Meet the man behind the proposed Gas Worx neighborhood

Tray Ling

A dilapidated warehouse and industrial district on the southern edge of Ybor City is slated for drastic change. It will be a new neighborhood firmly rooted in the history of old Ybor City.

“There are few places in America, let alone in Florida, where you can see genuine history, authenticity, and just that great character,” said Graham Tyrrell, senior vice president of Kettler Inc.

Tyrell represents the master developer of a planned 50-acre project that’s known, for now, as Gas Worx. The mixed-use development of residential, office and

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Gwinnett County Public Schools parents protest over new masks requirement for students

Tray Ling

Some parents and their kids are fired up right now over the new mask mandate on a local school district.

Dozens of people gathered outside the Gwinnett County Public Schools headquarters to express their frustration and demand the option to choose.

The school district announced the new mandate earlier this week after initially saying masks would be optional.

“Unmask our

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Parent petition rejects masks for ‘21-22 year: School board to discuss opening plans on Aug. 9

Tray Ling

Some parents have already vocalized their desire for students not to wear masks, as COVID-19 cases in Crow Wing County begin to rise once again, and so far, Brainerd School Board Chair Bob Nystrom agrees.

“I don’t support a mandatory mask mandate. The numbers don’t support it currently,” Nystrom said during a phone interview Thursday, July 29, noting students 12 and up are able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the younger students have been shown not to transmit the coronavirus as much as older kids. He added distance learning will be an option for the upcoming school year.

Discussion

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Florida governor says parents should decide on student masks

Tray Ling

School districts in Broward and Gadsden counties have announced plans to again mandate mask wearing to control the spread of the more contagious coronavirus delta variant.

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to stop them, as well as any others that might follow their lead.

Standing behind a lectern with a sign reading “Free to Choose,” the governor announced Friday in Cape Coral his plan to issue an executive order instructing the departments of education and health to write rules protecting parents’ right to decide whether their children will mask up in schools.

The order was released late Friday afternoon, hours after

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“The poorest neighborhood in Tijuana”

Tray Ling

Migrants decided to settle in huts made from recycling materials.

At least 277 families have settled in and started a new neighborhood near the east edge of the city. The media calls El Cerro de las Abejas, 22 miles from the border, “the poorest neighborhood in Tijuana.” Despite the extreme heat during the day and cold at night, migrants like Maria, originally from Nayarit, decided to settle in this area without public services and in huts made from recycling materials.

“I was living in a shelter, but there we had to pay 500 pesos (25 U.S. dollars) per week. For

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