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Hudson man convicted of murder, given life in prison

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Farm Manager Eric Stewart, left, works with volunteers Cole Hawkins and Brianna Wiik, right, as they plant and water pepper plants Friday morning. Stewart is the farm’s only paid employee. BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

West Pasco Habitat's Kinship Urban Farm is designed to feed and teach

NEW PORT RICHEY Eric Stewart walked out of the sun and into the shade on a path between vegetable patches. He had dirt on his shirt and sweat in his eyes. But his work as part-time manager of West Pasco Habitat for Humanity's Kinship Urban Farm is worth getting dirty for. "This used to be a parking lot," Stewart, 3 …

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  1. Football: Pasco 48, Gulf 6

    Footballpreps

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco scored on the opening kick and never looked back in its 48-6 rout of Gulf on Friday night.

  2. Pasco officials express disappointment over federal relief rejection

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County officials had one word to describe their reaction to news that the federal government on Thursday denied Gov. Rick Scott's emergency relief request for the water-logged Tampa Bay area: "disappointed."

    Heavy flooding brought about by storms in August meant people like New Port Richey resident Minnie Jaresky had to be evacuated by Cody Nolan, left, and Javier Cuevas.
  3. Hudson man convicted of murder, given life in prison

    Criminal

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A jury took just two hours to convict Robert Xavier Goodie of first-degree murder Thursday in the September 2013 killing of 27-year-old Kevin Wright.

    Robert Xavier Goodie, 64, was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the 2013 killing of Kevin Wright, 27. Goodie was sentenced to life in prison. [Credit: Pasco Sheriff's Office]
  4. Tainted water brings health warnings for two Pasco beaches

    Environment

    A Labor Day weekend visit to two west Pasco beaches is going to be accompanied by a warning to stay out of the water.

  5. County mulls acquisition of sensitive Rocky Creek property along coast

    Environment

    More than three decades ago, an Odessa couple wanted to take gulf-front property they owned and save it as a public park. If Pasco commissioners concur, the county plans to do just that by buying the island for $3.1 million.

    Failed housing development, due to a declining real estate market, on the Rocky Creek land along the coast allowed the Pasco County Commission to add the 65 acres to a project list in 2009. Now, commissioners may buy the land with proceeds from the original Penny for Pasco sales tax to turn it into a public park preserve.
  6. West Pasco Habitat's Kinship Urban Farm is designed to feed and teach

    Human Interest

    NEW PORT RICHEY

    Eric Stewart walked out of the sun and into the shade on a path between vegetable patches.

    Farm Manager Eric Stewart, left, works with volunteers Cole Hawkins and Brianna Wiik, right, as they plant and water pepper plants Friday morning. Stewart is the farm’s only paid employee.
  7. Flood washes away southern entrance to Beacon Woods; no timetable for repairs

    Local Government

    HUDSON — You can get a quiche, Cuban sandwich, Greek salad, bowl of broccoli cheese soup or breakfast all day at the Cafe at CARES. The daily special even comes with a free brownie sundae.

    Plenty of tables. No waiting.

    And that's the problem.