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.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012. The meeting will be held in the IHS Band Hall (300 S. College Street, Italy) at 6:00pm.
The City of Italy hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to dedicate the town’s new community center as old friends return home to the Italy Opry.
Italy’s Junior High and JV teams win 2-of-3 against Itasca this past Thursday.
More action photos from last Thursday’s Junior High and JV district openers in Itasca.
To make the environment of athletic events safe and more enjoyable for all of the fans, Italy Junior High and High School has the following rules in effect.
The Italy Gladiators win big in their 1A-1 Region II District 6 opener against the Itasca Wampus Cats.
The Italy Police Department will be selling braided spirit bracelets during the 2012 Gladiator Homecoming Game against Cross Roads on Friday, October 19.
Italy manages to win the first half against Hico but turnovers prove to costly for Gladiators.
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.
Italy vs. Malakoff Cross Roads games and times submitted by Gladiator head coach Hank Hollywood.
Under the direction of IHS Art instructor, Mrs. Marilyn Seidlitz, two IHS students returned from the recent Heart of Texas Livestock Show & Rodeo Creative Arts Show with high praises for their pastel art pieces.
Italian based fashion company seeks casting for a short film to be directed in Italy on November 3rd – 5th.
The Italy High School and Junior High has released their “A” and “A/B” Honor Roll lists for the first six-weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. Congratulations to the students as well as the faculty and administration for their hard work and their dedication to academic excellence.
It is that time again! It is time to celebrate Stafford students for a job well done at the awards assembly for the first six weeks of school. And again, as usual, everyone was there in the cafeteria. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and tons of relatives were seen clapping loudly for the great job the students had done.
Mayor Frank Jackson and the Italy City Council named Misty Escamilla and Michele Riddle co-recipients of the Volunteers of the Year Award for the Italy Youth Athletic Association. The presentation was made at the council’s annual IYAA proclamation reception Monday evening in council chambers.
The Italy City Council awarded Graycon Construction of Mesquite the contract for the water storage tank construction, a part of the city’s water bond project, at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
The 2012 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Early voting schedule and location as well as election day poling information is lined out here in this article.
The Italy City Council will have two meetings on Monday, October 15, 2012. The first meeting, a proclamation reception to honor the IYAA volunteer of the year, will begin at 6:00pm. The second meeting, the council’s regular monthly meeting, will begin at 6:30pm. Both meetings will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
Italy High School teacher/Activities Coordinator, Mrs. Vivian Moreland, has updated her previously announced week of events planned to celebrate IHS Homecoming 2012.
His dream was that any student at Italy High School who worked hard and had a desire to go to college could do so. He was also a dreamer and a planner and as such, he knew that this would require a lot of money and would need many people involved. This was not to be a one time scholarship, but a perpetual fund where only the interest on the principal was used, so that it would outlive us all.
Central Baptist Church has scheduled its annual Fall Round Up for Sunday, Oct. 21.
The Italy Police Department is selling “Guns vs. Hoses” shirts at the Italy Texas Best Smokehouse and Shell Station in Italy. These shirts are to raise money for the “Shop with a Cop” program that they do every year. They’re going fast, so stop by and get shirt until 4:00 p.m.
Here’s some of our new titles for these first weeks of Autumn. If you see anything you want, call (972/483-6481) or email the library.
The Ellis County Commissioners Court heard from David Anderson, CEO of Ennis Regional Hospital, Jay Fox, CEO of Baylor Hospital Waxahachie, and Mackie Owens, CEO of Hope Clinic, concerning the current status of funding for the County’s Indigent Health Care Program.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm in the Italy High School Band Hall at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
There will be a ribbon cutting for the Italy Boze Community Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The community is invited to the festivities that will begin at 6:30pm at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Refreshments will be provided by Italy City Hall.
Beginning October 15th, the ITALY Police Department will begin a lengthy process to become a “Recognized” Law Enforcement Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program.
Italy’s Junior High squads play hard but struggle to reach the end zone against Hico while Italy’s JV team strides of the field with a hard-hitting win.
Additional game images from the Junior High and JV games between Italy and Hico this Past Thursday at Willis Field.
High-speed chase comes to a crashing halt at the intersection of Highway 34 and Interstate 35E in Italy.
Italy High School Homecoming 2012 is fast approaching (Friday, October 19 vs Crossroads). With that in mind, homecoming parade organizers are working tirelessly with area merchants, clubs and others to make this year’s parade a huge success. This year the theme will be “Gladiator Pride.” If your group would like to be included in this years IHS Homecoming parade please contact Vivian Moreland.
Game Information regarding all four games being played this week between the Italy Football program and the Itasca Wampus Cats.
Monday at Stafford Elementary the Italy volunteer firemen drove up in their beautiful, red shinny fire engine. No, there was not a fire! These wonderful volunteer firemen of the Italy Volunteer Fire Department donated their time to the students to help them learn how to be safe in case of a fire.
The 2012 Italy High School Homecoming court has been announced. The King and Queen will be crowned on Friday, October 19th.
Amy McCleskey started college not knowing what she wanted to do. She knew it had to be something that involved interacting with children because of her love for them. Her career choice was between teaching and pediatric nursing. Lucky for Stafford Elementary she chose teaching and has now taught there for ten years.
National Night out hosted by Chief Diron Hill and the Italy Police Department both educates and entertains.
Stafford Elementary Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 15-19. The fair will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Friday from 8-10 a.m. in the library.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, October 8, 2012. The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm in the Administration Building at 300 S. College Street, Italy. The agenda slates that the meeting will be conducted in Executive Session.
Downtown Milford was filled with action on Tuesday night about 6:00 pm. There was music, food galore, snow cones, cupcakes, a bounce house, a dunking booth, sand art and more. Nearly 300 Milford folks came out to have a good time at Milford’s National Night Out.
Community Center demo photographs that eventually paved the way for construction of the new outdoor pavilion center.
Italy Gladiator AD and HFC Hank Hollywood has submitted football schedules and gate information regarding the upcoming games against Hico.
The Lady Gladiators get a big win over Frost while the JV squad has their district winning streak come to an end.
Recently McGraw Clark Photography took school pictures at the Italy High School campus. They have recently launched a new website to preview these class portraits!
The Italy Police Department would like to invite the community in participating in “National Night Out.”
Hubbard gets the best of Italy but the Gladiators are reloading for Hico.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporations’ resent Boil Water Notice has been rescinded as of Monday, October 1, 2012.
There were seven birthdays this month at Trinity Mission. Seven birthday girls! Talk about a celebration – there was cake, ice cream and plenty of punch for everyone.
Joseph Barrett, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Italy, wears many hats. He is a pastor, a teacher, a comforter, a leader, a supporter, a blogger, a musician, a motivator, a husband, a son, a brother, a friend and now an author.
Lots and lots of families, music, food and fun is what was happening at Stafford Elementary on Tuesday and Thursday evening this past week. Yes, I am talking about the family picnics that took place at Stafford Elementary.