Hillsborough to cast votes on road, school taxes

Hillsborough County voters have the option of raising sales taxes to help pay for transportation, and for school air-conditioning and capital improvements. The transportation improvements would be made by voting to amend the County Charter to enact a 1-cent sales surtax that would be levied for 30 years and deposited in an audited trust fund with an independent oversight. That tax would be in … [Read more...]

Primary elections over, now onto November

Fewer than one-fifth of the registered voters in Hillsborough and Pasco counties decided the outcome of the primary elections on Aug. 30. Some of the more notable races had Pat Frank defeating Kevin Beckner for the Democratic primary for Clerk of the Circuit Court in Hillsborough County, and Gary Joiner defeating Ted Schrader in the race for property appraiser in Pasco County. In other … [Read more...]

A vigil to honor a life gone too soon

A bouquet of heart-shaped balloons separated and floated skyward into the night air, carrying messages of love for Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz. Below, candles burned brightly, held aloft by more than 400 people who filled the stands at Ron Allen Field at Gaither High. They had gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the life of the 24-year-old Sanfeliz, one of 49 people killed during a … [Read more...]