The event will take place on Feb. 23
The first Westchase Dad's Club event of 2013 will be a poker tournament later this month. On Saturday, Feb. 23, poker players of all skill levels can join the group at Silks Poker room at Tampa Bay Downs, sccording to a posting on westchasewow.com. The posting says that the event will start at 4 p.m., and the proceeds benefit Westchase Elementary School. See all of the details on the website.
The Hillsborough County School Board is considering adding an additional 130 armed personnel at district schools.
School officials announced last week that they are considering adding an additional 130 armed personnel at Hillsborough schools. The announcement would be a long-term plan to continue enhanced security measures in the wake of last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The new measure would cost $4.1 million. The School Board is set to take a vote on the security plan at its Jan. 15 meeting. News of the enhanced security has been met with mixed feelings from the community. Eric Holt, a Westchase resident and Westchase Elementary School Dad's Club member, said he had mixed feelings on the issue. Here's what he wrote to Patch about the issue: "Perhaps a full-time presence of an officer at schools would be a deterrent/…