Hit and Run

Immokalee – On November 28, 2018 at 7:11 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal traffic crash on Lake Trafford Road near Krystal Lane. A 2004 Mercury SUV was traveling east on Lake Trafford Road while Ms. Margarita Gonzalez, age 71 of Immokalee, was within the same eastbound lane, west of Krystal Lane. […]

DEP ordered to issue drilling permit in the Everglades

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) must issue a permit to a major Broward County landowner who plans to drill an exploratory oil well near the southern end of U.S. 27. The court overruled the DEP’s rejection of an administrative law judge’s finding […]

Super Bowl tailgate lunch for hungry and homeless

Super Bowl Weekend began early in Immokalee at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Soup Kitchen, Casa Maria. It was a “tailgate” party unlike any other. The multi-cultural community of Immokalee, most of whom think “soccer” when someone says “football” were treated to an all-American, football stadium-type meal of hotdogs, chili dogs and French fries served […]

TIF students learn about home construction and sales

Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) Career Development program experienced first-hand the home construction process during a recent career exploration day hosted by Pulte Homes. The day began at Pulte Homes’ corporate office in Bonita Springs with a tour, which included Pulte’s Design Center. Students were then encouraged to roll up their sleeves and […]

Local business doing good together

At first sight, it may seem as though two local companies have little in common: investment firm Wasmer, Schroeder & Company which employs finance-savvy professionals across the nation, and Taste of Immokalee, which employs high school students rising out of the poverty of Immokalee. But the focus of today’s corporate giving event looks far beyond […]

Students First – CCPS to host showcase of area schools

As a parent or guardian, do you find yourself wishing you could get more involved in your child’s education? You may want to help your child with their school work but are just unsure how. You might also wonder what it is they are working on while they are with us in class all day. […]

IHS BETA Club member earns BETA State Secretary Title

With confident eloquence to match his 4.87 weighted grade point average, Wenchy likens his campaign slogan to a movement. “Each wave begins with an initial movement. A movement starts with one person and when others join the energy multiplies.” As with any movement, social or physical, the shared purpose of BETA clubs everywhere is to […]

Superbowl Tailgate Lunch

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for most of America and the game itself is the most watched television broadcast in the world. Many Americans are on the couch or in the pub, watching and celebrating with family and friends. But for the homeless people of Immokalee, Super Bowl Sunday is just another day. […]

USPIS offers $50,000 reward for information leading to arrest

MIAMI, FL- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for the Armed Robbery of a U.S. Post Office. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at approximately 6:30 a.m., four armed black males entered the Immokalee Post Office […]

In the shadow of Edgerrin James, J.C. Jackson makes his own path

When former Immokalee Indian J.C. Jackson suits up in his New England Patriots uniform this Feb. 3 for Super Bowl 53, he’ll have the eyes of over one hundred million t.v. viewers from all across the globe on him, including just about everyone in the small town of Immokalee. But that pressure and attention won’t […]