Oncor Electric Delivery is aware of scattered power outages in the Italy area. Repairs are scheduled to be completed by 2:30pm today.
2018 Super Centex FCA Victory Bowl player selections have been announced with Italy’s Clay Riddle (Football) and Brycelen Richards (Softball) being chosen to compete this summer in June. Three players from Milford, Markavion Thompson (Football), Lowisley Ojeda (Football), and Marquisha Houston (Volleyball), will be participating as well. To be listed as a donator in the program, contact those responsible for receiving the donations by Tuesday, February 20. Monies will not be collected until March (Non-listed donations can still be accepted between now and March).
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
In 2003, the members of First Christian Church in Italy dealt with the reality their congregation was so small they could no longer worship together and maintain the building. They approached the City of Italy with an offer to donate the historic building to the city for a museum. The city agreed and took possession of the church.
The Italy Gladiators will be traveling to Fairfield High School on Monday, February 19th to play a Bi-District contest against the Grapeland Sandies at 6pm.
Attached is the 2018 baseball schedule for the Italy Gladiators.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a meeting on Thursday, February 15 in their office located at 109 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Carol A. Payne, lovingly known as “Nana”, went to be with her Lord on February 9, 2018. She was born in the state of Wisconsin on January 23, 1943.
Italy HS Varsity Baseball is taking part in the Rio Vista Tournament February 22-24 in Cleburne. Attached is the tournament bracket as well as a flyer for the venue — the state of the art MLB park in Cleburne.
As my 68th birthday approaches, I have been thinking a lot about my past, especially my childhood here in Italy and the things and people that made it special. I now call this “way back when” which tells me I might just be getting old.
The Italy Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 in the Italy High School Library (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
The Italy City Council will have their monthly meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Italy Gladiator senior Clay Riddle earns All-State honors as a member of the 2017-2018 67th annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State Football Team. Also named All-Smoaky.com 2nd Team All-Central Texas Defensive End and selected to play in 10th Annual FCA Super Centex Victory Bowl.
The community is invited to the dedication of the new classrooms and library at Stafford Elementary on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2pm.
Our Lady Gladiators will be taking on the Grapeland Sandiettes on Tuesday, February 13th in Fairfield at 6pm. We will be the visiting team. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for Students. District Passes and Senior Citizens Passes will be accepted. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators.
Attached is the Lady Gladiators Basketball Playoff shirt…
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Please come and check out our girls play Hubbard in a warm up game on Friday, February 8th in Italy at 8pm. Then, on Tuesday, February 13, the Round 1 Playoff game for the Lady Gladiators will be against Grapeland at the Fairfield High School.
Italy ISD will exclusivly use the School Rush APP to communicate any alerts, messages, or emergencies with the community of Italy ISD. Attached is the document with all the information needed to begin using the School Rush app, and if you currently are using remind 101, the school will no longer use remind 101 to send out community messages or alerts. Thank you.
Juvenile Hearing: As explained in the handout at the first hearing, the juvenile and his attorney could waive subsequent detention hearings. In this case, the juvenile and his attorney have waived the hearing scheduled for tomorrow. The next hearing is scheduled for February 28 at 10:30 a.m. That hearing can also be waived. If the hearing is waived, the juvenile remains in detention. I will send something out the day before the hearing if the hearing is waived.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Due to the high demand of the ITALY STRONG tee shirts, we will do a final order. Shirts must be ordered and prepaid no later than Thursday, February 9th by 5:00 p.m. Each shirt is $10. Contact Karen Mathiowetz 972-268-0655 or Heidi Crawford 817-933-5056 for more information or to order.
The Italy Strong tee shirt fundraiser to benefit Noelle Jones and her family was very successful. We would like to thank everyone that purchased an Italy Strong shirt. We would also like to recognize Lil Dab, BHB Feed and McDonalds for their support. Due to your generosity and support we will be able to make a sizeable donation to Noelle and her family for her medical expenses. We wanted “Italy Strong” to be a positive message to our community and aid in our unity and healing.
