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Commissioner Cook Presents Juneteenth Proclamation

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted in favor of the Juneteenth Proclamation today!

  • 16 June 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Juneteenth recognizes that on June 19, 1865, almost three years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston the freedom of all slaves throughout Texas with these words, “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,”; and

WHEREAS, Juneteenth has been an official 40-year state holiday honoring the courageous Black Texans who have long struggled for civil rights in the 155 years since General Granger’s proclamation; and

WHEREAS, Williamson County residents value history, ethnic heritage, and culture, which accurately reflects the real lives and struggles of African-Americans past, present, and future; and

WHEREAS, let us all be reminded that our nation has not yet achieved its full potential and that, even more so today, it is incumbent upon each of us to add our voices to those who are continuing to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Williamson County Commissioners Court takes this action and hereby recognizes and proclaims, June 19, 2020 as:

“JUNETEENTH – TEXAS EMANCIPATION DAY”

in Williamson County, and encourages all Williamson County employees and residents to learn more about Juneteenth and support the noble purpose of this day. (The End)

Commissioner Cook Announces Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Virtual Youth Career Expo

Commissioner Cook encourages Williamson County youth to participate!

  • 3 June 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1365
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Event Description:

For Ages 16- 24

• Virtually Meet With Local Employers & Explore Careers
• Review Local Part-Time, Full-Time & Apprenticeship Opportunities
• Attend Free Online Career Workshops on Crafting Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
• Career Coaching Available on Virtual Job Search & Social Media Networking Strategies
• Explore www.WorkInTexas.com, Build a Profile & Review Immediate Job Matches
• Upskill! Chat with Specialists from Local Colleges & Training Centers About Certification
• Programs for Careers in High-Demand Fields

Digital Age Keeps Justice Afloat in Williamson County

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 21 May 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1520
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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
  • Number of views: 1577
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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
  • Number of views: 1473
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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.

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