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Williamson County Seeks Volunteers For Mask Brigade

From Williamson County's Public Information Office

  • 8 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Do you have an embroidering machine, or own a sewing machine that you are ready to use during social distancing? How about scissors?  We are looking for you! 

 

In an effort to support first responders, medical professionals, and other individuals who may be dealing with the ongoing supply shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), Williamson County has established a Mask Brigade under the leadership of the 26th District Court Judge Donna King. Working in partnership with COVID Rangers and Reid’s Cleaners, the volunteer task force will make fabric masks intended to provide a layer of protection from transmission of airborne contaminants that will later be distributed to those at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19.

 

“We are calling on anyone with experience as an embroiderer or a seamster, or with sewing experience, or who might be handy with a pair of scissors to pitch in and help out,” said Judge King. 

 

The goal is to provide guidance to folks willing to roll up their sleeves and volunteer their time, skills and even materials to construct two different types of masks. The Wilco Mask Brigade page, shared below, provides instructions and specifications needed along with drop off information.  There are two models of masks being accepted.  The first is the COVID Ranger Mask, designed to go over the N95 mask to extend the life of the N95 mask being used by the medical professionals and first responders. The second model, the Pleated Pattern Mask, is intended for official distribution to other identified groups. There are a number of different designs in circulation, but the Mask Brigade will be using these two specific patterns in order to ensure that the masks are standardized.

 

Notice from Wilco Public Information Office on Commissioners Court Meeting Virtually

Meeting will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2020

  • 6 April 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Williamson County to Hold Commissioners Court Meeting Virtually 

April 6, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Commissioners Court will hold their April 7, 2020, meeting online through a virtual meeting platform beginning at 9:30 a.m. Any member of the public wishing to make a public comment or speak on an agenda item will do so at the Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown; however, the Commissioners Court members will attend virtually. To watch the meeting, please use the Commissioners Court Live link on the Williamson County website (http://www.wilco.org/), or watch the meeting video that will be posted on the website after the meeting has taken place. The meetings for April 14 and April 28 have been canceled. 

To view the Commissioners Court meeting live on Tuesday, go to http://www.wilco.org/livemeetings. The far right tab under the header will say ‘Live.’ Click it and the live feed will begin to play.  

To view the agenda or to review the recorded meeting that is posted after the meeting, go to https://agenda.wilco.org/agenda_publish.cfm. Both the agenda and video will be posted on this page based on meeting date. 

To make a public comment, enter the Historic Courthouse through the south doors and go through the proper screening protocols, including having your temperature taken before entering. Once you are screened, you can go to the second floor where you will fill out a public comment form and be called into the Commissioners Courtroom to make your comments. Speakers will be recorded by a web camera and included in the virtual meeting.  

Commissioner Cook Recites Poem She Created From Beatle's Song At RM 620 Roundabout Project Kickoff

On March 11, 2020 officials dug shovels into the dirt to officially commemorate the project running from RM 620 from I-35 to Deep Wood Drive

  • 25 March 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook delivers some remarks at the podium under a carp at the RM 620 Roundabout site and then recites her poem.

With a Litle Help from My Friends

Based on Beatles' song "A Little Help From My Friends"

What will they think of our shoot for the moon?
Will they blame you or walk in on me?
Lend me your ears as I urge you along,
And try to be heroes for us three.

Oh, we’ll suffer through the mass of traffic it sends
Mm, suck it up as project delay portends
Mm, we’ll get by until the needed mission ends

What do we do with commutes in the way?
Would be so great to be all alone.
How much more done by the end of the day?
Aren’t you glad utilities are gone?

Oh, you’ll suffer through with all the traffic it sends.
Mm, still sucking up as project delay portends.
Mm, you’ll survive until the needed project ends.

Commissioner Cook Speaks and Recites Poem She Created At TDIndustries Registered Apprenticeship Kickoff

Celebration was held on March 12, 2020, at Workforce Solutions of Williamson County in Round Rock

  • 18 March 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Lf to Rt: Bill Turner, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) Deputy Project Director; Carl Braun, WSRCA Business Services Manager; DeWayne Street, ResCare Regional Director of Workforce Services; Mike Crane, WSRCA Project Director; Commissioner Cook; August Alvarado, District Director, U.S. Congressman John R. Carter.

Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To BeTradesmen

(Mommas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys)

Thanks to Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings

College ain’t easy to pay for; real jobs hard to find

for those in liberal arts just to feed their mind.

Deep college debt with minimum wage just block them

          from finding their way.

Life with three roommates, credit card debt, ramen soup,

          working that long endless day.

Momma’s don’t let your babies grow up without options.

Don’t let ’em ignore those industrial fits,

Technical careers with good benefits.

Mommas don’t let your babies grow up without futures

‘Cause they’ll never return to live at your home, but

Come ‘cause you’re someone they love.

Workforce trade jobs open futures anywhere in the
          world.

So many careers for workers with futures in sight.

Employers now compete for them

          and those with offers ponder which are best for ’em.

They ain’t wrong deciding that trade jobs are best fit,

          dilemma is which for them is right.

Commissioner Cook Writes and Offers Poem at Firestone Store Ribbon Cutting

Event held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1441 South IH-35 in Georgetown

  • 9 March 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Commissioner Cook stands in front of the blue Firestone monster truck that is now retired.

FIRESTONE – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW (poem by Commissioner Cook)

We all depend on our cars and require them.

We procrastinate on their maintenance until when

they wheeze, they shudder, they stop … or not.

Then panic ensues, as we ponder “to do’s” of where and when to shop.

Where will I take it; will my budget survive the hit? 

Whenever can I go without it? How long at home will I sit?

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