FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic may be one of Ellis County’s “best kept secrets” because so many residents do not know the services that they offer are available. Since opening their doors in 1995, they have served over 28,000 people. Hopefully that number will continue to grow as the word spreads so that all residents will receive the help that is available.
So if I told you that you could wash 400 loads of clothes before having to buy more laundry soap would you want to know more?
Twisty Donuts, located at 500 Clark Street in Italy, Texas behind Family Dollar, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday, June 29, bright and early at 5:00 a.m.
If you are planning a wedding, family reunion, quinceañera, bar mitzvah , company meetings or just a big party and need a large area, Monolithic has a space for your event.
There was a lot of excitement at the opening of the new Walmart today. The new Walmart has a lot of your basic needs such as groceries and also a pharmacy which is really exciting for the citizens of Italy. I spoke to Mayor Hobbs and the store manager, Mr Salas. The Walmart donated money to the local police force and the Italy High School and the Stafford Elementary.
The Martinez family, the owners of Mamma’s Place, wants to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Italy community and surrounding area. The response to the reopening of Momma’s Place has been more than they could have imagined. Phones are on, credit card machine is working—the original is back! Enjoy!
Owned and operated by Cynthia Singleton Chance, Dynamic Kut’z of Italy served up a special thanks to its patrons with a Customer Appreciation Day, complete with music, food, beverages and classic hair cuts for the barber shop’s loyal following.
Having been born and raised in Dallas, Stephanie Penner is now enjoying life in our small town of Italy. Having only been living in Italy for four years now she is still in awe of the quiet country life, the lesser traffic and the slower pace.
This little shop in Milford is so inviting. When you walk in the door you go back in time. There is soft, beautiful music from the big band era softly playing and antiques that catch your eye and take your breath away. It is properly named, Things Beautiful.
We all know Keith and Margaret Helms from Helm’s Garage in Italy, Texas. Well they didn’t just stop there! They now have a new store called Helm’s Grocery and Snow Cones. And, it is located in Milford, Texas. There are no bounds to their entrepreneurship!
This past Saturday was the grand opening to Milford’s new western boutique, ‘The Rancher’s Daughter. Elizabeth and Lance Finch were the first two customers for the grand opening. They were amazed at all the wonderful merchandise inside and said, “This place is so cute. I hope this will bring in new businesses for Milford. We hope it does well and new businesses will follow.”
When Nancy Galloway was working as a legal secretary and would talk to out of state clients, they would be amazed when she told them she was from Italy. Then they would chuckle when she told them Italy, Texas that is. Nancy is thankful and proud to have been raised here and when the opportunity arose for her to move back, she did with a willing heart.
When Christina Ward and her husband, Bryan, began to search for a new place to live, they had never heard of Italy. After looking in the northern part of Ellis County, their realtor told them she wanted to show them a house in Italy.
Monolithic Constructors, Inc. is offering durable concrete fencing that defies ever-changing soil conditions, is fire proof and withstands the force of straight-line winds.
La Estrellita Authentic Mexican Restaurant of Italy is ready to serve!
If you are interested in strength training, sculpting your torso, kickboxing or hiring a personal trainer, Jennifer Rendon has a new business you might be interested in. Located at 113 Chambers Drive, Dumbbells and Whistles Fitness has just opened to the public.
Did you ever wish the trains still ran in Italy? You could just buy a ticket, put your car keys away and be transported to your doctors appointment or to a restaurant for a meal or go shopping and not have to drive. Well, the trains of course aren’t running here but there is a new service available for Italy, Milford and surrounding towns. It is the Community Transit Service out of Corsicana, Texas.
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.
Halloween is just around the corner! That means it’s time for ghosts and goblins to come out of the wood-works. That’s right, boys and ghouls, it is the hour for the Necroplex to open it’s creaky doors for the fourth year in a row and you are welcome to walk (or run) through…if you dare!
Owned and operated by Linda Pate and Joyce Hobbs, Yesterday’s Memories Antique Shop is preparing for the store’s grand opening. Featuring just about any item that is considered collectible, decorative or just plain adorable. There is numerous treasures waiting to be discovered by you.
The Magic Mirror in Italy, Texas is the place to go if you want the newest trends in hair styles and that “down home country feeling” when you walk in the door. Just tell Heather what you want and she will create a master piece!
These two home grown girls Patty Hernandez from Avalon and Alice Compton from Italy prove that you don’t have to be from a big city to come up with a big idea. With a little bit of creativity, a good idea and a little bit of spunk you can make your dream a reality.
The definition of happy is lighthearted, cheerful and sunny. What a wonderful way to describe the new daycare in town. Happy Heart Child Care, located at 521 E. Hwy 34 (the old daycare), has new owners and a new look. “This place didn’t have just a facelift, it had a body lift,” Cherie said.
