The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, March 21 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Library. Per Booster Club president, Erick Thompson, the meeting will adjourn at 6:45pm or before. All supporters of Italy High School and Junior High School athletics are welcome to attend.
During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, March 14, 2011, the Commissioners appointed 12 citizens to serve on the Ellis County Citizens Advisory Board.
CareFlite transports local Italy resident to hospital after driver looses consciousness behind the wheel.
Mark your calendar. On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years.
Working with all law enforcement agencies throughout the County, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and the County and District Attorney’s Office will be coordinating a “No Refusal” weekend to target drunk driving on March 18, 19 and 20, 2011 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Only a limited number of vouchers are still available for our upcoming Ellis County Clean-Up Event scheduled for March 26th thru April 2nd. If you plan to participate in this event, please make arrangements to pick up your voucher at one of the following locations as soon as possible. We suggest you call ahead to be sure of availability, directions, and hours of operation.
Meg Lyons went to college and earned two associates degrees, started out in the business field and did lots of office work. But something was missing. She just couldn’t figure out why she was not happy.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have called meetings on Tuesday, March 22, Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 in the school’s Administration office located at 300 S. College Street. Meeting times are slated for 5:00pm each day. Superintendent applicants will be interviewed during these three meetings during executive sessions.
Central Baptist Italy Youth are planning trip to Glorieta, New Mexico for youth camp this summer.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 21 in the band hall at the Italy High School campus. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm. Contract renewals for the teachers and school personnel is one of the agenda items listed.
The Italy City Council voted Monday night to place a 40-yard dumpster at the wastewater treatment plant for resident use.
The Italy City Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting tonight, March 14, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas and will begin at 7:00pm.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team traveled to Axtell Tuesday night and played in their first district game of the season. The Axtell Longhorns used their bats a little better and won the game 1-0.
Last Friday and Saturday the Upchurch Ball Park was overflowing with BBQ grills, RV’s and people galore. It was the Italy Lions Club’s third annual BBQ cook-off. They had the biggest turn out of cookers this time – they had fourty-four cookers.
The fourth six weeks assembly at Stafford Elementary was a lot like the last one, lots and lots of awards were being given out. There were many happy and excited students accepting their awards, a lot of them were receiving extra recesses and ice cream coupons from Sonic.
Stephenville — The Italy Gladiators (27-8) returned to the regional final game for the third straight season on Saturday. This time around, Italy matched up against the top-ranked Melissa Cardinals (36-1) who suffered their only loss against 4A Woodrow Wilson.
Italy Lady Gladiator Kaytlyn Bales, a junior, earned 4th Place at the regional girls powerlifting meet held in Forney and will be returning to the AA State Powerlifting Meet where she finished in 3rd Place last season at the 1A level and in 5th Place back in 2009.
Where else but Stafford Elementary can you go back in history and see Davy Crockett and Stephen F. Austin? These two fine gentlemen showed up at Stafford Elementary around 1:30pm on March 2nd.
Italy High School Library hosted its third annual Mardi Gras Party in the Library on Fat Tuesday, March 8. All students and staff were treated to slices of King Cake and the students who got the “plastic baby” in their slice got all their library fines deleted and special Mardi Gras beads.
The Milford Chapter of the National Honor Society will host a blood drive on Wednesday, March 9, from 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Milford School. Carter BloodCare will have a blood mobile parked in front of the school for donating whole blood. Members of the community are invited to participate in an event designed to save lives.
The IYAA Girls T-Ball team & the Girls 8u Coach Pitch team needs a few more players to fill these rosters. Registration has been extended to Wednesday, March 9, for these age groups.
Dorris “Dot” Harris, age 84, of Italy, passed away Monday, March 07, 2011 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. She was born June 16, 1926 in Lyford, Texas. Dot was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
An all-around athlete and an all-around good guy, Italy Gladiator Jasenio Anderson has been drafted to play in the FCA SuperCentex All-Star game to be played at Floyd Casey Stadium on the Baylor University campus on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team will travel to Berryville to play in a tournament hosted by Frankston ISD on Thursday, March 10 to begin play in the Keno Fitzgerald Memorial Tournament. Italy will take on Westwood in a 3:00pm game. The tournament will continue thru Saturday, March 12.
Added directions to field 3/8/11 2:05pm
The Ellis County Equine Youth Association is proud to announce their 2011 officers. The youth met on March 19, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy for their first meeting of the year. The group elected officers, played horse soccer, went on a trail ride, and had a hamburger cook-out.
