Neighborhood News

Williamson County Budget Adopted for Fiscal Year 2017-18 and Tax Rate Set

  • 31 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 9579

This budget season has been the most difficult item that I have experienced as your County Commissioner. Many of the old timers around here say it’s been the most contentious for them, too. However, there is some good news!

We passed a tax rate that is lower than your current rate, from $0.476529 to $0.466529. I had two main goals going into this budget season: 1. Our elected officials receive a good salary already, and I felt that we didn’t need a salary increase, and 2. With a rapidly growing population putting stress on county services, I believed that our county departments needed more people to serve you. 

Commissioner Cook Participates in Family Place Library Recognition for Round Rock Public Library

She extends her congratulations to Round Rock Public Library and encourages the public to visit their public libraries with their families.

  • 25 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 7845
The overall goal of Family Place Libraries is to develop and institutionalize a family friendly environment by transforming libraries into community centers for literacy, early childhood development, parent education and engagement, family support and community information. http://www.familyplacelibraries.org/what-family-place-library

Second Annual Williamson County Overdose Awareness Day at Lakeview Pavilion, Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock

  • 11 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 9304
OD_Day. press release 2017.pdf

Commissioner Cook volunteers at Neighborhood Association of Southwestern Williamson County's National Night Out

The event was held at the Town & Country Optimist Club Park on Aug. 1 in Austin

  • 11 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 7727

Local High School Student Serves Internship in Commissioner Cook's Office

  • 3 August 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 7801

Round Rock grad, student take Williamson County internships

·        Brad Stutzman Contributing Writer

10:41 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017  Round Rock

Statesman Online

Cassie Thomas attended Commissioners Court with Garry Brown, Commissioner Cook’s Executive Assistant. Photo by Brad Stutzman


Two Round Rock young women have made productive use of their summer vacations, learning about county government and public service as they served as interns for Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell.

Cassie Thomas, a Round Rock High School rising senior, interns with Cook, while Chandler Craig, who is heading back to Blinn College in Brenham this fall, spent her summer in Gravell’s office.

Thomas said her time spent with Cook made an impression on her.

“I didn’t know anything about local government before coming into this internship,” she said. “I didn’t know what a county commissioner was.”

Thomas, 16, and her family moved from Arizona to Round Rock in 2014 after her mother was offered a job at Scott & White.


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