The Meet of Champions

Image: Kortnei Johnson—1st Place!

UIL Girls 2A state track meet’s seven time gold medalist Ms. Kortnei Johnson will have two final races as a Lady Gladiator on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m at Clyde Hart Stadium, Waco, Texas

Gladiator Band leadership team shares the joy of music at Trinity Mission

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On Sunday the 17th, 11 Italy Gladiator regiment band members made their way to Trinity Mission Health center to give a little treat to the residents there. “You never know what a little music can do for somebody,” clarinet player Christy Murray said afterword. “These people love to see the talent in this young generation, and we want to exceed their expectations.”

Relay For Life fundraiser at Nino’s in Waxahachie

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There will be a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Central Ellis County at Ninos Mexican Restaurant in Waxahachie on May 20, 2015. We encourage the community to support this fundraiser by eating at Ninos on May 20th. Print off the attached flyer and present it to your server so Relay will receive 10% of your bill.

UT-Pan American Tubas to Perform in Italy…Texas

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Ever heard a musical selection performed by just tubas and euphoniums (baby tubas, aka baritones)? No, we’re not talking about the oom-pahs often associated with the instrument in marches or circus music. We’re talking about a full-fledged piece of music by a well-known composer such as Dmitri Shostakovich, or the march master Karl King. Well, don’t give up on yourself just yet.

“Cents for Seniors,” May 11 thru June 12, to raise money for box fans

Image: May 11th through June 12th Trinity Nursing & Rehab of Italy will host a new initiative, “Cents for Seniors” to raise money to buy box fans. After June 12th, fans will be purchased and distributed to seniors in need with the help of Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis County. You can help us reach our goal of helping as many seniors in our community by donating your “cents” at any of the designated locations

May 11th through June 12th Trinity Nursing & Rehab of Italy will host a new initiative, “Cents for Seniors” to raise money to buy box fans. After June 12th, fans will be purchased and distributed to seniors in need with the help of Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis County. You can help us reach our goal of helping as many seniors in our community by donating your “cents” at any of the designated locations

Preliminary Results from General Election

Image: 30 people stood and waited for tonight’s results.

There was a huge turnout this month for this election. I went back and looked, we had 343 voters last year and 565 voters this year for the city election. School board election was 398 last year and 411 this year. Here are the preliminary results of the election:

Italy baseball playoff game delayed

Our Italy Gladiators will have to wait another day to take on Mart in the bi-district contest. Game is re-scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 9th at Waco Connally. If Connally’s field is unplayable then game will be moved to Franklin at 2pm.

Vote YES or No: Stafford Elementary Students Bond Together

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With voting clearly underway for Italy ISD’s 2015 Bond, I was ecstatic when Stafford Elementary’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Davee Garcia, contacted me to discuss a writing project that she and her fourth grade students were planning. The fourth graders were beginning their persuasive writing unit and had decided to write about the bond election. Their task was to write a persuasive paper of why someone should vote for or vote against the bond. I was asked to present to the class as the “bond expert.”

Italy Gladiator Baseball Playoff Info

Image: The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 2A District Runner-up, swept Milford in both clashes this season to claim The Battle of Highway 77 trophy and are now gearing up for their first-round Playoff action against Mart to be played this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m.

The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 District Runner-up and will be compete in the first-round of the Playoffs this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Mart. Read article for further Playoff details.

Issac Garcia, Published Brigade

Image: Isaac Garcia holding the May/June issue of Texas Trophy Hunters Magazine where his article is published

About a year ago, Isaac Garcia, an 8th grade student from Italy ISD, became involved in the Texas Brigades, a state-wide group that promotes wildlife conservation and leadership skills.

IHS Theater department to perform Voices

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The Italy High School Theater Department presents Voices by Richard Lortz. A one-act drama depicting the plight of a stranded couple inside an abandoned New England mansion, in the midst of an epic blizzard, on the heels of devastating personal tragedy, all while experiencing communication issues with each other. Sound familiar? Well, come anyway.

Relay For Life team fundraiser a success

Image: Eta Omega Sisters For Life team was presented the “Traveling Trophy” at the April team captain’s meeting of the Relay For Life of Central Ellis County.

Patti Junkin’s brother passed away from cancer so she decided to support Relay For Life and formed a team. Her team, Eta Omega Sisters For Life, was presented the “Traveling Trophy” at the April team captain’s meeting of the Relay For Life of Central Ellis County for raising the most money for the month. The team raised $4,133 to turn in at the meeting. In addition to individual fundraising, they sponsored a bowling tournament and had a garage sale.