Speakers present their wish list to lawmakers

Speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium to present their request to Pasco County’s state lawmakers. They wanted funding to help a nonprofit. They wanted lawmakers to put in a good word with state highway officials. Or, they wanted their backing for a special cause. About 100 people gathered on Sept. 29 in the gymnasium of Sunlake High School in Land O’ Lakes for a public forum, … [Read more...]

Weightman students hope to stamp out tobacco use

The students come streaming into the media center at Weightman Middle School before school started, and went straight to work making posters. They were creating messages for the middle school’s Red Ribbon Week, an effort to discourage drug use. Some kids arrived at the library at 8 a.m. sharp, others drifted in over the next 20 minutes or so. Whether they arrived early or late, though, … [Read more...]