Category Archives: Entertainment

Students to perform at December 4 Coupland Civic Organization meeting


The Coupland School students will perform Christmas music for the Coupland Civic Organization meeting on Thursday, December 4.  There will be guitar music accompanying the students singing.  Superintendent Gary Chandler will say a few words about school news.  Teachers Mr. Markowski and Mrs. Rumel also will attend.  The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. Following the performance, cookies and punch will be served.

Submitted by Jennifer Dollins

Annual Coupland Halloween Party – Participants Wanted for “Trunk or Treat”

I think this car gave up the ghost(s).

I think this car gave up the ghost . . . and a few of his buddies.

On Friday, October 31, the Coupland Civic Organization will hold its annual Halloween Party at the Depot—the second Trunk or Treat event. Last year, residents decorated vehicle trunks and the backs of SUV’s and pickups, parked them around the Depot grounds, and handed out candy to the children, who trick or treated from vehicle to vehicle. There will also be games and refreshments. This will be a fun and safe event where kids of all ages can enjoy Halloween.

Last year several residents donned costumes, decorated their trunks, and handed out candy to the trick or treaters. This year, we are hoping for even more decorated vehicles. If you’d like to participate, just decorate your trunk or the back of your SUV or pickup, wear a costume if you wish, bring some Halloween candy, and back up to the Depot lot, on Friday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please email Civic Organization President Susan Schmidt at This will replace the regular, general meeting of the CCO.

That same night, the Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall is having a Family night Halloween with 3 bands and games for the kids. That night, there will be free admission for the kids. For those who are age 15 and older, admission will be $15.Please check back for information on the next monthly meeting, to be held on Monday, October 27, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland.

(Submitted by Jennifer Dollins and Barbara Worthy.)

Fire Department Fundraiser at the Dancehall on October 3rd

Submitted by Barbara Worthy:

Coupland Fire Dept LogoThe Coupland Volunteer Fire Department and the Coupland Inn & Dancehall are
hosting a fundraising event on Friday, October 3rd at the Coupland

Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM with a great barbecue buffet (chicken,
pulled pork, potato salad, beans, cold slaw) in the Dancehall.

Kenny Orts and his Band will begin performing at 8:30 PM.

Let’s show our support for the Coupland VFD by supporting this activity for
a donation of $20 per person which includes a great meal and a wonderful
evening of entertainment.

Choo Choo Fest 2014 Highlights and Images

Submitted by Susan Garry:

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Choo Choo Fest is a Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) fundraiser.  The very first Choo Choo Fest was in 2008 and was held outside, in downtown Coupland, and the funds raised went to restoring the Depot.  Then, after skipping a few years, Choo Choo Fest was held again in 2013, this time inside the Old Inn and Dancehall, in partnership with Tim and Barbara Worthy, with the funds raised allowing the CCO to begin restoration of the caboose.

So this 2014 event was the Second Annual Choo Choo Fest.  These two Fests that have been held inside the Inn have kept attendees out of the August sun in air-conditioned comfort.  Also, serving the meal has been much more convenient inside.  Attendees enjoyed the barbecue dinner.  For a minimum $10 donation, the dinner included barbecue chicken, pulled pork, beans, cole slaw, potato salad, bread, and iced tea.

This year’s bake sale featured a huge array of homemade desserts, sold whole or by the serving.  Also at the bake sale booth, Fundraising Co-Chairs Ruby Wabbel and Judy Downing sold the new Choo Choo Fest T-shirts.

The silent auction was so big, it overflowed its space.  During the Fest, people were still bringing in auction items, and some ended up being displayed on the bar.  The auction included original artwork, crafts, collectibles, toys, and more.

On the Dancehall stage, volunteer bands provided live music throughout the event, which raised about $6,800!

The CCO thanks all the directors, their families, and other community members who volunteered.  And a special big “thank you” to Barbara and Tim Worthy whose generous donation of food, the use of their facility and the help of their staff made Choo Choo Fest 2014 possible.

BBQ & Fun at Coupland School on Saturday!

Submitted by Prissy Rumel:

NewSchoolphotoThis Saturday [May 3] from 12 – 4 a group of students will be selling BBQ plates, snowcones, etc at the school to help raise funds for their Educational trip to Costa Rica this summer.

BBQ on bun, potato salad, beans $5.

Bring the kids for fun rides…. Zip line, Bounce house, Putt Putt golf, playground, etc!

There is also a pet shot clinic and a car wash from 2 – 4 benefiting the Coupland 8th grade students.

Thanks for your support,
Prissy Rumel
Coupland School Spanish teacher

From Dusk till Dawn to Film in Coupland December 10 – 12

The following information was sent to Mayor Jack Piper:

My name is Logan Cooper and I’m the location manager for the television show From Dusk till Dawn, produced by Robert Rodriguez and filmed here in central Texas.

Next Tuesday-Thursday (12/10-12/12) our crew will be doing some taping in and around the Old Coupland Dance Hall. We are working with TxDot, the Williamson County Sheriff’s office, Commissioner Ron Morrison, as well as local residents and businesses.

I am attaching a diagram for your review that will give you a sense of where our equipment will be located and the general scope of our impact.

Coupland Parking Overview