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Commissioners Court Approves Commissioner Cook's Proclamation on Black History Month

The Proclamation was presented to the Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

  • 3 February 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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WHEREAS, Black History Month was first celebrated at Kent State University in 1970, but had its roots in 1926, when it was created as Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson, American author, journalist, and educator, who realized the need for research of American Black History was being ignored, neglected, and misrepresented; and

WHEREAS, Black History is American History; and

WHEREAS, the following list is only a tiny, partial list of Black American firsts:

George Washington Carver Agricultural scientist, Inventor   1st Black student and faculty member at Iowa State University

Shirley Chisholm Author, Educator, Politician   1st Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress     1st African American and woman candidate for a major party’s nomination for President

Bessie Coleman Aviator 1st African American (and Native American) woman to hold a pilot license

W.E.B Du Bois Historian, Sociologist, Author, Civil Rights Activist      1st African American to earn a doctorate at Harvard University

Althea Gibson Professional Tennis Player and Golfer      1st African American to win a tennis Grand Slam Championship (The French Open) 

Kamala Harris Attorney, Politician      1st African American (and Asian American) and female Vice President of the United States of America

Mae Jem Engineer, Physician, Business Leader, NASA Astronaut    1st Black woman to travel into space

Barbara Jordan  Attorney, Educator, Politician    1st African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction   1st Southern African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Virtual Mental Health Task Force Announced for Professionals and Community Members

From Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 13 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Graphic of a person's brain and a list of tips on how to be resilient in the face of change by AgriLifeOn Friday, January 15 and Sunday, January 17, 2021, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Virtual Mental Health Task Force of Williamson County is offering a FREE virtual mental health conference for professionals and community members.

Friday, January 15 will be targeted towards mental health professionals such as LMFTs, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMSWs.

Four free CEUs will be offered with sessions including topics such as Moral Injury and Compassion Fatigue, Healthy Stress and Coping Mechanisms/Emotional Eating, Mental Illness, Suicide Prevention, How to Ask the Hard Questions, and Isolation and Substance Abuse.

Sunday, January 17 will be for any and all community members. Participants can pick and choose from topics such as Suicide Prevention and mental Illness for Youth and Adults, Utilizing Aunt Bertha, Isolation and Substance Abuse, with breaks featuring yoga, healthy food demonstrations, and much more!

Induction Ceremony for Commissioner Cook and other Wilco Elected Officials

Event will be held virtually and in person depending on weather

  • 22 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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The swearing-in ceremony for Commissioner Cook and other Wilco elected officials will be held Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, starting at 11 a.m. To view it virtually and live, please go to Facebook on the account @wilcogov  (https://www.facebook.com/wilcogov)

An icon of  a gold star intersected with a ribbon and with the word Congratulations through the image. (freepick.com)If you wish to watch the ceremony in person, it will be held outside the Williamson County Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas, on the Main Street side.

In case of inclement weather, private ceremonies with just the elected officials will be conducted inside the courthouse with social distancing protocols in place, so you can watch the ceremony live on Williamson County’s Facebook account.

A brief Commissioners Court meeting pertaining to the elected officials' offices and staff will be held following the ceremony.

Please click on Read More below for the complete list of the elected officials being sworn in and their offices. 

North Mays Street Extension Virtual Ribbon Cutting by Wilco and Round Rock (links to Ribbon Cutting & Song at the end)

Media Release by Wilco Public Information Office - Includes Quote by Commissioner Cook

  • 16 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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View of N. Mays Street Extension facing south towards Round Rock.

Drivers between Georgetown and Round Rock can take a new road home this evening. The extension of North Mays from Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive officially opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 16. Officials from Williamson County and the City of Round Rock held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project that has been under construction for two years.   

“I am so happy to see this major alternative to being trapped on I-35 going to or from Georgetown is now available, and you can zip between Round Rock and Westinghouse Road in great time,” said Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook.  

Part of the improvements that were completed include an approximately 1,200-foot long bridge and the addition of two lanes of a four-lane divided roadway. This extension, which is less than one-mile in length, will now provide better connectivity between Old Settlers Boulevard and University Boulevard, as well as an alternative route to the Interstate 35 frontage roads.  

Coats for Kids Underway until Dec. 2, 2020

Sponsored by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office

  • 16 November 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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