The Milford Bulldogs led by pitcher Eric Evans tested the Gladiators on Tuesday with Evans locked in a bit of a pitcher’s duel against Italy senior Tyler Anderson. In the end, the Gladiators made a late rally to win 4-3 and improve to 3-0 in district play.
The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for their 2014 Hall of Fame Class. Nomination forms must be received by April 15, 2014.
The Lady Gladiators secure their first district win, 20-1 over Avalon, and gain some much needed momentum in time for the remainder of their district push.
The Gladiators win big in Avalon off the right arm of pitcher Ryan Connor and an over-the-fence homer by Levi McBride.
Our community has been hurting for some time now and I think we need new leadership to help bring this town back to what it once was. I personally am running because I want to be a voice for the community. If elected I promise there will be no personal agendas and there will be more transparency.
IYAA makes the most of its opening day experience with plenty of wins and many happy grins from players, coaches and fans!
The Lady Gladiators suffer their second district loss after an explosive start to the season but don’t count Italy out just yet with Jaclynn Lewis returning to the circle which frees up Madison Washington to play shortstop and Tara Wallis to patrol right field.
When Randy Compton graduated from Italy High School in 1972, he had many plans and dreams. He loved to hunt and fish and hang out with his friends. He never dreamed that life’s road would take him where it has brought him to today, fighting cancer for the third time.
Before I filed to seek a seat on the Italy City Council, I had prayed about it, thought about it and talked to several people I respect and trust including my husband, Brian.
Voters should consider my ability to envision a desired future and lay out effective ways of bringing about that future. This ability has been earned from years of planning and decision making as a leader in both the civilian world and that of military combat.
The City of Italy will be having their 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 2nd from 6pm to 10pm. There will be a salsa and guacamole contest, music, games and lots of food and craft vendors.
On Monday, April 7, 2014, there will be a question and answer session for the 2014 Italy City Council Candidates. The event will begin at 6:00pm and will be held in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
Please join us at the next Stafford PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00pm in the Stafford Cafeteria.
Friday night, April 4th, there will be big goings-on at the Italy High School Baseball and Softball fields! Besides our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators taking on rival Itasca on the sacred red sand, our IYAA will be honored during the pre-game introductions. Also, during the night, in a joint effort between the baseball and softball teams, there will be a drive-thru hamburger stand available—YUM!
information updated 4/2/14-2:15pm
Marty Haight, 53 of Italy, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Waxahachie. He was born January 22, 1961 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Attention Parents, Teachers, Students, and Community Members of Italy ISD:
Recently at Trinity Mission, residents could be seen petting and loving a beautiful dog by the name of Phoebe. Even visitors coming to visit loved ones couldn’t resist stopping and petting this beautiful and loving dog.
Due to interior painting and the resulting obstacle course of scaffolding, ladders and the like, the Library will be partially closed for a few days. If you have a book that’s due, just hold on to it. The librarians will be at the Library between 3 and 4 on Tuesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 5, if you need a book, computers or a FAX. You might want to call ahead. They apologize for the inconvenience.
The Gladiators baseball team dropped their final two preseason games to both Maypearl and Buffalo but responded with a win over Grand Prairie Advantage Academy to begin district play.
Mrs. Loyd V. Towery, widow of Alfred Glen Towery, died October 18, 2013 of congestive heart failure.
The Italy Gladiators get the job done to begin district play with a 24-1 trouncing of Grand Prairie Advantage Academy.
I have noticed that the candidates for School Board Members rarely if ever, mention their responsibility to the tax payer, it the ones that through their propery tax make the School District possible. It seems to me that the questions for the candidates and current School Board members should be expanded to include something similar to the below.
A caring young voice provides perspective with Italy ISD undergoing many changes.
I am seeking a seat on the school board because of my passion for education first and foremost. Second, my passion for the IHS community at large. Third, I feel that diversity and honest open communication are the keys to progress in any organization according to best practices.
In an email received by the Italy Neotribune, Mr. Jerry E. Tekell stated that he has decided to bow out of the upcoming Italy City Council race.
