Politicians talk local, but don’t spend local

Ever wonder how much $324,000 can buy? It could supply ribs and sides for 25 families at Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que for an entire year. It could feed a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Publix to nearly every person living in Wesley Chapel and Land O’ Lakes. It could hire 15 people for an entire year at $10 an hour, with enough money left over to add a part-timer at the same … [Read more...]

Hotels, population growth highlight Starkey town hall

Florida is a destination for tourists worldwide, and Pasco County has worked hard to try and get a piece of the billions of dollars that industry creates each year. Some residents have been concerned the county is not keeping up — not just in providing attractions to bring tourist money here, but also amenities like hotels for those tourists to stay in. County commissioner Kathryn … [Read more...]

In Print: It took long enough, but Lowe’s is coming

The intersection of State Road 54 and Land O' Lakes Boulevard already is a busy one. But it's going to get even more crowded. Work started last week on the new Lowe's home improvement store between Winter Quarters RV Park and the Pasco County fire station, bringing more than 100,000 square feet of shopping space and some 125 jobs. And just across the street, Marshalls is getting set to open its … [Read more...]