FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic may be one of Ellis County’s “best kept secrets” because so many residents do not know the services that they offer are available. Since opening their doors in 1995, they have served over 28,000 people. Hopefully that number will continue to grow as the word spreads so that all residents will receive the help that is available.
Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary Cafeteria located at 301 Harris Street, Italy. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.
The following Italy HS/JHS students finished out the first half of the school year on a high note and found themselves on the Third Six-Weeks Honor roll. Congrats and keep up the good work!
If you would be interested in supporting the programs through the Ellis County Expo, fill out the attached form and follow the instructions given to submit your ad.
I wanted to inform the City of Italy that progress had been made in the motor vehicle thefts which had occurred in November and up to this past week. There were a total of three stolen vehicles that were recovered in the City of Lancaster last week. I personally want to thank some of the citizens for their assistance in this matter.
There were nine Gladiators (counting directors Jesus Perez and David Graves) at this past Saturday’s 2015-16 ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) all-region band clinic and concert at Groesbeck High School. However, there were far more smiles and accolades, as the students performed a wide variety of band literature for an auditorium filled to capacity with proud band directors, parents, and appreciative community members.
Hosted here in Italy, basketball action will fill the Gladiator dome and George Scott gym on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Attached are the brackets for both JV boys and JV girls games. Get out of the cold and come watch a game or two.
On Friday, January 22, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Gateway Gators on the hardwood inside the Gladiator Dome, the Lady Gladiator Softball players and their parents will be serving up burgers with all the fixings in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Please keep sending Box Tops to the Italy campuses. All submissions are appreciated and are used to fund a few ‘extras’ many faculty would not have otherwise. Thank you, Gladiator Nation!
I would like to welcome Cameron Beckham as the new interim Chief of Police and Jason Cherry as the interim Sgt.
Italy Gladiator senior Clayton Miller was named a 1st Team All-State Defensive Back for TheOldCoach.com Class 2A Division II All-State Team. Miller becomes the 61st Gladiator to be added to the coveted Golden Wall of Fame.
Please lock all doors and bring valuables inside. If any of you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood please call 972-937-6060 and have an Officer dispatched to your location.
Modifications submitted to this Friday’s Basketball schedules. Italy will host Frost in four consecutive district battles with the JV Girls game tipping the excitement off at 4:00 p.m.
Stafford Elementary would like to inform you of our upcoming events….
Today was a big payoff. For many years now, we have collected wheelchairs and other types of medical equipment. We do this in order to donate to people that may need it, or are not able to afford it. I invite others that are not in need of their old wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, nebulizers, oxygen machines, etc to bring it to us here at Monolithic, or we will pick it up from you.
Enjoy images from the first annual Fall 2015 Sports Banquet hosted by the Italy High School Athletic Department and Booster Club. The event honored Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, Volleyball Teams and Football Teams during a ceremony held inside the Dome.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
We would like to issue a final reminder of tonight’s first annual fall sports banquet. We will be honoring our Volleyball Teams, Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, and Football Teams TONIGHT at 6:30 in the Dome. Bar-B-Q is on the menu and the tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for kids, can be purchased at the gate. Come join us as we celebrate the Gladiators’ success in the fall of 2015.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team will be hosting their annual Chili Supper fundraiser on Friday, January 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the Gladiator Basketball team takes on the Frost Polar Bears at the Dome.
The Italy EDC will have a called meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016 in the 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Alice Dora (Morgan) Riddle passed away January 4, 2016. She was born August 19, 1922 to Will and Abbie (Russell) Morgan in Bosque, Texas near Iredell. She departed this life at the young age of 93 leaving son Bill Tarpley of Waco and daughter Joy Moneyhon of Italy. She is survived by her loving “little” brother Corky Morgan and his wife Margaret of Italy. She is preceded in death by brothers G.P., Thomas and Roy, and by sisters Geneva Patterson, Wilma “Bill” McClelland and Paula Harris.
Stafford Elementary would like to thank the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department for another successful “Shop with A Hero.” We appreciate all you do for the students at Stafford Elementary.
The Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas is proud to announce that the Turtle Cadet Program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds has returned. This is a wonderful program to assist the little ones to learn balance, coordination, follow instructions and build self-confidence while having a great time.
