Tampa City Council member Yolie Capin and state Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, appear headed for a primary in the District 1 County Commission race, which has Democrats worried they'll once again have strong candidates competing against each other in primaries, to the detriment of their chances against Republicans.
There was an eye-grabbing headline across the top of the front page in your Tampa Bay Times last Monday. It declared, "Fewer learning to teach."
Memories of a special time can echo across miles and decades. They can bring people back to Brandon from as far away as Texas to celebrate something they achieved together.
TEMPLE TERRACE — Help Wanted: The ideal candidate who will cheerily represent the city at countless events around the Tampa Bay area and spend long evening hours at least twice a month conducting City Council meetings. Pay is $59, plus change, per week.
Steel. It's steady. It's firm.
Not like the body that sculptor Donald Gialanella is left with, wracked on the right side by tremors from Parkinson's disease.
It's officially a non-partisan race, but that isn't stopping Tampa Democrats and Republicans from lining up with their party's candidates in the St. Petersburg mayor's race.
Motorists from four "M" states trying to use their driver's licenses as identification to enter MacDill Air Force Base are now out of luck.
Several years ago, I wrote a column for the sports section of The Tampa Tribune that earned me a face-to-face meeting with a representative from a Hillsborough County group promoting southern heritage.
Tampa Bay has many fine cultural offerings including the Tampa History Center, the Tampa Museum of Art and St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum.
Seminole Heights, one of Tampa Bay's oldest neighborhoods, leads the trend of once-neglected regions finding revitalization as fresh and hip destinations for residents and businesses.