About ALLIE GARZA
BiographyAllie Garza is a former intern for the Daily News. As a recent 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Allie spent four years working at her college's daily newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, where she served as photo editor, editor-in-chief (summer) and managing editor.
Lee commissioners move forward with swim center replacing City of Palms Park
Published 06/21/2011 at 6:27 p.m.
John Albion pulled out a piece of bubblegum to show Lee County commissioners how much it will cost to transform City of Palms Park baseball stadium into an aquatics center.
Lee commissioners vote to continue discussions regarding City of Palms Park conversion to aquatic center
Published 06/21/2011 at 3:02 p.m.
The board of commissioners voted Tuesday to continue negotiations with the Austin, Texas-based National Swimming Center Corporation with the administrative agenda item passing 4-1. Commissioner Brian Bigelow dissented.
Lee commissioners to decide on proposal to convert City of Palms Park into aquatic center
Published 06/20/2011 at 9:53 p.m.
Tuesday, the fate of the park could be decided when county commissioners meet and discuss a final proposal by the Austin, Texas-based National Swimming Center Corporation to turn the old ball park into a modern aquatic arena — an $18.2 ...
Lee clerk’s critical audit of land-buying practices is seriously flawed, county leaders say
Published 06/18/2011 at 2 p.m.
When Lee County Clerk of Courts Charlie Green released an audit in late May scrutinizing the county’s purchasing of county lands, he hoped the audit would bring transparency to the county’s spending habits. However, when Lee County commissioners addressed the ...
Power restored, mop-up ongoing after severe thunderstorm hits Naples area
Updated 06/16/2011 at 2:01 p.m.
After a severe thunderstorm barreled through Southwest Florida Wednesday night leaving many in the dark, nearly all customers who were without power had their electricity restored.
Gov. Rick Scott talks jobs, immigration reform during visit
Published 06/15/2011 at 12:03 p.m. 5 Comments
In a duo of Southwest Florida stops Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott addressed representatives from what he called Florida’s two most recognizable industries: tourism and citrus.
Lee Habitat for Humanity recovering from Chinese drywall fiasco - PHOTOS
Published 06/12/2011 at 3 p.m.
In fall 2006, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties received a generous donation of drywall from a company in New Mexico, but it turned out to be tainted. The drywall came at a critical time when the United ...
Bonita Beach renourishment project hiring causes heated debate on local preferences
Published 06/07/2011 at 5:32 p.m.
Lee County Commissioners drew a line in the sand when it came to a beach renourishment project. A discussion about The Bonita Beach Renourishment Project, an interlocal project shared by Lee County and the City of Bonita Springs, became contentious ...
Sin darse por vencida: Niña de cuatro años supera el cáncer y una amputación
Published 06/06/2011 at 4:12 p.m.
Después que fue diagnosticada con un cáncer infantil poco común en 2007, la familia de Itzel Chávez, ahora de 4 años, enfrentaron una elección imposible: Someter a su niña a otra ronda de quimioterapia, forzando su joven cuerpecito y empujándolo ...
Far from broken: Four-year-old Itzel Chavez overcomes cancer and amputation
Published 06/05/2011 at 9:48 p.m.
After she was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer in 2007, the family of Itzel Chavez, now 4, faced an impossible choice: Subject the child to another found of chemotherapy, straining her young body and pushing it to its limits, ...
View all stories for this staff member.