For the life of me I cannot understand why some young people become so special to me, but it just happens. Out of the blue, a kid will come along that just gets to me. Several years ago Rodney Shaw was that kid. We bonded from the first time we met — he ended up being like a son to me. Since he passed away in 1990, there is an empty spot in my heart.
Central Baptist Church in Italy will be hosting a Meet and Greet for Todd Gray, pastoral candidate coming in view of a call, on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
If you were wondering about Italy Homecoming and if you were able to be a part of the hoopla, festivities and fun. The answer is yes. Here’s how…
First Baptist Church of Italy youth began selling barbecue Saturday and will continue to have fundraisers until their goal is met.
The Italy School Board of Trustees named Craig Bales athletic director and head coach at the board’s monthly meeting held Monday evening.
The Italy School Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from Carolyn Maevers, Stafford Elementary Principal, regarding student tardiness at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
The Italy School Board of Trustees learned the details of the district’s 2006-2007 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas at a public hearing held Monday evening.
Italy High School Honor Rolls for the first six-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year:
Stafford Elementary Honor Rolls for the first six-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year:
Gladiator fever has hit and is definitely evident around town. You know when you drive down Main Street that it is Homecoming week because of the displays on the merchant’s windows. Shiny gold bows also have been tied around posts to boost spirit.
In a called meeting Monday night, the Italy City Council met in executive session for over an hour to discuss employee pay raises, interview a candidate for the City Administrator/Secretary position and discuss filling the position.
Today begins early voting for November 4 elections. In Texas, a registered voter may vote early for any reason, and Ellis county voters can vote early at any early polling location within their comissioner district. Go to Finding my Polling Place on the Texas Secretary of State web page or Ellis county voters can go to the Voter Registration Office located at 106 S. Monroe Street in Waxahachie.
Tonight Italy’s city council will hold a called meeting to review résumés, interview candidates and possibly take “necessary action” regarding the position of city administrator/secretary. The council also plans to act on employee pay raises. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal building at 105 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
Shaggy is a three-year-old male Briard mix. He weighs 60 pounds and is the best dog. He is good with a crowd, good with other animals and good with kids. He is house trained, walks on a leash — just a great dog.
The winds of change are blowing through Gladiator Land. The new head coach for the girls basketball team is Stacy McDonald and she has some new plans for the Lady Gladiators.
I attended Gladiator football games 10-15 years ago when my eldest son played football. I have not attended many varsity football games since that time until this year.
[Editor’s Note October 22, 2008 12:37 p.m.
Here is a link to There is Spirit in the Bells, an article from August 22, 2005 that talks about the history of the bells.]
Do you shop at Belk’s Department Store? If you don’t now, you might change your mind when you read about the charity event they are hosting. The closest store is located on Hwy 77 near the Target in Waxahachie. On Saturday, November 15, Belk is hosting a sale to benefit First United Methodist Church of Italy and other local charities.
HUBBARD — Trying new plays paid off for the Italy Gladiators Friday night with a 28-8 win over the Hubbard Jaguars. Quarterback Jasenio Anderson led the Gladiators with 109 yards rushing and 163 yards passing. He hit his receivers 10 of 13 for 141 yards in the first half alone.
Now here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie! It is an opportunity for you to so something special for that sweet and special someone in your life. It doesn’t matter who that person is, or what their relationship is to you. They just have to be “sweet” in order to get a little special attention.
Life Charter found it difficult to contain Justin Buchanan Thursday night at Willis field. Buchanan racked up 76 yards rushing and 192 yards passing. With only 12 players, Italy had their work cut out for them and would have to play both ways with little or no relief. They handled the challenge and proved they would do whatever it takes to bring home the victory.
Italy hosted Hubbard on Thursday night and the game went down to the wire, but Italy lost in the final seconds 20-12.
This is the first of many stories about Italy residents that some of us know or would like to get to know better.
Italy High School has appointed these senior men to uphold honor and tradition. One of these young men will be chosen “King” on Homecoming Friday.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit U.S. career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer science education through grade 12. IHS has a great group of organizers this year.
