Thursday, August 2, 2012

Coupland National Night Out on Aug. 7

The Taylor Daily Press has covered Coupland's upcoming National Night Out event.

Coupland observing NNO Aug. 7

Amanda Sena
Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 1:00 am

It’s the time of year again for Coupland’s National Night Out, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Depot.

According to Susan Garry, a Coupland Civic Organization board member and editor of the Coupland Herald, the night will include a hot dog supper with all of the trimmings, as well as chips, homemade cookies and soft drinks.

“There will also be somebody from the Williamson County Sherriff’s Department there to talk about crime prevention and emphasize how important it is to watch out for your neighbors and report any suspicious activity,” she said, adding that people are asked to bring their lawn chairs. “ ... In the past, we have had representatives come from Commissioner Morrison’s office to talk as well, but we are not sure whether or not anyone is coming this year.”

Garry said National Night Out is a part of the community’s Neighborhood Watch program, which was started a few years ago in order to prevent crimes from happening in the community. Because of this, she said all community members are encouraged to attend.

“It’s good to keep people aware that we need to keep an eye out for suspicious activity,” she said. “It has helped our community; people have seen burglaries about to take place and have reported it. It’s just a good thing to have, especially in a rural community like we are.”

Also in response to the Neighborhood Watch program, Garry said a community-wide email list has been created for people to get monthly reports of activities in the area. If anyone would like to be included on the list, they can email Jennifer Dollins at