Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Sponsors Mental Health First Aid Class

At J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex in Round Rock on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

  • 28 January 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 4101

MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Commissioner Cook welcomes participants at the Mental Health First Aid Training.Esmeralda Pinones-Hux, instructor with Integral Care, checks in people arriving for the mental health first aid training.

The program offered a 5-step action plan to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

The 8-hour training was provided by Integral Care and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services with support from St. David’s Foundation. MHFA was first introduced in the U.S. in 2008 and since then, thousands of people from throughout the county have taken the course.

Role-playing and simulations taught participants, including Commissioner Cook, how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care.

Participants learned the warning signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illness and received information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance use disorder. They also learned what to say in these situations that is helpful and appropriate, and what to avoid saying.

Participants were also provided information about additional regional resources, including NAMI Austin, a non-profit organization offering no-cost educational resources, support groups and workshops throughout Central Texas for you or your loved ones affected by mental illness. For more information, visit www.namiaustin.org.

For more information or questions about Mental Health First Aid, please email [email protected] or visit www.integralcare.org/en/mhfa.

Commissioner Cook Celebrates Completed TxDOT Projects at Ribbon Cutting with Rap Song

Ceremony held Jan. 11, 2019, at Denny's parking lot at 2700 N. I-35 in Round Rock

  • 14 January 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3471

Local leaders and elected officials joined TxDOT representatives for the ribbon cutting ceremony of two projects in Williamson County Precinct 1 (in Round Rock):

The I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Blvd.) bridge reconstruction project and the I-35 from RM 1431 to FM 3406 (southbound), improved entrances and exits to I-35 (which includes a shared-use path for cicyclists and pedestrians).

Commissioner Cook wrote and performed a rap song for the event. (Click on Read More for the lyrics)

Commissioner Cook Performs her Rap "Yo, Flatiron" outside on Denny's parking lot with I-35 in the background.Local and elected leaders visit with TxDOT representatives before the ribbon cutting ceremony outside.


Area Groups for Senior Assistance Join Commissioner Cook At Senior Fraud Prevention Program

Local AARP Group Sponsors Program at the Baca Center in Round Rock on Jan. 9, 2019

  • 10 January 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3531

Samuel Cortina with Adult Protective Services sits at his display table awaiting his turn to speak on what services his agency provides when someone is a victim of fraud.Commissioner Cook jots down notes as Priscilla Olvera with A+ Federal Credit Union looks on.

Commissioner Cook Participates in River Ranch County Park Groundbreaking

The event was held Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

  • 11 December 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3696

A group of city and county officials, as well as those involved with developing the park, dig up dirt with their shovels to officially break ground for River Ranch Park.Commissioner Cook and other officials hold their shovels before the groundbreaking begins.

River Ranch County Park comprises more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, woodlands, hills and escarpments providing hill country vistas between Leander and Liberty Hill.  The South Fork of the San Gabriel River meanders through the northeastern portion of the park.

 The land for River Ranch County Park was purchased in 2008 for $10,625,779 with voter approved park bonds. Phase I construction elements were designed by Design Workshop Landscape Architects and is being constructed by Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Company, Inc. for a total of $11,040,192.26.

Phase 1 includes an area for day use activities, picnics, playgrounds, pavilions, and restrooms.  Development also includes hike-in primitive campsites, walk-in/group campsites, RV camping (improved camping with electrical and water connections), and an associated wastewater dump station. 

A Park Headquarters, 10-12 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, trailhead parking areas, and a maintenance compound with park residence are also included in Phase I development.

Phase I is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020.


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UPDATE: Prescription Drop-Off Locations in Wilco

Commissioner Cook urges residents to properly dispose of unused and expired medications

  • 3 December 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 4151


Available year-round


  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office - 508 Rock St., Georgetown
  • Public Safety Operations (Georgetown Police Dept) - 3500 DB Woods, Georgetown
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy - 710 N. Bell, Cedar Park 

  • Available year-round Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.


For more information, please visit http://lifestepscouncil.org/rx/ or call 512-246-9880


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