On March 14, 2012 at around 11:17pm, Officer Daniel Pitts, with the Italy Police Department, conducted a routine traffic stop with a Blue 2000 Ford Escort at 1020 Dale Evans Road for a traffic violation.
The Italy Lions Club wishes to thank Lonestar BBQ Society for their support in our 4th Annual BBQ Cook-off. The cookers came from local and as far as Oklahoma, Abilene and Austin to name a few locations. The cookers were very generous with their donations and awesome BBQ. This year we had 50 cookers and that made it a qualifier for the Invitational Cook-offs later in the year.
Shelden Kinnison of Italy has earned a place on the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester at Texas State Technical College Waco.
The Family Dollar Corporation had planned to construct a retail store in Italy and discussed plans with city officials for about a year but plans have changed according to T.W. Howell, corporate representative.
It was very, very cold the night of Dianne Jaynes fundraiser. But the citizens of the small community of Italy, Texas was not going to let a little bad weather bother them and as usual came out in full to support one of their own, Dianne Jaynes and her family.
Flying Dollar Ranch brought home a World Championship and two Reserve World Championships to Italy last weekend after competing at the Gypsy Horse Registry of America’s World Championship Show held January 27-29 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Applications are now being accepted for the 1st CPA Class. Applications must be received by Friday, February 24th, 2012.
No one can say that Italy does not have the Christmas Spirit. Everywhere you go in Italy you can see Christmas lights galore. Santa Clauses, snowmen, lolly pops, nativity scenes, Christmas trees and candy canes can be seen scattered throughout the town.
It may have been a little cold and wet on Saturday, but that did not stop the parade from barreling down Main Street of Italy Texas. There were elves, floats and even a special visit from a jolly old friend from the North Pole.
Cedric Overton, Italy resident, was at the wrong place at the wrong time early this morning. Apparently, the victim of a random shooting, Cedric ran into a Dallas convenience store and suffered three gunshots, one to the back and two to the arm. One bullet shattered his elbow. Luckily, others passed through the body and missed any vital organs. Overton was rushed to Charlton Methodist Hospital where he was taken to surgery to rebuild his elbow.
Christmas hymns and beautiful faces graced Central Baptist Church on Sunday evening as Italy Ministerial Alliance hosted the annual Christmas Service. The weather was a little sloppy and cold but that did not stop the faithful from coming.
Guests were welcomed into the home of Tina Haight and her family with admission being one donated unwrapped toy to be given away during the 4th Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival.
The Italy Police department has joined thousands of other agencies across the nation by creating its own Facebook page to disseminate information to citizens regarding issues, crime alerts, safety tips and law updates.
Javier and Blanca Figueroa received Yard of the Month from the City of Milford. Now this is not just an ordinary yard and house-the house is a Monolithic Dome.
This past weekend the Flying Dollar Ranch held a Halloween Horse Show. It is a yearly event and the participants are urged to wear costumes. In addition to the costume fun there are several other fun events that the participants competed in. From the look of the pictures it was a good time for these equestrians.
Get your horse’s costume ready! The Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas, is hosting a Halloween Horse Show on Saturday, October 29, with events beginning at 9 a.m.
On October 17th, 2011 at around 8:58pm, the Italy Police Department responded to a call of a person laying near the roadway at 386 S. I-35E (northbound) near Hwy 34.
Article updated with new information received 10/21/11-1:55pm
Have you ever had the desire to see what it is like inside a Monolithic Dome home? Well, now is your chance. Saturday, October 15 from 10am-4pm, Monolithic Constructors will have an Open House and you are invited.
Italy’s National Night Out Event was held on Tuesday, October 4th. And this year Italy went all out. They had free hot dogs for everyone, games, a bounce house and even a band.
As the new Chief of Italy, I was amazed at the support of this community and making the 2011 National Night Out a tremendous success.
There were lots and lots of people, booths, a band, a dunking booth and fun galore at Milford’s National Night Out celebration Tuesday evening.
On Monday, October 3rd, 2011 a little after 8:00pm, the Italy Police Department assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety after they were in a vehicle pursuit on I-35E and crashed the vehicle near Chambers Road and I-35E just north of Italy. The occupants ran on foot from the vehicle. The Italy Police Department assisted by setting up a perimeter along the northern border of Italy while the Ellis County SO and DPS searched the ground. None of the occupants of the vehicle were found during the search. Guns and narcotics were found in the vehicle left behind by the suspects.
4-H’ers from around Texas came together in Waxahachie on Saturday, September 17, at the Ellis County Sportsman’s Club to compete in the Ellis County Shooting Sports 4-H Club Fun Shoot. Participants in the shotgun fundraiser event competed in 100 rounds of skeet and trap as well as fun games such as “Snipe” and “Wolf Chase.”
Additional photographs covering the Baptist Church Builders of Texas constructing the new Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church in Italy.
An alarming passenger bus fire also sparks a potentially dangerous grass fire along Highway 35 in Italy on Friday.
