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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • Jacobs must open records to public: My Word

    Jacobs must open records to public: My Word
    Remember "textgate"? In 2012, an advocacy group discovered that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and four commissioners were exchanging cellphone text messages with others and then deleting them. Ultimately, the county officials were fined for...
  • How to see the Citrus Bowl

    How to see the Citrus Bowl
    Wednesday: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other VIPs will cut the ribbon on the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl at 10 a.m. in an event that's free and open to the public. Just show up at the northeast corner of the stadium...
  • Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS

    Renovado Citrus Bowl abre sus puertas en Orlando | FOTOS
    El mes de noviembre ha sido uno muy bueno para Orlando — pues ha estrenado dos edificaciones que sin duda atraerán a miles de personas a nuestra área e inyectarán millones de dólares a la economía de la Florida Central. A comienzos de mes fue el...
  • Let's stand up together for equality: My Word

    On October 14, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will address a proposal by Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell for the county to sign on to the amicus briefs that will be filed in support of several marriage equality lawsuits pending in...
  • Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities

    Ranking 51 Central Florida celebrities
    If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...
  • Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa

    Commissioners question free sewer hookups for homes in Wekiwa
    A proposal to extend sewer lines to 380 homes with septic tanks near the ailing Wekiwa Springs got no action Tuesday but much debate by Orange County commissioners over who should protect Florida waters. Representing the springs area, Commissioner...
  • Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor

    Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor
    Nikesh A. "Nik" Patel, the hotelier and banker hit with federal fraud charges, has been a prolific political donor this year. Campaign finance records show the 30-year-old head of Alena Hospitality and CEO of First Farmers Financial has contributed at...
  • Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law

    Group sues Jacobs, accuses her of violating records law
    A citizens group that successfully sued Orange County leaders last year related to the so-called "textgate" scandal filed a new lawsuit this morning that accuses Mayor Teresa Jacobs of violating Florida's public records law. Jacobs calls the...
  • FSU, Ole Miss to open new Orlando Citrus Bowl series of kickoff games

    FSU, Ole Miss to open new Orlando Citrus Bowl series of kickoff games
    Central Florida leaders are working to make the renovated Citrus Bowl a premiere college football destination. Shortly after a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, they announced the venue will host the Orlando Kickoff Classic. The event will feature high-...
  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters

    Farmworkers, Amend. C and snollygosters: Letters
    Speaking up for farmworkers Why can't the people who work so hard to feed the U.S. afford to feed their own families? This is what the National Farm Worker Ministry calls "the great paradox of our food system." There are about 2 million to 3 three...