The Lady Gladiators made quick work in defeating the Lady Eagles of Goldthwaite on Monday night in round one of the playoffs. Winning the game 11-1 in six innings, the Lady Gladiators came away as Bi-District Champions.
The 60th annual IHS FFA/FCCLA banquet is coming up. We would like to invite all FFA members and their parents to join us in celebrating the 2008-2009 year. The banquet is on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:30 in the Dome. We will be announcing the new officer team for the 2009-2010 school year and presenting awards to FFA members for their hard work this year.
Now that the U.I.L. is allowing all recognized events to continue, the Italy Gladiators have 4 remaining track stars that will be competing in Palestine starting Friday, May 15 and finishing Saturday, May 16.
The Italy City Council approved a bid from Lindsey Contractors of Waco to pave Park Street and the western portion of Poplar Street at its monthly meeting Monday evening.
Friday morning at 9:00 AM there was a lot of fun going on at Stafford Elementary. I am talking about the annual “Play Day” at Stafford Elementary. There were students, parents, teachers, and even brothers and sisters having a wonderful time.
The Italy Lady Gladiators Softball Team will be playing in the 1st round of the playoffs today, Monday, May 11 in McGregor at 7:00 p.m. against Goldthwaite.
Building Permits, Inspection Fees and a Substandard Building Ordinance are some of the items on the agenda for the Italy City Council’s next meeting. The scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Other agenda items include:
The Italy ISD School Board and the Italy Fire District results have been released. Cheryl Owen, and Marty Haight won the election for school board. The fire district tax increase results came in close, with 166 votes for and 167 votes against.
As I was driving down Highway 34, Tuesday afternoon around 4:00 PM, I could not believe my eyes. I took a double take and yes I really did see a man walking down the highway on stilts.
On Tuesday, May 12, the Italy ISD School Board will have a called meeting. The meeting time is 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to canvass votes from the May 9 School Board Trustee election. The meeting will be held in the Italy Administration Office at 300 S. College and is open to the public.
Fairace Aubrey Thompson, age 87, of Italy, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. He was born April 17, 1922 in Brushie Prairie, Texas to Robert B. and Carrie (Lindsay) Thompson.
Park Board met on Tuesday, May 5th. In the h90 minute long meeting with six of the Park Board members present there was much discussion on what needed to be done to prepare the park for the grand opening.
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The Ellis County Emergency Service District No. 3 (Italy Fire District) and Italy ISD have opted to combine their ballot for tomorrow’s election. The ECES District No. 3 has a tax increase proposition. The Italy ISD is electing two trustees for the school board. Exercise your American right and go vote! The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 9 in the Boze Mitchell Building in downtown Italy.
On May 9, in conjunction with the Italy School Board election, voters will also be asked to vote For a tax increase on behalf of Italy Fire District #3. Fire Chief Donald Chambers was interviewed this past Thursday regarding the upcoming vote and Chief Chambers wishes to clarify, for the taxpayers, exactly how the tax increase would effect each household.
Stafford Elementary students in the Pre- K, Kindergarten and First grade were all invited to come have a day of fun at the Monolithic Domes. This took place last week to help the students keep busy while the higher grades took their TAKS test.
The City of Italy Park Board has scheduled a called meeting for Tuesday, May 5, 2009. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Italy City Hall. Agenda items include discussion and necessary action regarding the Kaboom project and “The Park Grand Opening”.
Speed Hamby has been employed by Italy ISD for three years this coming June as the director of maintenance and transportation. He is over the custodial and maintenance staff, orders supplies and keeps up with mowing the grounds and keeping them beautiful.
Some good reading for a wet, drippy day. Email the library if you see something you want and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
Monday, April 27th, at Milford City Hall, Milford’s Police Chief Carlos Phoenix was awarded the Mr. Shirle Ayers Volunteer Appreciation award for Ellis County. This award was presented to Phoenix by Shanna Dunn (Ellis County Volunteer Co-ordinator for Meals on Wheels).
After 37 years of service to the City of Italy, Fire Chief Donald Chambers is not only hanging up his fire helmet, he is hanging up all the hats he has officially and unofficially worn at one time or another.
The Cotton Patch Cafe, located at 791 N Highway 77 in Waxahachie, is hosting a Relay For Life fundraiser on Saturday, May 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to close. The proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Italy Athletic Booster Club will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the
High School Cafeteria Wayne Boze Building, downtown Italy. This meeting had been originally scheduled for Monday but due to the baseball/softball playoff schedules, was forced to change the date. The primary focus of this meeting will be the Athletic Banquet.
We all love watermelon! That’s why I’m glad to inform everyone that the Garza family will have watermelons on sale again this season. Luciano Garza, with the help of his son Leo Garza, rolled into town Thursday with a trailer full of juicy watermelons that the pair transported in from San Manuel, Texas, Yum!
The last of the Ellis County free dump days for this spring will be held on Saturday, May 9. This clean-up event is available to all Ellis County residents to dispose of trash, furniture, mattresses, yard debris, tires, and car batteries.
