Pasco County launches mobile app for citizens

Cellphones with the “smarts” of cutting edge social media technology are the newest tools to bring residents and public servants together. See a pothole? Want an illegal dumping site cleaned up? Just want to reserve a pavilion at a county park? The county has an app for all that, and more. On June 9, Pasco County officially launched MyPasco, a mobile app that’s available free for … [Read more...]

Local Pearl Harbor documentary to air Dec. 7

It's a day that will live in infamy, and one Pasco County Television will remember with a locally produced documentary on Japan's surprise attack of Pearl Harbor. "In Their War: America at War" will air on the government cable channel Dec. 7 beginning at 12:30 p.m. It features two Pasco residents — Werner Klemm of Port Richey and George Kass of New Port Richey. Klemm served on the USS Dobbin, … [Read more...]

Pipe break causing delays on State Road 54

Travelers trying to get from central Pasco County to the interstate might have to plan a little extra time. Traffic continues to be tied up a bit on State Road 54, about a quarter-mile west of Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel. That's because a contractor his a force main on Wednesday, forcing Pasco County crews to have to come and repair it. Those crews are preparing the road for asphalt … [Read more...]

Pasco considering ban on hiring smokers for county jobs

It’s hard to argue the numbers against smoking: It’s caused 20.8 million deaths since 1965, it’s been linked to 12 kinds of cancer and 17 chronic diseases, and can create similar problems to anyone else exposed to the smoke, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. So for Pasco County, banning cigarette smoking is a no-brainer. However, preventing smokers from being hired by the county? That … [Read more...]