The baseball team has a variety of items up for sale online thru their new web page. Items range from hoodies, golf shirts, t-shirts, bags, and hats. Check out their new site and get your Gladiator Baseball gear on!
Italy resident and Pastor James Johnson has reschedule a prayer time to pray for the city and its leaders. The meeting was originally planned for March 23 but due to the weather conditions, he rescheduled the prayer time to Sunday, March 30.
The math department at Italy High School has put together a MATH BLITZ for the all the 8th graders, a a four-day tutorial session to help students prepare for their upcoming STAAR Test.
The Board of Trustees of Italy Independent School District welcomed Jamie Velasco to his first board meeting as the new superintendent.
During the regular meeting of the Italy Economic Development Corporation Monday night Charles Hyles (president) reported on the progress of the walking trail at Upchurch Ball Fields. He said the sand volleyball court is now ready to be put in. The sand has arrived and was donated by Jarod Mandrell. Hyles also reported there is $2,925.00 left in the walking trail fund.
On March 21st, 2014, the Italy Police Department received the award of “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency” from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.
The First day of Italy Junior High School’s Math Blitz to get the 8th graders ready for the STAAR test was a awesome success. Students had a lot of fun and got their learn on. All IJHS 8th graders are more than welcome to attend on Wednesday, March 26th from 3-5 pm and on Thursday, March 27th from 3-5pm as well.
If the kids have been driving you crazy, then you deserve a night out! Come drop off your kids for a fun time of dinner, games, snacks and movies.
Italy ISD will have school on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. This is a make-up day for the bad weather day on March 3, 2014.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have their monthly meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy and will begin at 6:00pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014. The meeting is slated for 7:00pm and is scheduled to be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
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.
Strong winds and a turbulent terrain added to Italy’s uphill battle against Itasca to open district play.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, March 24 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Library. All parents, coaches and supporters of Italy High School athletic programs are urged to attend. The new administration has requested several changes in fundraising policies and procedures and these need to be discussed in detail.
Italy High School seniors have been working very hard to pursue their future endeavors. Several students have been accepted to a post-secondary school. We also have several students who have applied and are awaiting their acceptance letters.
The Italy Community Activities Committee held their second meeting Monday night at 5:30 PM. Committee members in attendance were: Ronda Cockerham, Nancy Hinojosa, Chelsea Beets, Christopher Baker, Christina Ward, Sarah Reid and Joseph Barrett.
Italy resident and Pastor James Johnson is urging all residents to join him Sunday evening, March 23, as he “Prays for the City of Italy.” Johnson said the city needs to find unity, not diversity.
In the city council meeting the citizens spoke openly with Mayor James Hobbs and the council members expressing their opinions regarding the purchase of street and water equipment. Jimmie Hyles addressed the chug holes and the cost of the equipment to repair the matter.
Italy’s JV Gladiators open the Milford JV Invitational baseball tournament on Saturday, March 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. against Milford’s JV Bulldogs.
Avalon ISD has been nominated for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon School recognition out of 8,000 schools by the Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams. There were only twenty five campuses in Texas that were nominated and Avalon ISD was one of them! Winners will be announced in Washington in September.
The Lady Gladiators had a long night against visiting Maypearl but the season is still young and Italy is determined to get back into the win column.
In a special called meeting on Monday night, the Italy ISD Board of Trustees went into executive session to discuss establishing a new administrative position of an assistant principal. After meeting for a little over an hour in executive session, the board reconvened into open session and took no action on the item. They then moved to adjourn the meeting.
Avalon ISD will hold its pre-kindergarten and kindergarten round-up for children ages 3-5 years old on March 21, 2014.
Many of us knew and liked Tim Archer, who passed away on March 2. He was a student of history, an avid reader, and a Vietnam veteran who served his country bravely and well.
The Italy City Council will have a special called meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm. The agenda includes three agenda items requested by the mayor to readdress the two resolutions and one ordinance that was voted on at last week’s meeting along with two other agenda items.