People seeking prime viewing spots for Gasparilla better arrive along the route considerably earlier Saturday than in prior years, parade officials warn.
The city's first public burial ground opened in 1850, when Tampa had about 500 residents.
A flurry of Gasparilla fun along the city’s waterfront kicked off with today’s annual children’s parade.
The Gasparilla Children's Extravaganza includes a bike rodeo, an air invasion by the U.S. Special Ops parachute jump team and a parade and fireworks along Bayshore Boulevard.
City officials hoped catching red light runners on camera ultimately would reduce crashes.
Recognizing the need for quality child care in South Tampa, Martha Bostwick Meadows launched Palma Ceia Academy in 1978.
Red-light cameras produced $7.6 million in revenue in the first year of generating tickets for Tampa's drivers.
While still on duty during his last official shift Saturday, Steve Prichard already had cleaned out his locker. All he had left to pack was the bedding from his bunk.