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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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  • Del fondo del mar hasta el cielo y luego con los artistas | FOTOS

    Del fondo del mar hasta el cielo y luego con los artistas | FOTOS
    Solamente en Orlando usted puede ver de cerca criaturas marinas que habitan en los más grandes océanos del planeta, luego subir a una de las cabinas de las ruedas de observación más altas del mundo, y finalmente experimentar lo que viven los artistas de...
  • Homeless plan gets $1 million federal bonus

    Homeless plan gets $1 million federal bonus
    The federal government has awarded a nearly $1 million bonus to Central Florida's efforts to house homeless people living on the streets, officials announced Wednesday. "We've had lots of plans to end homelessness," Andrae Bailey, CEO of the Central...
  • Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks 'really wet' Orlando Eye

    Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks 'really wet' Orlando Eye
    Daredevil Nik Wallenda completed his sky-high stroll atop the new Orlando Eye observation wheel in front of hundreds of International Drive observers and a national TV audience. Wallenda's walk was shown on NBC's "Today" show. He described the structure...
  • Leaders want to push expansion of I-4 into Osceola, Polk, Volusia

    Leaders want to push expansion of I-4 into Osceola, Polk, Volusia
    U.S. Rep. John Mica met with more than three dozen Metro Orlando leaders Monday to drum up support for speeding the addition of toll lanes on Interstate 4 outside the 21-mile confines of the I-4 Ultimate makeover now underway. Extending the major...
  • 'Wee-ooo:' Six 'mini' county commissioners get to work

    'Wee-ooo:' Six 'mini' county commissioners get to work
    An entirely new slate of Orange County commissioners took office Thursday. They got straight to work, voting to rezone a vacant piece of land for a hospital in Pine Hills. The commissioners were unanimous in their approval despite reservations about the...
  • Soccer, snakes, lobbyists and pee; a typical Florida week

    Soccer, snakes, lobbyists and pee; a typical Florida week
    In today's Friday Files, we're talking soccer, snakes, political gifts and more. But first, did you see where a British tourist got caught urinating in an ice machine at the Hard Rock hotel? What the devil, bloke? You're totally ruining it for the...
  • Here's how Orlando soccer stadium got tangled in Tallahassee feud

    Even as Orlando's City Council approved a construction agreement for a downtown Major League Soccer stadium last spring, Mayor Buddy Dyer had his eye on something bigger. "We like to do things world-class here," Dyer said after the City Council vote...
  • Dyer: Orlando soccer stadium could stall without state money

    With just days remaining in the Florida Legislature's current session, $30 million intended for Orlando's planned downtown soccer stadium remains in limbo, money Mayor Buddy Dyer is now calling "integral" to the project. Construction was expected to...
  • New proposal delays decision on Avalon Middle relief school

    New proposal delays decision on Avalon Middle relief school
    After months of buildup and hours of emotional testimony, the outcome of the battle over a relief school for the overcrowded Avalon Middle will have to wait a little longer. Orange County commissioners and the school district agreed Tuesday night to...
  • 'Agrihood' is clever marketing for east Orange

    'Agrihood' is clever marketing for east Orange
    It all sounds so utopian. Not to mention delicious. Talk to Dwight Saathoff about his proposal for a development known as Lake Pickett South and you'll work up a real appetite. The centerpiece of the community would be a 9-acre working farm,...
  • Stop bid to shift utilities' costs to local taxpayers: Editorial

    Stop bid to shift utilities' costs to local taxpayers: Editorial
    It's a loyalty test for Florida lawmakers: powerful private utilities or ordinary taxpayers? Bills have been advancing through the House and Senate that would shift the cost of moving utility lines from the companies to taxpayers for construction...