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  1. Buckhorn should follow charter and require finance chief to live in Tampa


    Whether you love him or hate him, and there are plenty of folks in each camp, Bob Buckhorn deserves a lot of the credit for Tampa's renaissance. Our city is booming and thriving, so much so that we continue to garner national attention. People are feeling good about living and working in Tampa. On top of that, he's a …

  2. USF puts TV behind it and strengthens a treasured radio resource


    There can be no joy in the loss of WUSF-TV, the public television station sold off by the University of South Florida for its space on the broadcast spectrum and scheduled to go off the air by the end of the year. It's a place on the dial where shows like Nova reveal the wonders of the universe, Father …

  3. Lutz school house to come alive at annul flea market


    LUTZ — Antiques, collectibles, furniture, plants and more will fill the Old Lutz School House when the Lutz-Land O' Lakes Woman's Club has its annual flea market Friday (March 3) and Saturday (March 4).

    Lois Cohen of the Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club prepares holiday and craft items for the group’s annual flea market at the Old Lutz School House.
  4. Turner, retired Tampa Electric VP and 'luckiest guy ever,' dead at 90


    TAMPA — Each week for half a century, you could find Heywood Axtell Turner Jr. holding court at the Columbia Restaurant with the Ybor City Rotary Club, eventually as its president.

    Heywood Axtell Turner Jr. 
  5. Centra Care expands to Citrus Park location


    In late January, Florida Hospital Centra Care opened up its fifth location in the Tampa Bay area.

    Florida Hospital's Centra Care at Citrus Park includes a unique feature: a stations that offers free coffee, tea, water and reading material for waiting patients. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  6. Woman offers range of craft classes for kids and adults


    CARROLLWOOD — Since 2001, Anita Sexton, also known as Miss Anita, has been teaching art classes at Michael's in Carrollwood.

    Anita Sexton has expanded classes at Michael's into her own shop, Miss Anita's Crafts. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  7. Cost rising to create 'quiet zone' in downtown Tampa for train horns

    Local Government

    TAMPA — The cost of creating a "quiet zone" for train horns in downtown Tampa started at $2.7 million, but now has risen to more like $3.17 million.

    A CSX train leaves downtown Tampa along the tracks under the William F. Poe Parking Garage. The sound of train horns warning motorists has become a bigger problem as the number of people living in downtown Tampa has grown in recent years. [Times file, 2015]
  8. March column: Cohen faces challenge in plan to slow traffic on Bayshore


    City Council member Harry Cohen has had a few hot potatoes on his plate recently, and he may be about to get another — proposed changes that would make Bayshore Boulevard more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly but less efficient as a commuter thoroughfare.

    City plans call for making Bayshore Boulevard more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, in part by reducing the speed limit to 35 mph. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  9. Hooper: Bethune portrayal underscores importance of Black History Month


    She stepped up to the stage after the dynamic speaker shared her thoughts on education, on race, on creating one of Florida's most prestigious historically black colleges.

    Evelyn Bethune, the granddaughter of legendary educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, poses with Ersula Odom and Ashley Robertson, curator/director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Odom portrays Mary McLeod Bethune and received an endorsement from both Bethune and Robertson after a recent performance in Daytona Beach.
  10. Henderson: Reeves trial raises questions about impact of 'stand your ground'


    Dade City and Tallahassee are separated by 244 miles of asphalt highway, so you might not think what happens in one place has much to do with the other. But they do. The agenda in the state capital may help explain why 74-year Curtis Reeves is in a Dade City courthouse in the legal fight of his life.

    Retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves, at his “stand your ground” hearing in court last week, shot another man to death during a confrontation inside a Pasco County theater.