Screenwriter premiers film in Bay area

When Andy Warrener went to Villagio Cinemas in Carrollwood last week, he wasn’t going merely as a movie patron. He was there to see the Florida premier of “The Black String,” a movie which the Odessa native co-wrote and co-created. For Warrener, the film’s Florida debut was a moment that was years in the making. “I’ve been in the screenplay format since I was 19,” he said. … [Read more...]

Pasco Sheriff’s Office unveils app to help stress

Pasco Sgt. Matt Rosenbloom has handled countless distressing calls throughout his 12 years in law enforcement. “I’ve seen things that people shouldn’t see out there,” he said. Sometimes it takes several days for him to get past a particular incident. Witnessing the death of a child, for instance, takes a heavy toll. It’s something many deputies aren’t mentally prepared for … [Read more...]

In Print: No smoking in Pasco, running the Boston Marathon, and a new app

Despite the numerous health warnings against it, more than 42 million Americans -- 18.1 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- smoke cigarettes. They light up at home, they light up in the car, during meals, or when ever they may be stressed. However, those smokers may not be welcome to work with the Pasco County government come October if a plan offered … [Read more...]