Waxahachie Farmers Market


If you have ventured into Waxahachie on Saturday mornings, you might have come across the Farmers Market two blocks away from the courthouse (410 S. Rogers Street). Vendors from Ellis County offer fruits and vegetables, quilts, handmade crafts, jewelry, fresh baked bread, spices, photos, knives/swords and jewelry. In other words, a great assortment of holiday gift items.

Trinity Mission Shares Their Halloween Spirit

Image: Trick or Treat!

Halloween, what a fun time everyone has for this occasion. Although I don’t know who has more fun than the folks at Trinity Mission. Each year they share their Halloween spirit with the Stafford Elementary students by putting on a fall festival complete with games, candy and lots of fun.

Trunk or Treat at Stafford Elementary

Image: These students are having fun.

This year at Stafford Elementary the students were treated to “Trunk or Treat” coordinated by the Stafford Elementary PTO. The teachers, staff and lots of parents handed out lots of candy from the trunks of their cars and trucks. The back parking lot was filled with students and creatively decorated vehicles. They went all out!

October’s Yard of the Month

Image: Joyce and James Hobbs had the “Yard of the Month” for October.

James and Joyce Hobbs have lived in Italy for three years and were delighted when their yard was chosen as “Yard of the Month.” It is very easy to see why. They have beautiful pumpkins, flowers and scare crows to bring in the fall season.

Community Wide Thanksgiving BBQ planned


The Italy Ministerial Alliance is planning a community wide Thanksgiving Bar-b-que on Sunday, November 18th. The event will be held at the Italy High School Dome and will begin at 12:30. Come one, come all and join in this community fellowship event.

High Speed Pursuit Ends in Italy Near I-35 and Hwy 34 After Officer Spikes Tires

On Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at around 8:50am, Italy Officers were notified by Ellis County Dispatch of a high speed pursuit initiated by Waxahachie PD and Ellis County SO going south on I-35 entering Italy. The pursued suspect had a felony warrant out for him for Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant stemming from an incident that occurred in Midlothian where the suspect attempted to run over a Police Officer.

Italy ISD Gifted and Talented Program nominations due

November 9th is the last date to nominate students for the gifted and talented program at the elementary and the high school. If anyone wants to nominate a student to be tested for the Gifted and Talented Program, they should get the required paperwork submitted to Melissa Bedard at the elementary or to Sharan Farmer at the high school. The Gifted and Talented nomination forms are on the IISD website under Special Programs.

Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting rescheduled for Monday, October 29


Gladiator Athletic Booster Club vice-president, Flossie Gowan has rescheduled the meeting previously planned for Sunday, October 28, 4:00pm due to conflicts and scheduled maintenance at the IHS campus. Please plan to attend the meeting on Monday, October 29th at 6:30pm in the IHS Library. Planning for the winter sports season will be the focus of the meeting.

2012 Trick or Treat on Main Street, Italy, Texas


Local businesses along Main Street in Italy will have Trick or Treating on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Take time to stroll the downtown streets from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and allow your little goblin to get some goodies for our local vendors.

IHS Art Club t-shirts are available now


The Italy High School Art Club is selling t-shirts to help raise funds for art show expenses as well as their spring trip. Please contact Mrs. Seidlitz, Italy High School Art Club sponsor (room 307, 972/483-7411) to get a t-shirt and support the students.

Stafford Elementary needs your help!


Calling all Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family members as well as the entire community. Stafford Elementary along with help from Italy PTO want to give your children a wonderful Halloween treat! But they need your help.

Junior High Halloween Dance planned


The Italy High School freshman class will be sponsoring a Halloween Dance for 6th through 8th grade students of Italy Junior High and Stafford Elementary. The dance will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in the old gym at the Italy High School campus.

Ellis County Equine Association Presents Awards

Image: ECEA board member Cyndy Gamster, left, presents Mary Roberts of Waxahachie with the Charlie Huff Hall of Fame Award.

There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 13, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Waxahachie Civic Center to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2012 ECEA horse show season.

Silver Spurs 4-H Members Clean Up Waxahachie Creek Park

Image: Silver Spurs 4-Hers collected lots of trash off the equestrian trails at Lake Bardwell during their One Day of Service on October 13.

The Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club members rode many miles and worked hard on October 13 as they participated in the state wide 4-H community service project called One Day. The Silver Spurs cleaned trash off approximately 6 miles of equestrian trails as well as camp grounds and lake frontage area at Lake Bardwell’s Waxahachie Creek Park.

Call to all IHS graduates of 2007 as well as 2006 and 2008


Attention IHS Alumni Class of 2007 —A reunion will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 871 Stafford Road in Italy. This is the Saturday after the homecoming football game. We are inviting the classes of 2006 and 2008 as well and hoping to have as many people there as possible.