Friday, December 15, 2017

Pasco News

Ridgewood boys basketball looking to go out with a bang

Ridgewood boys basketball looking to go out with a bang

NEW PORT RICHEY — As some Ridgewood High basketball players struggled to go full speed through a demanding post-practice conditioning drill, one assistant offered a refresher as to why they were being run so ragged.Finishing strong takes on the most ...
Published: 12/06/17

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties for Dec. 8

FestivalsTaco and Beer Festival: The family-friendly event will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. It will include food trucks, vendors and live entertainment. Beer and wine will be available for purchase....
Published: 12/06/17
Pasco utility takeover will raise water/sewer bills in Gulf Harbors

Pasco utility takeover will raise water/sewer bills in Gulf Harbors

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County takeover of the Lindrick utility system won’t translate to customer savings on water and sewer bills.That is the bottom line of a new study commissioned by Pasco County on the feasibility of acquiring the Lindrick sys...
Published: 12/06/17

Holiday events in Pasco and Hernando counties for Dec. 15

PascoSymphony in Lights: The Shops at Wiregrass continues its annual holiday light show from 6 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 in the center court at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The show features a 55-foot tree with more than 250,000 LED lights...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/12/17
Bowen: Can the new guy in Pasco pay for the old playground we broke?

Bowen: Can the new guy in Pasco pay for the old playground we broke?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one might be valued at millions — dollars, not vocabulary.The image shows yellow caution tape and an orange construction fence blocking access to children’s slides, monkey bars and a bridge. The message to...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Year after Christmas Eve tragedy, driver faces three counts of manslaughter

Year after Christmas Eve tragedy, driver faces three counts of manslaughter

SPRING HILL — Christmas Eve took from three families last year. A Jeep sport-utility vehicle struck a golf cart early that morning killing three of the four people riding in it, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Finally, nearly a year later, th...
Published: 12/05/17

Pasco report cards may come out later for second quarter

Pasco County students are supposed to get their second quarter report cards on Jan. 16.The only problem is, the School Board recently rejected a proposed change to the district’s testing schedule that would have allowed that date to work. Board membe...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/06/17
Yes, Virginia, you can use the Crystal Lagoon in Pasco

Yes, Virginia, you can use the Crystal Lagoon in Pasco

WESLEY CHAPEL – It is the question that appeared on social media nearly immediately after Metro Development Group announced last month its Crystal Lagoon in Epperson would be opening in the spring of 2018.Can we go, too?Everyone wanted to know if the...
Published: 12/04/17
Updated: 12/05/17

FHP: Pasco County teen, 17, killed in Dade City crash

DADE CITY — A 17-year-old Pasco County teen died in a crash Friday, and a 16-year-old was seriously injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The crash took place at 5:19 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 98 and Trilby Road. The FHP said Dalton...
Published: 12/01/17
Updated: 12/02/17
Bowen: Legislative lessons: Help needed, but is anybody paying attention?

Bowen: Legislative lessons: Help needed, but is anybody paying attention?

Nearly 300 Wesley Chapel High School seniors studying government and economics came to the Pasco legislative delegation meeting to watch democracy in action. They ended up witnessing a lesson that could have come from Miss Manners.The high school’s p...
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