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Commissioner Cook's newly redistricted Precinct 1 Map

  • 17 noviembre 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Wilco's September 2021 Voting Precincts

  • 29 octubre 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, for Constitutional Amendments & Special Elections Information

Friday, Oct. 29 is the last day for Early Voting.

  • 29 octubre 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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ELECTION DAY VOTE CENTERS (pdf)

Click on pdf above for a full list of Election Day Vote Centers in Williamson County

Registered voters may vote at any location listed below from 7am to 7pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Austin
Anderson Mill Limited District, 11500 El Salido Pkwy
Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Rd
Gateway Church, 7104 McNeil Dr
Harmony School of Endeavor, 13415 RR 620
Hartfield Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Dr
Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, 10211 W Parmer Ln
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 9700 Neenah Ave
Northwest Fellowship Church, 13427 Pond Springs Rd
Rattan Creek Community Center, 7617 Elkhorn Mountain Trl

Round Rock
Allen R Baca Center, 301 W Bagdad St, Building 2
Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Dr
Cedar Ridge High School, 2801 Gattis School Rd
Fellowship Church, 3379 Gattis School Rd
Fern Bluff MUD Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Dr
Round Rock High School, 300 N Lake Creek Dr
Round Rock Randalls, 2051 Gattis School Rd
Round Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trl
Sleep Inn & Suites, 1980 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Teravista Community Center, 4211 Teravista Club Dr
Williamson County Jester Annex, 1801 E Old Settlers Blvd

Teen Court clears records while teaching law

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 21 octubre 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Rayna Jacob, a Round Rock resident and Meridian student, started with Teen Court in 2019 as a freshman. Last summer, Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Evelyn McLean received emails from the Future Leaders Scholarship program director telling her how impressed they were with Jacob’s work in the advanced law and trial internship Jacob served at Harden & Pinckney PPLC.

“All rise, Williamson County Court is now in session,” announces a lithe, youthful judge in the Precinct 3 justice of the peace courtroom in Georgetown.  A 16-year-old prosecutor presents the case against a 16-year-old youth charged with driving 11 to 20 mph above the speed limit. 

Also seated is a jury of peers, attentively listening to the judge who says, “By the oath you’ve taken, you have become officials of this court; participant’s duty is to listen, not to talk with anyone.”

The prosecutor approaches the bench and presents the details of the case against the young driver. The driver participates virtually. “Clear weather, no traffic on a county road north of Georgetown,” she responds to a question concerning conditions under which the alleged violation occurred. The student, who was alone in the car, also identified herself as a serious student, working 15 to 20 hours per week and active in extra-curricular programs.

The prosecutor is unswayed and declares the defendant to have “willfully chosen to speed and irresponsibly created a hazardous condition.” She clarifies that this is a Class 2 misdemeanor and suggests 20 to 30 hours of community service and one jury term.

The youth assigned as the defense attorney then rises and presents the defendant as a responsible person, demonstrated by her involvement in the community, working, maintaining high grades and actively participating in school activities. The attorney further states that her actions that day reflected an urgency to reach school on time and recommends only 20 hours of community service.

With the defense’s closure, the jury is released to convene on the case to a deliberation room near the courtroom.

I’m listening and viewing this activity virtually. Wow – this group of teens understood their responsibilities and were holding a real court hearing with consequences. How did this come to be?

Commissioner Cook Presents National Manufacturing Day Proclamation in Commissioners Court on Oct. 19, 2021

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area promoted the recognition.

  • 19 octubre 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Pictured in front from Lf to Rt with Workforce Solutions are: Opal Berry, Business Solutions Consultant; Carol Braun, Business Services Manager; Diane Tacket, COO; Brian Hernandez, Chief Storyteller. In back Lf to Rt are Commissioners Cook and Long, Judge Gravell, Commissioners Covey and  Boles.

WHEREAS, National Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October, as a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and to educate the public at large on the importance of the role manufacturers play in our daily lives and the growing skill-shortage despite the high volume of job openings in the sector; and

WHEREAS, the local manufacturing sector comprised of more than 400 businesses consistently contributes the most significant portion of the gross domestic product in Williamson County, exceeding $6.3 billion in 2020; and

WHEREAS, Williamson County recognizes the importance of a thriving manufacturing sector and works to fuel economic growth and build a sustainable future for our citizens. The prosperity of our community depends on the education and vocational opportunities that align with our manufacturers' skilled labor needs, as well as continued development of advanced manufacturing capabilities and processes; and

WHEREAS, manufacturing jobs are critical to the economy of Williamson County, and the industry should be recognized for its high-tech, high-skilled, and well-paid career options — careers where average annual compensation and benefits are higher than the average across all sectors; and,

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