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.

Residents fear planned RV resort will erode northeast Pasco scenic protections

A Tampa company is proposing to develop the North Pasco RV Resort on 130 acres at Interstate 75 and Lake Iola Road.
A Tampa developer wants to build an RV resort near Interstate 75 in rural northeast Pasco

Former Tampa baseball stars Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff selling Pasco County land to make way for new homes

DR Horton is proposing to build apartments and townhomes on property along Oakley Boulevard in Wesley Chapel that is owned by Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff and others.  C.T.  BOWEN | Times
DR Horton plans to build apartments and townhomes on the vacant property in Wesley Chapel.

Bowen: Land O' Lakes shrinks — one sign at a time

For decades. these two Land O’ Lakes signs sat posted on U.S. 41, just south of State Road 52. One said the community was 6 miles away, while the other marked the northern boundary. The state Department of Transportation recently replaced the signs. TIMES (2016)
The state Department of Transportation is remarking the community's boundaries and some locals don't like it.

Meet your new clerk, Pasco County

Nikki Alvarez-Sowles takes over after the retirement of Paula S. O'Neil as Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller.

Pasco County’s proposed budget to include higher salaries, expanded library hours and more code enforcement officers.

Pasco County’s proposed budget for the coming year includes money to restore Monday operating hours at three library branches: Centennial, South Holiday and New River. A previous commission shuttered all library branches on Mondays as a cost savings. Here, shelver Laurie Anderson puts books away at the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library. TIMES (2018)
Proposal includes no increase in general fund property tax rates.