A straightforward Italy City Council meeting is expected for tonight. The city council’s regular meeting will include a presentation by Albert Garcia and Josh Trees, a request by Javier Gonzalez to abandon a street going through his property, action on water line grant project, action regarding the economic development board, purchase orders, and an ordinance workshop.
The Italy Gladiators played football Friday night but they also finished another chapter in their high school books. Senior football players made their last tackle, cheerleaders yelled their last football chant and the band marched for their last halftime performance. And, yes, there were tears…
Do you know of a family who won’t have Christmas this year? Or, do you know a family that just needs a little help at Christmas this year?
ITALY, Texas – Italy High School honored their Senior football players, cheerleaders and band members before Italy’s final game of the season against the undefeated Itasca Wampus Cats. The game becomes an instant classic!
Titus Women’s Club is hosting a bake sale on Saturday, November 15 in Milford in front of Cash Grocers on Highway 77. The time of this event is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You know it is getting close to Christmas when you drive down Highway 35 in Italy, Texas and you see two large friendly snowmen bobbing back and forth as if they are welcoming in the Christmas season.
The “Volunteer Spotlight” this month is focused on Gary Pickerill of Red Oak, Texas. After 45 years of driving a truck for Central Freight Lines, Gary retired and put his driving skills to good use delivering meals to the elderly, disabled and homebound.
If you are out and about this weekend, you might want to travel a little and look at the different sights Texas has to offer. Just look at this…
Saturday at College Park Mall in Corsicana, the city of Corsicana will be holding their “Days in November” annual arts and crafts show. Along with the craft show, Corsicana Animal Shelter will be there with many animals to be adopted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be about six cats and 10 or more small dogs for adoption.
How much fun would it be to run a dry cleaners and antique store in Italy, Texas? Well, the Spradling family thought this was a wonderful idea.
On Tuesday November 11, 2008, Italy High School will honor local veterans for their service and sacrifices made for our country and our freedom. All veterans and their families are invited to meet at 10 a.m. in the high school library for a meet and greet. Refreshments will be served at that time. At 10:30, there will be a program in the dome to commemorate Veterans Day. David Henderson, an IHS graduate who died in the line of duty in Viet Nam in 1968 will be honored this year.
On Saturday, the First United Methodist Church of Italy hosted a Lord’s Acre sale. There were carnival games and prizes, Sponge Bob bounce house, hot dogs and fresh popcorn, a BBQ dinner and an auction.
The Italy High School Regiment Band and their Boosters are hosting the band’s Second Annual Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, November 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be door prizes and raffle tickets. This is a major fundraiser for the kid’s camp, equipment and other needs.
Though the Presidential race took center stage, many other candidates and options were voted on during the elections. Here are the results.
Italy High School hosted a mock election on Tuesday. The Government class and Coach Coleman watched with pride as the students, faculty and staff came forward to announce their feelings about their candidate and watch the students learn a few lessons.
We cordially invite all of our fans to come and enjoy the final IYAA home football games of the 2008 season. On Saturday, November 8, the C-Team will start at 9 a.m., the B-Team will start at 10:30 a.m. and the A-Team will start at 12 p.m. “Get your popcorn ready!”
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. It is a time designated for reflection, receiving information and the importance of finding breakthroughs. This national awareness month was appointed 25 years ago and research has come far since then but still has a mountain to climb.
Ellis County Equine Association is hosting a free clinic on “Healthy Hooves” with local farrier Scott Inmon on Saturday, November 8 at 10 a.m., at the Flying Dollar Ranch on 230 Chambers Drive in Italy. For more information contact Julie Hinz at 972-483-7774.
Where are you going on Saturday, November 8? I know where you could be going. You could be attending the Pre-Christmas craft fair at Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas.
Tuesday, November 4 is election day. Unless you’ve mailed it in or voted early, this is your chance to cast a ballot for the candidates and issues. The polls for Italy are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Wayne Boze Chapel at 161 W. Main Street. For more information read "Early voting starts today" from October 20 on the Italy Neotribune.
Martin is a beautiful four-month-old male kitten and really needs a permanent home. He is always ready to play and wants to be loved. He needs to be adopted soon.
Friday evening, October 31 at 6:30 p.m., all the fun began at First Baptist Church of Italy with their Fall Festival.
All through the halls of Milford Elementary on Friday, October 31 all kinds of spooks, goblins and other scary characters could be seen. Why? Because it was Halloween!
There were pumpkins everywhere down the hall at Milford Elementary in keeping with the Halloween spirit. The students and teachers had lots of fun painting pumpkins. Some were painted as a bat, a ball player, The Tin Man, a clown and a pirate.
