Friday, July 20, 2018

South & Central Tampa News

Can a ‘Green Alert System’ help veterans in crisis?

Can a ‘Green Alert System’ help veterans in crisis?

The first time I met Don Bolduc was in his office in Kabul, where he served as commander of the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan. He is an Army brigadier general and I was there to talk about operations to improve Afg...
Published: 07/19/18
Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

A popular South Tampa Thai restaurant has a new owner and a few additions as well.Rouen Thai has been around for nearly 20 years and has its fair share of regular customers, so when new owner Chonlada Malingam came along, she had big shoes to fill to...
Published: 07/19/18
Luxury townhomes come to Westshore business district

Luxury townhomes come to Westshore business district

Westshore, one of the largest business districts in the southeast, continues to add residential accommodations with ICON Residential’s Westshore Village at 2511 N Grady Ave. officially opening on Saturday (July 21).The location near W Boy Scout Boule...
Published: 07/19/18
Joe Henderson:  School custodians doubling as soldiers? Our Founding Fathers are reeling.

Joe Henderson: School custodians doubling as soldiers? Our Founding Fathers are reeling.

If you just dropped in from another planet and needed to learn about Florida’s insidious gun problem, all you had to do was check out the front of Wednesday’s local section of the Tampa Bay Times. In the center was a story about a school safety drill...
Published: 07/19/18
Tampa Rough Riders help restore Cuban monuments to their namesake

Tampa Rough Riders help restore Cuban monuments to their namesake

Theodore Roosevelt and his cavalry unit known as the Rough Riders sailed from Tampa to Cuba in June 1898 to help that nation defeat Spain. To honor the Rough Riders’ heroics, Cuba erected two monuments near its city of Santiago. Now, more tha...
Published: 07/18/18
March column: Transit petition has

March column: Transit petition has "steep hill"

Leaders of an effort to put a Hillsborough County transportation sales tax referendum on the November ballot say they’re confident they’ll gather enough petition signatures in time.But they may have to work fast. As of Thursday, All for Transportatio...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of ‘selfless warrior’

He was always willing to help, inspire and service others even at a time when he was helpless.Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Black used his Facebook page — Our Battle through Pancreatic Cancer — not only to document his journey wi...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/15/18
New Tampa Rec Center plans coming to fruition — finally

New Tampa Rec Center plans coming to fruition — finally

NEW TAMPA — After almost 10 years of plans and funding shortages, the expansion of the New Tampa Recreation Center in Tampa Palms is coming to fruition.The original request for the expansion was set to be for 5,000 square feet, but now the expansion ...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

Keystone, Bayshore, West Tampa combine to earn Little League state softball title

TAMPA — There is a group of area teenaged girls who came together a few weeks ago for a little adventure, which has steadily — dramatically and joyfully — turned into a much bigger ordeal.You could call it a "softball odyssey."It started on June 11 w...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Sunday Conversation: Sherry Hoback looks to move Tampa Family Health Centers to the next level

Sunday Conversation: Sherry Hoback looks to move Tampa Family Health Centers to the next level

TAMPA — Taking over for an administrator who has run a company for almost 20 years can be daunting. • But Sherry Hoback prepared for some time to replace Charles Bottoms as CEO of the Tampa Family Health Centers, a non-profit organization that operat...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/15/18