Neighborhood News

Commissioner Cook Speaks at Round Rock Rotary Sunrise Club Meeting on Oct. 20, 2017

  • 20 October 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 8222

The 2017-2018 Club Board of Directors are: Marty Ellman, President; Selicia Sanchez-Adame, President Elect (Membership/PR); Lee Buckland, Secretary; Joe Sculock, Treasurer; Rick Arnold, Past President. 



Tech College is Williamson County’s hidden gem

Opinion Editorial by Commissioner Cook

  • 12 October 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 8872
Commissioner  Cook listens to instructor Darren Block, left, about precision machining, while Michael Smith, field development officer with Texas State Technical College, looks on.

My brother, Randy Riddle, sponsors interns at his heating, ventilation and air conditioning business in Greenville, North Carolina, to expose them to a career path they hadn’t thought of before. His daughter and business manager, Rachel Davis, has been encouraging Pitt Community College, also in Greenville, to expand their trade and technical programs.

Nationally, companies are desperate to find well trained workers who want these jobs, instead of training people not suited for these jobs or who leave after time and money was spent instructing them.

I commend my family members for their efforts and recently informed them of my tour of Texas State Technical College inside the East Williamson County Educational Center in Hutto. The center is housed in a 112,000-square-foot facility located on 54 acres in Hutto, and their master plan calls for a total of 13 buildings.


Texas State Technical College, along with Temple College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas, partnered with the Hutto community to create this visionary and multi-institutional teaching center that provides a variety of educational opportunities and workforce readiness programs.

I didn’t know what to expect as we pulled into the parking lot of this campus out in the middle of large, grassy fields when I first began my tour on Sept. 8. Michael Smith, field development officer, conducted the tour, and Edgar Padilla, provost, warmly welcomed me to the campus.

One of the most jaw-dropping facts I learned was...




Commissioner Cook Joins Inner Loop Improvements Groundbreaking Ceremony in Georgetown (Precinct 2)

The Friday, Oct. 6, groundbreaking ceremony was for a project that will widen portions of Inner Loop to provide a right turn lane and left turn lane at Wilco Way, Rockride Lane, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and Williamson County Central Maintenance Facility. The design engineers are Rodriguez Transportation Group and Bridgefarmer and Associates. The contractor is Chasco Constructors.The project is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2018.

  • 9 October 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 8176

Commissioner Cook Attends Grand Opening of Baylor Scott & White Cancer Center in Round Rock on Sept. 7, 2017

Baylor Scott & White’s goal for the new cancer center is to provide the quality, comprehensive care needed to fight cancer in one place close to where patients live and work.

  • 6 October 2017
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 7834

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: 8515
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


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