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Commissioner Cook Participates in River Ranch County Park Groundbreaking

The event was held Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

  • 11 diciembre 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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A group of city and county officials, as well as those involved with developing the park, dig up dirt with their shovels to officially break ground for River Ranch Park.Commissioner Cook and other officials hold their shovels before the groundbreaking begins.

River Ranch County Park comprises more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, woodlands, hills and escarpments providing hill country vistas between Leander and Liberty Hill.  The South Fork of the San Gabriel River meanders through the northeastern portion of the park.

 The land for River Ranch County Park was purchased in 2008 for $10,625,779 with voter approved park bonds. Phase I construction elements were designed by Design Workshop Landscape Architects and is being constructed by Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Company, Inc. for a total of $11,040,192.26.

Phase 1 includes an area for day use activities, picnics, playgrounds, pavilions, and restrooms.  Development also includes hike-in primitive campsites, walk-in/group campsites, RV camping (improved camping with electrical and water connections), and an associated wastewater dump station. 

A Park Headquarters, 10-12 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, trailhead parking areas, and a maintenance compound with park residence are also included in Phase I development.

Phase I is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020.

 

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UPDATE: Prescription Drop-Off Locations in Wilco

Commissioner Cook urges residents to properly dispose of unused and expired medications

  • 3 diciembre 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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PERMANENT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS

Available year-round

SAFE AND FREE MEDICATION DISPOSAL IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY

  • Williamson County Sheriff’s Office - 508 Rock St., Georgetown
  • Public Safety Operations (Georgetown Police Dept) - 3500 DB Woods, Georgetown
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy - 710 N. Bell, Cedar Park 

  • Available year-round Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

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For more information, please visit http://lifestepscouncil.org/rx/ or call 512-246-9880

Commissioner Cook Sponsors Senior Fraud Prevention Program

The event was held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

  • 19 noviembre 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook shares senior fraud information with Precinct 1 Constable Vinnie Cherrone and Wilco County Attorney Dee Hobbs.Tony Rosas with University Federal Credit Union sets up their display with Reina Morales and his wife, Gail, prior to his presentation on banking safety.

Commissioner Cook invited several groups involved with Senior Care and Fraud Activity to make presentations to the residents of The Heritage in Austin.

Executive Assistant to Commissioner Cook, Garry Brown, chats with Ricky Nunez from TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services.Shantel Mims-Jones from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services shows agency data to Commissioner Cook.

Adopt a Child

A Round Rock High School Holiday Program To Benefit Elementary School Students

  • 16 noviembre 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Students from Round Rock, McNeil and Stoney Point High Schools will host a Christmas party and provide gifts to approximately 150 elementary students on December 5, 2018.

The elementary students have been identified with some type of challenge in their lives that could impact their holiday celebrations.

This year the number of elementary students identified for the project has increased from prior years and the schools could use community support.

The high school students are taking up donations and toys for these elementary students. There is also a wish list.

If you would like to donate to this event, please contact:

Randi Chaverria, Adopt-A-Child Coordinator

http://[email protected]

(512) 704-1820

UPDATE: Commissioner Cook Thanks All Voters Who Participated - During Voter Registration, She Encouraged High Schoolers to Register to Vote

Voter Registration Rally held at McNeil High School on Oct. 3, 2018,sponsored by Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan

  • 4 octubre 2018
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook is speaking on stage at the McNeil High School cafeteria. Update: Thanks to all you Wilco Voters for topping the registered voter turnout in Texas. Out of the top 12 highest populated counties, Williamson County led them all with 62.09 percent of the 336,148 registered voters submitting a ballot. The next highest percentage voter turnout was Travis County at 61.33 percent.

Commissioner Cook explained why we vote on the first Tuesday of November and reminded the students that it is their civic duty and responsibility to vote and let their voices be heard.

A uniform date for choosing presidential electors was instituted by the Congress in 1845. The bill initially set the day for choosing presidential electors on "the first Tuesday in November," in years divisible by four (1848, 1852, etc.). However, in some years the period between the first Tuesday in November and the first Wednesday in December (when the electors are required to meet in their state capitals to vote) would be more than 34 days, in violation of the existing Electoral College law. So, the bill was reworded to move the date for choosing presidential electors to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The period between Election Day and the first Wednesday in December is always 29 days. The effect of the change was to make November 2 the earliest day on which Election Day may fall.

In 1845, the United States was largely an agrarian society and farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse or carriage to vote. Tuesday was established as election day because it did not interfere with the Sabbath according to the Bible or with market day, which was on Wednesday in many towns.

Many people today object to Tuesday as Election Day because they feel it decreases voter turnout because it is a day when many people are at work or in school. However, the tradition continues to this day.

Principal Amanda Johnson stands on stage waiting for students to find seats while Council Member Jimmy Flannigan and Commissioner Cook stand behind her.

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