Barbara Behrendt, Tampa Bay Times

Barbara Behrendt

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Homosassa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Barbara:

Pasco won’t get that expanded scalloping season after all

State officials say new research methods might show harvest opportunities could soon hit their limit. → Read More

Pasco residents could see tax increases as county budget talks begin

Rising property values and new assessments for road paving and coast dredging will impact taxpayers. → Read More

New Pasco industrial site on Suncoast Parkway gets first OK

The nearly 300-acre site is in a zone regional planners say should be an “industrial sanctuary.” → Read More

New Pasco County commissioner accused of faking his residency

Commissioner Seth Weightman admits he hasn’t lived in the district he represents fulltime since last year’s election, but says he does now. → Read More

Pasco to study possible road across the Cypress Creek Preserve

Pasco leaders say threats to the environment and on the drinking water supply should be considered, but say a study doesn’t hurt. → Read More

Construction finally begins on Pasco County jail expansion

More space and a safer working environment are among the goals, county officials said. → Read More

Florida lawmaker files bill to rename Hernando road after Rush Limbaugh

A bill from state Sen. Blaise Ingoglia would designate a stretch of Cortez Boulevard as Rush Limbaugh Way. → Read More

Pasco park restaurant plans must wait for study of nearby Indian mound

Anclote River Park is set for improvements but history might stall some of the plan. → Read More

Pasco commissioners OK new assessment for coastal dredging

Coastal residents want dredging but hope county doesn’t tap just them to pay. → Read More

Candidates line up for Pasco city elections

The job of mayor seems popular this year with three candidates in three elections. → Read More

Transportation officials zero in on plan to unclog US 41/SR 54 intersection

The engineer of a plan not chosen created a ruckus at the meeting and was asked to leave. → Read More

Pasco clerk loses funding suit over technology and courthouse costs

Clerk of Court Nikki Alvarez-Sowles plans to appeal the ruling. → Read More

State road agency will consider U.S. 19 golf cart crossings in New Port Richey

City leaders are preparing documentation for possible crossings at Marine Parkway and Gulf Drive. → Read More

Pasco Commission delays decision on Saddlebrook makeover after lengthy hearing

Current residents oppose the changes while commissioners want more time to consider them. → Read More

East Pasco’s future might include a public pool

Possible locations range from the Villages of Pasadena Hills to Lacoochee. → Read More

Pasco commission to consider new adult business rules after sex trafficking case

Commissioner Seth Weightman wants to tighten rules to prevent others from being trapped by traffickers. → Read More

Pasco Republican leader urges county commissioners to end budget dispute

Pasco’s clerk Nikki Alvarez-Sowles sued the county in 2021 over failing to fully fund her budget. → Read More

Pasco golf cart community just wants to cross the road

Gulf Harbors residents say they want to enjoy downtown New Port Richey. → Read More

Pasco code officers face threats from homeless

County code enforcement pulled from clearing camps until safety concerns solved. → Read More

New Port Richey names former Tarpon Springs chief Robert Kochen as its chief

City Manager Debbie Manns didn’t have to look far to replace retiring chief Kim Bogart. → Read More