Jonathan Nash’s Last Day February 21st

Stafford Elementary principal, Jonathan Nash has submitted the following letter announcing his resignation to his students. He wanted to let the students know that he wishes the best for them and wrote this letter for them. His last day at Stafford will be Friday, February 21st.

Backyard smoker raffle offered by Lions Club

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The Italy Lions Club will be raffling off a backyard smoker built by the Italy High School Ag Department’s dual-credit welding class. The tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. The raffle winner will be drawn after the conclusion of the annual Lions Club Bar-B-Que cook off this weekend (Saturday, February 22, 2014).

To All Members of the South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation

An application for Board of Director’s Position of the South Ellis Water Supply Corporation is available in the office located at 109 West Main Street, Italy, Texas 76651. The form must be completed and returned to the office no later than March 14, 2014. The election (if necessary) will be held at the annual meeting on April 29, 2014. Please call (972) 483-6885 for further information.

Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins March 1st

Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies and Courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including the Italy Police Department, announced today combined efforts to host the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 1st.

First semester Honor Awards for Stafford

Image: Pre-K Star Students

Lots of fun and lots of awards to be had at Stafford Elementary’s first semester award assembly. Of course, as usual, the cafeteria was filled with proud grandparents, parents, friends and family. Everyone was there to see their loved one come up on stage and receive their award. There were very many names called and very many awards given.

Waxahachie Fun Run to benefit West ISD

The Waxahachie Running Club, in conjunction with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, are hosting a charity run on Saturday, April 12, 2014 to benefit the West ISD Special Education Department.

Italy students compete in San Antonio

Image: Pictured here: Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the school,  Javier Gonzalez, Michael Gonzalez, Michael Russell, and Nick Sam all of Italy and Danny Smith-Sparring Instructor and David Jones-Instructor.

Students, several from Italy, traveled to San Antonio to compete in an invitational tournament hosted by Kim’s Academy in San Antonio. These students were from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas. Four of these students returned home with trophies they earned in patterns as well as sparring.

UIL Realignments

UIL football and basketball realignments were released this morning. 2014-2016 alignments for Italy, Avalon and Milford are as follows:

Dunlap Library: January Books

Many of you noticed the bulldozer, piles of dirt, and yellow tape here at the library the last few weeks. We were doing some foundation work on this fine old 62 year old building, and we’re working on some other changes, as well. Come by and give your opinion on some of our renovation plans!

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