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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. Irene Cara durante una entrevista en Los ANgeles en 1990.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
  2. Hillsborough County detention deputy Brian Nguyen was driving northbound on I-275 when he was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for driving under the influence, according to a media release.
  3. Actor and singer Irene Cara, who died this week, posed for this photo during an interview in Los Angeles on July 2, 1990.
  4. Land O' Lakes neighbors have been posting signs, gathering petitions and organizing to oppose a 109-home development on Hale Road. Pasco commissioners voted unanimously against the project on Tuesday.
  5. Pasco County Administrator Mike Carballa tells the Pasco County Commission that he has recommended John J. Murphy as the new assistant administrator for public safety on Tuesday. The commissioners agree.
  6. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
  7. Classes in public schools around Tampa Bay are canceled for Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Nicole.
  8. Pasco County Emergency Management Director Andrew Fossa told Pasco commissioners what to expect from Tropical Storm Nicole as it approaches in the coming hours.
  9. Students kayak at the Pasco Schools Energy and Marine Center in Port Richey. The school district plans improvements at the center with revenue from the Penny for Pasco tax.
  10. The Champions’ Club Owners Association Inc. filed the complaint against developer Adam Smith Enterprises Inc. outlining a host of “defects” in the luxury enclave in July. Above is the West Pasco Judicial Center.
  11. Hernando County commissioners have asked administrator Jeff Rogers to again approach the Southwest Florida Water Management District to develop a recreation plan for the Weekiwachee Preserve, including a potential beach. The idea seems to be just as unpopular with nearby residents and environmental groups as the last several versions.
  12. Pasco County Animal Services in Land O'Lakes
  13. “I Voted” stickers on the table for after voting at the Coliseum, 535 4th Ave N, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  14. Pasco County is considering a new way to pay for residential road paving projects — on future tax bills. The current system involving petitions signed by neighbors and special assessments has been controversial and has not covered the long-term costs of such projects.
  15. Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County
  16. Pasco County Detention Center
  17. Pasco County Historic Courthouse
  18. Rabbits up for adoption snuggle together in their cage in 2021 at the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N in Largo.
  19. Pasco County Historic Courthouse.
  20. Joe Orlandini, center, background, and Shannon Orlandini, right, evacuated from Fort Myers Beach with their children on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian made landfall overnight on Wednesday.
  21. Hernando County Administrator Jeff Rogers.
  22. Pasco County Administrator Mike Carballa is urging residents to take Hurricane Ian seriously.
  23. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
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