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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Joe Henderson

Henderson: Before we tax for light rail, answer some questions first

I'll begin today with a public service. To save my friends from the tea party the bother of emailing all their objections about any tax plan to build a light rail system and improve bus service, I'll state some of their points for them.
Published: 03/27/14
Henderson: Tampa best served if Police Chief Castor stays

Henderson: Tampa best served if Police Chief Castor stays

I don’t know if Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor is having second thoughts about her scheduled retirement on May 6, but I hope she is.
Published: 03/24/14
Updated: 03/25/14

Henderson: Any school transportation fix has to keep Bella in mind

We interrupt this argument at the Hillsborough County School Board to remind everyone of something really important.
Updated: 1 months ago
Henderson: ‘Children came out worse than  they went in’

Henderson: ‘Children came out worse than they went in’

In the hot Florida summer of 1958, 14-year-old Truman Glenn Thompson of Auburndale was caught stealing a watch at a McCroy’s department store. Although Truman was a feisty lad, his older brother, Wesley, said he had never been in serious troub...
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Bad winter up north could mean we get more crowded

I admit it is fun torturing my Northern friends with random Facebook pictures and ramblings about how mild our winter has been.
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Stop the cash grab and bag the cameras

In the South Florida city of Tamarac, officials placed a red-light camera at an intersection by the local hospital's emergency room. According to the website Florida Watchdog, a man who thought he was having a heart attack was rushing for treatment a...
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Loss of officers a wound that never heals

On Thursday afternoon, Tampa police Chief Jane Castor finally began to write the words she would repeat to the judge who will decide if Dontae Morris lives or dies.
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: GOP succeeded in making Obamacare the key in District 13

The lesson from the District 13 special election for the U.S. House of Representatives was pretty simple, really. Charlie Crist and Rick Scott know that better than anyone.
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Importance of District 13 race depends on who is talking

The amount of outside money pouring into the District 13 special election for the U.S. House of Representatives makes you think Tuesday night's outcome is important.
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Same ol’ stuff from GOP conference

I have a friend from Tampa who is a true believer in the tea party, a believer to the 10th power. We have interesting talks. Mention any subject and he will speak with the authority of someone convinced the only possible answer is the one he is givin...
Updated: 1 months ago