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.
The Italy HS Basketball games scheduled tonight in LaPoynor have been moved to Thursday in LaPoynor beginning with our JV Boys at 5pm, This will be followed by our Varsity Girls at 6:30, and our Varsity Boys at 8pm.
Italy ISD Board of Trustees Election packets are now available to be picked up beginning January 17, 2018 through February 16, 2018. The administration office will be open from 8:00 am — 4:00 pm. The deadline to turn in your packet is by 5:00 pm, February 16, 2018. The administration office will be open until 5:00 pm.
Congratulations to these students who have excelled to the level of Italy High School/Junior High School A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll for the 3rd six-weeks of this school year.
Tuesday, January 23rd Wednesday, January 24th, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Frost Polar Bears on the hardwood inside the Gladiator Dome, the Lady Gladiator Softball players, parents and supporters will be serving up burgers with all the fixings in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
UPDATE: Trash services will run on their normal schedule on Tuesday, January 16.
City Hall will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to inclement weather.
Due to forecasted inclement weather Italy ISD will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Our students’ safety is important to us. We will continue to monitor the forecast and update our community regarding future decisions.
The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced the 2018 Blue and Red Team Coaching Staffs at a press conference on Saturday, January 13th. They are:
I hope everyone is staying warm! The volleyball program is selling jackets! I have had several people ask me about my jacket, so I thought I would take this opportunity to allow you all to purchase one (if you want)! They are $45, and I have included a picture and description.
Sixteen months ago, Italy ISD broke ground at Stafford Elementary School to start the construction project. Tuesday morning, we began to use the front portion of the new addition to the building.
If you have never been to a Wild Game Dinner…..You are in for a treat. A $25 ticket will get you all you can eat with drinks provided. Most of the food served will be different forms of Texas wild game. Keep going back and getting more of your favorite, or try samples at all of the wild dinner booths.
Join us at S.M. Dunlap Library, Saturday, January 20 at 11:00AM as we hold Knitting for Beginners. Italy resident Edie O’Brien will be teaching the basics of making a winter scarf.
The Italy City Council will have their monthly meeting on Monday, January 8, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Between December 15, 2017 and December 31, 2017, The Italy Police Department participated in a TXDOT STEP DWI enforcement program. During that time extra patrol officers worked focusing on impaired drivers in an effort to make the holiday season safer for all motorists. The officers made fourteen (14) stops and issued eight (8) citations.
Kenneth Burbank, 86, died on 25 December 2017 at Christian Care Center of Mesquite, Texas after a long illness.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Attached are pictures of our Lady Gladiators visit to Italy Nursing home last week. We also want to send out a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the community from the High school and JH school girls basketball teams.
2017 Italy Gladiators well represented among 2A-1 Region II District 8 All-District Football List. Leading the way were seniors Clay Riddle, Gary Escamilla and Kenneth Norwood earning 1st Team offensive honors while Riddle and Caleb Telatnyk received 1st Team recognition on the defensive side of the ball. while Riddle and Caleb Telatnyk received 1st Team recognition on the defensive side of the ball.
Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. are donating $100,000 in Hormel Cure 81 half hams to food banks throughout BGC’s market area to help feed people in need this holiday season.
Mrs. Kate Droll died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home in Italy with family at her side.
The Italy ISD School Board will have a hearing and a monthly meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Italy HS Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Hearing time is slated for 6:30pm followed by the monthly meeting at 7pm.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The following Italy JH students competed and placed at this year’s District 19 UIL (University Interscholastic League) academic meet on December 7 at Frost HS:
On Saturday, Nov., 4th students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro traveled to Giddings, Texas to compete in an invitational Tae Kwon Do Tournament. Two students who live in Italy returned home with double 1st place trophies — Nick Sam and Michael Bryant.
Italy, Texas, December 13, 2017 – The Italy Police Department will take part in a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Additional officers whose primary focus will be to locate and arrest impaired drivers will be on duty.
“Attached are the T-Shirt designs to support the Lady Gladiator Basketball team. Please let [Coach Walker] or [Coach Richards] know if you’re interested in purchasing a shirt….It’s time for us to #RiseUp its a #New Season but we playing for the #Same Reason! Thanks for your support in advance.”
When Emmy Cunningham started Kindergarten at Stafford Elementary, she already knew she loved playing basketball. She began playing at the age of 4 and loved it immediately. That love of basketball is still very evident today to her family, coaches, teammates and supporters.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in their offices located at 109 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30.
See the attached flyer for more information regarding the annual Victron Energy Lighting Contest.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Italy community came together to celebrate the Christmas season. Despite the cold, crisp weather, everyone had smiles on their faces. People visited with each other. Children played. Vendors prepared for what they hoped would be a great day.
The Italy Food Pantry received a very special donation on Monday of this week. Annabelle Glover and her family delivered a table full of groceries to the local food pantry.
The Italy City Council will have a monthly meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Earlene Janes, 101, of Levelland and formally of Sundown passed away on December 4, 2017.
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
Attached is the Pool Play Bracket and Championship Bracket for the December 7th thru 9th Italy Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Italy Christmas Celebration Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship this year. Without their generosity and willingness to help, the celebration would not have been possible.
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
See attached flyer for more information.
Italy Ministerial Alliance Christmas Program and Tree Lighting Service at Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward Street, Sunday, December 3, 5 p.m. After the service, we willl all walk over to the city pavilion for the treelighting service and hot chocolate provided by the City.
See the attached bracket for the tournament in Venus where Italy’s varsity boys will be playing November 30 thru December 2nd. Good luck Italy!
Poem by Ron Scott 2017
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.