A cancer diagnosis is not the end of the story

Image: James and Juana Liggit of Red Oak share more than a last name as a married couple. They both are cancer survivors. They were diagnosed with cancer one week apart.

In 2012, Juana Liggit retired from work. She loves making crafts, gardening and playing golf, so she looked forward to staying active and enjoying life with her family and friends. Her husband, James, loves to play golf and has taught it for many years. He retired from the Air Force and owns a small recruiting company that helps place veterans with companies in the oil and gas fields.

School Bond Q&A Session scheduled today

Today, Monday, April 6, 2015, is one of three dates that there will be a Question & Answer Session regarding the $12m Italy ISD bond issue. There will be a campus tour at 6pm followed by the Q&A session held in the Italy High School band hall at 7pm. Bring your friends and neighbors and learn first hand what the school district is proposing and how it might affect you and your community.

Easter Sunrise Service planned


The Italy community is invited to the annual Italy Ministerial Alliance Easter Sunrise Service Easter Morning, April 5 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Italy Downtown Pavilion.

Obituary: Melchor Martinez, 1961 — 2015

Image: Melchor Martinez, 1961 — 2015

Melchor Martinez, age 54, passed away March 28, 2015 in Italy, Texas. He was born to Jose Angel and Dora (Garcia) Martinez. After an aggressive battle with cancer he was called home, with his family by his side. Mel was a beloved son, brother, uncle and friend. He was a parishioner at Epiphany Mission Catholic Church, a passionate Catechists teacher and a former bank analyst for Bank of America for 19 years. Mel was a role model and an inspiration to many.

Men’s Breakfast for the Italy Community


This Sunday, March 29, Central Baptist Church will have a free breakfast for the men and boys of the Italy community. The hearty breakfast will be served in the CBC’s Fellowship Center beginning at 8:00am. There will be a guest speaker as well.

Mary Ruth Mitchell wins Relay for Life drawing

Image: Mary Ruth Mitchell wins a 2 night stay at the Comfort Inn and Suites. Her name was drawn at the Team Captain’s meeting on March 19th.

The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County held a Team Captain’s meeting on March 19, 2015. The traveling trophy is awarded to the team that turns in the most money each month. The winner for March was the Dart team with $2.997.

Gladiator Athletic Booster Club Meeting Thursday, March 26, 2015


Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is calling a meeting at Italy HS Library on Thursday March 26, 2015 at 6pm to discuss the upcoming athletic banquet. We welcome all who wish to participate and strongly encourage any senior parent of an athlete to attend. The senior parents will be in charge of decorating their athletes last year banquet at Italy HS. We will also discuss a few roles that will be available for next school year in the booster club.