Wesley Chapel to get a new fire rescue station

A new fire station in Wesley Chapel will replace an aging facility that has become inadequate to handle the needs of a growing population. Pasco County’s Fire Rescue Station No. 13, off Old Pasco Road, is expected to open in January 2019. A groundbreaking was held in mid-March on the same day the Pasco County commissioners approved the construction contract of about $2.6 million. Funding is … [Read more...]

HornBlasters owner buys industrial space in Zephyrhills

A Crystal Springs company known for its manufacture of train horns designed for cars and trucks is expanding its property holdings in the greater Zephyrhills area. Landon Enterprises LLC, a company associated with HornBlasters Inc. owner Matthew Heller, closed last month on more than 5.5 acres of land located inside Copeland Industrial Park, not far from the Zephyrhills Municipal … [Read more...]

Water still the primary gold standard in Zephyrhills

Long before there was a Zephyrhills, and even before there was a Pasco County, people would journey through the dense, dangerous Florida forests to find a small oasis near the headwaters of the Hillsborough River. There they could find plenty of fresh, clean water bubbling up from the ground, always at a refreshing 72 degrees. The waters at Crystal Springs may not have had the healing … [Read more...]

Local environmental group looking for interns to travel state

What would it be like to take a tractor-trailer around the state sharing lessons about the environment with schools, special events and festivals? WaterVentures Florida's Learning Lab, based at Crystal Springs Preserve just outside of Zephyrhills, is looking for interns who want to "share the wonders" of the state's water through guided labs and interactive exhibits. The outreach program was … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills’ first public company gets solid start on market

It's hard to find a company on the eastern side of Pasco County publicly trading shares on a stock exchange, but the newest public company is off to a fast start. Those who bought shares in CES Synergies at $1 each have already watched their value more than double since shares hit the open market in late January. Tuesday's close on the Crystal Springs-based full-service environmental, … [Read more...]