Corley discusses voting system reliability, security

With primary and general elections on tap later this year — and the recent completion of the municipal election — Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley wants local residents to know their vote always counts. His message: “Sleep well at night; we’ve got it covered.” Corley was the featured speaker at the Republican Club of Central Pasco’s recent monthly meeting, where he spoke … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills voters head to the polls

Voters in Zephyrhills will decide the outcome of two city council seats in an election set for April 10. In District 3, Devin J. Alexander, Cory P. Sommers and Jodi Wilkeson are competing for the seat vacated by Kenneth Compton, who chose not to seek re-election. In District 4, incumbent Charles E. Proctor will face challenger William D. Seville. Voters can pick up carry-out absentee … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills considers some fee increases

The City of Zephyrhills is updating its comprehensive list of fee schedules — and many come tagged with price increases. The proposed fee resolutions and amendments incorporate public record requests, venue rental policies, cemetery lots, and site plan reviews, among others. The fees were discussed during an hour-long city council workshop meeting on Oct.  23. Perhaps the largest … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills’ police unveil city’s crime statistics

A report generated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation finds overall crime and arrests decreased in Zephyrhills last year, but violent crime and domestic offenses went up. Zephyrhills police Capt. Derek Brewer presented the city’s 2016 uniform crime statistics, during a March 27 city council meeting. The figures were generated through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), which … [Read more...]

New tennis center on tap for Zephyrhills

Pasco County residents longing for greater tennis opportunities soon will have that wish granted. Todd Vande Berg, planning director for the city of Zephyrhills, unveiled plans for a two-story, outdoor tennis facility, designed to United States Tennis Association (USTA) standards. The Zephyrhills City Council gave Vande Berg a consensus to proceed with an engineered site plan and an … [Read more...]

Election Day brings out voter passions

The line of voters stretched down the sidewalk at The Groves in Land O’ Lakes, as people waited patiently for the doors to open at 7 a.m. Even after voting began, the line continued to swell. Long lines also formed at Lexington Oaks, off Wesley Chapel Boulevard. By 9 a.m., the line in Lexington Oaks was gone, replaced by a late morning trickle of people coming and going. Wesley Chapel … [Read more...]

Residents share ideas for improving Zephyr Park

Refurbished tennis courts, state-of-the art playground equipment and an increased presence of law enforcement officers are just a few examples of the many requests local residents have for the redevelopment of Zephyr Park. Dozens of people gathered to offer their ideas for improvements at Zephyr Park, during a May 12 open house at the Alice Hall Community Center. The Zephyrhills Community … [Read more...]

Attendance down for Pigz in Z’ Hills event

The sixth annual Pigz in Z’ Hills BBQ and Blues Festival, drew a crowd of roughly 7,000. That’s down about 3,000 from the previous year. But, proceeds for the Jan. 16 event still met the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce’s projected revenue goals. One possible explanation for the reduced attendance could have been its simultaneous timing with The Tampa RV SuperShow at the … [Read more...]

Library dazzles patrons

It offers new technology and an airy look Some boxes are still unpacked. A few books are being catalogued before getting stacked on shelves. An item or two, such as window blinds, are on order. Outside, workmen are getting ready to pave a parking lot. Not everything is completely done yet, but the new Zephyrhills Public Library is open for business and humming with activity – in … [Read more...]

Senior Resource Fair coming to Zephyrhills next week

Senior citizens will have a chance to find out what kind of programs and services might be available to them during a free Senior Resource Fair May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in Zephyrhills. The event is hosted by U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, and will be held at the Alice Hall Community Center, 38116 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills. "Seniors are extremely important to the fabric of our … [Read more...]