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Commissioner Cook Sponsors Senior Fraud Prevention Program

The event was held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

  • 19 November 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook shares senior fraud information with Precinct 1 Constable Vinnie Cherrone and Wilco County Attorney Dee Hobbs.Tony Rosas with University Federal Credit Union sets up their display with Reina Morales and his wife, Gail, prior to his presentation on banking safety.

Commissioner Cook invited several groups involved with Senior Care and Fraud Activity to make presentations to the residents of The Heritage in Austin.

Executive Assistant to Commissioner Cook, Garry Brown, chats with Ricky Nunez from TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services.Shantel Mims-Jones from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shows agency data to Commissioner Cook.

Commissioner Cook To Sponsor Mental Health First Aid Class

Public Invited

  • 16 November 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Join Williamson County for a Class in Mental Health First Aid

Take a class. Save a life. Strengthen your community.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

When: Saturday, Janurary 26th from 8AM to 5PM

Where: J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex

1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd

Round Rock, TX 78664

Community Room

Register Today At

http://williamsoncounty-mhfa1-26.eventbrite.com

What will you learn in MHFA?

  ·Warning signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illness
  • Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorder
  • A 5-step action plan to help someone in crisis or showing signs of mental illness
  • Professional and self-help resources

For any questions, contact April Oviedo at

april.oviedo@integralcare.org
 

Adopt a Child

A Round Rock High School Holiday Program To Benefit Elementary School Students

  • 16 November 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Students from Round Rock, McNeil and Stoney Point High Schools will host a Christmas party and provide gifts to approximately 150 elementary students on December 5, 2018.

The elementary students have been identified with some type of challenge in their lives that could impact their holiday celebrations.

This year the number of elementary students identified for the project has increased from prior years and the schools could use community support.

The high school students are taking up donations and toys for these elementary students. There is also a wish list.

If you would like to donate to this event, please contact:

Randi Chaverria, Adopt-A-Child Coordinator

http://Randi_chaverria@roundrockisd.org

(512) 704-1820

LifeSteps Council Announces National Prescription Take Back Day Oct. 27

Commissioner Cook urges residents to property dispose of unused and expired medications

  • 23 October 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The following are drop-off locations in Williamson County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GEORGETOWN: Legacy Hills Park Pavilion at 200 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City and
Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 508 S. Rock St.

ROUND ROCK: Round Rock Police Department, 2701 North Mays

CEDAR PARK: Cedar Park Police Department, 911 Quest Parkway

LEANDER: Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Dr.

TAYLOR: Taylor City Hall parking lot, 400 Porter

Click on Read More for What to Bring, What Not to Bring, Phone Number and Links

Commissioner Cook Encourages High Schoolers to Register to Vote

Voter Registration Rally held at McNeil High School on Oct. 3, 2018,sponsored by Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan

  • 4 October 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook is speaking on stage at the McNeil High School cafeteria. Commissioner Cook explained why we vote on the first Tuesday of November and reminded the students that it is their civic duty and responsbility to vote and let their voices be heard.

A uniform date for choosing presidential electors was instituted by the Congress in 1845. The bill initially set the day for choosing presidential electors on "the first Tuesday in November," in years divisible by four (1848, 1852, etc.). However, in some years the period between the first Tuesday in November and the first Wednesday in December (when the electors are required to meet in their state capitals to vote) would be more than 34 days, in violation of the existing Electoral College law. So, the bill was reworded to move the date for choosing presidential electors to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The period between Election Day and the first Wednesday in December is always 29 days. The effect of the change was to make November 2 the earliest day on which Election Day may fall.

In 1845, the United States was largely an agrarian society and farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse or carriage to vote. Tuesday was established as election day because it did not interfere with the Sabbath according to the Bible or with market day, which was on Wednesday in many towns.

Many people today object to Tuesday as Election Day because they feel it decreases voter turnout because it is a day when many people are at work or in school. However, the tradition continues to this day.

Principal Amanda Johnson stands on stage waiting for students to find seats while Council Member Jimmy Flannigan and Commissioner Cook stand behind her.

See photos of students registering by selecting READ MORE.

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