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Images From National Night Out

All aboard! Kids love the caboose!

All aboard! Kids love the caboose . . . even big kids. Sorry David, you gotta wait your turn!

There was good turnout on Tuesday, August 5 outside the Coupland Depot Museum for National Night Out. There were a lot of new residents and plenty of kids, including a darling set of double twins.

The pictures tell the story:

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Deputy Matt Kriedel addressed the crowd. He shared information about recent burglaries in the area. He especially stressed that vehicle burglaries did not require forced entry and recommended that folks remove valuables from their vehicles and keep them locked.

He also said that some meth labs are still in the area and mentioned the “Burrito Bandit,” who was eating a burrito stolen from the victim’s refrigerator when he was discovered by the resident.

Kriedel warned about various scams  such as people calling and claiming to be a relative who needs emergency financial help in the form of a pre-paid credit card. Another elderly resident was scammed out of $2,000 by a couple of ne’er-do-wells for “repair” to the supposedly damaged lightning rods on her home. The check was stopped before it could be cashed so she was lucky.

Chili-dogs, chips, cookies, and cold drinks kept every from feeling the heat too much. A nice southerly breeze and the shade of the Depot did the rest. The Depot Musuem was open for anyone who wanted to check it out.

Lone Star Model A Ford Club Stops in Coupland!

The Lone Star Model A Ford Club was touring the area today. They stopped in Coupland to have lunch at the Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall. The Coupland Civic Organization opened the Depot Museum from 10 AM to 2 PM and it was a match made in heaven. Two blocks of Hoxie Street and much of the surrounding area were filled with Model A’s. Locals had a great time seeing all those wonderful old cars, so lovingly maintained, and many of the drivers and passengers stopped in to see the Depot Museum.

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