Cedar Park- Leander - June 2020

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Williamson County sets Democratic primary runoff election schedule for early voting

said, including hand-sanitizing units for all poll workers, regular cleanings of voting touch-screen devices with alcohol, and each check-in station and ballot-marking device having a CleanPen unit to be used for sanitizing writing instruments and styli, Davis said. Protective shields will also be provided at each check-in station, and poll workers are being asked to wear cloth face coverings. Each location will have a poll worker assigned tomonitor and encourage social distancing, and each location will have social distance markers on the oor, he said. Signage will be posted outside each polling location alerting voters to the option of voting curbside, Davis added. All poll workers will receive training on safety and sanitizing protocol. SOURCE: WILLIAMSON COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENTCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Democratic primary runo early voting locations in Cedar Park-Leander CEDAR PARK RANDALLS 1400 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park SCHEDULE June 29-July 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No voting July 3-4 July 5: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-10: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. PAT BRYSON MUNICIPAL HALL 201 N. Brushy St., Leander SCHEDULE June 29-July 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No voting July 3-4 July 5: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 6-10: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

BY ALI LINAN The early voting portion of the Demo- cratic primary runo has been scheduled for June 29 through July 10, Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis told the county commissioners in a regular meeting June 2. Election day is July 14. Early voting will be held from June 29 through July 2 from8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and July 6-10 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. except for theWilliamson County Inner Loop Annex location, which will be open until 7 p.m. “Before the pandemic hit, we were looking at 14-18 sites,” Davis said. “We reduced themdown to seven sites.” There are three Democratic runo races and no Republican races, Davis said. Mary “MJ” Hegar and RoyceWest are seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate against Sen. John Cornyn in November. Christine Eady Mann and Donna Imam seek the Democratic nod in the U.S. House of Representatives’ 31st District. Robert R. “Beto” Alonzo and Chrysta Castaneda are vying for the Democratic nomination for the railroad commis- sioner election. OnMay 11, Gov. Greg Abbott moved the primary runo date to July 14 after it was originally scheduled for May 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Abbott also extended the early voting period for the runo election fromone week to two weeks, Davis said. TheWilliamson County Elections Department will be taking substantial measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in polling locations, Davis

Nolan Ryan Brands to open new Round Rock butcher shop later this summer Nolan Ryan said he invested his $36,000 check fromwinning the 1969World Series into his rst piece of property. (Courtesy Nolan Ryan)

Ryan still works cattle and the land when he visits his Texas ranches. And his cattle operation continues to expand. In 2000, he launched Nolan Ryan Beef. Twenty years into producing beef products, Ryan is turning his sights to a new venture. Nolan Ryan Brands is soon to open a butcher shop and retail store in Round Rock. Goodstock is intended to be a one-stop shop for everything a home cook needs to prepare a special meal—from fresh cuts of beef to grilling utensils.

BY TAYLOR JACKSON BUCHANAN

Long before a record-setting 27-year career as a Major League Baseball pitcher, Nolan Ryan dreamed of becoming a rancher. But by the time Ryan started seventh grade, sports—football, basketball and, of course, baseball— demanded more of his time. “I didn’t know that I was going to have a career out of baseball,” the eight-time All-Star pitcher said. “You never knowwhere life will take you.” In the years that followed, Ryan, who would be named to the Base- ball Hall of Fame in 1999, never lost sight of his rst love: raising cattle. “My intent was always to get back into the business,” Ryan said. “Baseball aorded me that opportunity.” He said he invested his $36,000 check fromwinning the 1969World Series into his rst piece of prop- erty, a ranch in Gonzales County.

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