“Sundaes for Sunday” is held once a month at the First United Methodist Church in Italy and everyone is invited. Here is a fun craft to do with the kids.
Italy ISD would like to send a special invitation to all graduates of Italy High School to come to our homecoming festivities on Friday, October 24, 2008.
The Italy Gladiator’s Homecoming game is Friday, October 24. We all know what that means — football, queens, kings, a dance, a parade, mums and garters!
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., it was Bingo night at Trinity Mission. The halls were crowded with residents waiting to get in the dining hall to play Bingo. They were ready to play.
Whether it’s Waxahachie or Waco, you can check this calendar for things to do around the state of Texas this weekend.
Chloe Evans is the beautiful, 22 month old daughter of Ty and Kim Evans. This little girl is full of personality, you can just see it in her expressions and hear it in her laughter.
Have you been thinking about Christmas shopping or even Graduation gifts? You could be the owner of a beautiful, brand new quilt.
Ann Doyle, 89, of Waxahachie died at home of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008.
Michelle was devoted to her faith, family and friends. She loved being outdoors. Give her a fishing pole and she was as happy as she could be. She always had a smile to share with anyone who needed one. Michelle loved to be surrounded by family and friends.
IYAA has lots of fun every weekend. Boys from age groups of kindergarden through 6th grade. Check out their progress this past weekend.
Darrin and Amanda Lusk have a beautiful little boy, Donovan. Donovan has been fighting against Batten disease for well over a year now. He has been quite the courageous little champion.
Calling all seventh-twelfth grade students to participate in 5th Quarter. What is 5th Quarter, you ask? Activities designed for the teenager to have fun and fellowship at a safe place after the home football game.
Cans, cans and more cans! This is what you see right outside of Mrs. Dorzil’s fourth grade classroom in the hall at Stafford Elementary.
First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie is putting on a show. Not just any show, a show with music and dessert.
Friday morning in the Stafford Elementary gym, the bleachers were packed with proud parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. And proud they should be! Miss Maevers said there were more awards given out this time then any other time she can remember.
Lions Club International is a worldwide organization that helps citizens of all ages with glasses and vision problems. Some vision problems may be corrected by a pair of glasses. Others may require a surgical procedure.
Saturday, October 11, the Lions Club of Italy held a bake sale to raise money for a scholarship fund for Italy ISD.
On behalf of the Italy Lions Club we want to say thank you to one and all who helped us to raise over $200 for our scholarship fund. We would also like to express gratitude for everything donated to the food drive for The Italy Ministerial Alliance.
The Italy City Council honored the Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) at a special meeting called Monday evening.
The Italy City Council terminated interim city secretary K.M. Hubert on Monday, Oct. 13.
Tonight the city council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. to recognize Italy’s Youth Athletic Association. At 6:30 p.m. the council will hold its regular meeting. Approval of recent bills and council meeting minutes start the business of the evening. The city secretary and court clerk positions and other personnel status will be discussed. A presentation by P.J. Libel, the consideration of adopting various fees, department reports and council comments finish the agenda. Meetings will be in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal building at 105 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
Do you remember the game from your childhood when friends asked you a question and before your response, you had to choose between truth or dare? Or, sitting around the fire at night and telling ghost stories? Listening to eery noises or those things that go bump in the night. These are times to be watchful and to take care. You never know what is lurking around the corner and what is real…
Carla and Cloe are two of the cutest little kittens you have ever seen. They reside at the Corsicana Animal Shelter and are looking for a permanent home. They are about four months old. They both have great personalities and love to play. They are typical kittens, they like to climb, play, pounce and tumble.
What are you and your family doing on Tuesday, October 14? I know where you could be going — to the Circus! That’s right, the Circus will be here at the Italy Wayne Boze Chapel. The shows are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
This month the volunteer spotlight focuses on one of the Italy volunteers, Floyd Elfrink. He delivers meals every Friday and also fills in when the need arises.