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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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  • SunRail is considering expanding hours, days

    SunRail is considering expanding hours, days
    SunRail leaders agreed Monday to consider expanding the hours of the commuter train to weekends and later at night, but they want to know how expensive the new and improved version might be before making any promises. "There are more costs. The question...
  • House votes to detonate Orlando's scandal-plagued Xway authority

    House votes to detonate Orlando's scandal-plagued Xway authority
    TALLAHASSEE – Without any debate, the Florida House passed a plan Wednesday to blow up Orlando's scandal-plagued tollway authority and replace it with a larger, regional expressway.   The 115-0 vote sends SB 230 back to the Senate, where it is...
  • Will SunRail bring a new tax?

    Will SunRail bring a new tax?
    Go ahead, Central Florida, sit back, relax and enjoy the view from your seat on SunRail. Today is a day to celebrate. The new $1.2 billion commuter train will begin shuttling passengers for the first time. Metro Orlando joins urban trendsetters such...
  • With region all aboard, SunRail arrives: Editorial

    This morning, the first wave of official passengers boards Central Florida's new commuter train line. Riders will notice brightly painted locomotives bearing a sunshiny logo that reads "SunRail." SunRail — short for the Little Engine That Could....
  • Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer

    Teresa Jacobs brings on 'American Idol' singer
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has turned to "American Idol" for a little help with her State of the County Address. Jacobs has invited Emily Piriz, a Top 13 finalist on "Idol" this past season, to sing the national anthem at the event. The State...
  • Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'

    Jacobs' State of County: 'Transformation continues'
    Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs strode into her fourth State of the County address Friday carrying a string of recent political victories, and touted a "transformation" taking place amid the local economy and culture. While a major recession drove...
  • Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025

    Deal extends IAAPA expo in Orlando through 2025
    The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced.  An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
  • Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes

    Tom Terry, Tom Sorrells talk hurricanes
    Hurricane season, which starts June 1, will be a major topic this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: WKMG-Channel 6 chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells hosts that station's "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday. His guests will be Max Mayfield...
  • Mystery of pink bunnies in Orlando solved

    Mystery of pink bunnies in Orlando solved
    It's not too often someone asks me to look into the sudden appearance of pink bunnies.  Actually, that's never happened until last week. A colleague here at the Sentinel called me over to her desk to ask if I knew anything about the pink bunny in Carl...
  • Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening

    Towering I-Drive observation wheel scheduled for 2015 opening
    The Orlando Eye, the 400 foot-tall observation wheel being built on International Drive, should be ready for opening by the spring of 2015. That's a few months later than developer Chuck Whittall had hoped — he was shooting for Dec. 31 — but...