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As golf’s popularity wanes, here’s the new look of one Tampa Bay golf course: luxury apartments

The Tampa Bay area could be at the fore of a trend — golf course communities minus the golf courses.
Published: 09/28/16
Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

Carlton: The latest trouble with TBX: A Lexus lane coming soon to the Howard Frankland Bridge

Let’s just say this latest confusion in an already controversial plan to improve traffic around here is not exactly confidence inspiring.
Published: 09/28/16
Hot schools and crushing debt spell daunting decisions in the Hillsborough schools

Hot schools and crushing debt spell daunting decisions in the Hillsborough schools

TAMPA — Crushing debt and deferred maintenance are coming home to roost in the Hillsborough County public schools, where faulty air conditioners are leaving some children too hot to learn.
Published: 09/28/16
Forecast: Summertime weather holds on in Tampa Bay, but (some) relief on its way

Forecast: Summertime weather holds on in Tampa Bay, but (some) relief on its way

Summertime weather is expected to continue in Tampa Bay on Wednesday before a slight cold front makes its way to the area on Thursday and provides an early taste of fall.
Published: 09/28/16
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns, with free screenings for students

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns, with free screenings for students

If the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival survives another 27 years, it’ll require the future of LGBTQ culture remembering its past.
Published: 09/27/16
Scream-A-Geddon is turning the election into a real horror show with I-275 billboards featuring Trump and Clinton

Scream-A-Geddon is turning the election into a real horror show with I-275 billboards featuring Trump and Clinton

A Pasco County “scream park” is finding the humor and the horror in the current election with some clever marketing—two large billboards in Tampa advertising Scream-A-Geddon as more terrifying than a Hillary Clinton or a Donald T...
Published: 09/27/16
George Levy, trophy store owner who helped put Tampa on sports map, dead at 83

George Levy, trophy store owner who helped put Tampa on sports map, dead at 83

TAMPA — George Levy, a businessman who played a major role in attracting sports teams to Tampa and numerous civic causes, often behind the scenes, died Tuesday morning. He was 83.
Published: 09/27/16
Cambridge Christian School files federal lawsuit against state athletic association over denial of pre-game prayer

Cambridge Christian School files federal lawsuit against state athletic association over denial of pre-game prayer

TAMPA — A private Christian school in Tampa is suing the state’s high school athletic association over a December incident in which the football team was denied the opportunity to pray over a loudspeaker before a game.
Published: 09/27/16
Close-in busing to Hillsborough schools could be cut back next year

Close-in busing to Hillsborough schools could be cut back next year

TAMPA — That morning ride to your child’s Hillsborough County public school?
Published: 09/27/16
Fennelly: In Tampa, smiles mix with disbelief as Jose Fernandez is remembered

Fennelly: In Tampa, smiles mix with disbelief as Jose Fernandez is remembered

TAMPA — It was the day after. It still didn’t seem real.
Published: 09/27/16