Monthly Archives: July 2014

Coupland Fire Department Gets New Foam Equipment

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Submitted by Karl Hines, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist, Texas A&M Forest Service:

From Texas A & M Forest Service Communications — July 23, 2014

Coupland VFD adds new foam unit to equipment with grant from Texas A&M Forest Service

COUPLAND, Texas – With the most recent addition to Coupland Volunteer Fire Department’s emergency equipment, a new slip-on unit purchased with help from a grant administered by the Texas A&M Forest Service,  the department will have several new capabilities.

CVFD received a grant in the amount of $26,775 from TFS to help pay for the new slip-on unit. “We were in need of a better skid unit than what we had, and we did not have access to a CAF unit within our department,” CVFD Fire Chief Tracy Gardner said. “Just having the compressed air foam already this year has been amazing.”

TFS passes approximately $12.8 million along to volunteer fire departments across the state every year, helping them purchase equipment to better protect lives and property.

Regional Fire Coordinator Mark Wobus said CVFD is a department that takes great pride in themselves and their work, and that the new equipment will go to good use.  “This unit will be replacing an older unit on a cab chassis that they are keeping,” Wobus said. “It will increase their capabilities by going from just a water unit to having a unit that produces foam. It will increase their firefighting abilities tremendously by helping them knock out fires faster and keep them out.”

To learn more about this program visit texasfd.com.




  • Wanna Buy the Golan Home?

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    Submitted by Jenny Golan:

    Coming Soon- we are putting our house and 2 acres at 410 Herrin Street, Coupland, up for sale. The home is located on the corner of Herrin Street and Hwy 95. Brick exterior, 2 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, w/dining room or office.  Large family room and kitchen.  Property also has a storage shed. The house will be on the MLS closer to the end of the month with pictures.  Please let folks know who are interested in moving to Coupland, it’s a great home with 2 acres. 

    If someone is interested in our house, I would prefer they contact my realtor instead of us personally. Reba Saxon, Teacher Realty @ 512.743.8775 {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it} or, their own realtor. 

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    [Publisher’s Note: At this time, the Coupland Times receives no compensation for posting For Sale notices. Just being neighborly.]




  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Jury Scam

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    From the Office of Williamson County Commissioner Ron Morrison, Precinct 4 on July 15, 2014:

    The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a number of recent incidents in the county where citizens have received calls from one or more individuals posing as an officer with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and telling them that a warrant is being issued on them for failure to appear for jury duty.

    In several of the reported incidents, an individual claiming to be an officer, or individual representing the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, tells the called party that they can take care of the warrant by having them give payment over the phone in the form of a “Green Dot” or prepaid cards.

    Investigative analysis indicates this same Jury Scam has been occurring throughout the US over the past several months. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office does not solicit payments or confirm any payments over the phone for any warrants, fines or citations. Do not give any payment information over the phone to anyone claiming they are a law enforcement or warrant officer from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

    This is a continuing open investigation. Questions or complaints can be referred to Detective Dubielak, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Division (24-7) at 512-943-5242.




  • Crime Report for June 2014

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    Submitted by Jack & Barbara Piper, Neighborhood Watch Coordinators

    Verbal Disturbance……………………..Hwy 95

    Fail to identify…………………………….Hwy 95

    Fail to appear Arrest Warrant……….Hwy 95 

    Traffic enforcement along FM 1660, Hwy 95, and FM 973; citations for no driver’s license and speeding.




  • Have You Seen Leroy?

    Submitted by Shelby Fretwell:

    We lost our blue heeler July 3rd in Coupland. His name is Leroy. He is about 2 years old. He loves treats and will walk up to pretty much anyone. We live off of County Road 460 in Coupland. He went out to the bathroom and never came back. But he never does that he always comes back. We searched for hours around the area and didn’t find him. His tail Is docked.

    [Editor’s Note: If you have seen Leroy, please post a comment to this story. I’ll make sure the Fretwell’s get it.]

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  • City Council Meeting Highlights for July 10, 2014

    In one of the longest meetings of the Coupland City Council so far, a variety of issues were covered including a dangerous dog, a revision of the budget, the Prinz Estates, a potential dam failure, mowing of city right-of-way, and the November election.

    Present for this meeting were Mayor Jack Piper and the following Aldermen: Barbara Piper, Susan Garry, and Karen Marosko. Three citizens and a special presenter attended the meeting.

    Mayor Piper opened the meeting by explaining that there was no quorum for the June 12 meeting because the quorum count is based on the number of Aldermen present and that the Mayor does not count for the purpose of determining a quorum. He said that the action items on the June 12 agenda that required approval of the Council must be reconsidered in this meeting. These items were approval of the minutes from the May 8 meeting and a budget revision.

    The Mayor reported that the City has $36,310 in the bank as of June 30. He also summarized a report on the status of revenue and expenses at this point in the fiscal year. Total revenue so far is $47,585. Expenses totaled $13,913.

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  • City Election: Filing Period Begins Today!

    Three terms on Coupland’s Board of Aldermen (a.k.a. City Council) expire in November. Those positions are currently held by Barbara Piper, Susan Schmidt, and Eldridge Tidwell. There has been no formal announcement by these current Aldermen regarding their intention to file for re-election.

    According to the State of Texas Local Government Code for the Aldermanic form of government in a Type B General-law Municipality, if you want to serve as an alderman, you “must be a qualified voter in the municipality and must have resided within the municipal limits for at least the six months preceding election day.”

    If you are interested in serving Coupland as an Alderman, you have from today though August 18 to file your application to appear on the Ballot. The 2014 General Election will be on November 4.

    For more information, the official notice is posted at the Coupland Fire Station and on the City’s website: Election Notice.