FYI Taylor County Texas

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Located on SH 95 between Elgin and Taylor, Coupland traces its origins to 1887, when the town was established and lots were sold as the Bastrop and Taylor Railway was under construction. Coupland was named for Major Theodore van Buren Coupland, who settled in the area at that time. The post office opened in 1889, with John Goetz as postmaster. By 1900, the town was a prosperous meeting place for the Swedish, German and Swiss farmers who had settled in the surrounding area. Today, Coupland is home to the Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall, a post office, gas station…
The agricultural community of about 1,300 residents is not incorporated into a city, but the Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) is a group that works toward the betterment of the community. Board of DirectorsChair: Barbara PiperPhone: (512) 856-2635Vice chair: Barbara FranklinPhone: (512) 856-0039Secretary: Wynne BreecePhone: (512) 925-8203Assistant treasurer: Becky SuttonPhone: (512) 856-2502Other board members: Susan Garry, Cole Barton, Ruby Wabbel, Dorothy Hahn and Bradley Nelson The CCO meets the last Monday of every month, except during the summer months of June, July and August, at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. In addition to monthly meetings, the CCO hosts block parties, clean-up…
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, based in Georgetown but with deputies in the area, provides law enforcement in the area as the community has no police department. The Coupland Volunteer Fire Department is a crew of volunteer firefighters, many of whom are paid firefighters in other cities, who offer their services to help the community. The department, which has its building at 410 FM 1466 east of town, and in the near future, the department hopes to have a new station to house all of its vehicles. Coupland firemen host a chili supper every year to raise funds and is…
Coupland ISD has a kindergarten through eighth grade campus and is home to the Coupland Cowboys. After graduation, students go to Taylor, Thrall or Elgin high schools. Though the school does not participate in UIL athletics, games are organized with other small schools throughout the region. In grades 6-8, offerings include flag football for boys, volleyball for girls, basketball, track and softball. Students in grades 6-8 go on one major field trip per semester. Trips in recent years have included visits to the Texas State Fair, the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, the Houston museums of Medical Science and…
Demographics African-American: 0.0 percent Hispanic: 20.2 percent White: 78.2 percent Economically disadvantaged: 30.6 percent Professional staff: 16.5 Teachers: 14.5 Professional support: 0.0 Central administration: 2.0 Educational aides: 4.5 Avg. teacher experience: 12.0 years