Task forces will tackle Pasco congestion issues

There is trouble on State Road 54 and State Road 56. Everyone can see the snarled traffic and congestion on a daily basis, and it is clear that it will only get worse with time. “We’re obviously in a growing community in Tampa Bay,” said Jim Edwards, transportation manager for Pasco’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. “The dirt is turning in a lot of areas. We all see … [Read more...]

Charter advisory panel all white, mostly male

A 15-member charter advisory panel that will decide the future of Pasco County's governing structure is in place. And Pasco commissioners approved a contract to pay a private Tallahassee consultant $60,000 to guide its efforts during the coming months. But the panel's all white, and nearly all-male make-up came under fire at the commissioners regular meeting in Dade City on March 10.  Each … [Read more...]

From cow pasture to four-lane road?

When motorists get to the end of State Road 56 at Meadow Pointe Boulevard, they’ll see cows grazing in an open pasture. But Zephyrhills leaders are pushing for an entirely new view for that plot of land. They envision it as the start of the first four-lane road to lead into their community. And, they’re turning up the heat on state lawmakers and county officials to try to make that … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills chamber honors year’s best

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce awarded its leaders in community, business and government Thursday night during its annual awards banquet at Southport Springs Golf & Country Club in Zephyrhills. The nominees were based on submissions from chamber members, and then selected by a committee that included Amy Chappell, Carolyn Hodges, Carolyn Sentelik, Cliff McDuffie, David West, … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills chamber announces award nominees

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its Annual Awards in Excellence that will be a part of its yearly banquet celebration this fall. The nominees were based on submissions from chamber members, and then selected by a committee that included Amy Chappell, Carolyn Hodges, Carolyn Sentelik, Cliff McDuffie, David West, Gary Hatrick, Jodi Wilkeson, John Kinsman and … [Read more...]

Two cities, town heading to the polls April 8

Mid-term elections are still months away, but cities and towns in Pasco County will have a chance to choose local leaders in municipal elections in Dade City, St. Leo and Zephyrhills. Qualifying ended Feb. 18 for municipal elections, and incumbents in those cities and town will face challengers. Winners will be decided April 8. Residents living in those cities who want to vote must be … [Read more...]