For the first time at Trinity Mission they are hosting an Angel Tree for the residents. As you enter the building you see many beautiful Christmas trees, six in all, decorated with pretty lights and gorgeous decorations. You will see a beautiful Christmas tree in the dining room that truly belongs to the residents. The residents hand made all the ornaments, paper chains and even hand strung popcorn garland.
Gladiator quarterback Marvin Cox has been nominated for the Gridiron Legends Player of the Week award, presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine on behalf of Cavender’s and Wrangler.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football honors the Italy Gladiators as the Week 13 Army Strong Team of the Week in Class 1A Football.
The holidays have arrived in Italy. The kick off was a community wide Thanksgiving feast held at the Italy High School dome. The whole city was invited to participate in a non-denominational church service, BBQ and all the fixins, activities for the children and fellowship.
Community wide pep rally this Thursday night for the Italy Gladiators! The event is planned for 7:15 p.m. and will be held in the George Scott gymnasium at the IHS campus.
The Italy Gladiators become regional semifinal champions by defeating the 9th ranked Honey Grove Warriors 33-20 to win, “The Battle of Highway 34.”
Italy hands Honey Grove their first loss of the season as the Gladiators advance to the fourth round of the playoffs!
The eighth annual reading marathon was in full swing this week Nov. 26-30 at the Italy High School Library! Students, faculty and staff participated in a week-long event that had someone constantly reading in the “reading parlor” in the library from 8 a.m. Monday morning until school dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
The Lady Gladiators defeat Faith Family 63-14 and advance to the second round of the annual Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Italy ISD superintendent, Mr. Barry Bassett has scheduled an inservice training for the teachers on Wednesday, December 5th. Students at both the Italy High School and Stafford Elementary School will have an early release that day at 12:15.
Italy Gladiator Marvin Cox named Central Texas Defensive Player of the Week in 1A Football.
The Italy School Board of Trustees held a public hearing Wednesday evening to learn of the district’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2010-2011 school year.
Game time and gate info submitted as the Gladiators prepare for their regional battle with Honey Grove.
The basketballs are aired up and the nets are hung, it’s time for the 2012 Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament as teams dribble in from around the area to meet the challenge.
Mark your calendars! December 1, 2012 is the day that Italy will have a fun hometown event for everyone! The 5th annual Christmas Festival will have a few new twists this year. In addition to the event being centered around the soon to be completed Italy City Pavilion, the Italy Park board has added a Christmas dessert contest as well as a homemade tamale contest—both with cash prizes!
The Italy ISD board of trustees will have a special meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Italy High School band hall at 300 College Street, Italy. The primary agenda item slates a hearing to discuss the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the district for the 2011-2012 school year.
They did it! The Italy Gladiators fend off Valley View to claim the area championship!!
Additional coverage from the area championship game between Italy and Valley View.
Italy celebrates an area championship win and now must face a ranked Honey Grove squad for the regional championship.
Italy Police Department and Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 761 Dale Evans Road at around 10:45am on Thanksgiving Morning after store employees reported a large fight and stabbing outside the business in the parking lot.
On Saturday, December 1, the Italy Lions Club will have their annual Breakfast with Santa. The all you can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast will be served at the Boze Community Center in downtown Italy from 7:00 to 10:00am. Come join Santa and the Italy Lions Club for this special holiday event.
Italy — The community is invited to help sendoff the Italy Gladiators into battle against the Valley View Eagles to decide the Area Championship. Everyone is welcome to gather at the Italy High School parking lot before 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 23, to salute the team bus as it passes. Have your signs and noise makers ready to help cheer on the team as they try to move one step closer toward their ultimate goal!
Trinity Mission was filled with family and friends recently for their annual Thanksgiving Feast. The tables were beautifully set with fall colors. The staff members truly out did themselves this year serving everyone with a smile, making the Thanksgiving Celebration a grand one for all.