The Little Tykes Learning Center in Blooming Grove offers affordable daycare and is equipped with three classrooms, a toddler room, a kitchen and eating area, two separate playgrounds and lots of smiles.
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!
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.)
Andy Gee (owner of Starship Pegasus) has not given up on his dream of utilizing his Starship Pegasus dome. He is now opening it up under the name S.P.A.C.E. (Starship Pegasus Associates Community Enterprises) a flea-market/farmers market.
Christie & Charles Hyles, owners of the C5 Hyles Car Wash, invite everyone to try out the new Water Wizard 2.0 touchfree automatic car washing system.
Game On Athletics, owned and operated by Erick & Shelly Thompson, celebrated their Grand Opening on Saturday in downtown Italy. There were hotdogs, beverages and candy for the kids as excited patrons stopped in to admire the selection of shirts and caps.
GAME ON ATHLETICS — Owner Erick Thompson and his family invite you to their Grand Opening Event on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The IYAA will be passing out end of the season basketball trophies and coaches plaques in front of Game On Athletics during their grand opening on Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet Game On Athletics owner, Erick Thompson, and have a hotdog!
Dr. George Telatnyk, DDS at Italy Dental invites your to receive a free consultation on your first visit until October 31, 2013. All insurance policies are considered and financial arrangements can be made.
Saturday, October 31st Burk’s Kinder College held their open house leading up to their opening on November 2nd. There were teachers and owner Patricia Burk present to help you take a walk through their beautiful pre-school/day care and give you an enrollment packet.
Esteban Martinez and his wife Juana are expanding Mamma’s place to Avalon. “Mamma’s Place Number Two,” laughed Juana.
Patricia Burke had been a director for the daycare center at the Avenue Church in Waxahachie for six years. Her love for Christ, children and the desire to be closer to her home in Milford inspired her to open up a Christian daycare center in Italy. It is called Burke’s Kinder College.
On Saturday morning, the birds were singing, the sun was shining and all was right with the world. That’s how some people felt. That was the day Roy Glaspy was awarded the first scholarship given by Hobbs Feed on Hwy 77 and 34, next to Mansell’s. The newest business in town, owners Joyce and James Hobbs want to be a part of this community.
When Steve Varner was ten years old he really wanted to be a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys but instead became a business owner.
If you walk down Main Street in downtown Milford don’t be surprised to see a large man with an eye patch and wearing a kilt sitting out in front of his
Back in 1926 the Dallas – Waco electric interurban rail road had reached Milford Texas. Milford began a slow decline due to the depression and in 1948-49 the railroad was closed down.
Tina & Allen Richards, with a little help from their family, will be selling fireworks for their 6th consecutive year. From giant jumbo assortment packs for the serious fireworks enthusiast to smaller kid assortment packs for the youngsters, the Richards’ firework stand is the place to go this 4th of July!
Jessica Clark received her first camera when she was twelve years old. This sparked a life long dream of being a photographer and owning her own studio. “Being a photographer is all I ever wanted to be.”
Carlene Hunt Perryman loves to collect antiques, so much so, that her husband told her if she purchased one more thing for the house she would have to take something out. That sparked the idea of owning her own antique shop.
John Abbott is the owner of Abbott Metal Craft located in Forreston, Texas. He began his business in Erie, Michigan in 1978. Abbott’s business consists of making metal products in his welding and machine shop. In 1980 due to the bad economy he closed his business and reopened it in 2006 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In January of 2009 Abbott moved his business to Forreston.
What do you do when your place of employment of twenty years closes down? You no longer have a job, what do you do?
Alvin and Mayme Onstad, long time residents of Italy, Texas hope to start a new business. This couple has come up with a way to cut their electric bill in half.
There was a full house on hand at Hobbs Feed & Grain on Saturday due to the grand opening. The newest owners were happy to meet the citizens of Italy during the festivities. Many from the community came to participate in the event. So many, there was hardly any parking available.
The talent for cooking must run in the Mitchell Family. Doris Mitchell owns Uptown Cafe downtown Italy, her granddaughter Amber Hudson has her own catering business, Lady Ella Catering and now Ricky Whitney’s (Doris’s grandson) sister in law Stacey Tolliver makes her own creation, “Cake Bites.”
James & Joyce Hobbs, owners of Hobbs Feed & Supply in Italy, are excited about their upcoming grand opening. On March 13 & 14, 2009 they have many activities planned for the residents of Italy and the surrounding communities.
Express Electronics and Movie Rental opened in July of 2008 and now is sadly closing it’s doors. We now have another vacant space on Main Street in downtown Italy.
Doris Mitchell, owner of the Uptown Cafe in downtown Italy, loves her customers. Visitors that dine at the Uptown can see that the relationship between Mitchell and her customers is special. For that reason, she opened the cafe on Christmas Day to share food and fellowship with anyone that wanted to come.