Italy ISD is trying to develop a “Culture of Voting” within our community. The included images help explain the importance of voting and gives some important dates.
Enjoy the comedic production of “Don’t Kick the Turkeys” in which a church learns the meaning of serving the community.
South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation is accepting Applications for (2) Board of Directors positions. Applications may be picked up at the office, or mailed/emailed by request. Deadline to return the application is February 28, 2018.
Italy Community Recovery Night will be hosted by Italy ISD at Central Baptist Church in the Family Life Center from 5-7 p.m. on the February 8th. See the attached the flyer with more information.
Due to a high level of student and staff illnesses, Italy ISD will be closed Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd. We will also be out Monday, February 5th as part of our approved calendar.
It is common for people to experience a change in their sleeping patterns in the days and weeks following a disturbing event. Our brains are overstimulated with thoughts, making it difficult to wind down at the end of the day. After doing some research, sleep experts have recommended the following helpful tips for adults and children.
Ann Westbrook, age 75, of Italy passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White, Waxahachie. She was born March 8, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas to Lendon Truman and Wanda Frances (Blagg) Irwin.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a called meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in the SEC offices located at 109 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
James Helms, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waxahachie. He was born on March 3, 1933 in Avalon, Texas.
Use the link if you find the need to help this child with her medical expenses and impact her road to recovery.
Richard Edwards “Ted” Beason, Jr. was brought into this world on November 26, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee to Richard E. and Sherry A. (Clark) Beason. As a child, Ted was a typical boy…rambunctious, curious, liked to bug his sister, Deborah, and loved to be outside with friends. He loved to read, camp and fish and ride horses.
Frost ISD is asking that all of their fans wear Black and White this evening to the basketball games in Italy. This is the the Frost students’ and fans’ way of showing their support for Italy in wake of the recent events.
Italy ISD would like all Italy fans attending the games this evening to also wear the Black and White but to include Gold as well. This will show unity and support for all the students.
Tonight, as our Gladiators host the Frost Polar Bears, we will be asking for donations in order to help Noelle Jones with her medical expenses. The Gladiator cheerleaders will be passing buckets around the Dome between the Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys contests. Any help that you may be able to provide is welcome.
Attached is a guideline for speaking to children about violence as supplied by Region 10.
At Italy ISD, I and everyone on my staff are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with you in an effort to provide the very best education for our students and your children. Key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to discuss the tragic incident that occurred at Italy High School on January 22, 2018.
Please read the attached.
I have received multiple inquiries concerning whether cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for the proceeding. I have confirmed with the Court that NO cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom or in the vestibule area right outside the courtroom doors. Cameras can be in the hallway area or at the building but not inside the Court. The hearing is open to the public.
See attached letter from Italy City Hall.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Italy High School Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Mt. Gilead and the Italy Ministerial Alliance are inviting the entire community to come together in prayer for our school district and community as a whole — Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm.
We have been notified by school personnel that the Lady Gladiator Softball Hamburger Dinner along with scheduled Basketball games against Frost originally slated for Tuesday, January 23th have been moved back one day. These events will now be held on Wednesday, January 24th.
Everyone is welcome to come pray together.
All meetings and activities planned at both Italy ISD campuses are cancelled for this evening (Monday, January 22, 2018). An administrative meeting will be held this afternoon where discussion will be held regarding classes and actives for the remainder of the week. Results of this meeting will be relayed here on the Italy Neotribune.
Italy Masonic Lodge is having their annual Super Bowl BBQ Sunday February 4 from 10am until sold out.
The Italy EDC will have a meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Arely Salazar, Italy High School’s FCCLA Advocacy competing team, will be hosting her 2nd Annual Clothes Drive! Last year’s team, which also included Brooke DeBorde, collected 1,200 pounds of clothing!
Italy City Council Election packets are available to be picked up beginning today (January 17, 2018) through February 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.