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  1. Parents' challenges to Pasco school rezoning decisions to be heard next week


    When it comes to rezoning her Country Walk neighborhood to different schools, Larondar Stone doesn't worry too much about her freshman daughter, Niah.

    The Pasco County School Board heard from members of the public before redrawing school boundaries in January. [Photo by Jeffrey S. Solochek]
  2. Report: Tampa Bay has nation's third fastest growing housing market

    Real Estate

    Tampa Bay has the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country, part of a Southern real estate resurgence, according to home market tracker Zillow.

    Zillow said Thursday that Tampa Bay had the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country. One sign of the price surge: this home on Davis Islands sold for nearly $6.3 million in late January, making it 2017's  first bay area  sale over $6 million. 

[Smith & Associates]
  3. How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government


    CHICAGO — Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund.

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., 51, receives about $138,400 a year - more than he made as a freshman congressman in 1995. Most of that - about $100,000 - is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding. [Brian Cassella | Chicago Tribune via MCT (2013)]
  4. Tampa Tribune signs will be saved, incorporated into art for luxury apartments

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — The old Tampa Tribune building has a date with the wrecking ball, but the new property owner is planning to save the shuttered newspaper's two iconic signs.

    Related Group development manager Arturo Pe?a said the company will likely spend about $50,000 to recycle two signs into works of art for the high-end apartment complex that will be build on the waterfront property at the site of the old Tampa Tribune building. [Times files][
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