Political Agenda 01/29/2020

Corley issues warning Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has issued a warning that The Voter Participation Center (VPC) again has launched a voter registration mail campaign targeting Pasco County voters, according to a news release from Corley’s office. The mail campaign contains “inaccurate information that is often alarming and confusing,” the release says. Previously, … [Read more...]

Starting a new year, with a home of their own

It was a momentous day when Carla and Dwayne Gude were able to enter a home of their own, in Dade City. The house dedication ceremony marked the culmination of a collaboration between the couple and Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County. The event also marked the branch’s 150th house project. On the morning of Dec. 19, Crystal Lazar, president and chief executive … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 12/11/2019

Candidates are making plans known A number of local candidates have filed paperwork to make it known they plan to seek office. Here is an early look at candidates and the offices they’re seeking listed on the Pasco County Supervision of Elections website. • Property appraiser Gary Joiner, Republican (Active Pre-filed) Mike Wells, Republican (Active Pre-filed) • Superintendent of … [Read more...]

Community Service Is Top Priority For Williams Automotive Group

The Williams Automotive Group does much more than just sell and service vehicles from its Wesley Chapel and north Tampa dealerships. It literally touches the lives of hundreds of people in Pasco and Hillsborough counties by providing meaningful careers for its associates, and by helping people in need through its volunteer and financial support of several local charities. “It all begins with … [Read more...]


Since it debuted in 1996, the RAV4 has stood the test of time delivering a civilized and enjoyable ride. Of course, never to rest on its laurels, Toyota has totally overhauled its best-selling vehicle in the United States for 2019. Under the hood of the compact SUV resides a 2.5-liter inline-4-cylinder engine that doles out an adequate 203 horsepower. That 6-speed auto gear box, a mainstay for … [Read more...]

Lexus of Wesley Chapel brings new dealership to Pasco

A new dealer will tap into the luxury automobile market in Pasco County with its new showroom under construction near Wiregrass Ranch. Lexus of Wesley Chapel is being built on about 8 acres, next to Wesley Chapel Toyota, at 5300 Eagleston Blvd., south of State Road 54 and west of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Owners of Williams Automotive Group competed against nearly 130 dealers nationwide who … [Read more...]

Shops at Wiregrass debuts flagpole on Flag Day

Initially billed as a celebration to unveil a new 40-foot flagpole at The Shops at Wiregrass, the event took on a more somber tone in light of the mass shootings in Orlando. At the beginning of the Flag Day ceremony, Greg Lenners, the general manager for The Shops at Wiregrass, asked for a moment of silence. That moment lasted 49 seconds. Each second symbolized the loss of a life on … [Read more...]

Going the extra mile to express gratitude

Pat Gavros set off on a journey last month, in a personal show of gratitude to the nation’s veterans and first responders. It was a 21-day trip that took her through 19 states, with stops at veterans’ homes, police and fire stations, and memorials. Along the way, Gavros handed out plaques and cards, thanking the men and women she met for their service. She made the trip alone. She ate … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel Honda, Toyota dealerships expanding to used cars

Wesley Chapel Honda and Wesley Chapel Toyota are going to get quite a bit bigger. The owner of the dealerships along State Road 54, Williams Automotive Group, announced this week that it will add a pre-owned sales center to its existing facility. It will use a little more than 1 acre of land it purchased last May for $1.35 million, according to county property records. Williams Automotive will … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel car dealer buys Tampa Honda Land

Williams Automotive Group, which already owns Wesley Chapel Toyota and Wesley Chapel Honda, is now a company with three car dealerships after finalizing its purchase of Tampa Honda Land on Florida Avenue. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Williams Automotive bought the dealership from its longtime owner Scott-McRae Group, which owns several dealerships in the Jacksonville area, as well … [Read more...]