Juvenile Hearing: As explained in the handout at the first hearing, the juvenile and his attorney could waive subsequent detention hearings. In this case, the juvenile and his attorney have waived the hearing scheduled for tomorrow. The next hearing is scheduled for February 28 at 10:30 a.m. That hearing can also be waived. If the hearing is waived, the juvenile remains in detention. I will send something out the day before the hearing if the hearing is waived.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Due to the high demand of the ITALY STRONG tee shirts, we will do a final order. Shirts must be ordered and prepaid no later than Thursday, February 9th by 5:00 p.m. Each shirt is $10. Contact Karen Mathiowetz 972-268-0655 or Heidi Crawford 817-933-5056 for more information or to order.
The Italy Strong tee shirt fundraiser to benefit Noelle Jones and her family was very successful. We would like to thank everyone that purchased an Italy Strong shirt. We would also like to recognize Lil Dab, BHB Feed and McDonalds for their support. Due to your generosity and support we will be able to make a sizeable donation to Noelle and her family for her medical expenses. We wanted “Italy Strong” to be a positive message to our community and aid in our unity and healing.
Italy ISD is trying to develop a “Culture of Voting” within our community. The included images help explain the importance of voting and gives some important dates.
Enjoy the comedic production of “Don’t Kick the Turkeys” in which a church learns the meaning of serving the community.
South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation is accepting Applications for (2) Board of Directors positions. Applications may be picked up at the office, or mailed/emailed by request. Deadline to return the application is February 28, 2018.
Italy Community Recovery Night will be hosted by Italy ISD at Central Baptist Church in the Family Life Center from 5-7 p.m. on the February 8th. See the attached the flyer with more information.
Due to a high level of student and staff illnesses, Italy ISD will be closed Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd. We will also be out Monday, February 5th as part of our approved calendar.
It is common for people to experience a change in their sleeping patterns in the days and weeks following a disturbing event. Our brains are overstimulated with thoughts, making it difficult to wind down at the end of the day. After doing some research, sleep experts have recommended the following helpful tips for adults and children.
Ann Westbrook, age 75, of Italy passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Baylor Scott & White, Waxahachie. She was born March 8, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas to Lendon Truman and Wanda Frances (Blagg) Irwin.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a called meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in the SEC offices located at 109 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
James Helms, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Waxahachie. He was born on March 3, 1933 in Avalon, Texas.
Use the link if you find the need to help this child with her medical expenses and impact her road to recovery.
Richard Edwards “Ted” Beason, Jr. was brought into this world on November 26, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee to Richard E. and Sherry A. (Clark) Beason. As a child, Ted was a typical boy…rambunctious, curious, liked to bug his sister, Deborah, and loved to be outside with friends. He loved to read, camp and fish and ride horses.
Frost ISD is asking that all of their fans wear Black and White this evening to the basketball games in Italy. This is the the Frost students’ and fans’ way of showing their support for Italy in wake of the recent events.
Italy ISD would like all Italy fans attending the games this evening to also wear the Black and White but to include Gold as well. This will show unity and support for all the students.
Tonight, as our Gladiators host the Frost Polar Bears, we will be asking for donations in order to help Noelle Jones with her medical expenses. The Gladiator cheerleaders will be passing buckets around the Dome between the Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys contests. Any help that you may be able to provide is welcome.
Attached is a guideline for speaking to children about violence as supplied by Region 10.
At Italy ISD, I and everyone on my staff are dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with you in an effort to provide the very best education for our students and your children. Key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to discuss the tragic incident that occurred at Italy High School on January 22, 2018.
Please read the attached.
I have received multiple inquiries concerning whether cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom for the proceeding. I have confirmed with the Court that NO cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom or in the vestibule area right outside the courtroom doors. Cameras can be in the hallway area or at the building but not inside the Court. The hearing is open to the public.
See attached letter from Italy City Hall.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the Italy High School Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Mt. Gilead and the Italy Ministerial Alliance are inviting the entire community to come together in prayer for our school district and community as a whole — Wednesday, January 24th, 7pm.
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.