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.
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.
See attached order form for information.
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.