BHB Feed Supply Grand Opening Saturday, April 9th


BHB Feed and Supply is having their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 9th, from 11am to 1 pm. There will be BBQ provided along with music, facepainting, vendor tables, drawings, and a bounce house. It will be a great time for family fun.

27th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo — April 4 thru 9


It’s time for the 27th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo! This year, the week of April 4-9, students from Ellis County will have the opportunity to put on display what hard work and dedication truly mean. Students from FFA, 4-H and FCCLA have been planning and preparing their projects for this important week for over a year, in some cases. Each of the exhibitors you will see this week, whether from the Creative Arts, Ag. Mechanics or the Livestock division have great pride and honor in the product they will present.

Youth Police Academy 2016



The Italy Police Department Youth Police Academy is modeled after the Citizens Police Academy and is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the department and its operations and to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city.

Italy HS Needs Community Help

Italy High School Assistant Principal Eric Janszen is currently working on a project to recognize former Italy High School valedictorians and salutatorians. He is looking for information from the following years: 1915-2008.

Teen Dating Violence Prevention workshop for Parents

Teen dating violence is similar to and can be as lethal as adult relationship violence. Approximately one in three girls is a victim of abuse from a dating partner. It includes hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse. These facts make it very important for parents to be aware of relationship abuse.

Italy Police Department provides Prescription Drug Drop Box

Image: (L-R) 
• Shari Phillips/IMPACT Communities Coalition Coordinator
• Cameron Beckham/Italy Police Chief
• Sue Lauhoff/Police Secretary

The Italy Police Department partnered with IMPACT Communities, a program of Drug Prevention Resources to provide the citizens of Italy, Texas and surrounding communities an environmentally safe way to dispose of any expired or unused Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications. This includes pills, liquids, and pet medications, but excludes inhalers, syringes and sharps.

Italy Community Easter Sunrise Service

Image: Sunday, March 27, 7 a.m.
Italy Downtown Pavilion

You and your neighbors are invited to bring your families to the Easter Sunrise Community Service to celebrate our glorious Savior’s resurrection at the Italy downtown pavilion. After the service, you are invited to stay for a full Easter breakfast provided by the Mt. Gilead members.

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.