Friday, October 31 was Halloween and Stafford Elementary did it up right for their students. Throughout the day the students were invited to play games, jump in a jump house and get their faces painted.
Friday morning around 8:30 a.m. it was a “howling” sight in the halls of Stafford Elementary. Skeletons, the walking dead, mummies, witches, pirates and many more frightening creatures were roaming the halls.
Friday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Mission a big yellow school bus pulled up in front of Trinity Mission bringing Stafford Pre-K and Kindergarten students to celebrate Halloween with the residents.
I am Susan Welch-Rodriguez and I’m running for Sheriff of Ellis County.
When you walked into Stafford Elementary, Thursday, October 30 lots of laughter and cheering was heard through out the gymnasium. Stafford Elementary teachers were playing “Knock Out” (a basketball game) for a prize, as all the students cheered on their teachers.
A business of my own, what a scary idea! What if no one would really want to have items embroidered? We have a lot of bills, what if we can’t pay them? Then what?
New books at the library.
DAWSON, Texas — Diamond Rodgers led his team mates into battle carrying a sacred golden flag as the Italy Gladiators stormed into the Dawson Bulldogs’ stadium looking for a win.
ITALY, Texas — Hard hits and big plays defined this contest between old rivals as a late touchdown grab by #84 Paul Harris gives Italy a chance.
MERIDIAN, Texas — Cody Medrano leads the way on defense as Italy’s high powered offense was unstoppable against Meridian.
Out and about in Texas this weekend? Check out these upcoming events.
Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins. But these were not just any ordinary pumpkins — oh no! These were pretty pumpkins, scary pumpkins and all kinds of decorated pumpkins. There were spider pumpkins, witches and pirate pumpkins, just to name a few.
On November 1, there will be an auction. The likes of which you haven’t seen in a long time. Not only will there be gift certificates and themed baskets to bid on, but collectables and antiques as well. And, of course, no auction is complete without a calf. Read on, to see the list…
The enthusiasm for our nation is strong. So is early voting, which is a good sign. Would you like to vote early? You still have Friday, Oct. 31.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association hosts Homecoming every year around the same time as Italy High School’s Homecoming. This year was no different. On Saturday, October 25, after a wonderful day in the parade, the football teams — A, B, and C — played football against the Rice Bulldogs.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance (IMA) food pantry is open every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Italy First United Methodist Church at 124 Harpold. Serving over 40 families this year, the food pantry is gearing up for the holiday season and needs your help.
The Lady Gladiator volleyball team gathered to say goodbye on Tuesday night. There are five seniors that will not spike a ball over the net on that court again.
Carter Blood Care is hosting a blood drive for the community of Italy at the Italy High School. It is today, Thursday, October 30th from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cooking for a Cure cookbooks are back for a limited time. They are available at the Plaid Donkey in Waxahachie and the Magic Mirror in Italy. The price is $20 and proceeds will benefit Relay For Life Central Ellis County.
On Tuesday night, the Lady Gladiators played their last game for the season against Kopperl. They gave a good fight but could not push past the competitors. They lost the match in 3 sets. The score: Kopperl def. Italy 25-20, 25-19 and 26-24. The Lady Eagles add another win to their belt.
The hearts of the citizens of Italy are compassionate, loving and selfless. This was certainly proven on Saturday night, October 25 at the Donovan Lusk fundraiser. Uptown Italy was bustling with hungry folks enjoying a wonderful dinner at the Up Town Cafe. Then they were seen at Wayne Boze’s community center bidding on terrific items in the Silent Auction in order to raise money for Donovan and his family.
Local equestrians suited up in spooktacular costumes for the Flying Dollar Ranch’s Halloween Horse Show and Play Day on October 25 in Italy. Brooke Lewis of Ennis and her horse Ms Cool Fleet won “Best Overall” in the costume contest for their depiction of Princess Fiona and a dragon from the movie Shrek.
Stafford Elementary School will be participating in the “Bring A Vet to School” Day on November 11, 2008. We are encouraging the children invite a veteran to share our day with us.
We would like to express our thanks to everyone for their prayers and calls during Bob Mack’s recent hospital stay. He is at home now and we still need everyone’s prayers. We are thankful for our Italy family.
George Scott always had a vision that students from Italy High School that desired to attend college would be able to do so. He also realized that in reality, some students could not afford to do so. Had he not passed away in 1991, he could see today that his dream has become a reality due to the hard work of several people and the generosity of many others.