Members of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club successfully represented Ellis County at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in Skillathon, Quiz Bowl and Horse Judging contests on February 19th-February 21 and brought home many awards.
Italy Gladiator fitted baseball caps are available for order by Friday, March 6, with the monies benefitting the JV and Varsity baseball program. Cap costs are $20.00 each. Forms are available and payments can be made at the receptionist’s desk inside Italy High School.
Lee Guidry teaches several subjects at Italy JH and enjoys engaging students in learning.
Here’s some of our newest titles, and boy is it a great day for a book!
Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies and Courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including the Italy Police Department, announced today combined efforts to host the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 7th.
Jon Cady teaches JH and coaches for both JH and HS sports in Italy ISD.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) welcomed teams from Whitney, Clifton and West into George E. Scott Coliseum on Saturday for three games of exciting youth basketball.
Final IYAA Baseball/Softball Signups will be Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy gym (George E. Scott Coliseum). The usual $65.00 registration fee is required along with completed signup form for each child.
Holly Bradley, an Italy HS graduate, now teaches and coaches at Italy HS.
This year’s Relay For Life event in Ellis County has several fundraisers leading up to the day of the walk on May 30th, 2015. Take time to check out the following events that will benefit such a worthy cause.
Casey Holden, an Italy graduate herself, leads the math department for Italy JHS/HS. Her students brag on her ability to teach math even to those who struggle. She is always helpful to any student who needs math assistance—during and outside of school.
At this year’s BBQ cook-off, rescheduled for March 20th and 21st at the Upchurch Ball Fields, the Lions Club will be raffling off an awesome fire pit. Tickets will be $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Lions’ scholarship program and community projects. Tickets are on sale now!
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area, the Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off has been re-scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st. This event is sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. As in years past, the cook-off will be staged at the Upchurch Ball Park at 201 E. Dilworth Road in Italy.
Can one person make a difference? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) it is estimated that 1,660,290 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year. That number breaks down to 854,790 men and 805,500 women. This estimate does not include basal and squamous cell skin and non-invasive carcinomas, with the exception of urinary bladder cancer. Based on rates from 2008 to 2010, nearly 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime.
The following is video coverage at last week’s Italy City Council meeting. The meeting was held on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Central Baptist Church is having a free book fair and is inviting everyone! Come by the church fellowship center Monday, February 23 thru Wednesday, March 4th and take as many books as you want. It’s all free!
The Italy City Council will have a work session on Tuesday, February, 24th, 2015. The work session is slated to begin at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 7:30pm in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
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San Antonio –The calf scramble was held February 22, 2015 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Italy Gladiator Baseball welcomed the Leon Cougars to Loyd Davidson field for a friendly scrimmage.
The 2A Region II Area Playoff Game between the Italy Lady Gladiators and the Santo Lady Cats had 51 foul shots attempted and was tied on the scoreboard a total of 10 times before Santo pulled away in the final moments to advance.
With the playoffs on the line, the Gladiators gave it their all as they had all season but those pesky Wampus Cats get the win over Italy to advance.
Here in Italy, multi-activity participation by students is certainly nothing new.
Meet Kelli Ballard, receptionist at Italy JHS/HS, Kelli is an Italy HS graduate; her three children currently attend Italy ISD. She is glad to answer any questions you may have regarding school business. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find someone who does.
Get your game on! Come out and support our girls basketball team Friday, February 20, 2015, at Chisholm Trail HS. Start time is 7 p.m.
The Lady Gladiators will be playing Santo at Chisholm Trail (3100 NW College Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76179) this Friday night at 7:00. Italy will be the home team. All district passes and coaches association passes will be accepted. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Angela Muirhead, Italy High’s campus secretary, makes sure the campus stays on track daily. She is here to serve administration, teachers, and students, and is glad to help any way she can.
Erica Miller, the counselor at Italy JHS/HS, wears many hats. From counseling to scheduling to coordinating many events, her determination to do her job well shows. She enjoys working with students and putting them on a track for success.
Lee Joffre, Italy’s secondary campus principal, is serving his fourth year as a Gladiator. He enjoys working with his staff and students whether it’s academically or supporting their extra-curricular activities.
Italy’s two games on Saturday end with a tie against Blooming Grove and a win over Palmer with head coach Tina Richards and assistant coaches Michael Chambers and Johnny Jones continuing to mold the Lady Gladiators into a work of heart.
The Lady Gladiator varsity basketball squad, who finished 6-0 in district and are advancing to the area round on Friday, were recognized by the school board during their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. The Lady Gladiators are ranked 15th in TGCA (Texas Girls Coaches Association) and 20th in the TABC (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches).
Over the next few days we will be posting biographies of Italy JH and HS personnel so that you can ‘meet’ the staff who works so hard for the students at Italy Junior High/High School.
The Gladiators enjoy a fun day at the baseball beach with the the Avalon Eagles sailing over for an early season tuneup game.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting tonight, Monday, February 16, 2015. This meeting is due to the lack of quorum during last week’s regular meeting. Meeting time is slated for 5:00pm and will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy, Texas.
The CITY OF ITALY water system PWS ID 0700028 has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F.
Congratulations to the Italy Lady Gladiators who defeated Dallas Gateway to become 2014-2015 undefeated District Champions and automatic Bi-District Champions. It was also Senior Night inside the Coliseum with K’Breona Davis, Alex Minton, Kortnei Johnson and Tara Wallis being honored.
Paul Oran Wimer lost is fight against cancer, Sunday, February 8, 2015.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 16, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Italy gets the most out of a friendly scrimmage against visiting Red Oak Life as the Lady Gladiators continue to polish up their armor and sharpen their swings.
Take advantage of the warm weather tomorrow (Saturday, February 14th) and watch our “Valentine Sweethearts of Sand” host Blooming Grove and Palmer for a three team round-robin tournament.
The Gladiators play hard in a loss against Dallas Gateway but have one more chance to possibly make the playoffs with a win over the Itasca Wampus Cats this coming Tuesday.
Playoff shirts are available to order for the Lady Gladiators upcoming Area basketball game. Orders need to placed by Monday, February 16. The shirts will be here in time for the Area Playoff game. Orders may be placed with any of the players or coaches. Read article for more details. Go Lady Gladiators!!!
Lady Gladiator Softball is offering a few variations of tshirts this season. Review the images showing the styles being offered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and place your order today.
Mayor Hobbs started the meeting at 5:05pm, Roll call revealed the lack of a quorum. It was reported that Rodney Guthrie reported an injury to his back, Greg Richards has been sick all day, and Frankie Jackson is out for allergies and sick.
Mark your calendar!! The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Club will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stafford Elementary Cafeteria.
Italy Junior High basketball teams wrap up their 2015 season at home in the dome. The 8th graders took their final shots, their last dribbles and grabbed their last rebounds of their junior high careers but left behind plenty of memorable moments.
Italy Coliseum hosted one game Friday night between the Gladiators and Garland Alpha Charter with the guys in gold getting the win, 63-50, to keep their playoff hopes alive!
This past Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th, Jennifer Eaglen, teacher and sponsor for Italy High School’s FCCLA program, accompanied students competing in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America’s Regional Competition. These students came home with several awards and accolades. This year’s theme was ‘We Are Anchored in Success,’ and our Italy Gladiators proved that to be true. Of the 11 students who had entries, 9 will advance to state competition in Corpus Christi on April 8th-11th, 2015.
Italy’s JV boys handle Frost for the second time in district play while the Gladiators stay close thru three before Frost pulls away in the fourth.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy and is slated to be called to order at 5:00pm.