Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Recites Her Original Poem at Firestone Complete Auto Care Ribbon Cutting

Event held at 2300 Palm Valley Blvd. in Round Rock on Aug. 23, 2019 (See Poem Below)

  • 27 August 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1069

            Tribute to Firestone

Summer of 2018 anticipating vacation

Driving to NC, needing alignment configuration.

Sought out Firestone, close to my neighborhood

Got Saturday appointment, gonna be all good, then 

Oops those tie rod ends – over 18 years, showing age,

But that’s no problem for those pros to manage.

It’s just money – never replaced I didn’t mind.

Parts were ordered, installed, van aligned, but

Whoops, up on the lift those current tires, iffy for 2400-mile trip.

No time to replace this day but lucky me, Sunday there’s a bit.

Squeezed me in – what a shop for the working woman & man!

Got those All-Season radials, looking sharp on my old van.

Left the next week in that Sienna of 273,378 miles.

No trepidation, trusted vehicle, faith in my tires.

Smooth on the state highways, interstates, roads, - quiet as can be.

Got to my blessed NC beach – beach gear, sister and me.

Commissioner Cook stands at the podium reciting her poem. Commissioner Cook joins several local officials and business leaders for the cutting of the ribbon outside the Firestone building.Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan offers welcoming remarks at the podium.

Commissioner Cook Announces Veterans Resource Fair headed by Jim Johnson with WGU Texas

1150 S. Bell Blvd. (Twin Lakes Campus) Cedar Park on Wednesday. Aug. 28 from Noon to 3 p.m.

  • 8 August 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1233
Commissioner Cook Announces Veterans Resource Fair headed by Jim Johnson with WGU Texas

All Vets, Military & Families are Welcome!
Free Admission
Free Pizza & Refreshments
Free Parking

Scheduled Representatives:

  • WGU Texas, online education
  • IBEW 520, employment-paid apprenticeships
  • PelotonU, education
  • Texas DOT, employment
  • Trident University, online education
  • U.S. Customs, employment
  • Easterseals Veterans, agency
  • VA, agency
  • DAV, agency
  • O.P. Veterans, agency
  • Texas Veterans Land Board, agency
  • Austin Vet Center, agency
  • Texas Fifth Wall Roofing, employment
  • Move Corp, employment
  • United Healthcare Medicare, agency
  • Texas Center Point Veterans Services, agency
  • Texas Veterans Leadership Program, agency
  • Citizen Soldier for Life, agency
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife, employer/events

Commissioner Cook and Local Performer Rewrite Brad Paisley Song to Honor Outgoing Wilco Parks Director Randy Bell

Celebration held in the District Courtroom in Georgetown on July 23, 2019

  • 29 July 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1142

Randy Bell,  joined by his wife, Laurie, holds up his Proclamation declaring Randy Bell Day at Commissioners Court. Left to right are Judge Bill Gravell, Commissioner Cook, Commissioner Cynthia Long, Laurie Bell, Randy,Commissioner Valerie Covey and Commissioner Russ Boles.Randy Bell left Williamson County employment after serving as senior director of Parks and Recreation for nine years. He will begin his new career as a pastor and then step into the role of minister in the Granbury, Texas area. Mr. Bell spent his life working in state parks, starting with Lake Brownwood State Park and later with various Texas state parks. In 1995, he was promoted to regional director for the Central North district of Texas Parks and Wildlife. He worked for Parks and Wildlife for 27 years before coming to Wilco.

Please read the words to "We're Gonna Miss You" and her poetic interlude by clicking on Read More below.

To view the performance of the song and poem on YouTube, log onto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaVOfOJZjK4&feature=youtu.be

Local performer Jody Barry and Wilco Warehouse Coordinator Tony Hill strum guitars and sing "We're Gonna Miss You" an adapation of Brad Paisley's song rewritten by Jody and Commissioner Cook, standing nearby ready to read her poetic interlude.

Commissioner Cook Attends Southeast Loop Study Open House

Event held Monday, June 24 at the Hutto ISD Performing Arts Center

  • 16 July 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1236

Pictured at the Open House are from left to right: Brian Laborde, Taylor City Manager; Commissioner Cook; Brandt Rydell, Taylor Mayor; Mike Snyder, Hutto City Council; Gerald Anderson, Taylor City Council; and Paul Leal, candidate for Constable Precinct 4.

The Southeast Loop Study, which will consider connections for east/west travel between SH 130 and FM 3349 and north/south travel to US 79 is a Precinct 4 project introduced by Commissioner Russ Boles to enhance safety and mobility in eastern Williamson County. The project will also prepare for the tremendous growth in the region.

The Southeast Loop Study is proactively planning  for the next two decades. The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that Williamson County is the fifth fastest-growing county in Texas, with population projections calling for continued and increased growth. There are 10,860 residential lots currently in development in Williamson County, more than twice that of Travis County  with 4,000.

For more information, please visit http://www.wilco.org/seloop.

Commissioner Cook Swears In Two Incumbent Members To The Round Rock City Council

The ceremony was held May 23, 2019, at Round Rock City Hall.

  • 28 May 2019
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1483

Council Member Hilda Montgomery asked Commissioner Cook to swear her in for her second term on the Round Rock City Council. Council Member Montgomery won a special election for Place 6 in December 2017.

A communications glitch with Judge Bill Gravell left Council Member Rene Flores with no official to swear him in within the necessaryCommissioner Cook stands with Council Member Hilda Montgomery after she swore in the Council Member for her second term on the Round Rock City Council. timeframe, so he asked Commissioner Cook if she could fill in.

Council Member Flores was elected to Place 2 in May 2016 and is serving his second term.

Commissioner Cook was doubly honored to swear in both members that day. 


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