Monday, June 18, 2018

Pasco News

Pasco summit aims to merge school cultures while making students feel included

Pasco summit aims to merge school cultures while making students feel included

NEW PORT RICHEY — The dozen Fivay High school students and their administrators arrived at the Pasco County school district’s annual Together We Stand conference with a clear goal in mind.With hundreds of former Ridgewood High students arriving in th...
Published: 06/12/18
Family homeless shelter and resource center rezoning passes Pasco Planning Commission

Family homeless shelter and resource center rezoning passes Pasco Planning Commission

NEW PORT RICHEY — Michelle Palisi said she spent $15,000 to move her business, Chocolates by Michelle, into a shopping center on Little Road. At a Pasco County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, Palisi said she feared that plans for a nearby home...
Published: 06/04/18
Updated: 06/11/18

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting June 15

FestivalsJuneteenth Festival: The festival will be from noon to 5 p.m. June 16 at Historic Booker T. Washington Schoolhouse, 6105 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey. The theme is "Celebrating Diversity Through Music." Includes musical entertainment, food ve...
Published: 06/07/18
Updated: 06/10/18
A Pasco detective left a gun in a Burger King bathroom. Now it’s gone. (w/video)

A Pasco detective left a gun in a Burger King bathroom. Now it’s gone. (w/video)

NEW PORT RICHEYDEPUTIES SEARCH FOR MISSING GUN LEFT IN BK BATHROOMThe Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking for a man that it claims stole the agency-issued handgun that a plainclothes detective left in a Burger King bathroom Friday.When t...
Published: 06/08/18
Monkey clings to Pasco man’s chest during stolen vehicle arrest (w/video)

Monkey clings to Pasco man’s chest during stolen vehicle arrest (w/video)

HOLIDAY — Pasco sheriff’s deputies who captured a man accused of driving a stolen vehicle on Friday got two for the price of one: They found a Capuchin monkey named Monk clinging to the driver’s chest.Cody Blake Hession, 23, of Holly Hill, faces a ch...
Published: 06/08/18

New Port Richey drawing up rules for big downtown events

NEW PORT RICHEY — The New Port Richey City Council is drawing up a policy to regulate special events in an effort to improve public safety and protect its $3 million investment in upgrades to Sims Park.The park hosts several major special events — Ch...
Published: 06/06/18
Deportations create ‘constant state of fear’ for Pasco’s immigrant families, supporters say

Deportations create ‘constant state of fear’ for Pasco’s immigrant families, supporters say

DADE CITY — Hugo Velásquez-Gabriel was arrested March 8 in Dade City by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents while on his way to work. The 21-year-old said he was picking up a work colleague, and agents were at the house to arrest someone...
Published: 06/08/18
Solar panel ordinance passes Pasco County Commission

Solar panel ordinance passes Pasco County Commission

DADE CITY — Building a solar farm in a rural area makes as much as sense as opening a gentleman’s club next to a school, Noah Kaaa of Dade City said at Tuesday’s Pasco County commission meeting.But that didn’t stop commissioners from voting to amend ...
Published: 06/05/18
Updated: 06/06/18
Hometown Pasco for June 8

Hometown Pasco for June 8

We want your news! Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well don...
Published: 06/04/18
Updated: 06/06/18
Pasco Business Digest for June 8

Pasco Business Digest for June 8

Business digestBrieflyHospital installs new digital X-ray imaging system: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently installed a new digital X-ray imaging system for its Neuroscience Center. The Innova IGS 630 system from GE Healthcare provides a...
Published: 06/04/18
Updated: 06/06/18