock at their arena.

KETR broadcasts its signal from a 100,000-watt FM transmitter in Commerce.
NPR Labs

KETR's terrestrial broadcast signal remains off the air due to an equipment failure at the station's transmitter in Commerce. Staff are in the process of securing replacement parts and repairs will be made as quickly as possible. As soon as we have a timetable for the estimated restoration of our signal, the station will make that information public.

Gifts of Love donations being taken

Nov 17, 2014

Looking for a project for the family this Christmas? This is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with the family. 

Lamar County Human Resources is now providing hot, nutritious meals for Delta County senior adults each weekday at the Delta Civic Center through the Meal A Day program.  There is also a meal delivery route.

Men and women remove the flags at the closing ceremony.
A&M-Commerce

The 23rd annual Veterans Vigil was held Nov. 12-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The Vigil began with a reception on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Rayburn Student Center pre-function area followed by the opening ceremony in the conference rooms, after which a processional took place to light the vigil flame that burned continuously until it was extinguished at the closing ceremony on Nov. 13.

Photo gallery: Hundreds attend powwow

Nov 14, 2014
A Northern Traditional dancer dances at the Benefit Powwow in Commerce on Nov. 8
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a Benefit Powwow on Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

Vendors, dancers and drummers highlighted the activities. Event organizer Terryl Bratek said that between 300-400 people attended the day-long powwow, which lasted from midday until Saturday night.

The Greenville Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the music group Renegade Nation honored veterans with a special ceremony. 

"Almost every powwow has a veterans' ceremony, and it’s not just because they are around Veterans Day,” Bratek said.

Scholarship honors a sister's dream

Oct 27, 2014
Jennifer Huie and her family.
jenhuie.com

In 2011, Jason Bone lost his sister, Jennifer Huie, to an aggressive form of breast cancer. But he kept her dream of becoming a nurse alive through a scholarship fund he established in Jennifer’s honor.

Chasing Chiggers out of Delta County

Oct 23, 2014
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A nice crowd helped chase the chiggers out of Delta County for the  21st Annual Chiggerfest this past Saturday. The day-long event began with the Chigger mascot and Chigger "in training" being chased out of town for the start of the 5K/2 mile run.

www.rubyallmond.com

Ruby Allmond was a singer and songwriter whose skills on the fiddle garnered her the title of "National Champion Lady Fiddler" in 1947. Her legacy lives on through her numerous recordings, including a new version of her song by Brad Davis.

It's time to shout 'Bra-Zinga'

Oct 9, 2014
Brad Kellar

More than 130  creatively decorated bras will be on display along Lee Street in downtown Greenville this evening, during the sixth annual Bras for the Cause.

Countdown to the 21st Annual Chiggerfest

Oct 8, 2014
Cooper Review

Chiggerfest is just around the corner. The day's schedule for Saturday, October 18 is listed below. The Mighty Marching Cooper ISD Band will be performing at 8:30 a.m. on the Square in front of the City Hall in Cooper. Next at 9 a.m. will be opening ceremonies, National Anthem and awards for the 5K Run/Walk. Then lots of good music the rest of the day.

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The Texas Department of Transportation began crack seal road maintenance last week in Rains County, 

  and the work will continue across the region through November.  The project will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. 

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Week of Celebrating Cooper's Homecoming

Sep 25, 2014
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Homecoming fans enjoyed the second half in Cooper as the Bulldogs gave them a 30-7 victory to celebrate over the visiting Prairiland Patriots last Friday.

Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.
 

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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