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Commissioner Cook Encourages School Supplies Donations to County Juvenile Services

Press Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 30 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County Juvenile Services is holding a Back-to-School Supply Drive for local students in need. Supplies needed include backpacks, pens, pencils, spiral paper, loose leaf paper, subject folders with three clasps, markers, crayons, safety scissors, rulers with metric measurements, used computers that can connect to the internet, and gift cards.

Donations will be accepted through the month of August at Williamson County Juvenile Services, located at 200 Wilco Way in Georgetown, or by calling Brooke Hall at 512-943-3223 to arrange a pick-up.

Commissioner Cook Announces Back To School Scholarship Opportunity From Western Governors University Texas

WGU Texas is an online, nonprofit university offering degrees in education, business, IT or healthcare.

  • 23 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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BACK TO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Valued at up to $2,500

Apply by October 31, 2020

Commissioner Cook embraces WGU's philosophy of encouraging Wilco residents to follow their ambition by pursuing the education that will help them advance their careers. For more information go to scholarship opportunity or call 877-214-7011. According to Gallup, the most important keys to engaging adults are having someone who encourages their development and making sure that they have opportunities to learn and grow.

Commissioner Cook Encourages Job-Searching Wilco Residents To View Weekly Career Expo

Virtual Career Expo presented by Workforce Solutions - Rural Capital Area

  • 22 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Workforce Wednesdays: Virtual Hiring Events Offered Every Week in the Rural Capital Area

Join us online every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m., for our Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo. Register to virtually connect with hiring recruiters from multiple local companies. Learn about their exciting career, apprenticeship and internship opportunities in the Rural Capital Area, and take part in free virtual career-enhancement workshops right from your own computer, or mobile device. All job seekers welcome.

Job Seekers, register todaybit.ly/wsrcavirtualcareerexpo

Employers, Free Recruiting Booths Are Available: https://ruralcapitalarea.getyourbooth.com/

Commissioner Cook Announces Williamson Wilco Forward Phase III Service Agreements Approved In Commissioners Court

Press Release from Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 22 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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On July 21, 2020, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved agreements for Wilco Forward Phase III to provide rent and utility assistance to residents that are in need through partnerships with local non-profits. Terms of agreement were approved between Williamson County and The Caring Place, The Salvation Army, and the Round Rock Serving Center. Phase III is funded with $5 million from a combination of Community Development Block Grant funds and the approximately $93 million the County received in federal CARES Act funds. 

The three agencies will serve as conduits for assistance. These agencies will be reimbursed by the County for rent assistance and/or utility assistance provided to residents across Williamson County between March 1 through December 30, for a total of up to $5 million. The County will monitor the total amount of funds spent to date so that the Phase III budget is not exceeded.   

All three agencies will follow the criteria below to assess eligibility:  

  • All residences assisted must be located in Williamson County 
  • Up to the rent amount based on the lease agreement plus late fees for up to a total of 3 months  
  • For approved applications, the applicant must request additional funds after the first month of assistance on an as needed basis 
  • Up to $1,500 of utility assistance per residence on an as needed basis
  • Applicant must show evidence that the assistance is needed due to issues caused by COVID-19.  

Commissioner Cook Announces Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V Virtual Ribbon Cutting

Lyrics rewritten by Commissioner Cook and sung by Cathie Sheridan to the original song "Be Our Guest" by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken

  • 16 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Be our Guest – Tribute to Brushy Creek Trail  --  Available at https://www.facebook.com/wilcogov and select “videos”  OR by YouTube https://youtu.be/GF7udIbyrTs

Ladies & Gentlemen, it is with deepest prideAnother section of the new Brushy Creek Trail over Brushy Creek as part of Phase V.

And great pleasure that we welcome you today

And now we invite to  join in, hike on this new trail

As Wilco Parks now proudly presents

The newest!

Be our guest be our guest

Put this new trail to the test

Pull your hat on; tie your shoes, my dear

And we’ll provide the rest

Sun or shade, quite the view

Chasco built it, yes its new

RVI planned it with much talk

Don’t believe me, hit the boardwalk

Birds will sing, and they feed

After all, this stream is free

And the fishing here is never second best

Go on down there’s a bridge

Just one stroll and then you’ll

Be our guest, yes our guest

Be our guest

Water flows, under foot

Dapple shade, poison ivy,

Turtles, snakes and stream mighty

Biological cabaret

Until now you never cared

The bridge and rails, all prepared

It’s so roomy for the hikers,

Strollers, wheelchairs and the bikers

Moving fast, or slow behinders

Choose a pace, there’s no timers

And it’s all in perfect weather you can bet

Come on get off the grass

You have your own free pass

To be our guest if you’re stressed

It’s slow walking we suggest

Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest

Life has been no sweet dream

For those of us in quarantine

Our souls are drained without our normal routines

Ah, those good old days when we had choices

Suddenly those good old days are gone

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