Barbara Behrendt - Pasco County Reporter

Pasco County Reporter

The North Suncoast and the Times have been my home since I graduated from the Ohio State University more than 35 years ago. Every day I get to come work for one of the country’s finest newspapers with talented co-workers who share my passion for informing our readers about their community. From the latest development plan near your neighborhood to the newest road project to impact your commute, there is no more relevant journalism than what we do here in Pasco County. I cherish your input, suggestions and story ideas.

  1. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times 
Sandhill cranes fly over Crews Lake Wilderness Park off Shady Hills Road in Pasco County on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
  2. Crystal Fox of Tampa, who plays Lady Catherine, fences with Ryan Jones of Detroit, who plays Chippy, during the Trial by Combat Fight Show on Sunday at the 36th annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa.
  3. Voters in both Port Richey and New Port Richey on Tuesday returned their incumbents to all four available city council seats.
  4. Shonda Belton, 45, left, walks with a friend, who declined to be identified, near the Altis Grand at The Preserve apartments Wednesday in Odessa.
  5. Voters in the cities of Port Richey and New Port Richey will be selecting two city council members each in Tuesday’s municipal election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and each city has one location for voters to cast their ballots.
  6. Jon Uhl, 39, left, receives instructions from Laprentice Watkins, with the Florida Department of Health, at a check point for Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine appointments on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Saint Leo University, which is serving as the host for the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution for East Pasco County (FL).
  7. Pasco's apartment construction boom in the south central portions of the county may see a temporary halt as county officials try to determine current inventory and future need.
  8. West Pasco Government Center.
  9. West Pasco Government Center.
  10. La sirena Whitney lanza un beso lleno de burbujas a la audiencia  en Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  11. A full cup of "I Voted" stickers.
  12. Port Richey City Hall
  13. Mermaid Whitney blows a bubble-filled kiss to the audience during a 2016 performance at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  14. West Pasco Government Center.
  15. Pasco Commissioner Jack Mariano  bought the undeveloped parcel next to the Gulf Island Resort in Hudson in 2018 for $900,000. It now is for sale with an asking price of $4.99 million.  Times (2018)
  16. Kayakers navigate the Weeki Wachee River after launching at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for the 5.5 mile journey to the pick up point.
  17. Port Richey City Hall
  18. President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.
  19. Pasco County Historic Courthouse
  20. Zephyrhills officials are upgrading facilities at their municipal airport.
  21. Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey
  22. LEAH MILLIS | Times  A full cup of "I Voted" stickers.
  23. Pasco County has used its tree fund money for other beautification projects in the past including these trees planted along Rowan Road.