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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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  • Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal

    Orange County settles with victims in home confinement scandal
    Orange County has settled a civil case with the families of three victims shot in a home invasion two years ago by an assailant accused of trying to silence two of them in a previous case. Bessman Okafor was already awaiting trial for previously...
  • Florida Hospital pledging millions to help house the homeless

    Florida Hospital pledging millions to help house the homeless
    It was entirely appropriate, Lars Houmann noted, that he would be announcing a plan to fight homelessness on Veteran’s Day. As Houmann, the CEO and president of Florida Hospital, gathered with city leaders outside the hospital’s emergency...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
  • Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial

    Keep half-penny tax to benefit schools, economy: Editorial
    To its critics, the U.S. penny has become so insignificant in value that it's not even worth minting any more. But consider the power of the mighty half-penny in Orange County. A half-penny sales tax approved by county voters in 2002 will have...
  • Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos

    Orange puts up $190,000 to help ailing Tymber Skan condos
    The beleaguered Tymber Skan condominium complex is getting a much-needed cash infusion to address nagging public-safety issues. Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved an expenditure of $190,000 to go toward paving, boarding up vacant units,...
  • Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony

    Orlando City Soccer fans show dedication at groundbreaking ceremony
    Orlando City Soccer fans know how to show up.  What other Florida fan base would paint their faces, put on wigs, dress up like it's game day, scream for close to two hours, and walk a half mile, all for a groundbreaking ceremony on a Thursday night? ...
  • As woman clings to life, state clings tight to discrimination

    Liz Molina is dying. Days, weeks, maybe a month. It is the tragedy of cervical cancer, which has spread quickly and indiscriminately — kidneys, liver and spleen and her abdominal wall. Only 35, Molina has withered away, down from 138 to 80...
  • 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...
  • A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure

    A bit about me as a matter of full disclosure
    In this column, I make it a habit to be open with readers. I write about my experiences growing up in Central Florida, my family, even my husband's penchant for stinking up our house with vinegar as he preps for barbecue contests. So this column...
  • Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"

    Música y arte en aniversario de "El Sentinel"
    Una multitud de sombrillas acompañó a "El Sentinel" en la celebración de sus 13 años, en su tradicional fiesta latina en medio de buena música, obras de arte y lo más importante: sus lectores, quienes acudieron al Lake Concord Park de Casselberry para...
  • After losing public records suit, Orange County will end Dropbox file sharing

    After losing public records suit, Orange County will end Dropbox file sharing
    Orange County has abandoned a file-sharing service that lets employees work at home, saying it's too risky to use in the wake of a court ruling. The county's decision was related to a court order requiring Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County...