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Commissioner Cook Shares Fireworks Safety Tips

Press Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 24 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Happy 4th of July in red & blue font with red & blue fireworks circling font by Clipartix.

When many people think of Independence Day celebrations, they think of fireworks; however, most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 

If you are unsure of the ordinances, it is always safer to check with the city or local fire department prior to the purchase or discharge of fireworks. Moreover, fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County parks.

To check an interactive county map with the fireworks free buffer zone area, go to this link:  https://gis.wilco.org/maps/?viewer=countymap.

Officials believe the safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks display sponsored by various jurisdictions and organizations throughout the area. Consumer fireworks can be dangerous when used improperly and can cause serious burns and eye injuries. 

Always check with your local fire department/district for recommendations or suggested precautions to follow before deciding to use them.

Commissioner Cook Announces June 22 Community Virtual Hiring Event for Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality

Event and Information provided by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

  • 16 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 649
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Central Texas Employers Hiring Immediately: Don't Miss the Restaurant, Retail, & Hospitality Virtual Hiring Event on June 22

$3,000 Scholarships are available for Essential Workers from WGU Texas—but hurry, the deadline is June 30, 2021!!

  • 3 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 601
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Commissioner Cook Encourages Veterans and Spouses to apply for WGU Texas Military Appreciation Scholarship

$2,500 Scholarships Available to Ease Tuition Cost for Military Personnel and Families

  • 1 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 624
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Press Release from Western Governos University (WGU Texas): 

Graphic of a flag, hills, military helmet, book, birds, clouds and other patriotic images by vecteezy.com/free-vector/holiday">Holiday Vectors by Vecteezy.In honor of the service and sacrifice that active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses make, WGU Texas is offering a Military Appreciation Scholarship. This scholarship provides students with significant assistance as they pursue an affordable, accredited degree.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 and can be applied to any of WGU Texas’ more than 60 career-focused degree programs in business, education, IT, and healthcare, including nursing. Average tuition at WGU Texas is approximately $7,000 per year and the average time to complete a bachelor’s degree program is two and a half years.

“America’s military personnel and their families have made countless sacrifices in the service of our country” said WGU Texas Chancellor Dr. Darrin Q. Rankin. “That’s why we created this scholarship to help advance their education with a model that is flexible enough to adapt to the military schedules and lifestyle.”

WGU Texas is proud to serve those who serve and to be named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for ten consecutive years by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine. About 15% of WGU Texas students are veterans, active-duty, or military dependents.

Commissioner Cook Presents Air Quality Awareness Week Proclamation in Commissioners Court

The Proclamation received a full vote from the Commissioners Court on May 4, 2021.

  • 4 May 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 695
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WHEREAS, air quality can threaten our environment, economy, and the health of the residents of Williamson County; and  Color images of air polluting items like a car, aerosol, cigarette and others from VectorStock.com

WHEREAS, air pollution levels in Central Texas were considered “moderate” or worse as a result of elevated ozone (O3) or fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution on thirty-four percent of days in 2020, according to the National Air Quality Index; and

WHEREAS, children, older adults, people with lung disease and people with heart disease are particularly affected by poor air quality, and make up about two out of every five residents in the CAPCOG region; and

WHEREAS, ground-level O3 levels in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remain close to exceeding the O3 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the regions PM2.5 levels are within the range EPA recently considered for the PM2.5 NAAQS; and

WHEREAS, ground-level ozone is an odorless, colorless gas that can lead to respiratory problems and is driven locally by combustion sources such as cars, trucks, construction equipment, and power plants; and

WHEREAS, particulate matter, which is different from ozone, is defined as the sum of all solid and liquid particles suspended in air, which include both organic and inorganic particles, such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets, which can vary in size and come from sources such as road and construction dust, prescribed fires, commercial cooking, and mining and quarrying; and

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