Rob and Barbara Mazzola came to Trinity Mission on Friday around 2:00 PM to entertain the residents of Trinity Mission. This was their first visit but it won’t be their last.
Saturday morning many cars could be seen pulling up to the Italy Donut shop, located at 148 W. Main street in Italy and then leaving empty handed. Italy Donuts have closed their doors and have gone out of business.
Local horse kids and their families celebrated Ellis County Equine Association’s 25th birthday with a party on March 1 at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy. Participants enjoyed cake, ice cream, a horse shoe tournament and a rowdy game of “hot potato.”
Abilene – The Roscoe Plowboys busted out of the chute and shot their way past our Italy Gladiators to earn a spot in the “Final Four” at Austin. It seemed Italy managed to hang on for about 7.9 seconds into the 1st quarter before getting bucked out of the Regional Championship game 68-34.
The Italy Gladiators dent the armor of the Knights and conquer Lindsay 74-64. The win makes Italy, Regional Semifinal Champions, and catapults them into the Championship game against the rock-solid, Roscoe Plowboys, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Abilene on the ACU campus.
We all know who the postmaster is at the Italy Post Office. Just like people in other towns know who their postmaster is. But what about the people behind the scenes that no one hears about? I want you to meet Jacque Martin.
Italy now advances to the Regional Championship game at 2:30 pm Saturday, March 7 in the Moody Coliseum of Abilene Christian University!
Italy beat Lindsay 74-64. Our Gladiators will now take on the Roscoe Plowboys in the Regional Championship game.
This months regular city council meeting will be held, Monday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. Here are some of the items on the agenda:
Coaches Kyle Holley, Larry Mayberry and Josh Ward helped the IHS Varsity squad load the bus on Friday afternoon as fellow classmates lined the parking lot for a victorious send off. The boys were excited as they set out on the road for Abilene.
On Saturday, Feb 21, three members of the Italy High School Band competed in the Region 8 UIL Solo 7 Ensemble Contest at Waco High School. Ronald Helms (Jr), Tess Clark (Sr) and Mike Vlk (Sr) performed for a judge who gave them a rating and a few pointers. This contest draws hundreds of participants from dozens of schools from all classifications each year.
The Silver Bullet Relay for Life team will be having a garage sale on Saturday, March 7th. Items for sale include: Furniture, clothes, toys, movies, books, appliances, Relay for Life suckers and so much more!!!!!!!!!!
We won! We Won! Third time is a charm as our Italy Gladiators deliver a mighty blow to the Itasca Wampus Cats and claim the Regional Quartefinal Championship. Italy’s next game will be in Abilene against Lindsay at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6 for the the Regional Semi-Final Championship.
The weekend is coming and you might be thinking it is time to take a drive. Here are some possibilities of which direction you could choose to go.
The Avalon Eagles won the Regional Quarterfinal game against their rival, the Milford Bulldogs! The final score was 47-41. Avalon will play Slocum High School at Stephen F. Austin Coliseum in Nacogdoches. The game will start at 5:00p.m. Friday, March 6. If the Eagles win that game, they will play again on Saturday, March 7 at 12:00p.m. Come support your Avalon Eagles!!!
Important information for Italy fans regarding event changes and Regional games:
Italy Police Chief C.V. Johns submits a Press Release regarding early morning drug busts on Thursday, March, 2009.
You never know when that one pass, that one drive to the basket or that one shot will make that one special memory for a child. The kind of memory they’ll remember for a lifetime. The IYAA provides local youths the opportunity to create those special moments and make friends they’ll never forget.
The IYAA has a handfull of baseball rosters still need players to field a team. Please review the list below to see if you might have a rising star on your hands that is ready to play but thought the roster might be full. Contact Gary Wood directly on his cell: 469-261-9566 and he’ll help you get registered.
What a difference a day can make! After a bad game last Friday the Lady Gladiators came out on Monday like they had something to prove. And prove they did! Our “Ladies” beat Waco Connally 10-4 in a pre-season contest.
Saturday, February 28th, there were many sports cars checking in at the Monolithic campus in Italy. The Monolithic Dome Cabin was the checkpoint for the cars in the Roads of Texas sports car rally.
Tuesday, March 3rd, TAKS testing was going on at Stafford Elementary. The teachers of the second graders decided to take their students out of the building to give them a day of fun while the older students took their test.
It didn’t take fans long to realize the Milford Bulldogs vs. Midway Falcons game would be a good one. From start to finish these two teams gave fans their money’s worth.
Members of the IHS Powerlifting Team, Lady Gladiators Kaytlyn Bales and Sa’Kendra Norwood, are carrying the load for Italy all the way to the State Powerlifting Meet, March 20th and 21st.
Italy Lions Club joined up with the Lone Star BBQ Society and put on a great BBQ Cook-Off at the Upchurch baseball fields Saturday in Italy. The event began on Saturday but Friday morning is when the real fun began.
Potential candidates can still pick up ballot packets for our area’s City and School elections. Although the election date will be Saturday, May 9, deadlines for filing applications to be placed on the ballots are fast approaching.
The Italy Lions Club wishes to thank everyone involved in making our 1st annual BBQ cook-off a success. We wish to extend a special thank you to all of the judges. The weather was not very cooperative but the turnout was great. We hope to make next year’s bigger and better than this year’s.
