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Hometown Pasco for May 10

Members of the New Port Richey Garden Club worked in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Trinity to install a butterfly garden at Cypress Elementary School. The dedication of the butterfly garden was April 19. Garden club members who participated included (left to right): Linda Howell, Shirley Koerner and Kay Leigh. (Not pictured: Pat Carter). Courtesy of Mary Muir-Reelitz
Published May 8

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  1. Pasco firefighter Hunter Garcia, his wife Kayla and their 5-month-old daughter Clara were injured in a four-vehicle collision Friday afternoon. The baby died from her injuries Sunday; Garcia has been released from the hospital while his wife is still recovering. Pasco County Fire Rescue
    Clara Garcia, 5 months old, was secured in her car seat at the time of the four-vehicle crash. Her parents are recovering from their injuries.
  2. Wendell Krinn Technical High School in Pasco County opened in August 2018. The district wants to open an east-side technical high school in 2022. JEFFREY SOLOCHEK  |
    The past department head was removed over several performance concerns.
  3. An administrative judge said a Pasco County ordinance allowing solar farms in agricultural districts did not violate the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Times
    An ordinance did not violate the county’s land-use plan that is supposed to protect rural Northeast Pasco, a judge said.
  4. Alex Hiscock, 25, left, and Derrick Beers, 23, were riding in a pickup truck Sept. 8 after a night out when it crashed into a tree. Beers died from his injuries. Hiscock was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was later released with a neck brace and arm cast. [COURTESY OF ALEX HISCOCK]  |  Alex Hiscock
    One man died and his best friend was seriously injured. A week later, troopers are trying to determine who was at the wheel.
  5. Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano removed a Sept. 11 Facebook post after strong public criticism of its contents. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Commissioner Jack Mariano shares a 9/11 social media post that people found offensive. He takes it down. Some want his resignation.
  6. A study found that two of the worst intersections in the country for running red lights are in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Times
    Two intersections are among the worst for running red lights
  7. John McKitrick’s painting, Dubious Optimism, is among the artist’s works that are on exhibit at Gateway Gallery and Emporium in New Port Richey. Gateway Gallery
  8. Dad (Joe Santerelli) is showing the children how to efficiently take a bath using motion study. As he explains about grabbing a "cake" of soap, son Jackie (Cam Kennedy) tries to "eat" it. Meanwhile, Billie (Rachel George, far left) is mocking Dad from behind, in the Live Oak Theatre production of 'Cheaper by the Dozen.' Kristina Mitten
  9. Pasco High School's state grade for 2019 remains an "incomplete," with state officials finding not enough students were tested.
    A fourth has its request rejected, leaving it with an “incomplete” mark.
  10. Pasco County plans to reduce bus service to central Pasco. The route began in May 2017. Handout
    The cuts eliminate Saturday service and a route along Collier Parkway.
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