Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Pasco News

Employee pay dominates Pasco schools budget debate

Employee pay dominates Pasco schools budget debate

LAND O' LAKES — The Pasco County School Board unanimously adopted a $1.26 billion budget Tuesday with a slightly lowered tax rate and funding for new school construction in both east and west Pasco.But the spending item that grabbed most of th...
Published: 09/19/18

Pasco/Hernando events for Sept. 21

MusicSoul of America — Rendezvous at the Ranch: This inaugural event will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake, on the Hernando/Pasco county border. The event features six bands und...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 21

Pasco Business Digest for Sept. 21

Business digest BrieflyOPEN HOUSE, RIBBON-CUTTING: On Aug. 29, the West Pasco Women’s Wellness & Pregnancy Center, 8125 U.S. 19, Port Richey, celebrated its new facility with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center provides c...
Published: 09/18/18
Apartments, retail centers planned for north side of SR 54 in Land O' Lakes

Apartments, retail centers planned for north side of SR 54 in Land O' Lakes

LAND O’ LAKES — A forest of pine and oak trees and an aging mobile home neighborhood could be replaced by luxury apartments and a pair of retail centers along State Road 54 west of Cypress Creek.In separate proposals, land owners and de...
Published: 09/19/18
Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

Celebrate under the stars with Pasco County Astronomy Club

NEW PORT RICHEY — The September night sky is calling. Members of the Pasco County Astronomy Club will be celebrating with a free stargazing party from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.As usual, club members will be se...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

Will Graham: New Zamperini movie shows 'how Christ can change someone’s life'

BROOKSVILLE — The second half of the story of World War II hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini opened in theaters Friday. Unbroken: Path to Redemption begins where the 2014 Unbroken movie ends. It centers on the five years after Zamperini c...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/18/18
Pasco, charities scramble for indigent medical aid

Pasco, charities scramble for indigent medical aid

NEW PORT RICHEY — A Pasco County contribution to provide medical care for needy people is not part of next year’s county budget.But that doesn't mean uninsured patients will go without seeing a health care provider.Here's why: The $356,...
Published: 09/18/18

Former regional water manager: State should limit its kayak rentals on Weeki Wachee River

On Sept. 25, Hernando County Commissioners will consider a request from the Florida Park Service concessionaire at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park to extend its use of Rogers Park as a downstream pull-out for its paddle-craft rentals.There are some t...
Published: 09/19/18
Hernando festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage, music and cuisine

Hernando festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage, music and cuisine

SPRING HILL — It started as a dance celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and featuring the Miss Hispanic Queen pageant. But the event quickly became popular, and organizers had a difficult time finding facilities large enough to accommodate eve...
Published: 09/17/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Sept. 21

Re: Pasco deal for teachers another 'slap on the face' | Sept. 7 letterKenny Blankenship’s recent letter to the editor confirms why he is a social studies teacher and not a math teacher. Like the Tampa Bay Times, Pasco County Schools has a fac...
Published: 09/17/18