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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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  • 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...
  • Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership

    Maitland looks to boost lagging SunRail ridership
    SunRail has transformed some once-sleepy train stations into hives of activity during the morning and evening rush hours. Maitland isn't one of those. According to July ridership numbers from SunRail, the Maitland station had 3,172 passengers, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

    Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options
    TALLAHASSEE -- It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month. That's because her name is surfacing as a potential running mate for...
  • 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...
  • Lender for minority businesses defends agency before Orange leaders

    Lender for minority businesses defends agency before Orange leaders
    Accompanied by grateful clients, the head of an embattled lender for minority businesses defended the organization's work Monday before the Orange County Commission. CEO Inez Long of the Black Business Investment Fund spoke at length about the...
  • Lender for minority businesses comes under microscope

    Lender for minority businesses comes under microscope
    For more than 25 years, the Black Business Investment Fund has worked in relative obscurity, handing out loans to local entrepreneurs and small businesses who might have trouble getting bank financing. But a pair of recent developments has put the...
  • Conciertos, arte y festivales para celebrar el Mes de la Hispanidad

    Conciertos, arte y festivales para celebrar el Mes de la Hispanidad
    Se acerca esa época del año en que todo lo hispano se pone de moda. Así que si usted se siente orgulloso de sus raíces, de hablar español, y quiere compartir con otros que sienten lo mismo, prepárese — porque durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana,...