Stafford Elementary Gifted and Talented & Student Council students volunteered to assist the Dallas North Texas Food Bank to sort and prepare items for distribution to local food banks.
We would like to remind our parents and guardians that this Friday, December 18th, we will release from school early.
UIL Competition: 27 students placed in various activities, but here are a few of the Stafford Elementary UIL Academic Competition winners being recognized at the Monthly Board Meeting held on December 14th. Thanks to parents, students, and coaching staff for our 3rd place finish and all students placing in the numerous events.
Patrick Alan “Pat” Porterfield, age 62, of Mansfield, passed away December 11, 2015 at his home. He was born October 15, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Thomas Franklin and Mary Rose (Wilson) Porterfield. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He had worked in the oil fields of west Texas and Elk Manufacturing in Ennis. Pat loved the Cowboys and Rangers, barbequing and being outdoors.
William Cecil Windham, age 91, of May, Texas and formerly of Italy, Texas, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Comanche County Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1924 in Italy, Texas to William Hardy and Katie Irene (Hogan) Windham. He married Mary Beth Hutchins on April 28, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2012. William served in the U. S. Army. He was employed with USDA as a soil conservation inspector.
The Italy High School junior class will be holding a dodge ball tournament at the high school’s old gym on Friday, December 18 starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $2. There will also be a concession stand and all items will be $1. We are inviting the community to come join in on the fun! Please come to support our junior class!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a workshop on Thursday, December 17th in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 4:30pm.
Parents and Guardians we would like to remind you that Friday, December 18 will be Early Release. We will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. Christmas Break will be from December 21,2015-January 4, 2016.
Stafford Elementary 4th grade students with Mrs. Hellner, Mrs. Garcia & Mrs. Spraberry traveled to Austin on a Social Studies adventure visiting the State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Lady Gladiators Basketball will be playing today (December 11,2015) in Dawson at 11:.30am. Saturday’s tournament for the Lady Gladiators will be determined on the out come of today’ game.
Notice of Public Hearing of the City of Italy to be held December 12, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at Italy City Hall, located at 101 W Main Street, Italy, Texas.
Five Gladiators were honored on the 2015-2016 UIL Football All-District 10-2A Division II list with senior Clayton Miller being named the district’s Defensive MVP. Clay Riddle and Joe Celis both earned first-team all-district accolades on both sides of the ball.
Trinity Nursing & Rehab would like to invite any and everyone who would like to become Santa for a senior. Stop by our location at 220 Davenport Street, Italy and grab an angel off our angel tree! The Angel tree is located in the left corner of lobby as you walk in the door.
The next Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting is set for Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 6:30pm in the Italy High School library. We are to follow up discussions for the fall banquet set for January 14, 2015 @ 6pm. This will give us a month to do final preparations.
The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy. Registration fee is $65.00. Forms Will Not be accepted without payment. First come first serve so reserve your roster spot quickly.
Donnie E. Weaver, age 85, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. He was born December 5, 1929 in Boz, Texas to Jim and Lottie (Wade) Weaver. Donnie married Virginia Tole on August 26, 1949.
Congratulations to the following students for working their way onto the Honor Roll for the 2nd Six-weeks.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance invites you to attend the IMA Annual Christmas Treelighting Service Sunday, December 6, 5 p.m. Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward Street, Italy.
On behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, we would like to announce that we are going to have a Religious Procession (Peregrinacion Mariana) in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This event is an expression of our faith and Christian commitment.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, December 1 in the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Our first annual Italy Middle School book fair is just around the corner. It will occur the week we return from Thanksgiving break. Many of our students are excited that they are having a book fair at the secondary campus, and we know it will be a great one!
Johnnie was born in Reagor Springs, Texas on April 12, 1923 and passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 at the age of 92. He was a hard working, fair and honest man, and was proud to be a farmer and rancher. He loved his family, the land, the US Marines where he served on Guam during World War II, and his many friends.
Here are the forms for Italy’s 8th annual Christmas Festival and Parade
The Italy Community Activities Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 24. Meeting time is 5:30pm in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
The Italy EDC will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
The monies given are earmarked specifically for science department funds. Both campuses will receive $1,000 this school year and $1,000 in the 2016-2017 school year.