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.

How long have you been living on the streets?

On Jan. 22, at least 170 volunteers will attempt to count the Pasco County homeless population. The homeless couple above were photographed in Hudson in 2013. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
Volunteers to count homeless population in Pasco County.

You like red meat? Pasco's retail hub to bring more dining options for steak lovers

Saltgrass Steak House is considering the Cypress Creek Town Center in central Pasco for its first Tampa Bay area location. Photo courtesy of Landry's.
Saltgrass Steak House has filed plans to build its first Tampa Bay area location within the Cypress Creek Town Center

Rival challenges BayCare bid for new Wesley Chapel hospital

Three AdventHealth hospitals in Pasco are challenging the state's preliminary approval of a new BayCare hospital in Wesley Chapel. Shown is the main entrance to BayCare's St. Joseph's Hospital North on Van Dyke Road in Lutz.  TIMES
Three AdventHealth hospitals in Pasco are challenging the state's preliminary approval of a new 60-bed hospital in Wesley Chapel

Pasco gets into the spirits with redevelopment loan to distillery

The Point Distillery in Pasco County
Pasco County's loan to the Point Distillery will allow the company to buy labeling equipment.

Ten years later, T.Rowe Price land could lure new jobs to Pasco

The 72 acres owned by T. Rowe Price at State Road 54 and Sunlake Boulevard in Lutz has been for sale for several years. It now is the potential site of an economic development effort called Project Canopy. [CT BOWEN | Times]
The 72 acres is the site of a potential employment center with the code name Project Canopy.