Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio, Texas, July 12-18. Leading the way for the Ellis County team was Hunter Hinz of Italy.
“Journey Off the Map” is a one-week adventure where kids will discover Jesus is the Ultimate Guide on a journey uncharted by them, but known by Him.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a Budget Workshop followed by their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015. The workshop is slated to begin at 6:00pm with the regular meeting scheduled for 7:00pm.
A part time handy man is needed to help maintain local rental units. Applicant must have a cell phone, transportation and general maintenance tools as well as have a general understanding of carpentry, drywall, etc.
Congratulations to the Italy middle school and high school bands for their recent success in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) competition. Both groups submitted recordings that have advanced past the region and area levels and will be judged at the state level on July 23 at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention.
Coach Weaver would like to remind the community that we still have two camps to take advantage of during the summer. Football Camp is NEXT WEEK, and Volleyball Camp will be the week following. Softball Camp will be during Spring Break this year. It is not too late to sign up! Walk-ups are welcome, and we will take all paperwork and payments on first day of camp.
Italy High School students must have a physical on file in order to participate in athletics.
I hope everyone can come out and support this great program which gives back to the kids every year. We are switching it up a little this year by having some of the Italy High School playoff softball girls play with both the Police Officers and Firemen this year. This should add some excitement to the game and it gives the graduating seniors one more chance to play on their field. We encourage everyone to come out and have some fun and watch the Fireworks display after the game.
Since the election we as the governing body and the employees have been very busy. I want to update the citizens on the progress being made by each department.
South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation, serves south Ellis County and a portion of Navarro County, has released their summer newsletter and annual water reports.
The Italy High School and Junior High School principal’s office will be closed until July 20th. Should you need assistance please call 972-483-1815.
Twisty Donuts, located at 500 Clark Street in Italy, Texas behind Family Dollar, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday, June 29, bright and early at 5:00 a.m.
A few of us Gladiator Boosters would like to solicit donations to purchase spirit flags to run out onto the field with the players at the beginning of games, at halftime, and after touchdowns! I have gotten a quote from a reputable flag company and it looks like we will need roughly $1000.00 to purchase 3 -5′ × 7′ Flags ( I H S). Other options are available as well. Any and all help will be vastly appreciated. Donations can be made in person and checks can be made payable to The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015. As per the agenda, the meeting has been deemed for the purpose of a budget workshop. The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College, Italy.
“Meet at the Well,” the worship band for the Celebrate Recovery ministry of Italy, is releasing an album of praise music for the recovering soul. The nine-track album has music from the three-piece group that has led worship together for two years right here in Italy.
We invite Italy senior adults to a cookout hamburger lunch at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other seniors. There is no program for this luncheon, just the simple joy of good company. Stay as long as you like. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but come and eat either way. We’ll see you there!
See the attached flyer for all the scoop on the Playday planned at the Stagecoach Cowboy Church on Saturday, June 27th.
Willie Dee Buchanan, 80, from Italy passed from this life June 19, 2015 in Waxahachie.
After an undefeated district championship and eventually finishing as automatic bi-district champions and area finalists, several members of the 2015 Italy Lady Gladiators Softball program received all-district recognition for their efforts this season.
The IHS Cross Country Team will be serving an ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner inside the Italy High School Cafeteria on Friday, June 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!
Jaclynn Lewis, a 2015 graduate of Italy High School, has been selected to the 2015 Texas Girls Coaches Association’s All-State team. This is the third time Lewis has been so honored.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm.
Catch Italy Gladiators Coby Jeffords and John Byers competing in this summer’s 5th Annual North Texas All-Star Bowl East vs. West Classic tomorrow evening on June 13, 2015, at Pennington Field in Hurst, Texas. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Hunter Hinz, age 13 and student at Italy Junior High, won first place on June 9, 2015, at the Texas State 4-H Round Up in the Intermediate Compound Aided division of the invitational archery contest. Over 4,000 4-Her’s gathered at Texas A&M University to compete in various qualifying and invitational contests for a wide variety of 4-H projects. This was the inaugural year for Texas 4-H to host an archery competition at State 4-H Round Up.
