‘Cow Palace’ attracted music greats

The block structure was built in 1957, without heat or air conditioning, according to records kept by the Pasco County Property Appraiser’s Office. It was located in Carver Heights, a predominantly black neighborhood where many people lived hard-scrabble lives. And, during the next 20 years, the building attracted performers who would become some of the biggest names in soul-blues and … [Read more...]

Pasco launches new housing initiative

Pasco County is jumping into the affordable housing market in an initiative aimed at helping its homeless population. Pasco County commissioners authorized a program that will rehabilitate foreclosed houses or, in some cases, build new houses. Under the program, area nonprofits would become partners to manage the county’s efforts to provide houses for homeless individuals and families with … [Read more...]

Dade Oaks on way to new home, location

From 14th Street in Dade City, it’s hard to imagine the site that has been home to Dade Oaks Apartments since 1977 was once a lakebed. Yet, there are some parts of the property, maintained by the Pasco County Housing Authority, that drop as much as 55 feet, and flooding has been an issue there for decades. That’s why when the time came to do something about the aging buildings, Pasco … [Read more...]