This evening the School Board will have three meetings. Although there are some construction items to address, the purpose of meetings is to meet the required steps to pursuing a status of District of Innovation.
The Italy ISD School Board will have a hearing and two called meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting times begin at 6pm.
The Italy Gladiators traveled to Leon High School to face the Tenaha Tigers in the Regional Semi-final game on Friday night.
Please join our Gladiator Basketball team at 12:00 for a community send off as we escort them through town. Let’s cheer on our boys for the win of the Regional Tournament this weekend in Jewett-Leon.
When someone passes away, the loss is felt by their family and friends. Other times when a person dies, because they are well known and loved throughout Ellis County, the loss is magnified.
Doris Jane Holley Mitchell, age 77, went to be with the Lord March 1, 2017 after an almost one year courageous battle with cancer. She left this world with nothing but peace and love for everyone that she knew.
Several Italy ISD students placed at this year’s Special Olympics basketball competition.
Central Baptist Church invites you and your family to the dedication service of the new Family Life Center this Sunday, March 5, 10:45 a.m., at 117 S. Ward St., Italy, Texas 76651.
Beth Guilliams, R.N., Italy ISD’s district nurse, wants to invite you to come out to Italy’s Community Health and Wellness Fair. Several vendors will be available to discuss a wide range of health issues faced by many in Italy and our surrounding communities.
*Boil Water Rescind Notice
The Italy Gladiators advanced to the Regional Tournament with their 56 – 37 win over the Big Sandy Wildcats on Tuesday night. Italy fans traveled to Centerville to pack the gym and support the Gladiators. The Italy Cheerleaders keep the crowd fired up and loud.
Tommie Fikes, age 76, of Italy, passed away Monday morning February 27, 2017 at Hill Regional Medical Center in Hillsboro. He was born July 19, 1940 in Italy, Texas to Cecil and Claudine (Embrey) Fikes. He had worked for Owens Corning for 35 years and had been employed at Vineyards Auto Supply for 16 years. He loved to fish and play golf. Tommie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. He worked hard all of his life and always took care of his family.
Attached is a weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
Little known fact…Milford is the home of a backyard upholstery shop owned by Mr. Clarence Snell. Clarence recently recovered chairs for the offices at Monolithic and the staff couldn’t be happier with the results.
Local members of the Ellis County Silver Spurs 4-H Club judged their way to a championship banner and other top ribbons at the 2017 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Silver Spurs “Pink” team earned first place in Junior Horse Judging out of 49 junior 4-H teams and 155 individuals.
I think that most of you that truly know me will admit that I am very outspoken. There are times that after the fact I regret opening my mouth. But there are other times I need to say things and have chosen to do that in a Karen’s Korner column. I appreciate Neotribune for allowing me to do just that. Just to set the record straight these are always MY opinions and nothing else. You have the right to agree or disagree with me and can read or not read these columns.
The Italy Lady Gladiators basketball team receives All-District recognition for their efforts during the 2016-2017 season with Emily Cunningham earning Offensive Player Of the Year, Aarion Copeland earning Newcomer of the Year, and Decorea Green receiving 2nd Team All-District honors.
Submit your suggestion for a name for the future Italy ISD Cafe-torium.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club and the Italy ISD Athletic Department appreciates the support that our community gives to our student athletes. They would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring two of our athletes’ participation in upcoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes contests.
HILLSBORO, TEXAS—Hill College’s new industrial maintenance program is offering an eight-week course beginning March 20 called Introduction to Industrial Maintenance. From mechanical skills to safety, this course provides an overview of many of the skills needed by today’s industrial maintenance technicians. In addition, students in the class will be eligible for the OSHA 10 certification, which prepares students for recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.
See attached flyer for more information for this month’s info-meeting.
The Gladiators are ready to take the court tonight at 6 p.m. in West’s HS gym for the Area Championship. They will be playing the Mart Panthers and would appreciate all the support we can give them, Gladiator Nation.
The 2017 Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-Off fundraiser went off without a hitch. Well, except for the 29 hitches that rolled into Upchurch Ballpark on Friday pulling behind them personalized barbeque pits from around the country as participants grilled and basted for top prizes.
