Thursday, August 26, at 4:30pm, there will be a community pep rally held in the dome at the Italy High School Campus. The entire community is invited to come and meet our varsity and JV football players and the varsity cheerleaders. With the Gladiators’ preseason opening this week with games against the Maypearl Panthers it is a perfect time to come together and pump our Gladiators up. Beat Maypearl !!!
The Italy Lady Gladiators competed in Dawson hosted volleyball tournament and accumulated several wins to finish in 3rd place.
When C.C. Jones graduated from Avalon High School in the late nineties, he was like most teenagers his age. He was ready to conquer the world, ready to get on with his life. Since then, he has overcome some obstacles and has turned his life around. Then all of that came crashing to an end when a doctor diagnosed him with cancer.
Students, parents and teachers attended the Milford ISD “Meet the Teacher Night”. Students were ready for school to start and teachers were ready for them.
All kinds of excitement could be felt at Stafford Elementary during the annual Meet the Teacher Night. You could see the excitement in the students faces as they met their teachers and checked out their classroom.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2010. The meeting will be held at the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas and will begin at 7:00pm.
Because our Ellis County Clean-Up event last May was so cost-effective, we will be able to fund one more free dump day for our citizens before the end of the year.
On behalf of the entire Italy Police Department, Police Chief C.V. Johns would like to wish all the Italy High School students, faculty and fans good luck throughout their upcoming endeavors during the 2010-2011 school year.
The award-winning Italy Gladiator Regiment Band and Flag Corp got in one last practice on Thursday before performing live in front of their proud parents and friends on the practice field adjacent to Willis Field. Afterwards, guests were invited to celebrate the hard work band members displayed over the summer by enjoying ice cream social.
Carolyn Sue Garrick, 77 of Waxahachie, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie. She was born to the late Robert Q. & Rachael Muirhead Hankins on November 6, 1932 in Dallas, Texas.
As a Back-to-School Special, all students will receive a free smile exam from Dr. George Telatnyk, DDS at Italy Dental until October 31. Have a great school year everyone and remember to smile!
The Gladiators must recover quickly from a rough outing with three-time defending TAPPS State Champions, the Waco Reicher Catholic Cougars. Italy will be marching into Maypearl to tangle with the Panthers on Friday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. It may be a pre-season game but the Gladiators will be using their long-time rivals as a gage to measure how good they could be this season.
Texas travel can be amazing. You are likely to find out something new before the trip ends. Besides culture and heritage, Texas offers technology and adventure. Take a minute and explore our Texas countryside and cities.
This year’s motto at Italy High School is “unfinished business” according to Tanya Parker, principal.
Monday, August 23 at 6:30pm there will be a meeting of parents supporting Italy High School Athletics Italy High School Regiment Band. The meeting will be held at the Italy High School cafeteria. All parents and supporters of these outstanding programs of the Italy ISD are urged to attend this meeting.
A caring host family (with or without children) is needed to provide food, a bed and a loving home to 16-year-old Pauline from Germany. She was looking forward to her school year in America and hoped to arrive in August, but there is a shortage of host families and she has been unable to find a placement home. If a home is not found by August 27th, she will not get to fulfill her dream of experiencing America.
There will be a Clothes Swap in Milford on Saturday morning, August 21st sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Milford. It’s a FREE event open to everyone who can benefit in any way from this!!! It will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the park in Milford. We will also be giving away sno-cones!
The JV and Varsity Gladiators will scrimmage the Waco Reicher Cougars on Friday, August 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Waco Reicher. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Italy but it has been relocated to Waco.
Gayla Holley Tekell, 48, passed away Aug 17, 2010 in her home. She was born Oct 7, 1961 in Waco to Weldon Wayne Holley and Frances Moore Holley. Gayla attended Italy High School and acquired a BA at Baylor University and an MA at UNT. Visitation will be Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 W. Unviersity Drive in Denton.
First United Methodist Church of Italy is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! The average family that completes the class pays off $5300 in debt and saves $2700 during the 13-week course. That’s an $8000 turnaround! Financial stress is reduced in the home as couples learn how to communicate about money, and singles are empowered to handle their money with confidence!
The Lady Gladiators and the Lady Eagles clashed on Tuesday night at the dome. Two strong teams came together for another pre-season game and walked away with almost identical scores. The audience sat on the edge of their seats for these games.
Edward and Sharon Alvarado moved to Italy four years ago from Midlothian. This is their second time to be selected as Italy’s Yard of the Month and very well deserved.
The family of Shelley Nance has created the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship to be awarded to a graduating senior of Italy High School beginning the year 2011. If you would like to make a donation to this fund please send checks to Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 717. Waxahachie, Texas 75168.
The Italy Lady Gladiator Volleyball teams will be playing against the Avalon Lady Eagles today inside Italy Coliseum. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity game will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The Italy School Board of Trustees scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. in the high school band hall to adopt the 2010-2011 operating budget and the proposed tax rate.
