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$3,000 Scholarships are available for Essential Workers from WGU Texas—but hurry, the deadline is June 30, 2021!!

  • 3 junio 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook Encourages Veterans and Spouses to apply for WGU Texas Military Appreciation Scholarship

$2,500 Scholarships Available to Ease Tuition Cost for Military Personnel and Families

  • 1 junio 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Press Release from Western Governos University (WGU Texas): 

Graphic of a flag, hills, military helmet, book, birds, clouds and other patriotic images by vecteezy.com/free-vector/holiday">Holiday Vectors by Vecteezy.In honor of the service and sacrifice that active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their spouses make, WGU Texas is offering a Military Appreciation Scholarship. This scholarship provides students with significant assistance as they pursue an affordable, accredited degree.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 and can be applied to any of WGU Texas’ more than 60 career-focused degree programs in business, education, IT, and healthcare, including nursing. Average tuition at WGU Texas is approximately $7,000 per year and the average time to complete a bachelor’s degree program is two and a half years.

“America’s military personnel and their families have made countless sacrifices in the service of our country” said WGU Texas Chancellor Dr. Darrin Q. Rankin. “That’s why we created this scholarship to help advance their education with a model that is flexible enough to adapt to the military schedules and lifestyle.”

WGU Texas is proud to serve those who serve and to be named one of the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for ten consecutive years by Military Advanced Education and Transition Magazine. About 15% of WGU Texas students are veterans, active-duty, or military dependents.

Commissioner Cook Presents Air Quality Awareness Week Proclamation in Commissioners Court

The Proclamation received a full vote from the Commissioners Court on May 4, 2021.

  • 4 mayo 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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WHEREAS, air quality can threaten our environment, economy, and the health of the residents of Williamson County; and  Color images of air polluting items like a car, aerosol, cigarette and others from VectorStock.com

WHEREAS, air pollution levels in Central Texas were considered “moderate” or worse as a result of elevated ozone (O3) or fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution on thirty-four percent of days in 2020, according to the National Air Quality Index; and

WHEREAS, children, older adults, people with lung disease and people with heart disease are particularly affected by poor air quality, and make up about two out of every five residents in the CAPCOG region; and

WHEREAS, ground-level O3 levels in the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) remain close to exceeding the O3 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the regions PM2.5 levels are within the range EPA recently considered for the PM2.5 NAAQS; and

WHEREAS, ground-level ozone is an odorless, colorless gas that can lead to respiratory problems and is driven locally by combustion sources such as cars, trucks, construction equipment, and power plants; and

WHEREAS, particulate matter, which is different from ozone, is defined as the sum of all solid and liquid particles suspended in air, which include both organic and inorganic particles, such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets, which can vary in size and come from sources such as road and construction dust, prescribed fires, commercial cooking, and mining and quarrying; and

Commissioner Cook Helps Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to Wilco First Responders

  • 21 abril 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook is inside the back of a van handing cases of girl scout cookies to girl scouts, parents and first responders at the Emergency Services Operations Center..

Girl Scouts from the Red Poppy Service Unit in Georgetown delivered 125 cases of girl scout cookies to Wilco First Responders, including the Sheriff's office, on Monday, April 19 at the Emergency Services Operations Center (ESOC) in Georgetown.

The girl scouts making this generous donation are from troops 2660, 45008, 45010, and 45012.

Commissioner Cook points at the cases of girl scout cookies lined up against the outside of the Wilco Emergency Services Operations Center building in Georgetown.

Donating to Save Lives and Heal Others

Column by Commissioner Terry Cook

  • 15 abril 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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S. Lemuel Bradshaw, public relations manager, United Tissue Resources and a twice recipient of a heart transplant, introduces Commissioner Terry Cook at the National Donate Life Month press conference held Wednesday, April 7 at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown.

Imagine if you could give the gift of restored sight to a young mother, human tissue to repair a first responder’s injured limb or an organ to save a teenager’s life.

National Donate Life Month, observed each April, encourages us to register as organ, eye and tissue donors to make these types of gifts possible.

One registered donor alone might save eight or nine lives and enhance that of 100 or more people. Think about it!

Registering is free to both the donor and donor’s family. All costs associated with the donation are charged to the recovery agency, but funeral expenses remain the responsibility of the family.

Signing the Texas Donate Life at https://www.donatelifetexas.org/ registry is a legally binding, first-person authorization by which you become a donor upon death.

That’s it. You sign up and go about your life!

The Donate Life Texas registry is the only official organ, eye and tissue donor registry of this state.

Based on 2018 population estimates, 78.6 percent of Williamson County residents are registered donors! That’s a whopper to be proud of.

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