If you drive to the corner of Clark and Harris Streets, you might be pleasantly surprised. There is a building being erected that appeared out of nowhere. One day it was an empty slab and the next day it was the beginning of a new church. On Monday morning, strangers moved into town to give Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church an awesome present.
On May 22, 2011, the citizens of Joplin, Missouri experienced the change of a lifetime. A tornado with up to and beyond 200 miles an hour winds devastated 1/3 of their fair city. The devastation included a local nursing home, a hospital and approximately 7000 homes and businesses, losing 155 lives according to the Joplin Globe, June 21, 2011.
Once again, Billy and Mary Copeland have been awarded “The Yard of the Month.” Billy said he thinks this is the fourth time they have been honored with this award and are very proud of it.
On Saturday, Italy hosted the 1st Annual Summerfest that included a snow cone vendor, as well as wonderful smoked BBQ. Turkey legs, sausage-on-a-stick and sandwiches were included on the Summerfest menu—all that and a bag of chips.
An expected 1200 cyclists were planned for at the Tour d’Italia on Saturday. As the Lone Star Cyclists Club pooled their efforts, the riders were happy to be back in Italy, Texas again-no matter how hot or windy it was.
Megann Lewis and Andrew Harlow were married on Saturday, May 21, 2011. It was a sight to behold and the crowd went away with song in their heart and happy memories of a beautiful wedding.
Italy, Texas – 06/10/11: Whether you know it as the American Legion Hall, or the Cargill-Gallman Community Center and Museum, or the Italy Community Center, one of the central focal points of downtown Italy has overseen its last parade, hosted its last community event and will be casting its final shadows as demolition of the structure began early this morning.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) Sports Carnival ran from Thursday, May 12 thru Sunday, May 15 behind the Starship Pegasus dome in Italy. The event was held to raise funds for sports equipment for the Italy Youth Athletic Association.
Calling all church groups, riding clubs and scouting organizations! Are you looking for a good fund raising activity? Well if so, I’d like to invite you to plan a bake sale and come sell your homemade pies, cakes, cookies and brownies to over 1,000 hungry cyclist participating in the 26th Annual Tour d’Italia on Saturday, June 18th. Simply bring your tables, wrap up all your yummy baked goods and set up outside at the High School by 9:00 am and then watch those funds add up.
Dunlap Library held its 28th annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 23. Children up to age 10 were allowed to hunt for candy filled and prize filled eggs.
The Milford Cash Grocery building was gutted by fire Tuesday night. However, thanks to the exhaustive efforts of local firefighters, adjacent structures were spared and no one was injured.
March is a fun time for the recipients of Meals on Wheels, they get to have their meals delivered to them by the Mayor or City Administrator of their town. This year March 24th was the day Terri Murdoch (city administrator) helped deliver meals. Needless to say, there is a lot of handshaking going on as each meal is delivered.
Tommy and Anne Sutherland could not have been more surprised when they came home and found the “Citizen of the Month” sign in their yard. Anne explained, “We were both so surprised but we feel very special that we were chosen. It means a lot.”
CareFlite transports local Italy resident to hospital after driver looses consciousness behind the wheel.
Wednesday, a man was seen carrying a big wooden cross around our little town of Italy. He sported a rhinestone studded cowboy hat and looked to be quite a character. His name is Chuck Johnson and he carries a big cross around America to remind folks about Jesus.
Thanksgiving dinner was over and Josh Droll went to bed and woke up at about 2:00 am on Saturday having difficulty breathing. He called 911.
Fox 4 News is sending crews to the alleged hostage situation at the Vintage Bank in Waxahachie.
Everyone is very happy to have a pharmacy in Italy. But we are not the only ones happy, the pharmacist, Martin Dennis is happy to be here.
Erika Larsen and her sister Sydney Lowenthal from Italy are both performing in a production of Fiddler on the Roof with the Waxahachie Community Theater.
Italy Family Medicine currently has a limited supply of the flu shot. Projected shipment dates of the vaccine indicate the office will again be administering the inoculation by October 26, 2010.
A house explosion at the intersection of Morgan Road and Highway 77, between Italy and Milford, rattled homes in both towns providing an alarming start to everyone’s Sunday morning around 7:05 a.m.
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.
It has been reported that there is door to door salesman in Italy that is selling children’s computer software. Part of the sales pitch is that the software has been approved by the Italy ISD. This is not true. The software has no affiliation with the school district. Please be aware of that fact.
The Italy Police Department responds to a ‘multiple shots fired’ call disturbance near Harris Street in Italy. Around midnight during a 4th of July celebration, a large crowd between 100 to 200 citizens, predominantly Italy and Milford citizens, engaged in hostile activity and had to be dispersed with help from DPS troopers and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department. On Monday, authorities responded to flare ups in both Italy and Milford.
James and Joyce Hobbs have only been living in Italy for a little over five and a half months but have made quite an impact on the city of Italy. So much so they were awarded Citizen of the Month for June.