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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa

Tactical apparel store opens in Carrollwood

Tactical apparel store opens in Carrollwood

CARROLLWOOD — On Sept. 30, 5.11 celebrated the grand opening of its new Tampa location with a "door breach" demonstration using 5.11 tools.5.11 stores feature tactical apparel and gear. With locations in multiple states, this is the second 5.11 brick...
Published: 10/14/17
New Odessa bar ‘growls’ for craft brew lovers

New Odessa bar ‘growls’ for craft brew lovers

ODESSA — Christian Brugal is a big fan of craft beer, and over the years he joked with his wife, Jill Brugal, that they should open up a bar.Last year, they decided to take a chance and began the yearlong process of opening up BRU Florida Growler Bar...
Published: 10/14/17

Top priority for Mayor Mel Jurado: Sell city’s redevelopment property

TEMPLE TERRACE — As Mel Jurado takes up the gavel as mayor, she joins a City Council determined to get construction started on city-owned downtown redevelopment property even if it isn’t the Downtown Temple Terrace people once envisioned.The council ...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Sunday Conversation: With a flurry of firsts, Fentrice Driskell looks to open doors for others

Sunday Conversation: With a flurry of firsts, Fentrice Driskell looks to open doors for others

It was during a summer academic camp for high school students at Northwestern University that Fentrice Driskell spoke the words that forever changed her life. As everyone went around introducing themselves and proclaiming their college aspirations, D...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/16/17

William March: Attack mailers sent in House race but reports fail to note them

The most active mud-slinging committee in the Republican primary for East Hillsborough’s vacant state House District 58 seat has reported to state officials that it didn’t raise or spend any money before Sept. 30 — even though it sent out at least fo...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/16/17
Joe Henderson: Peeved at school bus schedules? Be an example to your kids

Joe Henderson: Peeved at school bus schedules? Be an example to your kids

If you are the parent of a public-school student in Hillsborough County, your life might become more complicated.Assuming the school board approves, next year the starting and closing times for schools in the district will be changed. Elementary scho...
Published: 10/13/17
County employee wins Hispanic Heritage award from NFL

County employee wins Hispanic Heritage award from NFL

The National Football League recently recognized Jennifer Whelihan, economic development manager for Hillsborough County, as one of 32 recipients of its annual Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.In her role, Whelihan serves as a liaison between the c...
Published: 10/13/17
Friday the 13th: Fun facts about the unluckiest day of the year (w/ video)

Friday the 13th: Fun facts about the unluckiest day of the year (w/ video)

It’s the month of October, and it’s also Friday the 13th. Combining the spookiest day of the year with the spookiest month is enough to unnerve even the bravest among us. Here are some fun facts about what many believe to be the "unluckiest" day of t...
Published: 10/13/17
Editorial: Special election shows again that attack ads stain public service

Editorial: Special election shows again that attack ads stain public service

"The end justifies the means" is a slogan you won’t see used by a single candidate seeking public office.But it’s the operating theory for many of them, as voters were reminded last week during the special election to fill a vacant seat from the Plan...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/13/17
Candlelight vigil honors the victims of drug overdoses

Candlelight vigil honors the victims of drug overdoses

TAMPA — Lynne Knowles suspected for months that something bad was going on with her daughter.Jamie dozed off at odd hours, slept too much and woke up too early.One day, Knowles came face-to-face with the truth.She entered a Walgreens bathroom and fou...
Published: 10/10/17
Updated: 10/13/17