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As recently as late July, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said the team was waiting for Tampa and Hillsborough County to present a viable option and challenged them to "completely weigh in." [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]

Tampa officials focusing on Channel District-Ybor for potential Rays ballpark

TAMPA — Officials trying to lure the Tampa Bay Rays across the water are aggressively working to secure a site for a ballpark in the Channel District-Ybor City area, and hope to make an announcement soon. Hillsborough County and its lawyers have had dozens of conversations this year with the Rays, its financing tea …



Pence to visit Miami on Wednesday

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Miami on Wednesday....


Two people have resigned from the Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council after the inclusion of David McCallister, a leader of the local branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Second person resigns from Hillsborough diversity council after Confederate activist appointed

TAMPA — A second person has resigned symbolically from the Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council after the appointment of a known activist of Confederate causes to the panel. ...


Cypress Creek Middle-High School opened this month with students in sixth through eleventh grades. Plans call for a separate middle school on the site as the community continues to grow.

Look for new Pasco County middle school by 2019, superintendent says

Approval for increased impact fees in hand, Pasco County schools superintendent Kurt Browning said he plans to "fast track" construction of a new middle school serving Wesley Chapel and surrounding areas....