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GREAT Dog Needs Home!

Submitted by Erin Barber:

We have been fostering a dog that came to our house a few months back. I
thought I would post here in case his family is still looking for him!  The vet
estimates he is 2 years old.  Perhaps ~65lbs.

In case he is not claimed, we must find him a new home.  He
is a bit large and energetic for our young kids.  However, he is a
GREAT dog – loves to play ball, and doesn’t bark unless there is an issue
(like the three rattlesnakes he’s alerted us to in the past few weeks).
Please email me at {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it} or call 512-758-7782 with questions.

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Check Out Nextdoor.com

Submitted by Jennifer Dollins:

This is the URL, if anyone is interested in joining this website – it is pretty handy, you can post messages to the community without going through me and there are 95 or so members already in our community. People outside our community cannot see our information. It’s similar to Facebook in a way, you can post classified ads, ask questions, tell about something going on – just about anything. If you have problems joining, let me know and I can fix it, but let me know your address – usually it has to do with the boundaries. j

https://couplandtx.nextdoor.com/news_feed/ 

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Coupland Civic Organization General Meeting – Tonight at St. Peter’s Fellowship Hall

TEXAS STAR-RoseThe Coupland Civic Organization will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 24, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland, not at the fire station. Dr. Dana Boehm, a veterinarian in this area, will discuss her recent mission trip to Kenya where she helped villagers become more self-sufficient in their agricultural practices.

The Civic Organization will host a pulled pork sandwich supper including chips, tea, and dessert at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7.

Huntington Sculpture Garden Vandalized

One of Jim Huntington’s large, outside sculptures on display at the Huntington Sculpture Foundation was vandalized on Saturday night.

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Evidence was collected from the scene by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department and surveillance video is being examined. According to Huntington, this is the first time his sculptures have been vandalized. He said, “I am going to rework this, one of my favorite sculptures dedicated to Hiromi Uehara, the brilliant young pianist, and hope that its new version is acceptable.”

Jim said, “I heard the woomph when it hit the ground and I said to myself, ‘OMG, I hope I am not under assault.’ I was.” He went on to say, “It was heartbreaking to have one of my favorite pieces damaged and it sickens me to think what is in store for the sculptures when I pass, if the culture keeps degrading to the degree it has been.”

If anyone in the area has any information that might help identify the culprits, please contact the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.

[Publisher’s Note: This would be a good time to pay a visit to the Huntington Sculpture Foundation and make a donation to help defray the cost of recreating this work of art. Take some time to look around and bathe in the subtle energies. Huntington’s works are already part of our heritage. The sculpture garden is a rare treasure and is one of the things that makes Coupland so unique.]

Merry Christmas Coupland!

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Maybe this season, Father Christmas will bring us the gift of snow!

To the contributors, email subscribers, and other readers of the Coupland Times: I thank you all for being a part of this online gazette and for sharing your stories, your images, your comments, and your suggestions.

I will continue to serve Coupland in 2014. I hope to add some new features and bring fresh perspectives to my coverage of the people, places, and events that make Coupland such a unique community.

My family and I are looking forward to a new year full of blessings. May your family be blessed as well.

Stewart Dale Spencer

 

The Coupland Post Office Needs a Few Secret Santas

Submitted by Karen Marosko:

IMG_3350I originally created the email account “save78615@aol.com” in an effort to get signatures on the petition to help save our Coupland Post Office. While it was successful in getting a large number of supporting signatures, as it turned out, the United States Postal Service had already made its decision to reduce or eliminate postal service to 78615 and totally dismissed our efforts to show how important it was for Coupland to retain a full time, full service post office. The Postal Service spokesmen at the community meeting (one was the Postmaster from Pflugerville, who knew NOTHING about Coupland) claimed the main issue was that the Coupland Post Office did not generate enough revenue to cover its operation costs, yet many of the things that would help generate revenue were denied to the post office. For example, our post office lacked a trained Postmaster and a postal tape machine. In addition, there was a period when we experienced “Postmaster of the month” and, while stamps were ordered by the temporary Postmaster, they were not sent to the Coupland Post Office in any thing resembling a timely manner — it took weeks (if ever) rather than days. You can’t buy stamps if there aren’t any for sale.

The solution of the Postal Service was to cut service, which in reality will further cut revenue making for an unending spiral with the ultimate goal of discontinuing postal services at 78615 and placing Coupland into the Taylor or Elgin domain. We might keep the same zip code but lose the Coupland address and any postal needs (certified mailing, etc) will require going to one of those other post offices.

The reason I am going back over that brief history is that during this holiday season with all the Christmas mailings, this would be a good time for Coupland Post Office patrons to utilize the local post office to buy their stamps and ask their nearby friends in other zip codes to do the same. Such a spurt in increased revenue might be enough to help keep the post office operational for a while longer.

There are many benefits to the Coupland Post Office such as no long waiting lines, helpful service, convenient highway location, etc. We either use it or lose it. Limited hours are better than no hours.

From another angle, if you buy and print stamps on your computer, be sure to use the 78615 zip code so the Coupland Post Office will get the credit for the sale. The Postal Service is concerned only with the amount of revenue the post office generates, not the number of mail items that it processes.

If you shop at HEB, or any other store where they ask you if you need any stamps, let that be a reminder to you to just say no and head to your friendly, local Post Office to buy your stamps. Say hello to Christie while you’re there. She knows all her customers and she goes the extra mile to provide great service to her patrons.

~Karen Marosko