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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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  • Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial

    Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial
    If the decades-long saga behind this past week's opening of the spectacular new Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts were a Broadway show, its playbill would list many stars. Here are some, but not all: ¿Bill Frederick: He called for a new...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Persistence, perseverance' gave birth to performing arts center

    'Persistence, perseverance' gave birth to performing arts center
    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public for the first time next week, but the story of its birth is a long one — more than 30 years in the making — full of shifting allegiances, uneasy partnerships,...
  • Timeline: Building Orlando an arts center

    Timeline: Building Orlando an arts center
    Here's a look at milestone moments on the long quest to provide Orlando with a high-quality performing-arts center. 1926: Orlando Municipal Auditorium, later Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, is built for $175,000. 1962: A front-page Orlando Sentinel...
  • Orange County is ready to handle potential Ebola cases, officials say

    Orange County is ready to handle potential Ebola cases, officials say
    Orange County officials say that they're ready to handle a potential Ebola case, and they promised to let the public know if there's a case reported in the region. "If we do have an Ebola case in Central Florida, we will be very transparent in our...
  • Orange: Cuatro propuestas de cambios que son clave

    Además de pronunciarse por las tres enmiendas a la Constitución estatal de Florida, los electores del condado de Orange encontrarán cuatro propuestas, algunas confusas, para enmendar la Carta Constitucional del Condado de Orange. A continuación...
  • Five things for Thursday , Oct. 30

    Five things for Thursday , Oct. 30
    Here are your five things for today in Orlando: new garage at Disney; Millennials are not big car-people; the governor's race is still close; and more. 1. Elections. Ebola. World Series. Parking garages. One of the top items on the website this...
  • 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...