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Joe Henderson: Don’t plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

Joe Henderson: Don’t plug your ears when strapped Hillsborough schools come seeking tax hike

I’m always dubious when public officials start talking about tax referendums. We live in a state where good governance is often measured by the amount of taxes that are eliminated, no matter the impact those reductions have.But in this case, it’s hig...
Published: 05/17/18
Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

Daniel Ruth: Mad at Evan Longoria? He’s just speaking truth to Rays stadium delusion

This probably had to be akin to your tipsy Uncle Claude after one too many Manhattans piping up at the Thanksgiving dinner table to observe what the rest of the family always knew but never uttered — that Aunt Bertha is uglier than a night in jail.So...
Published: 05/17/18
Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Editorial: Activism as seniors helps put Hillsborough graduates on the right path

Lots of teenagers are walking together this week in Hillsborough County, a practice they’ve grown accustomed to during this remarkable school year.We can only hope they keep walking for the rest of their lives.Tens of thousands of them this week are ...
Published: 05/17/18
Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Howard Altman: MacDill chosen to sell new Army-like Air Force uniforms

Home to headquarters including U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base is at the forefront of a lot of important military action.Now it is taking on a new role — as a prime Air Force clothier.The flying branch...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/17/18
Class of 2018: Jesuit’s Lazaro Alvelaez works his way to Boston College

Class of 2018: Jesuit’s Lazaro Alvelaez works his way to Boston College

TAMPA — Graduations mark new beginnings, but every new beginning begins with an end.For Lazaro Alvelaez this next step is extra bittersweet.While the Cuba native is no stranger to change, leaving his family behind as he prepares to travel more than 1...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Class of 2018: Brandon High’s Victoria Harman finds her calling in loss

Class of 2018: Brandon High’s Victoria Harman finds her calling in loss

BRANDON — The last two years of Victoria Harman’s high school career were not spent in typical teenager fashion.The 18-year-old, who will attend the University of South Florida in the fall, ran on pure motivation and endured through her grandfather’s...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Local couple helps Tide bring new dry cleaning features to Valrico

Local couple helps Tide bring new dry cleaning features to Valrico

VALRICOHusband and wife duo Berry and Sharon Wright of Lithia are back in business together for the second time.The entrepreneurial partners created and delivered helium balloon bouquets back in the early 1980s while attending Louisiana Tech Universi...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/15/18
Riverview man dies after crashing into pole on I-75

Riverview man dies after crashing into pole on I-75

A Riverview man died Friday night after he lost control of his car and crashed into a pole, the Florida Highway Patrol said.Ever Noe Chavez Romero was traveling north on Interstate 75 at a high rate of speed just after 9 p.m., according to FHP.At som...
Published: 05/12/18
Ruskin’s Mary & Martha House seeks sponsors for June gala

Ruskin’s Mary & Martha House seeks sponsors for June gala

RIVERVIEW — Mary & Martha House will host their second annual gala on June 8 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the festivities starting at 7 p.m. at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road in Riverview.Mary & Martha House, a domestic abuse shelter in the SouthSh...
Published: 05/11/18
Updated: 05/14/18
Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council celebrates 35th anniversary at annual luncheon

Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council celebrates 35th anniversary at annual luncheon

DOWNTOWN — Cyxtera Technologies Manuel Medina reflects on his success with a mix of pride and gratitude, drive and luck, perseverance and blessings.Medina, the CEO of Miami-based Cyxtera Technologies, delivered a stirring keynote address at the Mayor...
Published: 05/11/18
Updated: 05/14/18