Precinct One Events

Trailblazer Recognized for Black History Month

Commissioner Cook reads a tribute to Juanita Craft during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

  • 2 February 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1208

Juanita J. Craft

Born February 9, 1902 in Round Rock, Juanita Craft, a granddaughter of slaves, went on to become one of the most significant civil rights leaders in Texas. She was greatly affected by her mother's death from tuberculosis after being refused hospital treatment when there were no state hospitals for black Texans.

She attended Prairie View A&M and received a teaching certificate from Samuel Huston College (now Huston Tillotson University in Austin) and worked at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas as a maid and a dressmaker.

In 1935, she joined the NAACP, where she became the Dallas NAACP membership chairman in 1942 and the Texas NAACP field organizer in 1946, establishing 182 NAACP chapters. In 1944, she became the first black woman in Dallas County to vote in a public election.

She worked to integrate the University of Texas Law School, North Texas State College (now University of North Texas), Dallas Independent School District, the Texas State Fair, and numerous theaters, restaurants, and lunch counters. As you can imagine, she consistently sat in “Whites Only” sections of trains on her trips across Texas and refused to move. Ms. Craft was so well-regarded that Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. visited her in her home to discuss the future of the civil rights movement.

"I Have a Dream" Scholarship

Offered by Western Governors University (WGU)

  • 14 January 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1302

Image of Dr. Martin Luther King with a quote from www.bing.com/imagesAs we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WGU challenges everyone to realize their dreams. The I Have a Dream Scholarship is for those who have always dreamed of completing their college degrees and advancing their careers but faced challenges that prevented them from moving forward.

This scholarship aligns with the university’s mission to increase equity in access and attainment within underserved learner populations. 

“I Have a Dream” implies the courage to dream beyond what one thought was possible, the resilience to get up and try again, and the commitment to change one’s legacy for the better by earning a degree from Western Governors University with minimal financial barriers.

Please click on the link I Have a Dream Scholarship Details or go to https://www.wgu.edu/ for details.

Commissioner Cook Invited by Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance to Presentation on All-electric Vehicles on Dec. 8, 2021

The event was held at AYRO, Inc. in Round Rock, a company that designs and produces all-electric, purpose-built vehicles powered by technology.

  • 10 December 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1479

Commissioner Cook tries out one of the two-person electric vehicles designed to traverse streets, narrow passages and campus walkways safely using familiar automotive controls.Since 1994 Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance has helped stakeholders operate cleaner vehicles through various projects such as migrating city vehicles to alternative fuels, converting much of the booming landscaping industry in Texas to propane mowers, incentivizing Austin Energy customers to ride electric bikes and scooters, and much more. 

In 2020 alone, their stakeholders reduced petroleum consumption by 1.95 million gallons, reducing GHG emissions by 7.9 tons. In 1994, Austin Clean Cities was the 6th coalition to join the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program and first to join in attainment for air quality. In 2000, Austin Clean Cities became Central Texas Clean Cities, having expanded to cover Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. Later, as part of Austin Energy, Ft. Hood joined the coalition, followed by the City of Temple. In 2012, the coalition reorganized into a DOE-recognized, membership-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition known as Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance. 

The above information and more can be found at https://lonestarcfa.org/

Wilco Brown Santa & Georgetown Blue Santa Seek Volunteers for Nights of Lights

Information is from the Wilco Public Information Office.

  • 29 November 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1533

Volunteer to Pass out Hot Chocolate Here

Tuesday Talks

Hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

  • 17 November 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1521

WSRCA's 'Tuesday Talks' Weekly Video Series Connects Texans to Resources, Solutions

Your WSRCA team continues to innovate its service offerings to offer world-class workforce solutions for Central Texans and offers a new informative video series called Tuesday Talks to create more value for customers on the digital platforms they use most.

The Tuesday Talks video segments are posted weekly and aim to provide more insights on high-demand career training opportunities, initiatives, workshops, and programs, and will spotlight community partners, customer testimonials, and WSRCA events, all geared towards delivering customized workforce solutions for Central Texans.

Click to watch: Tuesday Talks (workforcesolutionsrca.com)


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