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Fresh Tamales Come to Coupland!

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MarLira’s Creations, is now open in Coupland! It’s right behind the Stock-Up Food Mart. I stopped in on Saturday and met Julia. I got a free pork tamale sample. One was not enough! I bought a dozen for later but I couldn’t resist trying her barbacoa taco. Here is my official, food critic response:

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I will definitely be back for more and to try her other menu items. Please support this new business in Coupland. You’ll be glad you stopped in.

Here is a link to her website: MarLira Creations




  • Coupland Water Supply Corporation Regular Meeting Agenda – January 28, 2014

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    Submitted by Martin Samuelson

    Coupland Water Supply Corporation

    Regular Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, January 28th 2015

    Time: 7 p.m.

    Place: Coupland Fire Hall

    AGENDA

    1 -Call meeting to order/establish a quorum

    2- Public Comments

    3 – Report from plant manager Ken Lockard

    4 – Report from Treasure

    5- Discussion with Scott Murrah for master plan and grant

    6 – Discuss tap fee on existing property

    7- Discuss old and new business

    8- Action items

    • Master Plan
    • Grants
    • Warehouse space for documents
    • Naming of plant, lift stations and signage
    • Units per tap define tap

    9-Adjourment

    This agenda duly posted on the 23rd day of January, 2015, at 12.00 p.m. on the bulletin board at Coupland Post Office and Citizen National Bank.




  • Coupland Civic Organization Annual Meeting to be Held on January 26

    Submitted by Jennifer Dollins:

    TEXAS STAR-RoseThe Coupland Civic Organization will hold its official annual meeting on Monday, January 26, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland.  President Susan Schmidt will report on the activities in 2014, and new board members will be elected.  Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 7.




  • Coupland Water Supply Corporation Regular Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, November 4

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    Coupland Water Supply Corporation

    Regular Meeting

    Date:  Tuesday 11-04-2014

    Time: 6 p.m.

    Place: Coupland Fire Hall

    AGENDA

    • 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
      1. Salary and bonus for plant manager
      2. Master plan
      3. Grant money and survey
      4. Boundaries
      5. Replacement/repairs of pumps and equipment
      6. Recognition of past members
      7. Next meeting date

    7-Adjournment

    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




  • Retirement Party for LaVerne Rohlack

    Submitted by Rexanne Pilkenton:

    LaVerneHave you ever set up utility service and then didn’t get your bill?  That’s exactly how this story begins.  LaVerne Rohlack of Coupland will retire from Manville Water Supply Corporation with 39 years of service on October 31, 2014.  For many of you, she is the face of Manville and she will be greatly missed by customers and her co-workers.  While leaving the corporation and the daily office routine, she will not be idle.  LaVerne is planning on helping her husband, Ernest Rohlack, in the cattle business as well as having fun with her family and friends.

    In 1969, a group of farmers from the Manor and Pflugerville area was searching for a water supply for their families and livestock.  Since then, Manville has grown into a much larger system with approximately 8,500 retail and wholesale customers and a staff of 24 employees.  LaVerne has been a vital part of the organization, as she was one of Manville’s first employees.  With her youngest son, (Thomas) in first grade, daughter, (Jana) in 8th grade and oldest son, (Ernie) a freshman in high school, LaVerne was working as a substitute teacher at the Coupland school.  Having been on the Manville water system for several months, she mentioned to her co-worker that she had only received one water bill.    At that point, someone suggested that she apply for a job at Manville since it appeared they needed office help.  She did and here she is 39 years later.  She has worn many hats over the years and currently serves as Assistant Manager and Director of Business Services. Continue reading




  • Coupland Water Supply Corporation Deadline for Ballots Clarified

    Submitted by Jim Huntington:

    We scheduled a count of ballots predicated on our mistake in thinking we had set Oct 31st as the deadline for posting, when in reality, it says Nov 30th postmark deadline. We will conduct the CWSC meeting but ballots will NOT be counted till Dec, when we will conduct another meeting to count ballots.

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  • Coupland Civic Organization Joins Taylor Chamber of Commerce

    On October 23, the Coupland Civic Organization and the Taylor Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the CCO joining the Chamber as a non-profit organization. The Chamber provides its members services such as publicizing their events.

    Thomas Martinez, president of the Chamber, and Barbara Piper, CCO president, made brief remarks to the group. Barbara actually cut the wide green ribbon with a pair of giant scissors. Several other representatives of the Chamber attended, as well as some CCO board members and other community members.

    The Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) celebrated ribbon-cutting ceremonies with the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce this week. Participating were (front row, from left) Cole Kennedy, Caitlin Kennedy, Susan Schmidt, CCO President Barbara Piper, Brenda Witbrodt, Janie Czimskey, Susan Garry, Becky Sutton, and Sandra Wernli. Also in attendance were Jack Piper, Cole Barton, Buz Garry, Susan Garry, Don Wernli, Mike Schneider, and Marianne Schneider. Representing the chamber were Chamber President Thomas Martinez, Tim Tebeau, and ambassadors Joe Burgess, Pat O’Brien, and board members Isabella Tebeau (Eulenfeld Interiors) and Nancci Maloney.

    The Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) celebrated ribbon-cutting ceremonies with the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce this week. Participating were (front row, from left) Cole Kennedy, Caitlin Kennedy, Susan Schmidt, CCO President Barbara Piper, Brenda Witbrodt, Janie Czimskey, Susan Garry, Becky Sutton, and Sandra Wernli. Also in attendance were Jack Piper, Cole Barton, Buz Garry, Susan H. Garry, Don Wernli, Mike Schneider, and Marianne Schneider. Representing the chamber were Chamber President Thomas Martinez, Tim Tebeau, and ambassadors Joe Burgess, Pat O’Brien, and board members Isabella Tebeau (Eulenfeld Interiors) and Nancci Maloney.