Hazel Odene Bumpus, age 98 of Italy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 9, at the Red Oak Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late Bill H. and Irene (Hogan) Windham.
Contact Ms. Miller ASAP 972-483-7411
The City of Italy will have the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015, 6pm, at the Community Center, 161 W. Main St. Italy, Texas. We hope that you will come out and voice your concerns.
Vicky Northrup, age 50, of Forreston, passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She was born November 9, 1964 in Texas City, Texas to Jesse and Elizabeth (Stewart) Darling. Vicky had been a nurse for 15 years, working as an LVN at Baywind in League City and also Trinity Mission in Italy, Texas. She married Paul Northrup on July 11, 2011 in Waxahachie.
We would like to invite you to a Marrow Donor Registry Drive at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, in Waxahachie on Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Please see attached flier and share with colleagues, family and friends.
The City of Italy Planning and Zoning Commission will have a meeting on Thursday, June 4th, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Stagecoach Cowboy Church will be having their Vacation Bible School on June 8th thru 11th (Monday – Thursday) from 6-8pm each night. Super Heros of the Bible VBS will have food, fun and games for ages 5-11. Children her the age of 5 is welcome with a parent or adult.
All incoming 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend sports camps this summer at Italy High School. An all-inclusive Registration Form is included within this article and each participant will receive a 2015 Camp Shirt.
Due to the recent rains and the rainy forecast for this Saturday, May 30th, The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County location has changed. Instead of holding the event at the Waxahachie Sports Complex, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie on May 30, 2015.
On May 16, 2015, Kortnei Johnson made the Gladiator Nation proud by dominating at the 2015 Track and Field State Championship in Austin. In order to fully appreciate her road to success, however, one must trace her journey back.
Dale Crownover has been thankful all his life for the relationship he had with his parents. Roy and Bernyce Crownover were wonderful parents. They taught him to work hard, be honest and rely on his faith during adverse times. The Crownovers also taught him to give back, be humble and never take anything for granted.
The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County extends a special invitation to all cancer survivors and caregivers to attend this year’s Relay on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie.
You are cordially invited to attend the Induction of new members and Installation of officers of the Italy High School National Honor Society and Italy Junior High School National Junior Honor Society.
Hundreds to Participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Central Ellis County on May 30, 2015 at Waxahachie Sports Complex .
Due to weather conditions, the Uruguay meeting set for after school today is cancelled. Mr. Guidry, the planner and trip sponsor will be available to meet with any parents/others who would like information about the trip after school from 3-3:45 p.m. this week. You may email him to let him know you are coming or just call the school 972-483-7411 and leave a message for him.
Italy ISD has called for an early release due to pending inclement weather. Students will be released at 1:00 p.m. and busses will run at 1:00 p.m.
The world’s most famous war memorial poem by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It was composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium.
Lots of really great books this month. Here’s some of them! If you see anything you want, email the library and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
TRINITY Nursing & Rehabilitation of Italy, LP invites the community to attend a one-hour training session on exercises that you can do at home being hosted by their licensed therapist.
UIL Girls 2A state track meet’s seven time gold medalist Ms. Kortnei Johnson will have two final races as a Lady Gladiator on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m at Clyde Hart Stadium, Waco, Texas
Final days for Uruguay trip commitment: Deposit due Friday, May 29th, 2015—the last day of school
During the school board meeting, Cheryl Owens was honored, the board recognized 3 retiring teachers, new school board members were sworn in, and there were three new hires.
Italy High School will host its annual end-of-the-year Athletic Banquet on Thursday, May 21, 2015, starting @ 5:30 p.m. inside the Italy Coliseum dome.
￼Due to Friday’s weather prediction; the students’ voted to move Field Day to Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. Please come out & participate in a fun day & enjoy the new playground.
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On Sunday the 17th, 11 Italy Gladiator regiment band members made their way to Trinity Mission Health center to give a little treat to the residents there. “You never know what a little music can do for somebody,” clarinet player Christy Murray said afterword. “These people love to see the talent in this young generation, and we want to exceed their expectations.”