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Commissioner Cook Honored Dec. 9 by the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District Board

The ceremony was held during the MUD Board's meeting/townhall at their community center.

  • 10 December 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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After redistricting, Commissioner Cook will no longer represent the Brushy Creek MUD area in her redrawn precinct. Last night was her farewell to the BCMUD and theirs to her.The Brushy Creek MUD Board presents a plaque of recognition and appreciation to Commissioner Cook for her service to them. The plaque with an inscription of recognition and appreciation to Commissioner Cook for her service and dedication to the Brushy Creek MUD now hangs in her office.

Commissioner Cook's newly redistricted Precinct 1 Map

  • 17 November 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 497
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Wilco's September 2021 Voting Precincts

  • 29 October 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 579
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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 October 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 805
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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 October 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?

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