Obituary: Harold Lee Ward, 1931 — 2017

Harold Lee Ward, son of Jim and Edna Ward, born January 11, 1931 in Italy, Texas. He experienced Permanent Change of Station from this life into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on October 20, 2017. (2 Cor. 5:8)

Italy High School Band receives accolades at Whitney Invitational

Image: Drum Majors Antonia Salazar and Isaac Garcia and Colorguard Captain Sarah Burrow.

On Saturday, October 14, the Italy High School Band competed in the Lake Whitney Invitational Marching Contest at Whitney High School. The contest featured bands from 19 different schools from Class 1A, 2A, and 3A in size. At the end of the preliminary round, Italy High School received caption awards for Best Colorguard, 2nd Place in Class, and 1st Division Overall. The band advanced to the finals round, and after their performance finished in 5th place.

Obituary: Jerry Cockerham, 1937 — 2017


Jerry Cockerham, age 79, went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 15, 2017. Jerry was born November 18, 1937 in Italy, Texas, and was preceded in death by his father, William Morgan Cockerham, and his mother, Emily Irene Cockerham.

Obituary: Denny Joe Littlejohn, 1935 — 2017

Denny Joe Littlejohn, age 82, of Italy, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. He was born March 2, 1935 in Italy, Texas to Edgar and Luella C. (Denny) Littlejohn.

Emily Frost Moore Benefit- A Season of Giving


Meet Emily Frost Moore…we call her “our” Emily, because we all want to claim this gentle, precious, and loving young lady that grew up in Maypearl. She graduated from Maypearl High School in 2006. She is 30 years old, married to her husband of four years, and they have just had their first addition to their family: Ander is four months old. Now the hard news: the severe back pain she suffered from during pregnancy has now been diagnosed as Stage 4B Cervical Cancer.

Waxahachie Community Theatre performs Annie


Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of the Broadway classic musical “Annie,” introducing Olivia Leath as Annie and starring Jerry Ellis as Oliver Warbucks. “Annie” is presented in cooperation with Irwin Meyer, Alvin Nederland Associates, Inc. and Lewis Allen Icarus Productions, and is directed by Kasi Jones. Music director is Don Jones.

Benefit Garage Sale: 1021 Dale Evans, Italy


Love’s Travel Stop at the intersection of 35E and Dale Evans Drive in Italy will sponsor a Benefit Garage Sale for the Children’s Miracle Network. Sale will be Saturday, September 30th beginning at 7am.

Italy’s National Night Out planned for Tuesday, October 3, 2017


The Italy Police Department will host the annual National Night Out for 2017 at the Upchurch Field, 200 Dilworth, on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Italy Fire Department will also have their fire truck at the event. Be sure to stop by and visit with our firemen.

Italy ISD to begin a Bass Club


With high school scholarship opportunities and bass tournament trails spreading like wildfire through Texas, several Italy High School students with a passion for fishing have decided to start a Bass Club at Italy ISD.

Office Space Lease available in Italy


If you are need of a place to set up an office for you to have a business atmosphere and ample room to conduct your business, you are in luck. There is office space available at 177 Dome Park Place, Italy, Texas with easy access to I-35E.