Monthly Archives: August 2014

Crime Report for July 2014


Submitted by Jack & Barbara Piper, Crime Watch Coordinators:

  • Consumption of alcohol by minor
  • Hoxie St. firearms complaint
  • CR 453 suspicious person
  • CR 450 suspicious incident
  • Windy Hill Ln. – theft of vehicle/arrest made
  • FM 1660 Burglary of a vehicle/arrest made
  • FM 1660 assault
  • HWY 95 CPS referral
  • HWY 95 burglary of habitation

FM 1660 Traffic enforcement on CR 484 and FM 973:

  • Citations for No liability insurance
  • Invalid driver’s license
  • Enforcement for overweight violations on tractor trucks

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Meet Your Neighbors During National Night Out This Tuesday!

Meeting new folks at National Night Out in 2013.

Having fun at National Night Out in 2013.

Submitted by Barbara Piper, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator:

National Night Out Is August 5th

First, turn on your porch light!  Second, pack your lawn chair!  Third, join the Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) in recognizing the nationally celebrated National Night Out event!  The festivities will be on Tuesday, August 5, at the Depot beginning at 6:30 p.m.  CCO will be serving hot dogs (with all of the trimmings including homemade chili), chips, homemade cookies, sodas, and water.

This is a great time to meet neighbors who have recently moved into our community.  Of course we all enjoy chatting with those who have been here for quite some time.  Worried about the heat?  We set up on the east side of the Depot (shaded) and there is always a nice breeze to keep things cool.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department always informs us of the most recent crimes occurring in our area.  They also provide us with many crime prevention guidelines.   All of the children (young and old) enjoy seeing the Coupland Volunteer Department fire fighting trucks, seeing their bright lights, and listening to the loud sirens.


A neighborly group of folks at National Night Out 2013.

A Visit with the New Pastor of St. Peter’s Church

Pastor Garrison2

Martin Garrison is the new pastor of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. Today was his first official day on the job. His first sermon as the pastor of St. Peter’s will be on Sunday.

I visited with him a few days ago. My first impression was that he is not as young as I had expected. There was wisdom and maturity behind those eyes. He is very easy to talk to and I spent quite a bit more time than I had intended.

He told me he went to high school in Hurst, which is in the mid-cities area of Dallas-Fort Worth. He attended the University of Texas, studying journalism and computers. He worked in television for a while as a Newscast Director. He also did some commercial copy and was the video editor for Central Texas Gardner on KLRU. That period was eight years of his life. He also did some residential remodeling before he decided to attend the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

I asked what led him to enroll in seminary. He said that because he had attended loving churches as a youth, he grew up to love church. When he was about 30 years old, he was reminded of his love for church by listening to books on tape while doing his remodeling work. He specifically mentioned Gilead, a novel by Marilynne Robinson. He also said that Bobbi Kaye Jones, a Methodist pastor in Austin, encouraged him.

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