For the last several years, Italy High School has been represented by several students in the Small Schools Academic Competition. The name has changed to the Texas Association of Community Schools Academic Competition, but the new name did not make the competition any easier. This year several IHS students fared very well and earned scholarship monies.
“The Italy Gladiators Varsity team are Area Champions,” says Coach Kyle Holley. The next time to see our boys play will be Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at West High School. Italy will take on the Itasca Wampus Cats.
If you drive by the city park on College Street, you will see something very new. The local tennis courts are being refurbished, which is wonderful for the IHS tennis team.
Over forty 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Stafford Elementary and Italy High School traveled to Wortham to participate in the A-plus Academic UIL meet on December 4 & 11. They participated as individuals and teams in events covering a wide variety of topics from math and science to speech and journalism.
The Avalon Eagles and Forestburg Longhorns battled Friday night in Springtown to keep their playoff dreams alive. After an exciting game, Avalon moves on as the Area Champions.
The Italy Gladiators buzzed past the 20-10 Menard Yellow Jackets (13A District Champs) by a score of 65-56 to claim the Area Championship making Italy’s record 22-10. Italy rematches arch nemesis, Itasca, for the Regional Quarterfinal crown on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 p.m. in West.
The Lady Gladiators took to the field Friday night in a non-district game against the Rice Lady Bulldogs. In these two teams’ previous game the Lady Gladiators defeated Rice 5-3. This time…not so much. The final score in this contest was 7-0 in favor of the Lady Bulldogs
Did you know the Boys Scouts of America are in Italy? It’s a small group of young men but strong in spirit. This school year they have sold popcorn, helped area churches with different programs, hosted a canned food drive for the local food pantry and have lots more ideas for the rest of the year.
Angel Food Ministries has released their March Menu. Orders must be made on Tuesday, March 10th, from 9 am until noon in Itasca. Pick up day is Saturday, March 28th, from 9-10 am. You may also order through the Baptist Church in Milford.
Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Trinity Mission of Italy was alive with up-beat music provided by Bobbie and Sue Sparks. The residents were swaying to the music and some of them were even singing right along.
Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is a proud participant of the national 2009 “March For Meals” campaign. Meals-on-Wheels’ “March For Meals” event will include an awareness media campaign of its local services in each community, the national “Mayors For Meals” delivering in their communities on Wednesday, March 19, and a benefit celebration, “A Night Under the Stars” on Saturday, March 28, kicking off the construction campaign of a new regional kitchen facility.
The Silver Bullet Relay for Life team will be having a garage sale on Saturday, March 7th. Garage sale item donations are needed. Please go to the Marketplace to see a full list of items that are for sale.
For those of you who would like a more contemporary worship service, First Baptist Church of Milford is where you want to be Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Italy plays the Menard Yellow Jackets on Friday, February 27th in Dublin, Texas at 7:30 p.m. – This article contains instructions to assist Gladiator Fans as everyone travels to Dublin, Texas for the Area Championship game. Also, there will be a send-off for the players at 3:00 p.m. in the High School parking lot.
Tonight, February 27th if you take a little time to look up at the sky at about sunset you will be able to see a Moon-Venus conjunction. Now, this is not an unusual event but this conjunction will have some unique qualities.
The Italy School Board approved professional contracts at a meeting held Thursday evening. They renewed contracts for an additional year for Pam Luttrull, director of special programs; Carolyn Maevers, Stafford Elementary principal; and Craig Bales, athletic director.
Italy’s Powerlifting Team competed in Riesel this past weekend. Three different Italy Powerlifters medaled: Kaytlyn Bales, Sa’Kendra Norwood and Curtis Cole.
Have an appetite for BBQ? Saturday, February 28th will be your lucky day. The Italy Lions Club is having their first BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Lone Star BBQ Society.
The IYAA FINAL Baseball/Softball sign-ups are this weekend Saturday, February 28, at the Old Italy Gym between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and also 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Upchurch Field. Italy Lions Club is having their first BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Lone Star BBQ Society, in which the IYAA will be participating. Please bring a birth certificate and $65.00 sign-up fee for each player.
Even though Bailey DeBorde is only in the 6th grade, she already knows what direction she would like her life to take. She plans to attend Tarleton State University in Stephenville and major in Human Sciences and become a Registered Nurse. The $10,000 scholarship she recently won at the San Antonio Stock Show will help her realize her dreams.
IYAA – It’s that time of the season when all the hard work and practice starts falling into place. Week 7 was about making that first layup in your whole life, finally getting the ball over the front of the rim to make your first free throw ever and that moment you realize you could be pretty good at this game.
Mardi Gras beads, King Cakes and lots and lots of students were all in the library at Italy High School Tuesday morning around 8:45. Everyone was there getting a slice of King Cake hoping to find a plastic baby. If they were lucky enough to find the baby in their slice of cake any library fines the student had would be dismissed.
Saturday, February 28, the “Roads of Texas” car rally will be making a stop at Monolithic Constructors in Italy. There will be approximately thirty cars driving up Dome Park Place using the Monolithic’s “Visitors Center” as a check point for the event. They will then be driving through Italy and out along Morgan Road.
Finishing in 3rd place within District 15A, the Lady Gladiators appeared in the playoffs for the 1st time since 2006 becoming Bi-District Finalist for 2009. Although young, the Lady Gladiators basketball team was loaded with talent. Enough talent in fact, that each player was selected to the All-District list. Congratulations to these “Beauties of Brawn” for their accomplishments this season.