Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hillsborough

Editorial: Itís time to renew communityís commitment to Tampa Theatre

Editorial: Itís time to renew communityís commitment to Tampa Theatre

New attention to downtown Tampa as a place to live, work and play is transforming the area at a dizzying pace. Credit goes to recent projects, both public and private, such as the Tampa River Walk, new residential towers, a University of South Florid...
Published: 11/17/17
Joe Henderson: Require coding in schools? How about pushing technical skills

Joe Henderson: Require coding in schools? How about pushing technical skills

As if public schools donít have enough headaches, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently interjected himself into the debate about how best to train young minds.In an interview with French media outlet Konbini, Cook said, "I think coding should be required in e...
Published: 11/17/17
Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

In the more than three decades that I have been toiling at various paragraph factories, few stories have elicited as much response as the one I wrote about the new program to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop at military base exchanges ...
Published: 11/17/17
Daniel Ruth: A stickler for propriety and transparency, Jan Platt was more than ‘Commissioner No’

Daniel Ruth: A stickler for propriety and transparency, Jan Platt was more than ‘Commissioner No’

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Jan Platt, who died a few days ago at 81, will be remembered for many things, most notably as a principled steadfast guardian of the public trust. Still, it was one of her greatest political failures that I wi...
Published: 11/08/17
Henderson: Identity theft rides Irmaís ill winds

Henderson: Identity theft rides Irmaís ill winds

I opened my front door a few days ago and was met by guy who said he was an inspector from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ó FEMA, for short.He flashed a laminated photo badge and said he was an independent contractor from Virginia, working o...
Updated one month ago
Daniel Ruth: No parking at Rays stadium in Ybor? So what? No, fans either

Daniel Ruth: No parking at Rays stadium in Ybor? So what? No, fans either

From all the hub-bub you might well have thought Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan had alighted on a new home for the Tampa Bay Rays that rivaled the Roman Coliseum meets Carnegie Hall meets Augusta National. This was big! Very big! Indeed ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Film industry advocates in Hillsborough should bide time for better days

Editorial: Film industry advocates in Hillsborough should bide time for better days

Hillsborough County is keeping its toe in the video production waters with a new, scaled-down emphasis on encouraging the making of commercials here.Thatís a far cry from five years ago when advocates of Floridaís film industry, flush with success fr...
Updated one month ago

Hooper: Tampa Pig Jig expands its recipe for success

TAMPAStart with various forms of barbecue, add some heaping helpings of spirited competition, toss in a few cups of trash talking and mix vigorously with college football, live music, friendship and a good cause.Itís a recipe thatís yielded some trem...
Updated one month ago
Guest column: So much to miss about Tampa after five years living here

Guest column: So much to miss about Tampa after five years living here

For a few weeks my heart has ached uncontrollably. I am leaving Tampa, my soul city. I have crossed out and added lists of things to do and places to revisit once more ó walks in the park, favorite haunts for hawk and osprey sightings, moon paddling ...
Updated one month ago
Guest column: Girl Scouts designed to help girls excel on their own terms

Guest column: Girl Scouts designed to help girls excel on their own terms

Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world, created specifically with and for girls. If I could name only one thing that girls learn when theyíre involved with Girl Scouts, itís that they become capable of tackling pretty mu...
Updated one month ago