Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Honored as Champion of Recovery at Second Annual Pavilion Dinner

425th District Court Judge Betsy Lambeth was keynote speaker at the fundraiser held at Fern Bluff Community Center on April 4, 2019.

  • 5 April 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3513

Commissioner Cook and Judge Betsy Lambeth are both strong supporters of programs for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse.Executive Director of Pavilion Gordon Butler and his granddaughter enjoy a moment together before the program.The Pavilion Clubhouse of Round Rock is a 501(c)(3) organization offering a long term recovery solution for those living with mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Judge Lambeth relayed a story of addiction and its trials and success in her family.

For information, log onto www.pavilionrr.org

Commissioner Cook Makes Presentation on Developing Good Relationships in Wilco at Pavilion's Certified Training

This is one of the three-day training events held March 19 at St. Richard's Episcopal Church in Round Rock.

  • 25 March 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3633

Executive Director Gordon Butler of Pavilion Clubhouse inRound Rock organized a free, three-day training for peer advocate certification that included several speakers. Commissioner Cook made a powerpoint presentation on Developing Good Relationships in Seated on a table listening to Commissioner Cook is Executive Director of Pavilion Gordon Butler with other attendees also shown.Williamson County by identifying communication styles.

Commissioner Cook explains her PowerPoint presentation on developing good relationships through communciation skills to a group of volunteer advocates with Pavilion shown seated in the Church's hall.

Commissioner Cook Speaks at Rotary Club of Round Rock Sunrise

Meeting held Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Baca Center in Round Rock

  • 4 March 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3502
Commissioner Cook explains maps of the new Apple location on a screen behind her as Rotarians listen.  Commissioner Cook spoke to the apropriately named Rotary Club--Sunrise--at 7 a.m., their regular weekly meeting time, about the county budget and property taxes, and the recent Wilco-Apple 381 Agreement.

Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization of business and community leaders and volunteers who are willing and able to support Rotary's mission. They are a global network of volunteers: men and women doing incredible things together to create positive change in our community and our world. They give their time and resources to help others, while enjoying what they do.

They believe improving people's lives leads to a better and more peaceful world. In conjunction with Rotary International, they participate in and support service projects that address critical issues. Targeted for elimination are poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, and pollution.  They commit time, talent, experience and resources to make a positive difference.

Commissioner Cook Officiates at North Mays Street Expansion Groundbreaking

Ceremony was held Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

  • 26 February 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3625

Officials from the County, City of Round Rock, Design Engineer LJA and contractors with Capital Excavation hold shovels of dirt to break ground on the north end parking lot of the Round Rock Public Safety Facility.The groundbreaking commemorated work to begin the extension of North Mays from Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive. The project is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020. The project is funded with county voter approved road bonds and by the City of Round Rock.

The current awarded budget is $10,775,835.75, with the city responsible for 24 percent of the construction costs currently at $2,586,200.50 but not to exceed $3,800,000.

Commissioner Cook lauds projects that improve mobility and traffic safety in Precinct 1 and around the County.

Commissioner Cook Officiates at Neenah Avenue Widening and Pearson Ranch Road Traffic Signal Ribbon Cutting

Event was held Monday, Feb. 11 at Pearson Ranch Middle School

  • 13 February 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3549

Commissioner Cook is ready to cut the ribbon with her giant scissors surrounded by the Pearson Ranch Middle School Choir and Director, and Principals, staff and a PTA President from Pearson Ranch and Elsa England schools, Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan and staff, City of Austin Engineers, and representatives from MA Smith Contracting, Stantec Consulting Services and HNTB.The two road improvement projects were critical to increasing safety near Elsa England Elementary School and Pearson Ranch Middle School.

Neenah Ave. was widened from the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway from Olive Hill Drive to the end of Neenah Ave. The project was less than one mile in length.

A traffic signal was installed at Neenah Ave. and Pearson Ranch Road.

Construction was completed in 10 months for a cost of $2.5 million.


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