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.
This past Monday, November 16, 2015, at the regularly scheduled school board meeting, Mr. Joffre, the secondary campus principal, received a $10,000 check from the Lone Star Cyclist Club.
Attached are the District honors for the Lady Gladiator 2015 Volleyball season. These honors are not just for the sport but also for academics, I’m so proud of each and everyone of these young ladies. Please feel free to share the girls achievements with all. They worked hard and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.
Allen left this life on November 17, 2015, he was born in Athens to Carl and Lola Ballard. He spent his growing years in Athens and Forreston. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass in which he dedicated 35 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Ballard.
Way to go S.E.S! We have collected 2,147 canned good items for the food pantry. Congratulations to Mrs. Aguado’s PK class! They collected the most canned good items. A big thanks to all the parents/guardians and students for making this a big success!
You can help our schools with Box Tops for Education—Find them, clip them, get them to either campus in Italy ISD. We appreciate your support!
Local equestrians earned top honors in the Ellis County Equine Association Buckle Series horse shows. They were recently honored with buckles, bracelets and bridles for their achievements at the year-end awards banquet held at the J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer.
CBC Student Ministry is collecting cans for the local food bank and needs your help!
Drop off your food items at the Cornerstone Building on Main Street using our convenient drive-thru!
Let’s show the Thompsons how much we care about their family when they need it the most. To help support this Italy family, go to https://www.gofundme.com/yx9vcz44
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 16th. Meeting time is slated for 7pm in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Nine (9) citizens attended the Italy City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015 held at the Italy Community Center. Under Item 5, Closed Session the council went into Executive Session to:
*Added: Mayor Farmer’s Response (4:30pm, 11/12/15)
Francis Charles Hoopes, age 75, of Italy, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Waxahachie. He was born October 22, 1940 in Miami, FL to Charles Joseph and Bernice (Wilson) Hoopes.
Included are the 2015-2016 Italy Lady Gladiator basketball schedules for our Jr. High and High School teams. Go Lady Gladiators!!!
Congratulations to the students and staff at Italy Junior High and Italy High School. They earned Distinctions in Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Academic Achievement in Social Studies as awarded by The Texas Education Agency.
Congratulations to the students and staff at Stafford Elementary School. They earned Distinctions in Top 25% Closing Performance and Top 25% Student Progress as designated by The Texas Education Agency
Italy City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day and it will also be closed on Friday, November 13. Temporarily Relocating: Italy City Hall be temporarily relocating down the street to the community center on Saturday, November 14, while Italy City Hall undergoes repairs. Water Bill payment details are listed within this article.
Stafford Elementary would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support throughout the October events. We know that our November Events will be just as successful with all of your support!
Stafford Elementary will be participating in a Canned Food Drive, during the month of November. Please help your school and community by sending canned goods and non-perishable items all month long! We especially need…
3:35 p.m. Send-off downtown
7:30 p.m. Kick-off in Joshua at Owl Stadium
Stop in to the Waxahachie Buffalo Wild Wings, anytime, on November 9, 2016 and a portion of your bill will come back to the Italy High School Class of 2019! Just show your server the coupon below, either printed or on your phone, and help the Freshmen prepare for prom in 2018 and their Senior trip in 2019.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 10. Meeting time is 5:30pm in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
The Italy City Council will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015. The meeting time is slated for 6:00pm in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
Come out and support your Gladiator football team tonight at Dallas Gateway!
Italy ISD will honor the military for Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 9:00am in the George Scott Coliseum. All veterans and community are welcome to attend.
On Monday, October 26, the 2015 Italy lady Gladiators participated as a cross-country team at the Regional level for the first time in a decade. The daylong event took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie and consisted of teams from Region 2 in the 2AA-6AA divisions.
Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is inviting all supporters of the program to attend a meeting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm in IHS Library. We will be discussing the concession stand for basketball and the Fall banquet we will be having this year for our Fall athletes. Please come in through front door. Hope to see everyone there.
The Italy Junior High football game is rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm.
The JV will play Hillsboro immediately following the JH game here in Italy. These changes are being made to make sure we could get the games in prior to the expected rain tomorrow. The games are in Italy.
EDITORS NOTE: Updated 11/4/15 1:10pm
There has been a change to our Jr. High and JV football schedule for this week.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 6pm in the Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.