Precinct One Events

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
  • Number of views: 370

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

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

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

Commissioner Cook and staff volunteered for 2020 United Way of Williamson County Day of Caring

Countywide event held on Sept. 25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • 28 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 20

Commissioner Cook and her staff, Garry and Doris, helped with lawncare at the Round Rock Area Serving CenterStanding Lf to Rt, Commissioner Cook, Garry Brown and Doris Sanchez during the Day of Caring working on the Serving Center's lawn and gardens. .Commissioner Cook is pruning a large rose bush.

Commissioner Cook Invites Wilco Residents To Non-Partisan Drive-Thru Voter Registration

!!Wear Your Masks!!

  • 24 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 53

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2-Day Drive-Thru Voter Registration 

Jester Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock

Friday Oct. 2 & Monday Oct. 5  -  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote for this election

Commissioner Cook Announces Weekly Virtual Career Fair

Offered by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

  • 9 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 143

Join online every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. for the Workforce Wednesdays Virtual Career Expo Hiring Experience. Register today to virtually connect with hiring recruiters hosting interactive booths from dozens of local companies. Explore their exciting career, apprenticeship and internship opportunities in the Rural Capital Area, chat with employers, and take part in free virtual career-enhancement workshops right from your own computer, or mobile device. All job seekers welcome.

Job Seekers, Pre-register todaybit.ly/wsrcavirtualcareerexpo

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

Education challenges, successes at Juvenile Services by Commissioner Cook

To donate to the school supplies drive, please call or email Julie Watts at 512-943-3207 or [email protected] (also at end of column with live link).

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 193

On Aug. 3, Commissioner Cook donated school supplies for the Williamson County Juvenile Services annual school supply drive.

Well, it's back-to-school time in Central Texas, or is it? One school is like no other. Williamson County Juvenile Services--  within the Georgetown school district boundary--holds classes for three student populations every academic year and this time, amidst a continuing pandemic.

The three groups include detention students awaiting their court appearance, residential treatment program students, and community students who have been expelled to the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program by their local school district.

To plan classes for this juvenile facility serving the largest number of school districts in the state, Tara Stewart, new principal at the Juvenile Justice Center, has been meeting virtually for weeks with the school's registrar, administrative assistant and 16 teachers.

To operate the Juvenile Services school requires a budget of over $1 million, to which every school district contributes based on student attendance. Typically, the highest number of students attending are from the Round Rock school district, as it is the largest district.

Most in the juvenile system tend to be middle and high schoolers, but ages can range from 10 to 18.

For the first three weeks of school beginning Aug. 17, students expelled from their school districts but at home will participate in distance learning. In-person learning for these students is scheduled to start Sept. 8.

Since teachers share teaching spaces, Stewart said the Georgetown district has provided noise-cancelling headphones, hotspots and laptops for all students, both residential and those distance learning at home.

Students will be using Google Classroom to complete assignments and submit them. Instruction will be synchronous, and students will have independent work time that may be away from a computer.

Getting kids to complete their coursework is challenging. Most of these students are already behind academically, so keeping them engaged in learning is difficult.

The overall goal is ensuring students remain within the scope and sequence of their home district, so they will return to their home school prepared to thrive.

If non-residents aren't making progress, the center sends case managers to their homes and also offers virtual counseling to help them overcome their setbacks.


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