Monday, October 15, 2018

Hillsborough

Region could use more of the unity that built Tampa Bay Water 20 years ago

Region could use more of the unity that built Tampa Bay Water 20 years ago

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of Tampa Bay Water, one of the most successful regional initiatives in Florida, and perhaps in the nation, and one that ended more than 30 years of vexatious and costly water wars.The story of Tamp...
Published: 10/12/18
Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

If you haven’t been to Tampa International Airport in a while, do yourself a favor and go. The place is sleek, well organized, and has the look of an airport you might expect to see in some exotic city – which, I guess, we can say Tampa...
Published: 10/11/18
Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Perhaps the tip-off Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado's alleged doctoral degree was (ahem) about as worthless as a Venezuelan $1 bill was when she started pimping her dubious bona fides on her personalized license plate, "DRMEL." Really? Not....
Published: 10/10/18
Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Exit 309 off Interstate 75 in Bushnell is about an an hour north of Tampa, and I have driven by it many more times than anyone can count, past the sign pointing to the Florida National Cemetery.Never paid much attention to it, to tell you the truth. ...
Published: 10/04/18
Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — I found myself trekking through the hustle and bustle of this city's famous Nob Hill neighborhood with a group of friends last week, and little reminded me of home.Born and raised in Tallahassee, the five of us — the fel...
Published: 10/03/18
Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Thanks to recently defrocked public servant Kim O'Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District. And see? You are probably wondering, "I didn't know we had a...
Published: 10/03/18
Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

Joe Henderson: Sales-tax hike for transportation a good start at safer bicycling

While the “All For Transportation” sales tax initiative in November is mostly about improving traffic congestion that is choking Hillsborough County, there is an interesting part of the plan that hasn’t gotten as much attention.I...
Updated one month ago
Daniel Ruth: Why do Confederate sons keep meeting in Temple Terrace? Maybe it reminds them of Gettysburg

Daniel Ruth: Why do Confederate sons keep meeting in Temple Terrace? Maybe it reminds them of Gettysburg

What's next? A Kristallnacht fish fry night at the Temple Terrace Country Club? Fun for the whole family, just as long as you're not black, or Jewish, or — take your pick.For a while now, the Sons of Confederate Veterans has had a thing about ...
Updated one month ago
Watch: A southern white rhinoceros calf just a week after being born at ZooTampa

Watch: A southern white rhinoceros calf just a week after being born at ZooTampa

TAMPA — A southern white rhinoceros gave birth to a calf at ZooTampa on Sept. 12, marking the sixth successful birth of the species in the zoo's history. In a news release, ZooTampa said southern white rhinoceroses are a nearly threatened spec...
Updated one month ago
Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Cartoons for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Editorial cartoons from Times wires
Updated one month ago