The 2012 Italy Gladiator Football district champion/playoff shirts are printed and ready to be delivered. If you ordered shirts, be aware that we are in the process of contacting everyone to distribute the them. Therefore, you may receive a call from us on Thanksgiving day or early Friday but we are hoping to have all the shirts in the stands by game time.
Fellowship 5 sends out a community wide invitation to all for their First Annual Formal Winter Banquet. The elegant evening of dining and entertainment will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Red Oak Civic Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway in Red Oak.
IYAA Basketball Signups will be Saturday, November 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. inside the George E. Scott Coliseum (old Italy gym).
Italy Lady Gladiator senior Alyssa Richards signs with Tennessee Tech University to play softball after graduation.
Italy Independent School District will hold a public hearing at 6:00pm, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
Gladiators celebrate their district championship with cookout and head coach Hank Hollywood submits area playoff game time and gate information.
The newly-organized Stafford Elementary Student Council members were introduced Monday evening at the monthly meeting of the Italy School Board of Trustees.
As Student Council president, I want to welcome everyone to an exciting year of fun. As this is the first year for Stafford Elementary Student Council, we are looking forward to accomplishing many things.
Sidney Scott Reeves, age 76, of Italy, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab.
The Italy ISD School Board will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School band hall at 300 S. College Street.
On Monday evening, November 19th at 7:00pm, the Italy Lions Club will sponsor a Sight and Tissue Foundation presentation. This presentation is not only to find out about ways to help our children with their eyesight, but serves adults, too!
In an effort to assist the coaches to know exactly how many district champions/playoff shirts need to be ordered we ask that the parents and fans use the form below to order your shirt NOW.
Italy High School has released their Honor Rolls for the second six weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Congratulations to all of these students for their hard work.
They did it! The Gladiators win the 2012 district championship outright after defeating Kerens 40-27 to sweep the district. Playoffs here we come!!
Kerens — Enjoy additional images from Gladiators’ district win over the Kerens Bobcats to claim the 2012 District 6-1A Championship. Italy avoided a three-team tie for 1st place by sweeping their district competition 5-0. Italy demonstrated guts while mounting a fourth-quarter comeback to prove just one thing in the end, that tough people win! — TPW
On November 10, 2010, the Italy High School FCCLA club hosted a Fall Festival benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, which distributes food throughout our community. The group collected $188.65 in change. Just 14 cents will buy a pound of food for hungry families.
Resembling an arcade game about to tilt, the Italy JH Gladiators outlasted the Kerens Bobcats who simply ran out of quarters.
The Italy Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from William Ward to re-plat PID #185648 on Ward Street.
On Friday, November 9, Stafford Elementary and Italy High School combined talents to honor our local Veterans. Even the youngest of the group participated in the honors.
The City of Italy is still seeking donations and volunteers for its Fifth Annual Christmas Festival and Parade scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, according to Mayor Frank Jackson. He made the announcement at the city council’s monthly meeting held Monday evening in council chambers.
Italy FFA is currently having their fruit sales campaign. This is an annual fundraiser for the FFA program that provides a quality product year after year. Please contact Mr. Godwin or any FFA student if you would like to order some of the delicious fruit that our local club has to offer.
On Saturday, November 17, Hobbs Feed, located next door to Mansell’s Grocery on the corner of Main St. and Hwy 77, will honor their customers with their 4th Annual Appreciation Day.
Italy Elementary and Italy High School CBI students recently participated in the Special Olympics Bowling tournament held at USA Bowl in Dallas. According to Mrs. Young (High School CBI teacher) and Mrs. Cox (Stafford Elementary CBI teacher) the students were excited and ready to bowl and I would say they were right on target by all the ribbons and medals they brought home.
The Italy School Board of Trustees hired two new teachers for Stafford Elementary and a nurse for the district at a called meeting Friday afternoon.
Here’s some of our new titles for November. If you see anything you want, call (972/483-6481) or email the library.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers located in the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy, Texas 76651. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
On November 19th, 2012 the Italy High School seniors will be participating in ASVAB Testing. It will be approximately 150 minutes and will begin at 8:00.