Obituary: Judith Ann Davis, 1945 — 2016

Image: Judith  Ann Davis, 1945 — 2016

Judith Ann Davis, age 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Renfro Healthcare Center. She was born on April 2, 1945 in Dallas to Pete and Gladys Merle (Hector) Davis.

Gladiator Band drumline perform at Lincoln Day Dinner

Image: Elliott Worsham, Anthony Lusk, Brenya Williams and Hunter Hinz perform.

Selected members of the Italy, Texas Gladiator Band drumline, directed by Jesus Perez, performed at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waxahachie recently before a crowd of approximately one hundred citizens. The event was sponsored by Ellis County Republican Women and attended by numerous elected officials, including Senator Brian Birdwell, Master of Ceremonies, and State Representative John Wray.

S.E.S. Dad Kid Math Night


Stafford Elementary would like to invite your to our Dad & Kid Math Night. Bring your child for an evening of fun with cards and dice while you help them become stronger in math. You will also receive a kit of free math games just for attending and we will take some time to teach you and your child how to play each game.

Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-Off

Image: Italy Lions Club member Flossie Gowin presents Terry Bowling, of Blooming Grove, with his 1st Place Ribs plaque and his $210.00 winner’s check. Mr. Bowling was also the cook-off’s Grand Champion, was awarded 3rd Place in the Chicken category, received 4th Place in the Brisket category, and received 6th Place in the Pork Butt category. He dedicated his accomplishments to his wife of 19 years, Glenda Ann Bowling (1953 – 2016), who passed away just two weeks before the cook-off.

The 2016 Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off, hosted by the Rockett Ranch Café in Milford, named Blooming Grove’s Terry Bowling Grand Champion, Lawton Oklahoma’s Anthony Hernandez Reserve Champion and Joe Chadwick as the recipient of the local Braggin’ Rights trophy!

Italy Baseball and Softball schedule updates

We have an update on Baseball and Softball schedule for today.

  • Italy Gladiator Baseball Game against Meridian has been CANCELLED for tonight.
  • Lady Gladiator Softball Game against Kerns has been moved to play here at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators tonight.

Great Texas Warrant Roundup


Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the 2016 Great Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 5th.

Obituary: Ivy Ruth Sevier Moore, 1929 — 2016

Image: Ivy Ruth Sevier Moore, 1929 — 2016

Ivy Ruth Sevier Moore, age 86, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2016 at the Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Italy. Ivy Ruth was born May 22, 1929 in Milford to Rogers and Evie Sevier. She is the youngest of 2 girls. She grew up in the country side of Milford and went to Iverson School as a young girl and graduated from Milford High School in 1946.

Italy vs. Itasca in the dome while Lady Gladiators celebrate Senior Night 2K16

Image: Senior Lady Gladiator Shercorya Chance is honored during the Senior Night 2K16 pregame celebration while being escorted by her mom, Cynthia Chance.

The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.

FirstLook changes lives one at a time

The Annual Life Investors’ Celebration for FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic was held on February 29, 2016 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The night was filled with hope, laughter and tears. This year’s theme, “Keep Calm and Carry On”, is the in-house theme at the Clinic. It was first used in 1939 by the British government on motivational posters in preparation for WWII. It intended to raise the morale of the British public.

Czech Polka Bands of Ennis announce the 10th annual Ennis Czech Music Festival

Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Czech Harvesters 1pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 3pm, Czech and Then Some 5pm, Moravians 7pm, Ennis Czech Boys 9pm. Only $7 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! The kitchen will be open. Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.