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Commissioner Precinct One News

Construction Crews Are Starting Work at I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard)

  • 13 March 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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This project is designed to improve mobility, safety and connectivity for all modes of transportation along and across I-35. The project includes:

  • Reconstructing the Old Settlers Boulevard bridge over I-35, including building new U-turn bridges.
  • Improving the north and southbound I-35 frontage roads at Old Settlers Boulevard.
  • Adding new and upgraded bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

Construction of the $12.4 million enhancement project is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2019, weather permitting. 

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is asking for our patience while these much-needed improvements are constructed. TxDot also says that Construction projects can be disruptive, so they are doing their best to be a good neighbor while the improvements are being implemented.

Please read the project fact sheet and FAQ's with more information, or you can visit the project website to learn more and to sign-up for construction alerts at https://my35construction.org/

Commissioner Cook Serving on CARTPO

  • 14 February 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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Commissioner Cook Serving on CARTPO

Commissioner Cook with Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan at the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). Commissioner Cook is serving on the Capital Area Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CARTPO), which is an advisory committee in CAPCOG.

Unique Family Housing Community Opens in Round Rock

  • 10 February 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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As a newly sworn-in Williamson County Commissioner, I was recently invited to my first ribbon cutting in Round Rock. Many times, these events celebrate new businesses that will offer employment opportunities. In this case, we commemorated a unique apartment complex designed to aid in breaking the cycle of poverty for working families through quality, accessible and affordable housing with on-site educational support.

Commissioner Cook Appointed to Clean Air Board

  • 3 February 2017
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Commissioner Cook Appointed to Clean Air Board

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the appointment of Commissioner Terry Cook, Precinct 1, to the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition on January 31, 2017.

The Central Texas Clean Air Coalition (CAC) of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) is a voluntary association of organizations that support the regional effort toward improvement of air quality in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties. Members of the Coalition support the regional effort toward improvement of air quality in central Texas.

The Swearing-In

  • 24 January 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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On a warm January 2, 2017, morning, Terry Cook proudly took the oath of office at 10:51 a.m. to become Williamson County Commissioner of Precinct 1. About fifty of her supporters cheered her on in a standing-room only courtroom that overflowed with visitors into the balcony and hallway. Commissioner Cook was one of thirteen elected officials who were sworn in at the Williamson County Historic Courthouse on the second floor in the 26th District Court in Georgetown. 

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