Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pasco News

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

Pasco Schools employees union seeks tax referendum to support pay raises

The president of Pasco County's school employees union is calling for a referendum in which voters can decide whether to increase local property taxes so teachers and staff can get raises."USEP feels that the burden for coming up with additional...
Published: 09/17/18
Deputies: Lutz woman covered kennelled dogs with gasoline during arson

Deputies: Lutz woman covered kennelled dogs with gasoline during arson

LUTZ — A 40-year-old woman arrested in connection with arson charges last month now faces an additional charge of animal cruelty after deputies say she doused two kenneled dogs with gasoline while setting her home on fire, leaving them severely burne...
Published: 09/17/18
Deputies: Zephyrhills man gave meth to 17-year-old girl, forced her into sex

Deputies: Zephyrhills man gave meth to 17-year-old girl, forced her into sex

ZEPHYRHILLS — A 46-year-old Zephyrhills man was arrested Saturday after deputies said he gave a 17-year-old girl methamphetamine and then forced her to have sex with him.Gary George Elder faces charges of sexual battery and contributing to the delinq...
Published: 09/17/18

Pasco briefs for Sept. 21

COUNTYWIDE Calendar photo contest deadline nearsGulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care is holding its annual public photo contest to find at least 13 photos to feature in Gulfside’s 2019 printed calendar. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Sept....
Published: 09/17/18

Pasco Events starting Sept. 21

21 FridayTools to Quit: 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. (727) 834-5630. medicalcentertrinity.com. Pasta Dinner: Includes pasta, dessert and drinks. Proceeds benefit the church’s sign improvement p...
Published: 09/17/18
Land O'Lakes woman fatally struck while crossing State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel

Land O'Lakes woman fatally struck while crossing State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel

A Land O'Lakes woman was killed Sunday night when when she was struck by two vehicles in Wesley Chapel.According to the Florida Highway Patrol,46-year-old Tricia Anne O'Brien attempted to cross State Road 54, west of Wesley Chapel Boulevard, when she...
Published: 09/17/18
Epilogue: Aaron Barnhouse, an eccentric motorhead who created community

Epilogue: Aaron Barnhouse, an eccentric motorhead who created community

TRINITY — The day he died, Aaron Barnhouse looked characteristically goofy.It was Sunday, about noon, and the 19-year-old was cruising west down State Road 54 on his orange KTM 520, a dirt bike with racing wheels he had long sought and finally snagge...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/15/18
Hours before husband shot wife and himself, Pasco deputies determined no danger

Hours before husband shot wife and himself, Pasco deputies determined no danger

LAND O’LAKES — Pasco County deputies visited the home of Glenn and Michele Meyer on Monday morning after receiving a report that someone was having a "mental health crisis" but decided no one was in danger.They noted that there was a handgun in the h...
Published: 09/14/18