The 2:00pm playoff basketball game between our Italy Gladiators and the Melissa Cardinals can be heard on a live stream broadcast. Go to http://kfyn1420.com/sports/index.asp and click on “Listen Live.”
During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court on Monday, February 28, 2011, two members of the board of directors of the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District and the organization’s executive director gave an update on their progress.
The Italy Gladiators (27-7) knockoff the three-time reigning Region II-AA State Champions, the Ponder Lions (20-16), by a score of 74-67 inside Wisdom Gymnasium on the Tarleton State University campus in Stephenville. With the win, the Gladiators claim the Regional Semifinal Championship and will compete in the Regional Final game against Melissa starting at 2:00 p.m. today.
Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is a proud participant of the national 2011 “March For Meals” campaign.
The Italy Gladiators enjoy a farewell send-off from Italy High School’s faculty and students, as well as, IHS alumni and fans as they board the playoff bus for Stephenville.
Both the Italy Gladiators (25-7) and the Hearne Eagles put on a dazzling display of athleticism, aerial acrobatics and precision shooting with a Region II-AA Regional Quarterfinal Championship on the line. In the end, a 34-point third-quarter explosion by the Gladiators blew the feathers off the high-flying Eagles and allowed Italy to coast home from Waco.
The Italy Gladiator JV team took on the Avalon Eagles Tuesday night in pre-district game and did so with great success. The final score was 12-7 for our local baseball team.
The student body of Italy High School/Junior High School invites the community to join them as they send off their Gladiator Basketball Team as they continue their playoff run in Stephenville. At approximately 9:15am the students and faculty will assemble in the High School campus’ parking lot to wish our Gladiators luck. The bus for Stephenville is leaving at 9:30am sharp per head coach Aiden Callahan.
Final IYAA Softball/Baseball signups will be this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the old Italy gym and again on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stafford Elementary has scheduled a Title I Math and Reading meeting for Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 pm in the Stafford Elementary library. The meeting will be an information sharing session on ways to help your child at home. There will also be an opportunity for parents to share their questions and concerns.
Christopher Anthony, an eighth grader at Avalon Middle School in Avalon, Texas, was declared the county champion at the Ellis County Spelling Bee competition in Maypearl, Texas, February 21, 2011. He will compete at the Dallas Morning News Regional Spelling Bee on March 26, 2011. The competition will be televised on WFAA Channel 8.
Tammy Wallis (Stafford Principal) wanted to come up with a way for teachers to be recognized for their outstanding teaching skills and hard work they put in everyday. Thus, the Teacher’s Heart Award. This award is awarded every six weeks. This time the award went to third grade teacher April Mathers.
The Italy Ex-student Association needs your help. For the last eight years, I have sent out the letters and kept up with whatever needed to be done. And I have loved it! I would like to continue but my failing eyesight just won’t let me. I guess sometimes you just have to know when to stop.
The Italy Park Board is seeking donations of plastic eggs and candy for the Mayor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Soon we will honor and celebrate the beauty and birthday of Mrs. Ethel Harvey born on March 3, 1910. We praise God who put the sun in the sky that shines down from the heavens and warms this loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great Grandmother.
The City of Italy Park Board will have their monthly meeting today, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is 5:30pm. The agenda slates discussions regarding the recent Christmas Festival and proposed future projects.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation voted to hire Darryl Ratcliff of the Green Bandana Group of Dallas as grant writer at its monthly meeting Monday.
During the loss of our father we want to say thank you to all the wonderful support we received in so many ways from friends and relatives. Your kindness and sympathy at this time are more appreciated than any words can ever express.
The Italy Gladiators traveled to Meridian this past Saturday to match up bats with the Yellow Jackets. The Gladiators got started on their season that will culminate in a district battle against Grandview, Maypearl, Axtell, Whitney, Clifton and Rio Vista.
The Italy School Board of Trustees approved two proposals Monday night in a called session to reduce personnel costs for the 2011/2012 budget.
Today, February 28, 2011, the Italy EDC will have their monthly meeting at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 105 Main Street, Italy. Agenda items include discussion and action consideration of a proposal by grant administrator and discussion and action consideration of letter writing campaign in support of Italy Post Office.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for March 2011. These meals are subject to change.
The Italy Gladiators keep the dream alive with a playoff win over the Mildred Eagles Friday in Midlothian. The Gladiators win 64-37 to claim the Region 2-AA Area Championship and await the winner from the Sunnyvale matchup with Hearne.
It’s the playoffs! Here are some additional photos from the Region 2-AA Area Championship game between the Italy Gladiators and the Mildred Eagles.
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