Precinct One Events

Commissioner Cook Encourages Residents To Participate in LifeSteps Family Summerfest

LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs works to prevent substance use disorders, provide early intervention and support long-term recovery in Williamson County.

  • 21 July 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 45

Youth ages 7-15 are at a unique and formative time. They are experiencing multiple physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, which can make adolescents vulnerable to mental health problems.

Promoting psychological well-being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors that may impact their potential to thrive are critical for their well-being during adolescence and for their physical and mental health in adulthood.

Some adolescents are at greater risk of mental health conditions due to their living conditions, stigma, discrimination or exclusion, or lack of access to quality support and services. These include adolescents living in humanitarian and fragile settings; adolescents with chronic illness, autism spectrum disorder, an intellectual disability or other neurological condition; pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents, or those in early and/or forced marriages; orphans; and adolescents from minority ethnic or sexual backgrounds or other discriminated groups.

Adolescents with mental health conditions are in turn particularly vulnerable to social exclusion, discrimination, stigma (affecting readiness to seek help), educational difficulties, risk-taking behaviors, and poor physical health. Many risk-taking behaviors for health, such as substance use, start during adolescence. Risk-taking behaviors can be both an unhelpful strategy to cope with poor mental health and can severely impact an adolescent’s mental and physical well-being.

There is an old saying that goes: families that play together, stay together. We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships.

Family bonding time builds confidence, teaches youth about interacting with others, and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Studies show that when families spend quality time together, the chance of youth getting involved in dangerous activities drops dramatically

Western Governor's University Celebrates 10th Anniversary with 10 Scholarships

  • 16 July 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 92

Commissioner Cook Shares Fireworks Safety Tips

Press Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 24 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 201

Happy 4th of July in red & blue font with red & blue fireworks circling font by Clipartix.

When many people think of Independence Day celebrations, they think of fireworks; however, most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 

If you are unsure of the ordinances, it is always safer to check with the city or local fire department prior to the purchase or discharge of fireworks. Moreover, fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County parks.

To check an interactive county map with the fireworks free buffer zone area, go to this link:  https://gis.wilco.org/maps/?viewer=countymap.

Officials believe the safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks display sponsored by various jurisdictions and organizations throughout the area. Consumer fireworks can be dangerous when used improperly and can cause serious burns and eye injuries. 

Always check with your local fire department/district for recommendations or suggested precautions to follow before deciding to use them.

Commissioner Cook Announces June 22 Community Virtual Hiring Event for Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality

Event and Information provided by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

  • 16 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 261

Central Texas Employers Hiring Immediately: Don't Miss the Restaurant, Retail, & Hospitality Virtual Hiring Event on June 22

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

  • 3 June 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 325

WGU Flyer showing Owl and image of a male with motivational wording and other information.


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