Angel Food Ministries has released their May Menu. Orders must be made on Saturday, May 16, from 9:00 am until 10:30 am and Sunday, May 17, from noon until 3:00 pm. If you are not able to order at the above times, please call Winona Crumpton on her cell phone (214.399.8833) and she will arrange to meet with you at a different time.
Johnny Hanes of Mertens retired at the end of April with 20 years of service to Ellis County. Hanes began working for Pct. 3 in April of 1989. He said he was hired by Commissioner Del McLane.
My name is Henry Harris. I am married to Susan Wolaver Harris and we have one daughter, Hannah, who will be two years old in July. I am an Italy native and attended Italy schools.
Friday morning, April 24th at 9:00 AM Stafford Elementary had their honor assembly. The gymnasium was filled with many proud parents, grandparents, and other family members watching the students
Head Basketball Coach Kyle Holley and his Italy Gladiators Basketball Team were graciously honored by the Ellis County Commissioners Court on Monday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., in recognition of their tremendous accomplishments during their 2009 Playoff run.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation (EDC) forged into a partnership with David Miracle, an economic development consultant, at its monthly meeting held Monday night in city council chambers.
I am writing this letter to announce my decision to run for a seat on the Italy School Board. I am asking you for your support during my candidacy. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a few things about myself.
The Ellis County Commissioners Court will recognize the Italy Gladiators Boy’s Basketball team at its meeting on Monday, April 27, at 6 p.m.
To Rodney Guthrie, Greg Richards, Dennis Perkins, Jr., Mark Souder, Sr. and John Droll:
Megann Lewis, the 2007 Valedictorian of Italy High School, was honored as the Vernon College Outstanding Student of the Year during the Honors Convocation held in April. During the ceremony, Megann was also recognized as the top English student and top Agriculture student.
As you drove up to the Epiphany Catholic Church in Italy, Texas your ears were delighted by lively music, just as your eyes were mesmerized by beautifully costumed dancers.
Strike 1, strike 2, strike 3! You’re out! That’s about what it sounded like for the Avalon Eagles during the last district game of the Italy Gladiators. The boys drove to Avalon to present their last defense of the district season and did a great job doing it. The final score was 10-0 with the Gladiators finishing with a district record of 10-2.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for May 2009. These meals are subject to change.
Saturday night around 6:00 Mount Zion AME Church was filled with people, music and fun. The Musical workshop was in full swing.
Early voting for the Italy ISD school board election will begin on Monday, April 27, 2009 and run through Tuesday, May 5th, 2009. The times will be 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It will take place in the administration office located at 300 S. College, Italy, Texas. Election day is Saturday, May 9th 2009. The location is Wayne Boze Building located at 161 W. Main, Italy, Texas from 7:00 AM to 7:00PM.
With a population of 700 plus, the rural community of Milford evokes a rustic ambiance in league with the 1960s American sitcom that embodied small town camaraderie in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C.
On Sunday evening, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will gather for a three-way conjunction in the western sky. It’s a must-see event.
The next regular meeting of the Italy Economic Development Committee is scheduled for Monday, April 27. Agenda items include David Miracle to address the board regarding Professional Economic Development Services, discussion and possible action on a sub-committee review of Italy EDC By-laws, setting policies for federal per diem and mileage rates and management of EDC administration. There will also be discussion and consideration of funding a park project at Upchurch Fields.
The Italy Tennis Team coached by Dana Hamby traveled to Corsicana for their District meet on April 6th and 7th where the Gladiators served up greatness to their district competition. Italy launched a barrage of tennis shots toward the competition ensuring they didn’t come away empty handed.
I am Elmerine Allen Bell, a retired Texas public school teacher. My formative years were spent in Italy where I attended school and gained my first outlook on mankind, values and life. My parents, the late Elmer and Fredna Allen, were my motivators, and they required me to perform to the best of my ability.
Around 5:30 Thursday afternoon the Italy, Forreston and Milford fire departments were all gathered on Clark Street in Italy putting out a small house fire.
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church will be hosting a Youth Choir Musical on Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 PM. This is the place to be to sing praises to the Lord. Mittie Muse is the new Pastor of Mt. Zion and is very excited about this program.
On Tuesday night, the Gladiators traveled to Frost for the last showdown between the two teams in district play. Taking care of business was the order of the day for both the Gladiators and the Bears.
Mayor Frank Jackson isn’t just the best paid mayor in Ellis County, his salary is 34 percent more than the combined compensation of nine nearby mayors. It’s 3 times higher than the Waxahachie Mayor and 65 times higher than the Ennis Mayor.
I opted to get some extra hours in at work instead of making a trip to Hubbard on Tuesday night and frankly I messed up. To be real honest I figured I already knew the outcome of the game based on their last contest. I was wrong, dead wrong. Our Lady Gladiators defeated the Hubbard Lady Jaguars 7-3 in a contest that showcased Italy’s determination, desire and heart. Ladies, My apologies for ever doubting….“I Believe”.