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Taravella High School Band Raising Funds For London Trip

Taravella High School Band Raising Funds For London Trip

The J.P. Taravella Band and Orchestra Program has been invited to play in the London New Year’s Day Parade, and band members are working hard to get the word out about the fundraisers so that they can send all 200 of them on the trip. These aren’t just a bunch of kids holding out their hats and asking for money on street corners. They are working hard and just want residents to support their fundraising efforts.

Father Angry that Man Charged in Rape of his 11 Year-old Daughter Out On Bail

Father Angry that Man Charged in Rape of his 11 Year-old Daughter Out On Bail

“I copied his Facebook page after the incident, and by the way; that’s how I found him,” said Martin. “His whole life is who he’s going to screw next. He’s all about getting sex with as many women as possible and he doesn’t seem to care who they are. He has absolutely no respect for women and puts them down and makes fun of them throughout his Facebook page……

Parents Shouldn’t Teach Their Children To Panhandle at Publix

Parents Shouldn’t Teach Their Children To Panhandle at Publix

On Sunday morning, as I approached the Publix at Midway Plaza in Tamarac to buy groceries, I saw two adorable little girl dressed up in cheerleading outfits in front and was wondering what they were selling. I knew I’d be suckered into buying either cookies or candy bars for their cause as I’m always a softy for little kids selling things.

Broward County Schools Gets an “F” for Fake Photos in New Website

Broward County Schools Gets an “F” for Fake Photos in New Website

Broward County Public Schools has just launched their new website, and while I never thought anything was wrong with their old website, the new website is a worthy effort and seems easy enough to navigate through. One problem they really need to change is getting rid of the stock photos filled with children that don’t even go to Broward Schools, much less live in Florida.

Barricaded Suspect in Tamarac: Rock Island Road Closed

Barricaded Suspect in Tamarac: Rock Island Road Closed

BSO deputies were dispatched just after 2 a.m. to 5250 Rock Island Road regarding a man barricaded inside a home. Neighbors say it started where there was arguing at a nearby house. The suspect made threats against a family member. According to BSO he is believed to be alone inside the residence.

Tamarac Looks for New Management Company for Golf Course

Tamarac Looks for New Management Company for Golf Course

In late August, employees at Colony West golf course were given notice that the club would be closed. The course, which was purchased in a short sale in 2011 by the City of Tamarac for $3 million was turned back over to the Rack family who had owned it since 1985. Unable to make future lease payments past September, they closed all operation leaving many out of jobs.

A Message from Sheriff Scott Israel: Our Youth, Our Future, Our Responsibility

A Message from Sheriff Scott Israel: Our Youth, Our Future, Our Responsibility

As the sheriff of Broward County, I made a commitment to the public that the Broward Sheriff’s Office would make it a priority to keep our kids in school and out of jail. In one of my first staff meetings with my new administration, we discussed the topic of juvenile civil citations. During the discussion, I began looking through youth arrest records and came across a name I recognized. It was one of the players I coached in football. Because his crime was a misdemeanor, he could have been eligible for a diversion program, which would have kept his name out of the courts and off the record. Unfortunately, he had been arrested instead.