Cooper Review (Cooper, Tex.), Vol. 128, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 3, 2008 Page: 1 of 6
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□ REAL ESTATE
FIRST NATIONAL BANKIN COOPER
WEST SIDE SQUARE - COOPER
Issue 128 Volume 14
Delta County's Hometown Newspaper
High speed chase ends
with suspect caught
An alleged car thief was apprehended and
the stolen vehicle recovered when a Ladonia
man led Delta County Deputies, Robertson
and George, on a high speed chase Saturday,
March 29 around 5:30 p.m.
The chase began near the Cooper Junior/
Senior High School and ended on Highway
11, between Fairlie and Commerce.
The suspect, Robert Parker, led deputies
out of Delta County and into Fannin County
through the streets of Ladonia and then onto
Highway 11 in Hunt County, south of Fairlie.
The suspect wrecked the vehicle and then
proceeded on foot in tall grass where he
was apprehended. Parker was also wanted
on outstanding warrants outside of Delta
The vehicle was a 2007 Mitsubishi
Eclipse that was found to be stolen out of
Hunt County, Fannin County, DPS
Troopers and Commerce Police Departments
assisted the Delta County Sheriff’s office in
the chase and apprehension of the suspect.
Sheriff GR Wood said he, “commends the
deputies on a job well done, and would like to
thank the other agencies for their continued
support to Delta County.”
Pagoda gets new roof
Saturday, April 12th has
been set as the date for a Delta
County Clean Up Day. There
will be a large dumpster at
each of the county barns. Items
not accepted are: tires, motor
oil, cleaners, chemicals or any
other hazardous materials. All
appliances will be accepted
at the county barns. The city
will not take refrigerators that
still have freon in them.
The Delta County
Chamber of Commerce is
looking for volunteers to pick
up trash on some roads and
highways as well as volunteers
to help with assisting those
who cannot deliver trash to
A new roof is being installed by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.
According to Chamber President, Margaret Chessher funds for the project
have been raised from various fundraising events.
Sheriff runoff election to
be held Tuesday, April 8th.
Delta County Sheriff G.R. Wood will face
Joe Slaton in a runoff election to be held on
Tuesday, April 8th. Wood, the incumbent,
was not able to garner the 50% of the votes
during the Democratic Primary Election held
on March 4th.
Everyone who did not vote in the
Republican Primary or sign a Republican
candidate’s petition is encouraged to go vote
on Tuesday. Poll locations for Delta County
are as follows:
Precinct No. 1
New Life Baptist Church, 628 FM 1528,
Precinct No. 2
Cooper Elementary School, 440 SW 3rd
Street, Cooper, Texas
Precinct No. 3
County Courthouse, 200 W Dallas Street,
Precinct No. 4
First Baptist Church, 500 E. Dallas, Cooper,
Precinct No. 5
Klondike Baptist Church, 131 CR 2020,
Precinct No. 6
Consolidated with Precinct No. 10
Precinct No. 7
Enloe Community Center, 87 CR4330, Enloe,
Precinct No. 8
Consolidated with Precinct No. 7
Precinct No. 9
East Delta Community Center, 78 CR 1220,
Lake Creek, Texas
Precinct No. 10
Pecan Gap City Hall, 316 3rd St., Pecan Gap,
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in
the low 80s and lows in the low
the dumpsters. Volunteers
and those needing assistance
can call Gracie Young at
The Cooper City Council
has named April 12th through
19th as the City of Cooper
Clean Up Week. The city will
charge $5 for pickup truck
loads brought to the dumpsite
and reduce pick up fees to $45
per truckload. The city will
also adjust their scheduled
hours at the dumpsite to give
residents more time to use the
site. The extended hours will
be announced next week.
The Cooper Independent
School District’s Board of
Trustees met on March 24 and
took action to call a special
election to fill the unexpired
term of former trustee, Gary
McCain who has resigned his
position as of April 1. The
unexpired term currently has
two years remaining.
The special election will
be held in conjunction with
the regular school board
election which will be held
Saturday, May 10, 2008. The
filing dates for the unexpired
term will conclude on April 9,
2008 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline
for a write-in candidate to file
is April 14, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
Applications may be picked
up in the office of the Linda
Waller at Cooper Elementary
School at 440 SW 3rd Street,
Voters will elect two
trustees to three-year terms.
Candidates that have already
filed their intention to run are
incumbent Thomas Darden,
Blake Randle, Nelma Jo
Dodd, Terry France and
Monica Purviance. Trustee
Jeremy Anderson chose not
to seek another term.
City Council elections
will also be held on May 10th.
There are three two-year seats
on the council opening up.
Incumbents David Phillips,
Jo Ann Preas and Willie
“Bear” Wilkins will face off
with Thomas Land for the
February Students of
the Month named
Sean Witherspoon and Emily Ballard were named February
students of the month
Cooper High School students and faculty recently selected
the February Students of the Month. They were selected for
their outstanding citizenship, character, and participation in
Emily Ballard is the daughter of Barry and Connie Ballard.
She has two brothers, Christopher and Michael. Emily is
a junior at CHS. She is a National Honor Society member
and is in the Gifted and Talented Program. Emily plays on
the CHS softball team and is active in the East Delta Baptist
Youth. Emily is interested in pursuing a career as a Neonatal
Nurse Practitioner. She is planning on attending University of
Texas at Tyler or Stephen F. Austin after graduating in 2009.
During her free time, Emily enjoys bowling, sports, movies
and hanging out with her friends, family, and fellow church
Sean Witherspoon is the son of Johnny and Kathy
Witherspoon. He has three sisters, Shelley, Kelley, and
Tracey. Sean is a National Honor Society member and plays
varsity football and basketball for CHS. He is also involved
in the One Act Play. After graduating in June, Sean plans on
attending Tyler Junior College and plans on being a Physical
Therapist. During his free time, Sean enjoys playing games,
watching movies, and hanging out with his friends.
Congratulations to Emily and Sean. CHS is proud of your
fundraiser to be
held Friday and
The Enloe Volunteer Fire Department will hold their
annual fundraiser with a Garage Sale to be held at the fire
station opening at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4th and Saturday,
April 5th and a Bake Sale to be held on Saturday, April 5th at
the fire station. An All You Can Eat Stew Supper will be held
Saturday, April 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Enloe
Community Center. Tickets for adults are $4 and children
are $2. All proceeds will benefit the Enloe Volunteer Fire
The Delta County Civic Center will be host to a county
wide indoor garage sale on Saturday, April 5th beginning at
8:00 a.m. Booth space rental fees will be used to purchase new
floor covering for the dinning room area of the center. Set up
begins Friday afternoon, April 4th.
Area Dam Report
April 1, 2008
Current Elevation 442.86
Release 2701 CFS
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