It’s Never Too Late: After five tries, Diana Nyad, 64, successfully made the long swim from Cuba to Florida. She’s the first to ever record this feat without using a shark cage, according to TBO. The 110-mile swim took her 53 hours. Does Nyad’s achievement inspire you to try something seemingly impossible? Tell us about it by commenting below!
Fall TV Debuts Coming Soon: The kids are back in school and the days here in Florida are growing shorter. That means it’s almost time for television networks to kick off the fall season. With a long list of new titles getting airtime in September, according to TVGuide.com, we’d like to hear from you Tampa Bay. What shows are you dying to see? Which ones are you taking a pass on? Tell us by commenting below!
Brandon High Celebrates 100 Years: Brandon High’s alumni association is reaching out to graduates past as the school gears up for its 100th anniversary celebration. It’s also looking for sponsors to help offset the cost of marking the milestone. A number of events are expected to bring former students back to the campus, including the upcoming Sept. 6 “White Out” football game. Are you an Eagle? Check out Brandon Patch for details on the 100th anniversary celebration.
Property Tax Woes for Pinellas County?: A brouhaha is brewing between Pinellas and Pasco county officials over a delinquent tax bill of almost $60,000, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Pinellas owns nearly 12,500 acres of land in Pasco purchased long ago for its water supply. The land, known as the Cross Bar and Al Bar ranches, is now used for agricultural purposes. After years of paying taxes on the land, Pinellas has decided to stop, citing exemptions. Pasco begs to differ and wants its cash. How do you think the issue should be resolved?
Rain Back in the Forecast: The relatively dry streak from over the long Labor Day weekend just might be over. Forecasters at the National Weather Service are calling for a 40 percent chance of rain today, Sept. 4. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to creep up mostly after noon. Even with the rain, expect it to get hot – very hot. A high around 91 is anticipated and the heat index might just climb to about 100 out there!