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Voting Locations for Nov. 3 General Election in Austin and Round Rock

For a complete list of voting locations in Wilco, click on link below.

  • 2 November 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2890

To search for a voting location near you, or to find the list of all voting locations, please visit https://www.wilco.org/Departments/Elections/Voting-in-Person/Election-Day

Wilco registered voters may vote at any location in Williamson County on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.





Anderson Mill Limited District

11500 El Salido Parkway

Bethany United Methodist Church

10010 Anderson Mill Road

Gateway Church

7104 McNeil Drive

Hartfield Performing Arts Center

5800 McNeil Drive

Pinballz Lake Creek

13729 N US 183 Hwy

Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex

10211 W Parmer Lane

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

9700 Neenah Avenue 

Rattan Creek Park Community Center

7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trail

Spicewood Springs Library

8637 Spicewood Springs Rd

Halloween Face Mask Costume Contest

Sponsored by the Williamson County and Cities Health District.

  • 28 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2973

Poster of Halloween Face Mask Costume Contest flyer.

Link:http:// http://www.wcchd.org/services/health_education/index.php

Commissioner Cook Encourages Wilco Residents To Use Caution During Halloween To Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Information from the CDC website: Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

  • 26 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3035

illustration of adults and children participating in a Halloween costume paradeTraditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.

Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
  • A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Updated: Wilco COVID-19 Cases, Hotline, Web Links, Testing Sites Information

Commissioner Cook shares this information from the Williamson County and Cities Health District and Williamson County websites.

  • 26 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3702

Commissioner Cook asks that you log onto the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) COVID-19 dashboard for COVID-19 information in the county at http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/dashboard.php .

WCCHD is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and regional public health and healthcare agencies.The total number of deaths are now reported and verified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

For COVID-19 information, Wilco residents can also call the WCCHD's Hotline Call Center at 512-943-3600. 

Additional information--including testing sites in Wilco with locations, dates and hours--can be found at Wilco's COVID-19 webpage https://www.wilco.org/coronavirus.

Commissioner Cook regrets the continued loss of lives to COVID-19 in Wilco and offers her deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of these victims. She urges the public to remain safe by wearing masks in public places, socially distancing, washing your hands thoroughly as needed, and if you're in the higher risk category, staying home if you can. 

Click on READ MORE for testing information links.

Agency offers Hope with Services to Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Oped by Commissioner Cook

  • 15 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2934

Volunteer committee members for the Hope Alliance Virtual 5K Race pose with Commissioner Terry Cook at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown. They are from left, Patricia Fowler, Natalie McKinnon, Tracy Lyke, Priscilla Moreno, Cook, Lesa Cantrell and Jamie Felicia (kneeling).

Williamson County has the well-deserved reputation as a great place to live for individuals and families. But beneath the surface, as well as across the world, there is a dark and sinister underbelly of family and youth violence and abuse. 

Serving those victims here in our county is Hope Alliance in Round Rock, a crisis center that assists victims of domestic or sexual violence and their families. This non-profit organization offers safety, counseling and ultimately training and skills to break the cycles of violence in which individuals live. They give victims hope for a safe and healthy life.

Don’t think this happens that often here?  The data is startling and has no socio-economic boundaries: 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 3 teenagers have been victims of a violent relationship. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women ages 15 to 44, and one-third of female homicides are the result of violence from an intimate partner.

While abuse is often physical—1 in 10 high school students have been purposely hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend—emotional or verbal mistreatment by a partner frequently occurs. Together they exceed the rates of all other types of youth violence. Social media greatly facilitates the mistreatment at all ages.

For these very reasons, in September, the Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed October as “Domestic and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” This past Saturday, Hope Alliance’s kickoff for their 2nd annual 5K was held in San Gabriel Park where I had the pleasure of delivering a poignant message, setting the tone for this virtual race and cause via Facebook Live.


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