Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sharing Your Blessings With the Taylor Food Pantry

food_pantry2October 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.

Carolyn Haverland
CBOE Chairman


October Crime Reports


  • 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,
    and speeding.

Jack & Barbara Piper
Neighborhood Watch Coordinators

City Council Meeting Coverage

towncrier1Regular 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.

Alderwomen Caught Swearing in Public

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.

Barbara Piper

Barbara Piper

Susan Schmidt

Susan Schmidt

Sarah Torluemke

Sarah Torluemke

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


Coupland Water Supply Corporation

Regular Meeting

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
    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


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