Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The app, which is now available to download from iTunes, allows you to watch live meetings and see what your local representatives are voting on.
It can be challenging enough to keep up with all of your local officials in Hillsborough County, let alone with leaders in Tallahassee. But a new mobile app makes it easier for you to keep up with what members of the Florida House are doing. Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, recently announced the launch of the free app, which is available for iPhones, iPads, Droid smartphones and Droid tablet devices. “The Florida House of Representatives is proud to provide Floridians with new and exciting ways to access information about our chamber by launching the ‘FL House’ app for iOS and Android devices,” Weatherford said. "Soon, users will be able to read bills, contact House members and watch meetings on their smartphone and tablet …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Former Hillsborough County Administrator Fred Karl died March 7.
Hillsborough County is mourning the loss of one its longstanding leaders today, March 7. Fred Karl, a former county administrator, county attorney, state legislator and Florida Supreme Court justice, was 88. A Daytona native, Karl served as an Army tank commander in World War II and was present at the Battle of the Bulge, according to The Tampa Tribune. His public service career continued long after the war was over. The Stetson Law graduate served in the Florida House from 1956-64 when he attempted a bid for the governor’s office. After that, he ran for the Florida Senate in 1968 and served until 1971, according to web sources. Karl then sat on the Florida Supreme Court from 1977 until 1978 when he opted to go back into private practice. …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf had retired to Tampa, Fla., after a final military assignment leading U.S. Central Command.
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 78, passed away today in Tampa, according to media reports. Schwarzkopf was best known to the American people for his leadership in removing Saddam Hussein and his forces from Kuwait in 1991. Schwarzkopf had successfully led an international coalition of U.S. allies to drive out Iraqi troops. "Barbara and I mourn the loss of a true American patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation," former President George H.W. Bush said in a written statement, according to ABC News. Schwarzkopf led what came to be known as Operation Desert Storm under President Bush. Most recently, Schwarzkopf had served as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Tampa football legend and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office employee will be memorialized on Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, Feb. 20, for Freddie Solomon, the Tampa sports legend and longtime employee of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, who lost his fight with colon cancer this week. The service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. Solomon, 59, starred as a quarterback at the University of Tampa and went on to win two Super Bowls with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. He is also fondly remembered for his work in more than 20 years in community relations with the sheriff's office, where he took part in back-to-school events, Christmas programs, Family Fun Days and football camps and clinics for area kids. The Hillsborough Sheriff's Freddie Solomon Annex in Ybor City…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The local football legend, NFL standout and community coordinator for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has lost his battle with cancer, TBO.com reports.
Freddie Solomon, a former University of Tampa quarterback and NFL standout who spent more than 20 years working in community relations with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, has died, TBO.com reports. He was 59. Solomon died Monday afternoon after a nine-month battle with colon and liver cancer, the website reported, citing family friend George Levy. He had been hospitalized on Feb. 4. The South Carolina native finished 12th in the Heisman Trophy balloting after his senior season at UT in 1974, then spent 11 seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers as a wide receiver. Solomon was honored Jan. 11, his 59th birthday, during the dedication of the Hillsborough Sheriff's annex in Ybor City, which was …