C.T. Bowen, Pasco County Reporter

C.T. Bowen

Pasco County Reporter

I landed in Pasco County more than 30 years ago from upstate New York and never left. I joined the Times in 1998 after 11 years at the Tampa Tribune and, over the past three decades, I've authored, stories, columns and editorials about the people, places and politics of this county. My wife, Mary Beth, and I live in Land O' Lakes and are parents of two grown sons.

Pasco mine fight ends amid rancor of new state law on citizen land-use challenges

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times (2013) 
A dump truck emerges from behind a pile of dirt and sand at the Lago Verde sand mine in rural, northern Pasco County. Residents challenging the county’s approval of the mine have given up their legal fight.
A six-year dispute over limerock mines in central Pasco County ends as residents drop two lawsuits.

State seeks to fly over past traffic woes at new I-75 interchange in Pasco

The state Department of Transportation plans to build its new interchange at I-75 and Overpass Road with a flyover like the one on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard that opened in 2008. Times (2008)
The Department of Transportation plans to build the "ultimate'' interchange at Overpass Road.

Bowen: In these classrooms, restoring communities will be a focus

Dayspring Academy plans to turn the former Jasmine Lakes Community and Civic Association clubhouse on Jasmine Boulevard into an elementary school. C.T. BOWEN | Times
Dayspring Academy in west Pasco wants to turn former civic clubhouses into schools and community centers.

You drive a golf cart around town? You're not going to like this

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times Timothy Smelley, of New Port Richey, heads south over the US 19 bridge at the  Pithlachascotee River on Tuesday (4/23/19) where the river divides the cities of Port Richey and New Port Richey.
The city of New Port Richey balks at a proposed U.S. 19 riverside path if golf carts are excluded.

Gov. Ron DeSantis makes it official, naming Nikki Alvarez-Sowles as Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller

Nichole “Nikki’’ Alvarez-Sowles, Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller.
Nichole Alvarez-Sowles succeeds Paula S. O'Neil, who retired June 30.