I usually just walk in and talk to managers or owners about this problem, but this is the third time its occured at this one business. I’m not picking on this company. I’ve called the school when their flags need to be replaced and I’ve gone into City Hall and mentioned it to them.
Note: On August 20, 2010 new flags flying at the Exxon Station.
An evening of entertainment , ice cream and some business is planned for the parents and supporters of the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band. At 7:00pm the band will perform the short version of their 2010 halftime show. This will be followed by an ice cream social. Once all the fun is over there will be a Gladiator Band Booster Club meeting. All parents and supporters are welcome to attend.
Perceived contenders for the district championship this season, the Italy Gladiators are well on their way to making that goal a reality after a strong showing against the Valley Mills Eagles during a scrimmage on Saturday.
65 years ago a determined generation of Americans celebrated V-J Day. It almost didn’t happen as Japanese Army officers tried to prevent Emperor Hirohito’s radio broadcast to the Japanese people announcing the defeat.
There will be a regular monthly meeting of the Italy ISD School Board Trustees on Monday, August 16, 2010. The meeting will begin with a budget workshop at 6:00pm and will adjourn and reconvene at 7:00pm into the regular school board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Band Hall of the Italy ISD High School campus at 300 South College.
That’s the feeling head volleyball coach Heather Richters had as the Lady Gladiators began their pre-season volleyball games. Their first win came Tuesday night against the Dawson Lady Dawgs in the dome. Both JV and Varsity teams played with gusto and strength. IHS Volleyball has started off on a good foot. “Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Woop!” is the battle cry of the new season.
The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to participate in the ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show on Saturday, August 21, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas. The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, leadline and speed events.
Meals-on-Wheels still has morning and afternoon tee times available for the 23rd Annual Golf Benefit. The event will be held on Thursday, September 16 at Cleburne Golf Links. “Early bird” registration at $125 per golfer will be available until Friday, August 27. After Friday, the price will increase by $25.
Ellis County Commissioners voted today to approve a 90-day ban on outdoor burning.
The Italy City Council approved two resolutions authorizing the Italy Economic Development Corporation to go forward with the purchase of two pieces of property in the downtown area. This occurred at the council’s monthly meeting Monday evening.
The Italy School Board of Trustees discussed the district’s 2010 accountability ratings at a called meeting Monday afternoon.
There will be a regular meeting of the Italy City Council today, August 9, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.
The Italy Lady Gladiators began their 2010 volleyball season with enthusiasm last week under the tutelage of their new head volleyball coach Heather Richters and assistant coach Jennifer Reeves. Intense workouts have the Ladies reaching new heights and setting even loftier goals.
The Italy Gladiators went all pads on Friday during both 2-a-day practice sessions. Lineman worked the seven man sled for the first time and and receivers adjusted to catching with the shoulder pads on.
Italy now has a pharmacy and it is located in the lobby at Dr. John Arkusinski’s office. The owner, Martin Dennis, has been a pharmacist since 1992. He now owns three pharmacies and this one in Italy is his third one. The other two are in North Dallas, (one in Plano and one in Lewisville.)
Hunter Morgan loves competition. You might say he thrives on it. Whether it is on the golf course or on a grill at a cook off, he loves to compete.
There will be a called meeting of the Italy ISD School Board Trustees on Monday, August 9, 2010. Agenda items include personnel considerations, 2010 Accountability Ratings and a Budget Workshop. The meeting will begin at 5:00pm and will be held in the Italy ISD Administration Building at 300 South College.
Wednesday at 11:00 AM, KBEC radio was broadcasting live from the Italy Dairy Queen for Italy Appreciation Day. Lots of customers were there, even Mayor Jackson joined in on the celebration.
With the first scrimmage only days away, football fever is at an all time high. Attached are the schedules for the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Junior High Italy Gladiator Football teams. Go Gladiators!
Italy Junior High Volleyball coaches Heather Richter and Tina Richards have released the 2010 schedule for the Junior High Lady Gladiators. The Italy JH Lady Gladiators will take on the Grandview Lady Zebras in the season opener on Monday, September 13 in Italy. We look forward to a great season. Good luck Ladies!
With week one of 2-a-day practices coming to an end, the Italy Gladiators will suit up in full contact armor on Friday.
I went to Trinity Mission and visited Buna Guthrie to do an article for her “100th” birthday (August 5th, 2010.) I was greeted with a hug and so much warmth I never wanted to leave. She told me of her love of Christ and how life had no meaning without him.
The IHS Band Booster Club will meet on Thursday, August 5th in the Italy High School Band Hall. Meeting time is scheduled for 7:00pm. There are important plans that need to be ironed out for the upcoming school year. All band parents are urged to attend.
New student registration at Italy High School will be held on Monday, August 9 thru Friday, August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration for returning students will be on Thursday, August 12.
The 2010 Italy Gladiators, head coached by athletic director Craig Bales, began their 2-a-day football practices on Monday to kickoff a highly anticipated campaign to reclaim the district championship that has been so close yet so far away.