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Commissioners Court Approves Elder Abuse Prevention Proclamation by Commissioner Cook

  • 11 May 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
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Staff of Texas Adult Protective Services in Williamson County and Commissioners Cook, Long, Judge Gravell, and Boles stand in background.

WHEREAS, our elderly population are vital and integral members of our society and their wisdom and experience have enriched our lives; and

WHEREAS, abuse and exploitation of the elderly in domestic and institutional settings are wide-spread problems, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the country; and

WHEREAS, Texas Adult Protective Services In-Home Caseworkers in Williamson County investigated 1,284 allegations of which 388 cases of Abuse, Neglect and/or Exploitation were confirmed against our elderly Texans in 2020; and

WHEREAS, elder abuse, which happens to men and women of all income levels, all cultural and ethnic groups, in good health or incapacitated in some way, and across every type of community, is grossly underreported because the elderly who are being abused, find it very difficult to tell anyone, are usually ashamed, sometimes afraid, or may not be aware that someone they trust is taking advantage of them, or, in fact, not understand they are being abused; and

WHEREAS, the Williamson County Attorney’s Office serves an important role in the investigation and prosecution of elder abuse and exploitation, and they also have a strong victim services program to assist those who have been targeted for the abuse;

Wilco Vaccine Providers Accessibility Data Reported Since 4/30/2021

  • 3 May 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 410
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Some of these are  Williamson County medical offices who offer their doses only to their clients.

This data is self-reported as their inventory for 1st doses from 4/30/21  to 5/2/2021.

Click here to view the accessiblity data for vaccine providers.

Final Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Information from the Williamson County Public Information Office

  • 27 April 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 445
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Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell reported yesterday that this week will be the last week that first doses will be given at the County’s mass vaccIcon of circle with the coronavirus and an injection drawn inside produced by Johns Hopkins Medicine.ination sites. The County’s contracts with FHS and Curative will terminate in May after second shots have been given for those who received first shots at one of the County’s mass vaccination sites. 

“The mass vaccination sites will be closing down in the future, but this isn’t the end. We are moving forward with the mobile units and kiosk units,” stated Cristin Meehan, director of vaccine distribution for Curative. “We want to make sure everyone knows that we are going to be here. You can go to Curative.com and put in your location. There are lots of appointments that are available. There still are plenty of doses to get out. Curative’s mission is to end this pandemic. That is what it has been since we started this back in March of last year, and that is still our goal.”

Williamson County discontinued keeping a centralized waitlist earlier this month due to decreased numbers of new registrations. Instead, individuals can schedule their COVID-19 vaccination directly with the provider of their choice. Currently, there are 25 vaccine providers in Williamson County with more than 20,110 first shots available

Commissioner Cook Reminds Wilco Residents to Vote

Information from the Williamson County Elections Office

  • 20 April 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 409
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CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT

CLICK HERE FOR COMPOSITE SAMPLE BALLOT

TRAVIS COUNTY (CITY OF LEANDER) VOTERS CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLE BALLOT

Last Day to Register to Vote: Thursday, April 1

Last Day to Apply for Ballot-by-Mail: Tuesday, April 20

Early Voting Period: Monday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 27

Early Voting Schedule  (pdf)

Dates and Times for All Locations:
Monday, April 19th through Saturday, April 24th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
NO SUNDAY VOTING                                                                         
Monday, April 26th and Tuesday, April 27th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Note: Click on READ MORE below for Voting Locations                                    

Commissioner Cook Announces Storm Forces Kelly Reeves Vaccination Site To Close Today at 1 p.m.

  • 15 April 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 401
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Because of the impending storms predicted, the Vaccination Clinic at Kelly Reeves Athletic Stadium will close today at 1 p.m. out of safety concerns. 

Those with appointments were sent emails to reschedule.

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