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.
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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.
Please come out and support our boys. JV – 5 p.m., varsity – 6:15 p.m.
The location is 13155 Hwy. 175 E, LaRue, TX 75770
- Friday, February 10th at 6 p.m. – 2524 Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, TX 75233
- Tuesday, February 14th at 8 p.m. – 12168 US-79, Jewett, TX 75846
On February 2, 2017, eleven members of the Italy High School FCCLA group traveled to Waco for two days of competition in the Region III STAR events. The students started preparing for this competition back in November, and their hard work certainly paid off!
Keng Wok Chinese Food Restaurant located in downtown Italy will be closing it’s doors on Friday, February 10, 2017. They will have regular business hours for the next three days and will feature a $4.99 all-you-can-eat buffet all day on Friday.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
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See attached flyer for information regarding the event.
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 11, 2017 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Ennis Czech Boys 1pm, Czech Harvesters 3pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 5pm, Czech and Then Some 7pm, Moravians 9pm. Only $8 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. The kitchen will be open. Cash bar. ATM available. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.
TYLER, Texas, Jan. 27, 2017 – Spring Market stores are giving back to local schools in the communities they serve through the new “Cash for My Class” program.
South Ellis County WSC has one (1) board of director’s position open for election.
Italy High School FCCLA would like to thank the community for their continued support! Over the course of ten days the schools and the community donated 1,199 pounds of clothing!
We would like to announce our 3rd Six Weeks Awards. Congratulations to these hard working students from Stafford Elementary!
January has been a busy month for our teachers and staff. This is the time of year the staff is wrapping up the first semester and preparing for the challenges of the second semester.
Italy Track and field will be selling BBQ sandwiches this Friday January 27th from 4:00 – 8:30pm in the high school Dome. The cost is $5.00 per plate which includes sandwich, chips, and drink. Any donations are welcome and appreciated. Please come out and support Italy Gladiators Track and Field while enjoying our JV and Varsity basketball games against Itasca.
On Friday, February 3rd, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on Malakoff Cross Roads 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.
In a called meeting on January 19, 2017, the Italy City Council passed Resolution No. R2017-0119-02 which authorized the submission of a Texas Community Development Block Grant application to the Texas Department of Agriculture and authorized the Mayor to act as the City’s executive officer.
Billy Ray Compton, age 80, of Granbury, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at his home. He was born March 4, 1936 in Italy, Texas to James Estelle Compton and Mary Lou Wilkins Compton. Billy Ray married June Katherine Drennan on December 16, 2003 in Dublin, Texas.
Honor Roll lists have been released from Italy High School and Italy Junior High School for the 3rd Six-Weeks.
Board packets for the upcoming May 6, 2017 Board of Trustees Election are now available in the Italy ISD Administration Office. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
I was able to fly over the Italy ISD construction sites today with my drone. Check out the videos and pictures.
A new and very large canvas was delivered to Stafford Elementary’s library Monday.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The fair will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. in the dome.
Vendors are welcome to apply for a space at the fair. Vendor invitation and application forms are attached to this article.
Italy’s 2017 Junior High and High School Track Schedules from Coach Bobby Campbell.
Attached are the game brackets for the upcoming Italy JV Boys Only Basketball Tournament being held inside the dome on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Italy, Itasca, Dawson and Meridian will be competing.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2917 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 8:30pm.
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.