The Italy Gladiators punish the Palmer Bulldogs 27-7

Image: They’ll never expect it! — Jase Holden(6) gets the play call from head coach Craig Bales during Friday’s game against Palmer.

Palmer — When Italy Gladiators’ fans awoke Saturday morning, the sun was shining brighter, the grass was a bit greener and the old gold had returned some of its luster. After an 0-2 start to their season, the Italy Gladiators(1-2) get into the win column by handing the Palmer Bulldogs(1-2) their second loss of the season, 27-7 in Palmer’s own backyard.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #13

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his thirteenth article of the season.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #12

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his twelfth article of the season.

Obituary: Bobby Lee Barnhart, 1946 – 2010

Bobby Lee Barnhart, age 63, of Italy, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  He was born October 2, 1946 in Columbus, Indiana to Karrell and Angie Marie (Pedigo) Barnhart.  

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #11

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his eleventh article of the season.

Free-4-All this Sunday!

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This Sunday, September 12, the First Baptist Church of Milford will have a Free-4-All. This high energy event will have something for everyone. Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the day.

Ellis County Clean-Up Day Scheduled for September!

With only a little more than a week left until our Ellis County Clean-Up day event scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2010, this is to let everyone know that we have less than “half” of our available vouchers left. If you plan to participate, remember that you will need to pick up a voucher in advance.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #10

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his tenth article of the season.

5th Quarter steps it up

Image: Temporal youth rapper — Jeremy raps about things not of this world but of things eternal.

One hundred thirty two Italy Junior High and High School students of all faiths feasted on hot dogs, nachos and homemade desserts Friday night after the Gladiator football game. The members of Central Baptist Church were happy to host the group and have them come to the Cornerstone and enjoy themselves in a safe, Christian atmosphere.

Gladiator Booster Club meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 9

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With the cancellation of the football games Thursday night it gives an opportunity to hold a meeting without too much conflict. Please make plans to attend a meeting of the Gladiator Booster Club Thursday night September 9th at 6:30. There are several decisions that must be made in regards to our bank accounts, bylaws, as well as non-profit status regulations. We will also use this time to collect ad copy, etc., for the 2010 Gladiator Football Program.

End of Summer/Back to School Blast Saturday, September 25

Saturday, September 25th, from 4pm-7pm the Family Fellowship Church is having a fun event for children ages preschool thru 6th grade. There will be activities, entertainment and a meal served at 6:00pm. Admission will be two canned goods per person.
Note: Date was changed to the 25th due to soggy ground conditions.

High water road closures

Pigg Road has been closed due to high water in Precinct 2 and they have put up barricades near Old Reagor Springs Road. Also, there is a report of high water on Broadhead Road close to the creek.

(updated 2:00pm 9/8/10)

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #9

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his ninth article of the season.

Agenda: Italy Park Board Meeting, September 7, 2010

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The City of Italy Park Board will meet on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. The meeting will be held at the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas and will begin at 5:30pm. The lone agenda item is slated as a discussion and possible action regarding the annual Christmas Festival.

Public Notice: City of Italy

Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the Italy City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday September 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Italy Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 105 W. Main Street, Italy, Texas, to receive public input regarding the proposed 2010-2011 annual operating budget for the City of Italy.

  • “THIS BUDGET WILL INCREASE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES COMPARED TO 2009 BY $750.00.”

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #8

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his eighth article of the season.

Marie Wood’s Retirement Celebration

Image: Marie and Staff — Marie Wood and the staff of Trinity Mission.

As you walked into Trinity Mission Monday, August 30th around 6:00 PM the first thing you noticed was beautiful piano music was being played. The second thing was the most delicious aromas of barbecued ribs wafting throughout the halls. Trinity Mission was filled to the brim with citizens of Italy and family members of residents to celebrate with Marie Wood at her retirement party.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #7

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his seventh article of the season.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #6

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his sixth article of the season.

Meals-on-Wheels Golf Benefit is Full

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The 23rd Annual Meals-on-Wheels Golf Benefit, set for September 16, at Cleburne Golf Links, is ready for the big day! “Our field is now full!” said Ike Vera, Golf Benefit Chairperson. The Benefit was limited to the first 66 teams to register, and registrations were accepted until the field was full, on a first come first served basis.

Texas keeps you traveling

If you choose carefully, the next event you attend might be fun and you could learn something about our Texas culture and heritage. This state offers so many activities, it will be hard to decide. Take a look at what Labor Day weekend has to give you.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #5

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his fifth article of the season.

Letter to the Editor: In Appreciation

Words are not enough to thank everyone for their help and support for the benefit fundraiser for me. When I was diagnosed with cancer, it was devastating. Then, when the treatments forced me to give up my employment, it was even more devastating. I appreciate everyone that helped organize the event, prepare the food, work during the benefit, our amazing DJ and those that came to support me. A big thanks to Dart Container and Chicken Express in Waxahachie for their donations. I also want to thank the Waxahachie Daily Light and Italy Neotribune for printing my story. I appreciate everyone’s prayers and ask that you continue to pray for my healing.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #4

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his fourth article of the season.

Local food pantry open on Labor Day

Image: Local food pantry open — Monday is Labor Day and most businesses are closed.  However, the workers at the Italy Ministerial Alliance pantry will be working and open 5-8:00 pm.  They are accepting non-perishable food donations as well.

Labor Day is just around the corner. In fact, Monday, September 6 is next week. The Italy Ministerial Alliance is announcing the local food pantry will still be open from 5:00-8:00 pm on the holiday.

Elmerine Bell – Citizen of the Month of August

Image: Elmerine Bell — Elmerine Bell said, “Italy is the biggest little town in Italy. It has a rich history. There are wonderful stories that people need to know about Italy. Wonderful individuals, dynamic personalities and just plain country living. It is where everybody takes care of everybody else and that is the feeling of the entire town.”

“I am not very comfortable accepting accolades. I do what I do because I love helping other people and getting involved. I prescribe to the old African proverb that says it takes an entire village to raise a child. I was reared in Italy, I feel like I need to give back because this whole community helped in developing me,” said Elmerine when asked what she thought of being ‘Citizen of the Month’.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #3

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his third article of the season.

1940 Gladiators – A Winning Tradition #2

It has been 70 years since the 1940 Italy Gladiators were undefeated and unscored on. Bill Bryant was a graduate of Italy High School and the Sports Editor for the Italy News Herald. The following is his second article of the season.

Wisdom or Insanity?

Wisdom is defined as the ability to discern or judge what is true, right or lasting. It is also the use of common sense, good judgment and a wise outlook, plan or course of action. Insanity is the act of doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Wisdom is what built this country; the lack of or unwillingness to use wisdom is the insanity that will bring our failure.

Ready to discover something new?

The Waxahachie Lighthouse For Learning is gearing up for the next semester and you are invited to participate. If you have wanted to learn how to Dutch oven cook with local chef Murrie Wainscott, get your GED, weave a basket, play guitar, speak Spanish, country line dance, weld or get some new recipes for the holiday, this is your chance. There are so many classes to choose from.

County to hold the line on tax rate

As required under the local government code, Ellis County Commissioners took a record vote indicating their intent not to exceed the current tax rate of $0.393599 per $100 of property valuation in the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which begins on October 1.