Monday, May 21, 2018

Brandon & South Shore News

More parking for the Straz Center? So far, the proposal is getting little traction

More parking for the Straz Center? So far, the proposal is getting little traction

TAMPA — Parking has been a problem at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts since downtown began to emerge from the recession nearly a decade ago.The crunch looks likely to continue.A Straz plan to expand parking at its arrival plaza ...
Published: 05/18/18
Class of 2018: TBT’s Anita Morgan rises above abuse to thrive

Class of 2018: TBT’s Anita Morgan rises above abuse to thrive

TAMPA — For those who fear there is no hope, or help, or heart left in this world, there is the story of Anita Morgan.There are any number of life-wrenching places to begin …In the middle of the night, in the back of a police car, cruising over the b...
Published: 05/18/18
Unique bond helps carry Robinson, Alonso girls to state flag football titles

Unique bond helps carry Robinson, Alonso girls to state flag football titles

Editor’s note: Robinson High junior Macy McClintock, a member of the school’s championship flag football program, shares her thoughts about the Knights’ third consecutive state title and the bond it shares with Alonso High, which won its first state ...
Published: 05/17/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Gries, keynote speakers honor local seniors at scholarship dinner

Gries, keynote speakers honor local seniors at scholarship dinner

TAMPA — Guest speakers U.S. Marine Sgt. Rob Jones (Ret.) and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Susana Matta Valdivieso earned respect, admiration and standing ovations from athlete-scholars, their coaches, families and other guests at the ...
Published: 05/17/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Class of 2018: TBT’s Anita Morgan rises above abuse to thrive

Class of 2018: TBT’s Anita Morgan rises above abuse to thrive

TAMPA — For those who fear there is no hope, or help, or heart left in this world, there is the story of Anita Morgan.There are any number of life-wrenching places to begin …In the middle of the night, in the back of a police car, cruising over the b...
Published: 05/17/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

This probably had to be akin to your tipsy Uncle Claude after one too many Manhattans piping up at the Thanksgiving dinner table to observe what the rest of the family always knew but never uttered — that Aunt Bertha is uglier than a night in j...
Published: 05/17/18
Joe Henderson: Don’t plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

Joe Henderson: Don’t plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

I’m always dubious when public officials start talking about tax referendums. We live in a state where good governance is often measured by the amount of taxes that are eliminated, no matter the impact those reductions have.But in this case, it’s hig...
Published: 05/17/18
Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Lots of teenagers are walking together this week in Hillsborough County, a practice they’ve grown accustomed to during this remarkable school year.We can only hope they keep walking for the rest of their lives.Tens of thousands of them this week are ...
Published: 05/17/18
Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Home to headquarters including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base is at the forefront of a lot of important military action.Now it is taking on a new role — as a prime Air Force clothier.The flying branch...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/17/18
Class of 2018: Jesuit’s Lazaro Alvelaez works his way to Boston College

Class of 2018: Jesuit’s Lazaro Alvelaez works his way to Boston College

TAMPA — Graduations mark new beginnings, but every new beginning begins with an end.For Lazaro Alvelaez this next step is extra bittersweet.While the Cuba native is no stranger to change, leaving his family behind as he prepares to travel more than 1...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/18/18