Category Archives: WHO is That?

This section of the Coupland Times is about getting to know the people who live or work in Coupland.

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

Historic Caboose Renovation in Progress


No, that’s not a space alien building a machine to conquer the earth. As you can see in the image below, it’s actually Rosie Haines working with some of the material extracted from the old caboose.

IMG_0739Dustin Haines was working inside the old caboose. This phase of the renovation includes three sides of the old Rock Island Caboose. This was my first glimpse into the caboose. I told Dustin it looked better than I thought it would. He said that it was only because the west wall was gone and that it had been in pretty bad shape.


The Coupland Civic Organization owns the caboose. It is parked outside the Coupland Depot and Museum. Funds raised at the Choo-Choo Fest a few months ago made this possible.


Meet the Candidates – Tim Worthy

[Editor’s Note: The oddly-named, Coupland Water Supply Corporation, which collects and processes Coupland’s waste-water (sewage), is holding an election for Directors. Details were mailed to all members of the system. Five people are running for four places. The Coupland Times is happy to  share information from each candidate. Information may be emailed to {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it}. Please submit a photograph.]

Submitted by Tim Worthy:

Tim and Rufus

Tim and Rufus

Dear Coupland Water Supply Corporation Owners

( You own this sewer system)

I would like to introduce myself, I am Tim Worthy, My wife and I own the Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall and have done so for over 20 years.

I was on the original board of directors to build, and install this sewer system apx. 17 years ago. This system was built with grant money and tax money from Williamson County for the community of Coupland.

The Coupland Water Supply Corporation’s sole duty was to oversee and maintain the sewer system. Manville Water Supply Corporation has nothing to do with this system except the billing because they have access to the meters.

My goal if you vote for me is to lower the sewer rates and connection fees to affordable rates and to maintain the system with your help. Remember this is YOUR system! At the present time you are paying $7.00 per 1,000 gallons of wastewater and a $5,000.00 fee to connect to your existing sewer system.

I would appreciate your vote.

Sincerely yours,

Tim Worthy

Your canidate for your board

If you have any questions please feel free to call me. Thanks


Swearing in Ceremony for Stacey Mathews

From the Williamson County Public Information Office:Wilco

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 1 p.m.

WHAT: Stacey Mathews will be sworn in as the presiding judge of the 277th District Court in Williamson County. Governor Perry appointed Mathews as judge on Monday, October 7. Mathews is an assistant district attorney for the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office and former assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.


WHERE: 277th District Courtroom

Williamson County Justice Center

405 MLK, Georgetown, TX 78626

WHO: Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, District Judge of the 26th District Court, will perform the ceremony.

QUOTE: “I am honored and humbled to announce that Governor Perry has appointed me as Presiding Judge of the 277th District Court. I am thankful to the Governor for putting his faith in me and bestowing upon me such a great responsibility. I plan to meet that responsibility with the same dedication and purpose I have shown as a prosecutor and former school teacher. Relying upon my experience and the principle that everyone should be treated fairly, I look forward to serving the citizens of Williamson County with honesty and integrity. I will never forget that being a judge is a great public trust, and I will dedicate myself daily to keeping that trust.” – Stacey Mathews

Coupland Civic Organization General Meeting Highlights

The Coupland Civic Organization met on Monday, September 30, in the Fire Station. Refreshments and visiting began at 6:30 PM. Hospitality Chair Dottie Hahn provided the delicious cake. Before the main program, Lena Ging announced a bake sale to benefit the Coupland Volunteer Fire Department. If the bake sale raises $500, the Coupland Sons of Hermann will match it, making $1,000 for the Fire Department. The sale will be in the Fire Hall on Saturday, October 19, beginning at 8 AM.

ImageThe program was presented by Tanya Suchomel, who was accompanied by her son Wesley and his wife Ashley. First, the 25 attendees filled out a Toxin Checklist, checking on the top sheet what types of cleaners and toiletries they used. Later on in the evening, they lifted up the top sheet to see the second sheet that showed what dangerous chemicals are in the products that were checked. Tanya also passed out a sheet showing known toxins in some name-brand everyday products.

Tanya showed a video, “Toxic Brew,” that discussed toxic chemicals that are in common household cleaning products and detergents. Then, she discussed how toxic chemicals had affected her family. She said that when her youngest son Wes was 11, he started having back aches and then other health problems. Through the next few years, the family took him to different doctors, but, Tanya said, “No doctor could answer what’s causing it.”

Then in 2005, Tanya saw the “Toxic Brew” video. She said, “It set me on a search. Wes was literally wasting away. He was hypersensitive to chemicals. I reached out to try to find alternatives. Vinegar and baking soda go only so far. I found a company that’s been green since 1985.”

Tanya didn’t mention the company name during her talk, but afterwards, some attendees asked her about it and the company is Melaleuca, The Wellness Company. She does not sell their products, but can help others to acquire them. She found that the non-toxic products that are sold in our area are too expensive. She said, “I had to make it affordable.”

She commented, “I was able to detox our home, and in two weeks he was feeling better.” Many of the products that she got rid of contain volatile organic compounds that can affect a person through the skin, breathing, and ingestion. She also said, “I got rid of all the plastic in the kitchen, including Tupperware.” She warned not to use plastic containers or plastic wrap in the microwave; she advises to cover the food with paper towels instead.

Tanya recounted how Wes started quickly growing in height and putting on weight after her change from toxic chemicals, and attendees were able to visit with Wes, now a healthy 25-year-old.

Your Federal Congressman

If you live in Coupland, you are in the 31st Congressional District, just barely. Some people in the 78615 zip code are in the 17th District. If so, Bill Flores is your man.

Otherwise, most Couplanders are represented by John Carter.


Here is his local contact information.

John Carter (31st District)

One Financial Centre

1717 North IH 35

Suite 303

Round Rock, TX 78664

(512) 246-1600