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Homecoming makes week festive at Zephyrhills High

Homecoming makes week festive at Zephyrhills High

ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyrhills High School held homecoming festivities last week, beginning with school dress-up days and ending with Saturday’s homecoming dance.
Updated: 7 hours ago
High pressure will keep skies clear overnight

High pressure will keep skies clear overnight

High pressure is building into the area from the north while the frontal boundary remains over South Florida, the National Weather Service says. This will bring continued clear skies overnight with lows in the lower 60s and northeast winds 5 to 10 mp...
Updated: 7 hours ago
House, county commission candidates face off at chamber forum

House, county commission candidates face off at chamber forum

DADE CITY — Candidates for the District 38 House and the District 2 county commission seats participated in a forum Monday evening at the East Pasco Adventist Academy auditorium.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Wiregrass Ranch parents push back on late-start plan

Wiregrass Ranch parents push back on late-start plan

WESLEY CHAPEL — Backlash from parents upset about a proposed 10-period day at Wiregrass Ranch High has Pasco school district officials saying they are willing to consider other ways to deal with the school’s crowding....
Updated: 8 hours ago

Special tax district would upgrade new park

ODESSA — County commissioners will ask West Pasco residents if they’re willing to pay a higher tax rate to build a massive district park at Starkey Ranch....
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rattlesnake Fest may return to two days

Rattlesnake Fest may return to two days

The 48th annual San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival and Run held Saturday was deemed a success by organizers and may return to a two-day event, according to Betty Burke, coordinator of the event for the Rotary Club of San Antonio Florida.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Tampa development plan nearly scuttled by boundary fight

TAMPA — A long-term agreement between the city and county to target tax revenue for redevelopment of the city’s needy areas nearly blew up on Thursday as the Tampa City Council reluctantly approved the deal while vowing to redraw the bo...
Updated: 13 hours ago
Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Ruskin food truck offers unique menu options

Armed with a willingness to risk lunch on something new, I recently drove over to Ruskin to check out JP Dacey’s Original Spiedies – a new food truck on Shell Point Road.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Boo Bash brings Halloween fun to pets and their human companions

Boo Bash brings Halloween fun to pets and their human companions

RUSKIN – The folks at the Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort no-kill animal shelter have a question for area pet owners. Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween?
Updated: 20 hours ago
It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

It’s all about food, community at Ruskin Seafood Fest

RUSKIN – Hordes of people are expected to descend into South Shore the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for Ruskin's signature community celebration – the annual Ruskin Seafood Festival. It's a weekend where more than 25,000 visitors will seek their f...
Updated: 20 hours ago

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