I would like to take this time and apologize for anything that you may or may not have heard and or seen through my “Facebook” / Facebook Messenger posts and page.
This evening the Gladiator basketball teams will host Cayuga High School at The Dome. I have asked the administration team to help enforce some common expectations during the game.
Italy ISD is holding a Social Media Awareness Night tonight January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the High School Cafeteria.
Italy High School’s FCCLA competing team will be hosting a clothes drive!
At the regular meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017, Italy’s City Council announced the termination of Police Chief Cameron Beckham and the appointment of new Police Chief Jason Cherry. The decision to make this transition was not taken lightly. In the course of investigating a separate matter, I formed the opinion that Chief Beckham had not acted in the City’s best interest on multiple occasions. I felt that his actions were negatively impacting not only his subordinates, but also staff in other departments and ultimately the citizens of Italy. I do not wish to comment further except to say that I sincerely wish Chief Beckham the best of luck on future endeavors.
The Italy Athletic Booster Club would like to invite the community to attend the Fall Athletic Banquet honoring the participants in football, volleyball, cross country and cheer.
On the agenda for the regular meeting of the Italy City Council Monday night, there were two items listed to be discussed during closed session. The first was “Deliberate legal and personnel matters relating to a grievance filed by Tina Long.” The second was “Deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of any employees and all matters incident and related thereto” with no specific employee noted.
The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced the 2017 Blue and Red Team Coaching Staffs at a press conference on Saturday, January 7th, with Italy High School head softball coach Tina Richards being selected to the RED team coaching staff.
Lewis Westel Holt, age 92, of Italy, went home to be with the Lord January 6, 2017 in Waxahachie surrounded by his family. He was born July 7, 1924 in Italy, to Samuel Tilden Holt and Mattie May Bell Holt. L.W. was a longtime resident of the Italy Community and a member of the Church of Christ for many years.
Nurse Guilliams, the district RN for Italy ISD, would like to extend her thanks to you for the successful blood drive that was done on December 14th, 2016. There were 56 blood donations that day!
The Italy Lions Club will be raffling off a Traeger Wood Pellet Grill in conjunction with their annual BBQ Cook Off. Tickets are on sale now! Drawing will be held Saturday, February 18. Get with any Lions Club member to purchase tickets.
Attached are the game brackets for the upcoming Italy Jr. High Boys Only Basketball Tournament being held inside the dome on Saturday, January 14, 2017. 7th grade and 8th grade squads from Italy, Frost, Dawson and Hillsboro will be competing.
The Italy City Council will have a public hearing along with their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
“Herbs” Benefits and Usage is the topic of the monthly meeting at BHB Feed & Supply this month (January 24). Check it out.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, January 9, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Attached is information and registration form for the annual Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off planned for February 17-18, 2017.
The Mavs Maniaacs, featuring Italy’s own, Shedric Walker (A Maniaac since 2013), are set to perform live during Italy’s PACK THE DOME NIGHT on Friday, January 6, 2017. Italy will be playing four games against visiting Kerens while honoring Italy High School’s 1997 State Champion Boys Basketball Team.
Shop With a Hero is a local organization that raises money so that Italy ISD students that are chosen by their teachers can go shopping for Christmas gifts for themselves and their family members. Each student may spend up to $300 each at WalMart.
The Italy ISD School Board approved a resolution outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the students they collectively serve.
Lady Gladiators will be playing in Thorndale for the tournament Championship tonight at 7:00 against Rogers!! We defeated highly State ranked Moulton 57-55 earlier today!! Go Lady Gladiators!!!!
Read the attached notice for information regarding filling for a place on the May 6, 2017 Italy city elections for Mayoral and City Council positions.
Margaret Horton, age 98, of Milford, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Waxahachie. She was born March 5, 1918 in Milford, Texas to William Patrick and Clara Elizabeth (Hall) Moore. She was baptized when she was 12 years old and was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Milford. She was a talented seamstress and had worked at many of the clothing manufacturing establishments in the area. She was a devout Christian woman, a wonderful mother and friend.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
On November 9th students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts and stars.
To the Italy School Community: A rumor was brought to our attention today regarding an incident that occurred on campus yesterday. Most of the information we are hearing is highly inaccurate.
Several Italy Gladiators receive All-District recognition among 2016 2A-1 Region II District 8 voting with junior Clay Riddle earning 1st Team both ways. Seniors Kevin Johnson and David De La Hoya also earned 1st Team honors on offense after the Gladiators made playoffs for a second consecutive season.
On Monday this week, members of the junior high and high school bands under the direction of head band director Jon VanOmmeren performed a Christmas concert at Trinity Nursing and Rehab.
Recently, 24 junior high and high school band members competed in the Region 8 Association of Texas Small School Bands Honor Band Audition hosted at Groesbeck High School. Two of our 8th graders, Rocklin Ginnett on Euphonium and Xander Galvan on clarinet, earned a spot in the Region 8 ATSSB Junior High Honor Band.
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 @ 10:30am, the Italy Police Department in partnership with McDonald’s will be presenting Angel Tree gifts to the residents at the Trinity Mission Rehab Center / Nursing Home at 220 Davenport St. Italy, TX 76651. We would love for all to attend.
BHB Feed & Supply has started their monthly meetings up again. Next one is December 20.
See attached flyer regarding the contest.
The First State Bank of Italy, is a mighty good bank, and to its customers, It really shows!
The Italy Food Pantry wishes to thank everyone involved in making the Thanksgiving Food Pantry a HUGE SUCCESS for our families in Italy who needed assistance this year.
On Thursday, December 15, the Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5:00-7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids and include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. In addition to the dinner, they will be hosting both a silent and a live auction.
Only a handful of people have signed up! Please sign up and donate—this time of year is especially hard for blood banks to meet the demands of the season! Thank you in advance!
On December 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Carter Blood Care will have donation buses set up at Stafford Elementary and Italy HS. See the article for information on scheduling your donation.
I complain about the weather….
All games will be played inside the Italy High School Dome and are scheduled for Thursday (Pool Play), Friday and Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. each day.
The FINAL IYAA Basketball Signup will be Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm at Italy City Hall.
We have rescheduled the Festival & Parade due to the impending weather tomorrow. The new date is next Saturday, December 10th. Attached is the public notice that will be announced by KBEC with all the information.
On Thursday, December 15, the Italy Band Department will perform their 2016 Christmas Concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm in the Dome at the high school and will feature all band students from grades 6-12 performing holiday favorites. The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will also be serving a Spaghetti Dinner and hosting an auction prior to the concert to help raise funds for the band.
As we head into colder weather it is important for all of us to know and understand the district’s Inclement Weather Procedures. Please follow the link to our web page for these procedures.
The following is the Stafford Elementary Honor Roll for the 2nd six-weeks of the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations to the students and staff for their hard work.
The Italy Christmas Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016. Vendor booths along with other activities will be open from 10am to 2pm. The parade along Main Street will begin at noon.
This weekend many of the staff and student groups will be a part of the Italian Christmas Festival that is hosted by the City of Italy. We are looking forward to being a part of the fun.
Italy Middle School’s 2nd annual book fair kicks off today. Students are welcome to shop between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day through Thursday. The fair will open at at the same time on Friday, December 2, 2016, but will pack up on Friday at noon.
Attention all parents, the IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball signups on Wednesday, November 30, and again on December 3, 5 and 8.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 8:00pm.
Old Gold Sports apparel and athletic gear is now available online. From visors, caps, track suits and batting cage jackets to coaching shirts, baseball/softball mitts, batting gloves, compression gear and cold gear, get your Old Gold items at www.oldgoldsports.net today!