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Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

Hooper: Time to push the envelope in effort to build Rays stadium in Ybor

The Rays started employing a strategy of using relievers to start games when they sent Sergio Romo to the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels earlier this season. Through criticism and occasional outright ridicule, they stuck with the plan. And they...
Published: 07/20/18
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
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
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 than a centur...
Published: 07/18/18
Westfield Citrus Park underscores mall’s sense of community with Wild Wonders

Westfield Citrus Park underscores mall’s sense of community with Wild Wonders

CITRUS PARK — Kids who recently visited Westfield Citrus Park may now know that iguanas have three eyes.They also may have stared at over-sized topiary animals, shook hands with the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Thunderbug and reveled as stylists from Paul M...
Published: 07/17/18
Updated: 07/19/18
Habitat celebrates new Brandon ReStore with big crowd

Habitat celebrates new Brandon ReStore with big crowd

BRANDON — Elizabeth Rodriguez paused for a moment and fought back tears of joy as she addressed nearly 300 people who showed up for the grand opening of a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brandon on July 14.Rodriguez, 41, is a single mom and regis...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/20/18
The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring readies for paddle event with Tampa Heights kickoff party

The Spring of Tampa Bay will host a kickoff party for its 2nd annual Paddle for Peace fundraiser to take place this September, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (July 25) at Cruis-A-Cade, 2002 Cruis A Cade Place. The kickoff party will have food and drinks,...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/20/18
USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

USF CyberCamp aims to grow interest in cybersecurity field

YBOR CITY — In the SecureSet Academy’s Ybor City office, students in the University of South Florida’s cybersecurity summer camp set about trying to pick old-fashioned locks. The students possessed varying understanding levels of lock picking, but ea...
Published: 07/16/18
Updated: 07/20/18