Obituary: Charles Herman Adams, 1928 – 2017


On November 15, 2017 Charles Herman Adams passed away at the Trinity Mission and Rehabilitation Center in Italy, Texas. Charles was born to Elfa (Carter) & Herman Adams in Ike, Texas on November 22, 1928. Charles married Dorothy Fay Allen on January 8, 1949 in Waxahachie, Texas and celebrated 68 years of marriage as of this year. Charles served in the United State Marine Corp.

Obituary: Earlyne (Hyles) Stephens, 1918 — 2017


Earlyne (Hyles) Stephens, 99, of Garland, Texas, passed away surrounded by family, Oct. 24, 2017, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite, Texas. Born October 23, 1918, in Italy, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Willis Athey and Coystal Mattie (Frasure) Hyles.

Veterans Day program planned for Thursday, November 9


The Italy ISD will honor the military for a Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 9:00 am in the High School Dome. We will have donuts and coffee at 8:30 in the dome for all veterans and their families. All veterans along with the entire community are welcome to attend.

Italy Volleyball All-District Selections


After a disappointing loss at the Bi-District competition in Sachse against Tom Bean last week, the Lady Gladiator volleyball players received great compliments at the 2017 District 12-2A All-District Meeting on November 1st. The Lady Gladiators walked away with the most honors! Your Lady Gladiators were Runners Up in the District, but earned the first seed going into the 2A playoffs.

Congratulations Italy High School Band

Congratulations to the band for making school history on Saturday. After receiving straight 1st division ratings at the UIL Region Marching contest on Wednesday, the band advanced to the UIL Area Marching contest on Saturday. Competing directly against 16 bands in prelims, the band finished in 5th place, the highest prelims finish in school history.

Milford HS Cross Country State Qualifier


We would like to announce our state qualifier from Milford High School, Mr. Joey Orndorff. Joey ran in the Region 4 Cross Country competition on Monday, October 23, 2017, in Corpus Christi. He placed 7th out of 143 runners with a total time of 18:27.

The Italy Opry Presents A Christmas Special


The Italy Opry’s upcoming Christmas Show will be on Saturday, December 2nd. 2017. It will begin at 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center building at 213 S. Ward St. Italy Texas. It’s going to be an all out incredible show featuring some of the areas best talent, also SANTA CLAUS will be there. An enjoyable Christmas Show for the entire family.

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.