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Chelsea Yarborough cheers after winning a ribbon during an equestrian skills event for the Special Olympics at the Bakas Equestrian Center in Tampa. Since 2001, physically and mentally disabled children have experienced the joy of horse-riding and forged deep connections with the animals at Bakas Equestrian Center. Neighbor Tom Pepin, the CEO of Pepin Distributing Company, wants the county to give him the land in exchange for building a new equine therapy center in Seffner. [Saturday, February 18, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Parents of disabled children vow to take on beer distributor Pepin in fight over horse therapy center land

TAMPA Parents call the Bakas Equestrian Center their "little slice of heaven." Located on an idyllic 22-acre plot off Race Track Road, the center offers horse riding for mentally and physically disabled children and adults, helping them develop balance and coordination. But now the land, owned by Hillsborough Count …


Richard Corcoran is that guy who's always quoting Game of Thrones

The Florida House posted a new video Tuesday.

And even by the smashmouth political stylings of Speaker Richard Corcoran, this one is over the top....


Congressman Charlie Crist says he supports St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's stance on protecting undocumented immigrants

Crist wonders who will be affected next by Trump's immigration policies

Congressman Charlie Crist joked Friday that the news coming out of the White House these days is so fast and furious that he has trouble keeping up....


Pasco County School Board to look into midyear principal transfers

Some Pasco County parents continued Tuesday to complain about the unexpected, quick removal of principals from their schools this week....