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Digital Age Keeps Justice Afloat in Williamson County

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 21 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace KT Musselman virtually officiates at the wedding of Martin Zeilinger and Natalya Elliott as they’re all sheltered in place on April 24, 2020.

Sheltering in place from COVID-19 has meant adaptations, postponements and planning for our four Williamson County Justices of the Peace.

When the first order to social distance by six feet went into effect, our JPs performed weddings with only the couples in their chambers; after the stay-at-home order, weddings went virtual.

For Judge KT Musselman of Precinct 1, who offices at the Wilco Jester Annex in Round Rock, working remotely resulted with him sitting on a couple’s coffee table via a cell phone one day to wed a sheltered-in-place couple seated on their sofa.

For another wedding ceremony, Musselman and guests from throughout the state and country watched from 15 computers via Zoom. These ceremonies have given him the idea of offering virtual weddings after they return to their office.

Musselman also has added new meaning to the traditional vows every time he says, “Keep each other in sickness—coronavirus or not—and in health.”

He’s also exploring how to go paperless, while his staff has rifled through 100 boxes of files to scan and preserve.

Judge Evelyn McLean, whose Precinct 3 office is in Georgetown, gave a whole new meaning to social distancing. She wed a couple at the Children’s Advocacy Center gazebo on the Inner Loop in Georgetown from her car via cell phone, as family members watched on Zoom. 

McLean’s staff quickly adapted to Softphone software to answer phones remotely. She also began offering more online services and forms to the public, including online dispute resolution for certain small claims cases. 

Commissioner Cook Announces Memorial Day Veterans Virtual Career Expo

Sponsored by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area May 27, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • 19 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Rural Capital Area Veterans, Transitioning Military and Spouses

Meet online with local employers who value your commitment, services and skills, and want to hire you immediately!

To pre-register, log onto https://ruralcapitalareavirtualcareerexpo.easyvirtualfair.com/

Employers book your free recruiting booth at http://ruralcapitalarea.getyourbooth.com/

Texas National Guard Conducts COVID-19 Testing in Taylor

The public event was held Saturday, May 9, 2020.

  • 11 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Members of the Texas National Guard and a medical professional in white personal protective equipment stand beneath a white canopy before people begin arriving to be tested.The Texas National Guard, along with local and state partners, coordinated and conducted the one-day free public testing for COVID-19 in Taylor. 

To be eligible for testing, people had to log onto https://txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400 to be screened for symptoms and then register.

Testing was by appointment only.

A total of 91 individuals were tested.

Results were expected within 48 hours to four days.

For information on free public testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms, go to https://forms.wilco.org/Forms/Covid19Testing.

New Test Sites for COVID-19 Available in Williamson County

Media Release from Williamson County's Public Information Office

  • 27 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Image of Corona Virus in colorWilliamson County and the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) are offering a public testing site to increase the ability of county residents to get a COVID-19 test. The site is for people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; however, this test does not require a visit with a physician and is free of charge. Individuals must first take an online assessment based on screening criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Please log onto http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing.php to access the online assessment tool. The first tests will be conducted starting Thursday, April 30, 2020. Individuals are expected to receive test results in a few days depending upon lab capacity.  

People who are eligible for the test will be given an appointment time and location. Tests are available through a drive-through system and are by appointment only. People cannot drive up and fill out the form. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Notice from Wilco Public Information Office on Commissioners Court Meeting Virtually

Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2020

  • 6 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County to Hold Commissioners Court Meeting Virtually 

April 6, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Commissioners Court will hold their April 14, 2020, meeting online through a virtual meeting platform beginning at 9:30 a.m. Any member of the public wishing to make a public comment or speak on an agenda item will do so at the Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown; however, the Commissioners Court members will attend virtually. To watch the meeting, please use the Commissioners Court Live link on the Williamson County website (http://www.wilco.org/), or watch the meeting video that will be posted on the website after the meeting has taken place. The meetings for April 14 and April 28 have been canceled. 

To view the Commissioners Court meeting live on Tuesday, go to http://www.wilco.org/livemeetings. The far right tab under the header will say ‘Live.’ Click it and the live feed will begin to play.  

To view the agenda or to review the recorded meeting that is posted after the meeting, go to https://agenda.wilco.org/agenda_publish.cfm. Both the agenda and video will be posted on this page based on meeting date. 

To make a public comment, enter the Historic Courthouse through the south doors and go through the proper screening protocols, including having your temperature taken before entering. Once you are screened, you can go to the second floor where you will fill out a public comment form and be called into the Commissioners Courtroom to make your comments. Speakers will be recorded by a web camera and included in the virtual meeting.  

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