Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hillsborough

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

Guest column: Deputy’s legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

My dog Sophie likes to remind me that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. That means it’s time for her to shed her winter coat, head outdoors and enjoy the Tampa sunshine. Where can Sophie and her furry friends go to enjoy, but not bak...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Close your eyes and dream. It is October 2023 or so and the Tampa Bay Rays are up 3-0 in the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The game is being played in the Rays new stadium, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, George Soros, Vinny’s...
Published: 07/13/18
Joe Henderson: Road to new Rays stadium will be a wild ride

Joe Henderson: Road to new Rays stadium will be a wild ride

About two seconds after the $892 million price tag for the Tampa Bay Rays proposed stadium in Ybor City was revealed, I’d bet more than a few people thought, "Well … buh-bye."Montreal? Charlotte? Nashville? Las Vegas?The Planet Zortron?Anywhere but h...
Published: 07/12/18
Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Count on people in Tampa to step up when someone threatens the things they hold dear.In the case of a proposal to fill in a Rocky Point lagoon, and build expensive townhouses there, count on all kinds of people to step up — from kids with crayons dra...
Published: 07/06/18
Joe Henderson: Sales tax hikes needed for schools and transportation, so package them

Joe Henderson: Sales tax hikes needed for schools and transportation, so package them

You can argue that Hillsborough County’s most pressing need is a major upgrade for its transportation system, and you wouldn’t be wrong.You also would be correct if you said no, no, no — the county simply must invest whatever it takes to help its ove...
Published: 07/04/18
Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

Daniel Ruth: Fill the bay to make more land to build more townhouses? Never again

First a full confession. I am not a real estate expert. I know precious very little about the finer points of development. But I do recall that old Florida axiom about selling swampland to unsuspecting folks eager to own a piece of the Sunshine State...
Published: 07/03/18
Editorial: Price is low, selection is high, so now’s the time to act on that urge to adopt a pet

Editorial: Price is low, selection is high, so now’s the time to act on that urge to adopt a pet

Some of the biggest challenges facing Hillsborough County can seem so divisive or costly they might be with us forever, like modernizing transportation and ending the scourge of opioid addiction.But there’s one chronic problem that can be made much s...
Updated one month ago
Joe Henderson: ‘Brandon Broads’ reunited with Syrian friend who survived Saddam

Joe Henderson: ‘Brandon Broads’ reunited with Syrian friend who survived Saddam

About 45 years ago, a dynamic graduate student from the University of South Florida began teaching physical education at Brandon Academy.Tiras Odisho Anwaya made a positive impression on just about everyone there, but none more than Jerry Noland, who...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: State help needed to staff hotlines with veterans helping veterans

Editorial: State help needed to staff hotlines with veterans helping veterans

Veterans can help veterans deal with trauma resulting from military service in a way no one else can. That’s the theory behind a special hotline set up in the Tampa Bay area that proponents are hoping to take statewide.The expansion would cost some $...
Updated one month ago
Joe Henderson: Hillsborough teachers have come to depend on foundation’s free supplies

Joe Henderson: Hillsborough teachers have come to depend on foundation’s free supplies

We have all heard stories about public school teachers reaching into their own pockets so their students will have basic classroom supplies.It goes on throughout the system because budgets are tight. The money allotted for pencils, markers, notebooks...
Updated one month ago