October was the month for St Peter to help sack/pack and carry out for the Food Pantry. They have moved us to November 29th. The next few months are the months that their shelves get empty fast! As you go out to pick up some groceries grab a few extra can of beans, peas or corn…. Everything is appreciated… If not you can always give a cash gift just note it on your check so we make sure it gets to the right source.
Also they have a thrift store that funds some of the foot pantry.
We have baskets at the back of church to leave your items.
EDITOR’S NOTE: YOU CAN DROP OFF DONATIONS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH OF COUPLAND. DONATIONS SUPPORT THE WORK OF SHEPHERD’S HEART IN TAYLOR.
- Harassment – Main Street
- Juvenile Issue – CR 463
- Burglary of a Vehicle – Commerce Street
- Assault – FM 973
- Burglary of a Habitation – FM 1660
- Traffic violation for driving while intoxicated on Hwy 95 and CR 466.
- One arrest for fictictious inspection sticker on FM 1660.
- Traffic enforcement along Hwy 95, FM 973 and FM 1660 yielded citations for
no driver’s license, no insurance, driving on the wrong side of the road,
Jack & Barbara Piper
Neighborhood Watch Coordinators
Regular readers of The Coupland Times have no doubt noticed that coverage of meetings of the Coupland City Council has diminished since the October meeting. This is the result of a change in policy. The Coupland Times will post stories only if something significant occurs. Most meetings are taken up with routine business and the minutes of the meetings are available on the City’s website, for those who want to keep up with developments.
Of course, the minutes are not posted until they are approved at the following meeting so if you would rather not have to wait a month to find out what happened, you can always attend the meetings. They are usually last less than one hour. Regular meetings of the Coupland City Council are held at the Coupland Fire Station on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 7 PM.
The agendas for all meetings of the Coupland City Council will continue to be announced on this site as well as on the City’s website, usually 3 – 4 days prior to the meeting.
If any Coupland citizen would like to attend the meetings and provide independent and objective coverage, contact me to make arrangements to become a reporter for The Coupland Times.
On November 13, Coupland Mayor Jack Piper officiated the swearing in to office of three people. Sarah Torluemke began her duties as a new Alderwoman, replacing Eldridge Tidwell, who chose not to run for a second term. Barbara Piper and Susan Schmidt were also sworn in for a second term. Additionally, during the meeting, Ms. Piper was elected by her fellow Alderwomen to serve as Mayor Pro tempore for another year.
Coupland Water Supply Corporation
Date: Tuesday 11-04-2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Coupland Fire Hall
- 1 -Call meeting to order/establish a quorum
- 2- Public Comments
- 3 – Report from plant manager Ken Lockard
- 4- Guest speaker Scott Murrah with
- a- Master plan for system
- b- Grant money and survey
- c- System problems and possible cures
- 5- Report from Treasurer
- 6- Action items
- Salary and bonus for plant manager
- Master plan
- Grant money and survey
- Replacement/repairs of pumps and equipment
- Recognition of past members
- Next meeting date
This agenda duly posted on the 31st day of October, 2014, at 12.00p.m. on the bulletin board at Coupland Post Office and Citizen National Bank
Click on the link below to download a PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Lower Brushy Creek WCID regarding their proposal for a 2% maintenance tax. It’s about 37 MB because one of the slides is a short video.
Click here for a much smaller PDF copy without the embedded video. Slide 14 will be black.
Here is a related story: A Case for Saying No