When Emmy Cunningham started Kindergarten at Stafford Elementary, she already knew she loved playing basketball. She began playing at the age of 4 and loved it immediately. That love of basketball is still very evident today to her family, coaches, teammates and supporters.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in their offices located at 109 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30.
See the attached flyer for more information regarding the annual Victron Energy Lighting Contest.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Italy community came together to celebrate the Christmas season. Despite the cold, crisp weather, everyone had smiles on their faces. People visited with each other. Children played. Vendors prepared for what they hoped would be a great day.
We have lots of boxes we would like to recycle…ALL SIZES! Come to the Monolithic offices if you are needing any for Christmas gifts (or perhaps you are moving)!
The Italy Food Pantry received a very special donation on Monday of this week. Annabelle Glover and her family delivered a table full of groceries to the local food pantry.
The Italy City Council will have a monthly meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Earlene Janes, 101, of Levelland and formally of Sundown passed away on December 4, 2017.
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
Attached is the Pool Play Bracket and Championship Bracket for the December 7th thru 9th Italy Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Italy Christmas Celebration Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship this year. Without their generosity and willingness to help, the celebration would not have been possible.
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
See attached flyer for more information.
Italy Ministerial Alliance Christmas Program and Tree Lighting Service at Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward Street, Sunday, December 3, 5 p.m. After the service, we willl all walk over to the city pavilion for the treelighting service and hot chocolate provided by the City.
See the attached bracket for the tournament in Venus where Italy’s varsity boys will be playing November 30 thru December 2nd. Good luck Italy!
Poem by Ron Scott 2017
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Attached is the weekly bulletin of the Italy Church of Christ.
The Stafford Student council, under the direction of Maggie Westrick and Kim Varner, organized a food drive for the Italy Food Pantry during October and November.
The second six-weeks honor roll has been released by the Italy High School/Junior High School. Congratulations to these students and their teachers for their hard work.
Italy Christmas Celebration
December 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
On November 15, 2017 Charles Herman Adams passed away at the Trinity Mission and Rehabilitation Center in Italy, Texas. Charles was born to Elfa (Carter) & Herman Adams in Ike, Texas on November 22, 1928. Charles married Dorothy Fay Allen on January 8, 1949 in Waxahachie, Texas and celebrated 68 years of marriage as of this year. Charles served in the United State Marine Corp.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation Board will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation office located at 109 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30.
See attached order form for more information.
The mighty Italy Gladiators will challenge the De Leon Bearcats in the UIL Class 2A D1 Bi-District playoff round this Thursday, November 16 in Granbury. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 dollars for children. THSCA and District passes accepted. Go Gladiators!
The Student Health Advisory Committee will again be holding meetings for the 2017-2018 school year.
Performances will be held Friday, December 8 thru Sunday, December 10. See attached flyer for details.
Earlyne (Hyles) Stephens, 99, of Garland, Texas, passed away surrounded by family, Oct. 24, 2017, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite, Texas. Born October 23, 1918, in Italy, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Willis Athey and Coystal Mattie (Frasure) Hyles.
The Italy City Council will have a regular meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Marcia Ellen Maxwell, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
Italy High School has a football event coming up, Italy vs Axtell Varsity Football on Friday, November 10, 2017. Click the link below to see what events are conveniently available for purchase online.
Last week, Italy Special Olympics students from both campuses participated in their annual bowling competition in Garland at AMF Lanes.
Free fruits and vegetables every third Wednesday of the Month.
The Italy ISD will honor the military for a Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 9:00 am in the High School Dome. We will have donuts and coffee at 8:30 in the dome for all veterans and their families. All veterans along with the entire community are welcome to attend.
After a disappointing loss at the Bi-District competition in Sachse against Tom Bean last week, the Lady Gladiator volleyball players received great compliments at the 2017 District 12-2A All-District Meeting on November 1st. The Lady Gladiators walked away with the most honors! Your Lady Gladiators were Runners Up in the District, but earned the first seed going into the 2A playoffs.
A Italy Lions Club recycle bin will be set up at Italy’s home football game this Friday night, November 10th, 2017. Stop by the table and bring your old glasses and help a person in need.
The Community Activities Committee is seeking Board members and Volunteers to help so we may continue having Festivals and Events in The City of Italy. We currently do not have enough members or volunteers to have the upcoming Christmas event.
Senior T’Keyah Pace is on her way to #back2back state trips to Round Rock, Texas for Cross Country. T’Keyah advanced from 3rd in District to 5th at Regionals and has been training to bring a medal back home to Italy, Texas. They don’t call us the Biggest little town in Texas for nothing!!!!
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
You are invited to the Italy ISD Thanksgiving lunch.
Stafford Elementary Campus’ Luncheon: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Italy High School Campus’ Luncheon: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Congratulations to the band for making school history on Saturday. After receiving straight 1st division ratings at the UIL Region Marching contest on Wednesday, the band advanced to the UIL Area Marching contest on Saturday. Competing directly against 16 bands in prelims, the band finished in 5th place, the highest prelims finish in school history.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
We would like to announce our state qualifier from Milford High School, Mr. Joey Orndorff. Joey ran in the Region 4 Cross Country competition on Monday, October 23, 2017, in Corpus Christi. He placed 7th out of 143 runners with a total time of 18:27.
VS Tom Bean @ Sachse High School
Tuesday, October 31st — 8pm
Come out and support!
See attached for address…
Local law enforcement and IMPACT Communities, a program of Drug Prevention Resources, will host the semi-annual Prescription Drug Take Back Event on October 28, 2017. Officers will collect unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at the following locations:
Italy High School has a football event coming up, Italy vs Bosqueville Varsity Football on Friday, October 27, 2017. Click the link below to see what events are conveniently available for purchase online.
The Italy Opry’s upcoming Christmas Show will be on Saturday, December 2nd. 2017. It will begin at 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center building at 213 S. Ward St. Italy Texas. It’s going to be an all out incredible show featuring some of the areas best talent, also SANTA CLAUS will be there. An enjoyable Christmas Show for the entire family.