Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook & Staff volunteer for United Way Summer Day of Caring 2022

Volunteer event sponsored by United Way for Greater Austin, the recently merged United Way organization that combined Travis and Williamson counties.

  • 8 junio 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1887

Commissioner Cook and staff participated in park clean-up at Southwest Williamson County Park on Friday, June 3 in the morning. The mulching of a portion of the park's trail was completed just as a brief thunderstorm swept into the area.Group shot of the volunteers and staff of United Way.  For more information please visit https://www.unitedwayaustin.org/united-way-for-greater-austin-and-united-way-of-williamson-county-join-forces/

Commissioner Cook wears her sun hat, garden apron and chaps, and a mask to reduce dust inhalation as she spreads mulch on the park trail.  

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V Virtual Ribbon Cutting Video Wins Golden Post Award by Government Social Media

Lyrics rewritten by Commissioner Cook and sung by Cathie Sheridan to the original song "Be Our Guest" by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken

  • 19 abril 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 4066

Be our Guest – Tribute to Brushy Creek Trail  --  Available at https://www.facebook.com/wilcogov and select “videos”  OR by YouTube https://youtu.be/GF7udIbyrTs

LadAward presented by Government Social Media https://www.governmentsocialmedia.com/Another section of the new Brushy Creek Trail over Brushy Creek as part of Phase V.ies & Gentlemen, it is with deepest pride

And great pleasure that we welcome you today

And now we invite to  join in, hike on this new trail

As Wilco Parks now proudly presents

The newest!

Be our guest be our guest

Put this new trail to the test

Pull your hat on; tie your shoes, my dear

And we’ll provide the rest

Sun or shade, quite the view

Chasco built it, yes its new

RVI planned it with much talk

Don’t believe me, hit the boardwalk

Birds will sing, and they feed

After all, this stream is free

And the fishing here is never second best

Go on down there’s a bridge

Just one stroll and then you’ll

Be our guest, yes our guest

Be our guest

Water flows, under foot

Dapple shade, poison ivy,

Turtles, snakes and stream mighty

Biological cabaret

Until now you never cared

The bridge and rails, all prepared

It’s so roomy for the hikers,

Strollers, wheelchairs and the bikers

Moving fast, or slow behinders

Choose a pace, there’s no timers

And it’s all in perfect weather you can bet

Come on get off the grass

You have your own free pass

To be our guest if you’re stressed

It’s slow walking we suggest

Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest

Life has b

Commissioner Cook Presents Proclamation Observing National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve the proclamation in court today, April 5, 2022.

  • 5 abril 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2331

Picture with members of the different county and city departments and organizations involved with Child Abuse Prevention and Commissioner Cook, Commissioner Long, Judge Gravell, Commissioner Covey and Commissioner Boles standing behind the group.

WHEREAS, During the month of April 2022, Williamson County will observe National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect, and create strong communities to support the strengthening and healing of the abused children and their non-offending family members; and

WHEREAS, In calendar year 2021, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center reviewed 4,891 reports of alleged child abuse, and conducted 816 forensic interviews; and

WHEREAS, Working together to raise the awareness of child abuse and neglect, the “Go-Blue Committee,” which includes members of Bikers Against Child Abuse, CASA of Williamson County, Cedar Park Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, Round Rock Police Department, Round Rock ISD Police Department, Leander Police Department, The Georgetown Project, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Juvenile Services, Starry, Georgetown ISD and Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center, serves hundreds of abused and neglected children, as well as their non-offending family members, each year; and

Women in TECH - Free Webinars

Presented by Western Governor's University (WGU) Texas

  • 18 marzo 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2757

WGU logo letters with owl mascot in center and TEXAS next to itChoose Tech Event Week Free Webinars: March 27-31, 2022

Open House

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 5 p.m. CT

An opportunity to learn more about WGU and the IT programs we offer. We'll tell you how you can earn the certifications jobs require and the degree you need to advance, all at a cost that's about half of other institutions in the nation. The first half of the Open House will provide insight into how WGU is designed for you. The second half will offer you an opportunity to attend degree specific information sessions hosted by faculty and get answers to any questions you may have.

Fourth Trailblazer recognized for Black History Month

Commissioner Cook read a tribute to Wade Ervin Sauls, Sr. during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.

  • 22 febrero 2022
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2406

Photo of Wade Ervin Sauls, Sr. standing in front of several horses posted by Tina Steiner on her Facebook page.

Born on the 4th of July in 1879 to former slave parents, Wade Sauls married Louisa Allen Robertson on April 18, 1896 at a very youthful age and proceeded to dominate farming in crop production. He was sought by many farmers for help in their crops but chose to go to the A.J. Palm Farm in Palm Valley to become Mrs Aders (Anna) Palm’s overseer for her farm.  He grew cotton, hay, cash crops, and raised livestock for her over 36 years.  As one of the first to farm cotton in the region, he was called the Cotton King by locals because he could get a full bushel of cotton out of an acre of land, and he was also the first farmer in the season to produce the initial bale of cotton of the season.

Wade and Louisa resided in a home on the A.J. Palm farm until he purchased his own land in the area of Dell Diamond and built a house.  He became a farmer and rancher on that land. The milk produced by his cows was delivered to the Round Rock Cheese Co., our very own cheese factory in Round Rock along Brushy Creek. Meanwhile his growing family reached 17 children of which 15 survived into adulthood (bless that Louisa).


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