New opportunities coming to Cypress Creek campus

Crews have begun work on Cypress Creek Middle School, being built on the site where Cypress Creek Middle High School now operates. A new Instructional and Performing Arts Center, which will provide educational opportunities and entertainment, will rise on the same site. Both are slated to open in fall of 2020. Pasco County Schools gave Pasco-Hernando State College the land where the … [Read more...]

Pasco looks to become sports tourism destination

Pasco County is putting its sports and recreation offerings front and center, in a strategy aimed at boosting tourism. Visit Pasco — the county’s tourism arm — is rebranding its slogan to “Florida’s Sports Coast.” The announcement came at the second annual East Pasco Economic Development Summit. Adam Thomas, who oversees Pasco’s tourism efforts, said the new moniker shows the county is … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills economic summit puts focus on education

Fostering educational opportunities in Pasco County was the primary focus of the second annual Zephyrhills Economic Summit. Doing that begins with beefing up the Pasco County school district’s career and technical education programs, said Kurt Browning, superintendent of Pasco County Schools. “We need to put our career academies on steroids,” said Browning, one of several guest speakers at the … [Read more...]

Push is on for forensic training center

A forensic training center – sometimes indelicately called a “body farm” – is being proposed for a site in Land O’ Lakes. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the University of South Florida, the Pasco-Hernando State College and Pasco County, in the quest for the facility. The “body farm” label has stuck as a colloquial description for this type of facility after crime … [Read more...]

Tampa Premium Outlets beginning to take shape

Tampa Premium Outlets is no longer just wishes and speculation. There are still lots of questions, however, about what tenants will fill the 441,000 square feet of shopping space. Bulldozers are moving earth, and walls are going vertical on what has been a shopping destination in the making going back more than decade. Plans have changed through the years, but now an outlet center is … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel chamber honors businesses, leaders

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce honored its top businesses and leaders during its annual banquet last week at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. The awards, according to chamber officials, acknowledge the accomplishments of small businesses, large businesses, volunteers, civic organizations, and business leaders, for the contributions they make to the regional economy. The … [Read more...]