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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Register Now for the 2016 Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 27, 2016) - The 2016 edition of Hillsborough County's annual Neighborhoods Conference is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Ave. in Tampa.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Hillsborough County Offices and Facilities to Close for Independence Day Holiday

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 27, 2016) - Most Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Closed facilities include the administrative offices of County government, all lib...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Opening Ceremony for County's New Armwood Fire Station to be Held June 30

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 23, 2016) - Hillsborough County invites residents to a ceremony on Thursday, June 30, to celebrate the completion of a $2.4 million project to replace Armwood Fire Station No. 4.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of June 23 at MacDill Air Force Base

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat MacDill Air Force Base, Thursday, June 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. by air. The pesticide Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 5,526 acres. ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

County Commissioner Issues Statement on Black Bears in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - As has been well documented, a Florida Black Bear found its way into one of our local Hillsborough neighborhoods this week. "Hillsborough County recently passed a unanimous resolution opposing future Florida bla...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Active Older Adults Have Lots of Health and Wellness Options in July

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 22, 2016) - Hillsborough County Aging Services offers a variety of activities for adults age 50 and over. Visit HillsboroughCounty.org/Aging to view activity calendars and additional center information, or call Aging Servic...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Hillsborough County Seeks Nominations for Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 21, 2016) - Think you have one of the best neighborhood associations in the area? Did your homeowners group accomplish a project in 2015 that was a home run? Brag about it by competing for the Hillsborough County annual Nei...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of June 21 in Apollo Beach

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 20, 2016) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of Apollo Beach, Tuesday, June 21 from 8 to 11 p.m. by air. The pesticide Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 10,012 acr...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Prep Talks This Week

As we "Get Ready!" for this hurricane season, the most important part of being prepared is being informed.

With that in mind, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be hosting special Get Ready! Hurricane Prep Talks on Wednesday, June 22nd, a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Annual Hillsborough County Drinking Water Quality Reports Made Available

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 15, 2016) - Copies of Hillsborough County's annual water quality reports for tests performed in 2015 are now available in print and online. The reports include information about where Hillsborough County customers' drinking...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Hillsborough County Wants You to Help Plan Your Parks

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation is developing a Parks & Recreation Master Plan and wants to know what you think makes for an outstanding parks system. This plan will include specific recommendations on fa...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Traffic Advisory - Casey Road/Dawnview Dr. Road Closure Through July 12

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Casey Road/Dawnview Dr. from Ehrlich Road to Northdale Blvd. will be closed in both directions through July 12 for contractor work. N. Dale Mabry Hwy. is the recommended detour for through traffic. Normal traffi...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Hillsborough County Recognizes 52 Students at Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Achieving a higher education is an important goal for young people and their families. This week, Hillsborough County officials will award scholarships to 52 students, assisting them in reaching their goals and ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Celebrate the Start of Summer at Go Skateboarding Day on June 21

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 14, 2016) - Skateboard enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to join the global celebration known as Go Skateboarding Day on June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Hillsborough County's Northwest Ska...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Hillsborough County Steps up the Game with a Power Play for the Troops This Week

WHAT: Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr. will don a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey to deliver donations for troops
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Support the Troops warehouse, 29807 State Road 54 in ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Hillsborough Ready to Help Businesses After Any Kind of Disaster

Roughly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County wants to give local businesses the tools to beat those odds with a new Business ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Justice Assistance Grant Funds Released for Criminal Justice Program Enhancem

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has allocated
$156,694 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 local Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds to Hillsborough County for continuation of criminal justice programs that support veterans' and youth initiatives, including court...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

This Senior Prom Really Is For Seniors

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 10, 2016) - The music. The emotion. The magic of senior prom is timeless, and dozens of seniors will relive memories - and make new ones - during this year's Senior Prom organized by Hillsborough County's Aging Services.
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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Board of County Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Community Transportation Plan

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 8, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing tomorrow to consider an ordinance authorizing a voter referendum in November for a ½ percent Transportation Sales Surtax.

When: Thur...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Focus on Veterans, Seniors Sets Haley Park Apartments Apart

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 7, 2016) - Haley Park Apartments will hold a grand opening celebration at 2 p.m. on June 20. The 80-unit apartment complex at 13045 N. 15th St. will offer a wide range of amenities and is restricted to very low, low- and mo...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Stop Mosquitoes From Living and Multiplying Around Your Home

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 7, 2016) - Following large rainstorms and weather events, such as Tropical Storm Colin, residents may have standing water around their homes that can support the breeding of mosquitoes. Many bothersome mosquitoes typically ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center Returns to Normal Operations

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center has returned to normal operations for the evening. Although the center is not activated, Hillsborough County and partner agencies continue to monitor Tropical S...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

How to Stay Safe during Tropical Storm Colin: Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 3

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - Hillsborough County motorists are urged to exercise caution on roadways as weather conditions deteriorate due to Tropical Storm Colin. 

