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Local High School Student Serves Internship in Commissioner Cook's Office

  • 3 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Round Rock grad, student take Williamson County internships

·        Brad Stutzman Contributing Writer

10:41 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017  Round Rock

Statesman Online

Cassie Thomas attended Commissioners Court with Garry Brown, Commissioner Cook’s Executive Assistant. Photo by Brad Stutzman

 

Two Round Rock young women have made productive use of their summer vacations, learning about county government and public service as they served as interns for Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell.

Cassie Thomas, a Round Rock High School rising senior, interns with Cook, while Chandler Craig, who is heading back to Blinn College in Brenham this fall, spent her summer in Gravell’s office.

Thomas said her time spent with Cook made an impression on her.

“I didn’t know anything about local government before coming into this internship,” she said. “I didn’t know what a county commissioner was.”

Thomas, 16, and her family moved from Arizona to Round Rock in 2014 after her mother was offered a job at Scott & White.

Tour of Krienke Springs in Round Rock

Commissioner Cook and staff go on a tour of Krienke Springs led by historian and naturalist Jane DiGesualdo, who lives in Tonkawa Springs, and Sophie Coladonato, who lives on the lake formed by the springs. Joining the group was Meghan Lind with Cox McLain, Environmental Consulting. Both women are working to preserve the integrity of the springs.

  • 10 July 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Precinct 1 Hunters Chase POA

Commissioner Cook talks to residents of the Hunters Chase POA about neighborhood and road issues.

  • 28 June 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Meeting with Precinct 1 HOAs and POAs

Commissioner Cook discusses issues of importance to residents of Avery Ranch HOA and Brushy Bend POA.

  • 28 June 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Corridor H/Sam Bass Road Open House at Round Rock Presbyterian Church

Commissioner Cook hosts Open House for community input on potential work on Sam Bass Road.

  • 28 June 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 5409
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