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Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Offers Opening Remarks at Hope Alliance's Survive Thrive Prevent 5K 2019

Event was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Randy Morrow Trail at San Gabriel Park with 100 participants supporting services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

  • 18 November 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Runners, walkers and joggers take off at the Start line. SPEECH BY COMMISSIONER COOK

Good morning and welcome to the race on this refreshing morning.

Thank you for choosing to spend the beginning of your Saturday with us and many of the Hope Alliance Team.

Please raise your hand if you are a member/volunteer with Hope Alliance.

Hope Alliance exists to assist those whose lives have been affected by family and sexual violence. This team provides services, safety, and develops partnerships that lead to hope, healing, and prevention.

Abuse in families or dating relationships does not discriminate.  It doesn’t matter how much money someone makes, where they live, what color their skin is, nor what sex they are, although females are abused to a higher rate than males.

We usually think of abuse as violent abuse between people and that is a very common form. And it’s costly. In the United States, the estimated cost of violent abuse is between $5-10 billion dollars each year. That includes medical expenses, police and court costs, shelter and foster care, company money spent on sick leave and absenteeism, and money lost due to non-productive time. But most cases of physical abuse aren’t reported and the injured avoid seeking medical care 2/3’s of the time.

9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  A woman in America was just beaten by her partner.

But abuse doesn’t have to leave a mark.

                

Commissioner Cook Helps Serve Veterans at Pct. 1 Constable Vinnie Cherrone's Veterans Day Lunch

The event was held at the Jester Annex in Round Rock on Nov. 8, 2019, for all Williamson County Veterans including retired Vets.

  • 18 November 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Wearing aprons and donning plastic gloves to serve the veterans lunch (lf to rt) are Rachel Arnold from Pct. 2 Commissioner Valerie Covey's Office; County Attorney Doyle "Dee"  Hobbs; District Clerk Lisa Adams; and Commissioner Cook.Shown standing in the lunch line are Wilco Pct. 1 Constable Deputies and other guests.

Commissioner Cook Joins In On Pavilion's Second Birthday Open House

The Open House for Pavilion Clubhouse was held Thursday, Nov. 7 at St. Richards Episcopal Church in Round Rock

  • 12 November 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock helps persons with mental illness or struggling with substance abuse break up the isolation they are living in, helps them find a job they are happy with, and helps them begin a new, hopeful life. Contact Pavilion at 512-417-2767 or at [email protected]

Celebrating the second birthday of Pavilion at the Open House are lf to rt Tiffany Gonzalez, Bluebonnet Trails Director of Behavioral Health; Gordon Butler, Pavilion Executive Director; and Commissioner Cook.Commissioner Cook explains forthcoming projects on a Wilco map to visitors and Pavilion members.

Commissioner Cook Participates in Annual Williamson County Employee Benefit and Health Fair

The event was held at the Georgetown Annex Building at 100 Wilco Way.

  • 31 October 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The theme for this year's Benefit Fair was Favorite Sports Teams and Commissioner Cook was invited to take photos with employees and retirees at the photo booth. Employees had the opportunity to learn about plan changes, complete online health risk assessments, make 2020 benefit elections, get their flu shots and meet vendors that partner with  Wilco.

                Commissioner Cook is greeted by Shelley Loughrey, Director of Benefits Administration, as she entered the Fair.Commissioner Cook wore her University of Colorado sweatshirt and appears to be rooting for her team at the photo booth with her staff Garry Brown and Doris Sanchez.Commissioner Cook and Senior Director of Facilities Bob Daigh share a few moments of fun.Wilco EMS Division Commander Ed Tydings (lf), EMS Director Mike Knipstein (ctr) visit with Commissioner Cook.

Commissioner Cook Joins Constable Vinnie Cherrone's Trunk or Treat in Precinct 1

The public event was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Williamson County's Jester Annex in Round Rock

  • 22 October 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook is wearing her richly decorated witch's hat from a previous event and is standing next to staffer Doris Sanchez's decorated vehicle.Commissioner Cook's Halloween skeleton is sitting in the driver's seat wearingd big orange sunglasses and a tie.The Trunk or Treat and outdoor movie event was a huge success thanks to Precinct 1 Constable Vinnie Cherrone and his deputies and staff.

Hundreds attended and waited in long lines for candy, photos and baloons.

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