Residents should keep in mind these floodwater safety tips:

  • Don't drive throug...
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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hillsborough County Offices, Facilities Will Close Today at 1 p.m:Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 2

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closing early today, June 6, at 1 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Colin.

Weather conditions will continue to dete...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center Activated Tropical Storm Colin Update No. 1

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 6, 2016) - Hillsborough County has partially activated its Emergency Operations Center in response to Tropical Storm Colin. This allows County and partner agencies to better coordinate resources and operations.

County Fa...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2016

Hillsborough County Sandbag Sites Open on Monday

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 5, 2016) - The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall in the Tampa Bay area on Monday, June 6, associated with a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sandbags
Sandbag materials will be available on ...
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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Hillsborough County Commissioners Present Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 2, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized three outstanding student athletes with the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award and two Honorable Mentions during today's Board of County Commiss...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

June 22 Community Office Hours: TBX Listening Session

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 3, 2016) - Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, Countywide, hosts office hours in the community one day every month in locations around the county. These events provide residents the opportunity to me...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Urgent: Your Pet Resource Center is Full and We Need Your Help!

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 2, 2016) - Your Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center is at capacity, and we need your help to place pets in forever homes. Because the Pet Resource Center is the only open-admission facility in Hillsborough County, the s...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Hillsborough County Sandbag Sites Opening

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 3, 2016) - The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rainfall, associated with a developing low pressure area, in the Tampa Bay area in the next few days. Sandbag materials will be available this weekend for Hillsbor...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Hillsborough County, South Dublin County Sign Cooperative Agreement

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 1, 2016) - The distance between Hillsborough County and Ireland just got a little shorter with the signing of a cooperative agreement with South Dublin County.

Sarah Holland, the mayor of South Dublin County, and Hillsbo...Read on...

Commissioner Les Miller and Mayor Sarah Holland
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Free Community Cleanup Coming to Green Ridge Estates June 11 - 17

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 1, 2016) - To help keep the Green Ridge Estates community clean and safe, the Hillsborough County Resource Management Rapid Response Team has scheduled a community cleanup and curbside pickup service for Saturday, June 11 t...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Commissioner Stacy White Hosts Community Office Hours in Sun City Center on Tuesday, June 28

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 1, 2016) - Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy R. White, District 4, will host community office hours from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Community Hall in Sun City Center, to hear from residents without...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

What Are Your Kids Going To Eat This Summer?

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 31, 2016) - Hillsborough County is participating in a Summer Food Service Program that will provide FREE nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks to children at more than 50 sites throughout Hillsborough County from June 13 t...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Hillsborough County Receives Top Economic Development Award for CitiGroup, Inc. Project

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 27, 2016) - Adding to the list of recent economic development achievements, the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department and the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation were jointly awarded the highest...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

New Traffic Signals Coming to Brandon Area Neighborhoods to Improve Safety

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 28, 2016) - Hillsborough County residents will soon notice two new intersection traffic signal projects south of East Lumsden Road in Brandon. Installation of the first new traffic signal at the intersection of Durant and ...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve to Close for Shoreline Restoration on April 11

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 6, 2016) – Hillsborough County Conservation & Environmental Lands Management will close the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve on April 11, 2016, to protect public safety during the second phase of the Apollo Beach shoreline res...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Public Meeting to Discuss Proposed Location of Columbus Drive Tournament Sports Complex

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2016) - The Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation department has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 26, to discuss the site of a proposed tournament sports complex on Columbus Drive. The proposed County-owned...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Maydell Drive Bridge Over Tampa Bypass Canal is Closed

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2015) - The Maydell Drive bridge over the Tampa Bypass Canal has been closed to all traffic until further notice.

The bridge, just south of State Road 60, connects traffic to Palm River Road and other points south. M...Read on...


Parks, Recreation & Conservation News

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

Lithia Springs Swimming is Closed Until Further Notice

The swimming area at Lithia Springs Park is currently closed due to high water from the river flooding. We do not have an anticipated date of opening the swimming area at this point. Once the flooding has gone down and the water has been approved by the h...Read on...