North of Tampa: April 30, 2000
North of Tampa
|[Times photo: Mike Pease]
Home construction has accelerated school building plans.
Racing to keep up
Reacting to explosive growth in Westchase, education officials push forward the timetable for building elementary schools.
Cypress Creek Preserve purchase goes to board for vote
The 297 acres south of the Pasco County line is home to deer, foxes, bobcats, wild turkeys and numerous other species in danger of losing their homes to development.
Home Depot appeal sought
CITRUS PARK -- Plans to build a Home Depot on Gunn Highway at Lake Grace Drive aren't dead yet.
Reporting on lawsuit inaccurate
In fourth match-up, Wharton Wildcats fall
PEBBLE CREEK -- Coaches know all about how difficult it is to beat an opponent three times in one season.
Deal to rebuild train depot nearing vote
The original schedule was derailed by paperwork, but the Civic Association still targets July Fourth for completion.
Groups look to bar gas station alcohol sales
The station would be too close to schools and a library, say school officials and area residents.
Despite changes, transportation task force rolls on
However, some residents are nonplused by the group, saying it is too much in favor of the East-West Connector.
Derek Bell suit settled
LUTZ -- The lawsuit that welcomed Derek Bell to Cheval has been settled.
Annual culinary festival is moving to University Mall
TAMPA PALMS -- The Taste of New Tampa has become so popular, it's leaving New Tampa.
Rotary event raises $2,700
NEW TAMPA -- A recent New Tampa Rotary Club pancake breakfast with a 6-foot Easter Bunny raised $2,700 for Mort Elementary School's reading program and God's Pedal Power Ministry.
Keystone leaders float new idea for Race Track Road land deal
KEYSTONE -- Some civic leaders have suggested a new wrinkle for a controversial land deal along Race Track Road.