Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pasco News

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

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