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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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  • Video, Photos: Scott tours Full Sail's new digital studio

    Video, Photos: Scott tours Full Sail's new digital studio
    Governor Rick Scott was joined by executives and local leaders for a grand opening ceremony at Full Sail University's new digital studio, in Winter Park, Friday. Scott, along with Orange county mayor Teresa Jacobs, Full Sail president Garry Jones and...
  • Orlando soccer fever so hot, more fans than stadium

    Orlando soccer fever so hot, more fans than stadium
    We are on the cusp of sports history, as Orlando prepares to usher in Major League Soccer. This town is stoked. Purple Lions car magnets now seem to outnumber Orlando Magic ones. I'm stoked, too. We're talking purple shirts three days this week. All...
  • Soaring number of homeless students concentrated in Central Florida

    Soaring number of homeless students concentrated in Central Florida
    Nearly one-fifth of all homeless public-school students across the state now live in Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties — a fact some blame on the combination of cheap, rent-by-the-week motels and high turnover at low-paying tourism-industry jobs,...
  • Es oficial: México se medirá a Costa Rica el 27 de junio en Orlando

    Es oficial: México se medirá a Costa Rica el 27 de junio en Orlando
    Ya es oficial: la Selección Nacional de México se enfrentará a la de Costa Rica en el Orlando Citrus Bowl el sábado 27 de junio, a las 6 p.m., y desde ya las autoridades de la Ciudad de Orlando, del Condado de Orange y los ejecutivos del Orlando City...
  • El lunes arranca misión comercial de Florida a Perú

    El lunes arranca misión comercial de Florida a Perú
    Sobrevolar las famosas Líneas de Nazca, recorrer los senderos de la ciudad perdida de Machu Picchu y saborear el ceviche tras un sorbo de pisco son algunas de las razones que motivan a muchos a visitar Perú. Pero pronto, un grupo de Florida empacará sus...
  • Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track

    Maglev-train plan for airport, convention center back on track
    A magnetically levitated train that would link Orlando International Airport and the Orange County Convention Center seems to be making slow progress. Mayor Teresa Jacobs and other high-level county officials have been meeting with representatives of...
  • Women's business center chooses Canvs for new location

    Women's business center chooses Canvs for new location
    There’s a new resource in downtown Orlando for women-owned businesses, courtesy of Melbourne-based Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). The new center opens at a time when local experts have noted a surge in women among local tech companies....
  • Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans

    Orange, Orlando sharpen focus on homeless veterans
    Central Florida can be deeply proud of its long history of supporting the military. From our early days as home to McCoy Air Force Base, through decades of welcoming recruits to our Naval Training Center, and now, as home to "Team Orlando" — the...
  • Rules on school sites need to change, Orange board says

    Rules on school sites need to change, Orange board says
    With another public meeting over a controversial school site looming, Orange County school leaders are calling for changes in the rules that dictate where schools are built. "Certainly, from our perspective, the current process isn't working," said...
  • I-4 guarantees huge costs, high tolls — not smooth driving

    I-4 guarantees huge costs, high tolls — not smooth driving
    I am increasingly convinced that our $2.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 4 is less of a pioneering way to solve traffic woes and more of a costly act of desperation. And an ineffective one at that. The pitch we've been sold basically goes like this:...
  • Lake Pickett, godless, and progress: Letters

    Lake Pickett, godless, and progress: Letters
    Develop Lake Pickett? Regarding the article "Developers tout new plan for Econ area" in Wednesday's Sentinel about the Lake Pickett housing development: I live in Fairways on State Road 50, one half-mile away. I was pleased to read Orange County...