Last time, we discussed changing our form of government to a City Manager style. Since then, I have received some good feedback that I would like to address.
Boys Basketball Playoff Shirts available for pre-order only. Please return the attached form to Mrs. Ballard at the High School or Coach Ervin at Stafford by Wednesday 02/22/17 by 4pm. Orders will be delivered by Thursday evening or Friday morning of this week.
Extended deadline to Wednesday, 2/22/17 by 4pm!
Being in school every day raises your student’s chances for scoring well on tests, and securing college admission and scholarship opportunities.
The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students must be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code, Health and Safety, Chapter 38.0001.
Due to a water main break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system 0700028 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
This notice will affect N. Couch, Dallas, McConnell, Chad, Rhonda, Cherie, & Hyles Streets.
Pastor Duane Chambers, 70, of Italy received his heavenly reward and went home to Glory on Sunday, February 19, 2017. A celebration service of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Smithfield United Methodist Church in North Richland Hills. Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.
Attached are weekly bulletins from the Italy Church of Christ.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in the Italy High School library (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Orders need to be placed by 2/26/2017and payment must be made at time of order.
You may use the following link to place your orders online:
Contact Capt. Guidry at LGuidry@ItalyISD.org if you would prefer to pay by check or cash.
Last month, select students from the Italy Band in grades 7-12 competed in the Centex Honor Band auditions. The Centex Honor Band is an invitational Honor Band consisting of 27 schools in the Waco area which are division 3A or smaller with three performing bands, two at the high school level and one for junior high students.
EXTRA EXTRA…. our Area Champion Lady Gladiators will be taking on Centerville in the Quarterfinals starting at Tuesday February 21, at 5:00 p.m. in Jewett Leon. The Co-District Champion Gladiators will follow starting at 6:30 p.m. in a Bi-District matchup against Lovelady. 1 Night + 1 entry fee = 2 GAMES!!
A Gladiator fan bus will depart from IHS at 2:15 p.m. on February 21st. The bus will return after the 6:30 p.m. game.
Italy vs. Kerens today at 4:30 p.m.
The Italy Gladiator Boys Basketball team will compete for an Playoff seeding on Friday, February 17 in Corsicana at the Navarro College campus. Italy will play the winner out of LaPoynor and Kerens starting at 6:00 p.m. All three teams finished in a way three-way tie for district champions after posting identical 10-2 district records.
Congratulations to our Bi- District Champion Lady Gladiators who defeated Lovelady 71-55 to claim Bi-District Championship Monday night! Italy challenges Mart for the Area Championship Thursday, February 16, at West HS starting at 7:30 p.m.
I am Paul Shearin and I sit on the council in Italy, Texas. Last night in our meeting we had a citizen speak during our citizens comments and he used language that was inappropriate and he named some names of folks before being stopped. While I do not know the man personally I still felt I needed to apologize to those who were named and the citizens of Italy.
In the regular meeting of the Italy City Council on Monday night, Mayor Steven Farmer read a proclamation honoring Bobby Wilson. Wilson was raised in Italy and was admired by everyone. He was recently murdered in Dallas.
Video Added 2/14/17 1:45pm
People have asked me, what is the platform you are running on for Mayor. In the next three months I will lay out some ideas. I hope each Citizen will read it and give me feedback as to your opinions.
Italy Gladiator junior student-athlete Clay Riddle was recently awarded All-State honors as a member of the 2016-2017 Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class 2A All-State Football Team.
Fan bus February 14th, 2017
Contact Kelli Ballard 972-483-7411
30 seats must be filled for the bus to travel.
Italy High School senior football student-athlete David De La Hoya has recently been selected to participate in the 9th Annual 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game. The game will be played at Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday, June 10, with the kick-off set for 6:30 p.m.
Italy High School senior softball student-athlete April Lusk has recently been selected to participate in the 2nd Annual 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl All-Star Softball Game. The game will be played at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB) on Friday, June 9, in Belton.
The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
My name is Jackie D. Cate (JD). I am 48 years old and I have lived in Italy my entire life. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amy, for 25 years. We have 2 children who attend Stafford Elementary School; Austin is 10 and Alysa is 6. We have been homeowners and taxpayers in the City of Italy for 24 years.