Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students.
Frost VFD fundraiser BBQ dinner and Car show will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014. The car show along with motorcycle and tractor show starts at 10:00am. So, bring your rides out and show them off. Entry fee is a donation to the FVFD. Tell all your friends to join us for fun under the sun!
It’s not too late to pay your dues to the Italy Ex-Student Association scholarships for the 2014-2015 year. The association awards two $1,000 scholarships to a male and female graduating senior each spring. Simply complete the form attached and return to the post office box listed on the form.
September’s new books…If you see anything you want, call 972/483-6481 or email the library…enjoy!
The owners of the Keng Wok Chinese Restaurant in downtown Italy, Texas have decided to put the business up for sale and return to New York where they have partnered with a relative in a new restaurant venture.
The Italy Gladiators score their first points of the 2014 season and win their district opener over the Frost Polar Bears 35-19 with senior Gladiator running back Coby Jeffords rushing for 5 touchdowns.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of I-35E from 2.17 miles south of FM 566 (Hill/Ellis County Line) to US 77 south of Waxahachie. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Italy High School Cafeteria, 300 College Street, Italy, Texas 76651. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Are you in need of some “cool” Gladiator gear to keep you warm?!?! Well the Italy Baseball team has designed a pullover that you can purchase and customize at the same time. Deadline is October 15 ! ! ! !
It is my choice to attend city council meetings. I have been doing that for a very long time. I like to hear things first hand. I try to keep up with what is going on and be informed. Because of this, I hear things that sometimes cause red flags to go up. Other times, something might be said that hits home with me for various reasons. The latter happened at a council meeting recently, hence the reason for this writing.
The IHS Baseball team, coaches, and parents would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 chili supper fundraiser a success. The money raised will go towards purchasing new uniforms and new bats for the coming baseball season. Come out next spring and see your IHS baseball players shining in their new uniforms.
WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A RIDE TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY MORNING!
A reminder that next week is National Night Out on Tuesday Oct. 7th from 6pm-9pm at Upchurch Fields. We will be having music, Careflight Helicopter, food, bounce house, dunking booth, face painting, Police Department equipment on display and much more. Everyone is invited to attend and its free admission for all. Come out and meet your fellow citizens of Italy!
All IHS graduates of ‘44, ’54, ’64, ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04 and ’14 are invited to attend Italy High School’s 2014 Homecoming festivities. All will be recognized at the start of the Homecoming game against Dawson. Recognition ceremony will be held at 7:00pm on the historic Willis Field. Graduates are asked to meet at the field house at 6:45pm.
Homecoming 2014 is just around the corner, and preparations have already begun. On October 10, 2014, the parade will start at the high school parking lot and will wind around to end behind the First State Bank with our crowd-rousing pep rally during which the Homecoming King will be announced.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team will be hosting their Chili Supper fundraiser on Friday, September 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the varsity football game between Italy and Frost.
Epiphany Church of Italy invites the community to attend their Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m on the church grounds at 434 South Ward Street. There will be a variety of food, games, and music; as well as other activities for the whole family!!!
Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church welcomes everyone to their Fall Harvest Revival. The event begins at 7:00pm nightly Tuesday, September 23rd through Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
In their regular meeting Monday night, the Italy Economic Development Corporation passed a resolution to reduce the monthly payment to the City of Italy from $800 per month to $300 per month.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $12 per person. The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their (rescheduled) monthly meeting on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
On Thursday night, the Italy City Council met in a called meeting to approve the 2014-2015 budget. City administrator, Teri Murdock, explained the proposed budget reflected the future changes as a result of the recent vote to do away with mayor and council salaries.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club would like to get the word out regarding their new custom jerseys and yard signs for sale. The signs are available from any booster club member and at the spirit table that is always setup during Friday night home games.
TRINITY Nursing & Rehabilitation of Italy, LP is hosting 2 fundraising events simultaneously with a both a Car Wash and a Bake Sale!!!
The Salvation Army in Waxahachie will begin accepting applications for their annual Christmas Assistance Angel Tree program September 29th through October 16th. Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm and Saturdays, 9am-2pm. The Angel Tree program is able to provide Christmas gifts for children (14 and under) through the donations other others in the community. All families interested in receiving this assistance, must apply during application dates.
Academic Achievement Awards were recently awarded at the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School’s June grading. Rocklin attends Italy ISD and has earned his first 3 foot trophy.
The IYAA C-Team Gladiators Football and Cheerleading kiddos (K-2nd) will be holding a garage sale fundraiser this Sunday, September 21, starting at 6:00 a.m. under the downtown pavilion in Italy.
Italy Junior High School’s Hunter Hinz, age 12, is proving to be a master marksman in archery as he won back to back 4-H tournaments in 3D archery over the past two weekends. Hinz competes in the intermediate, ages 11 to 13, compound aided division of the sport.
The Italy Gladiators were off to a strong start against visiting Blooming Grove but injuries turned the tide in favor of the Lions.
In a called meeting Monday night, the Italy City Council voted to discontinue the salaries of the mayor and council members. By law this cannot go into effect until after their term expires. At present the mayor receives a yearly salary of $15,600. Each council member receives $600 yearly.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 15, 2014 in the Italy High School Cafeteria. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm.
IYAA Sports Football and Cheerleading takes on the Rice Bulldogs for their 2014 season opener.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, September 15, 2014 in the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
Lupe “Sandy” Zapata, age 57, of Bardwell, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014. She was born March 10, 1957 in Ennis, Texas to Natalio and Rosa Zapata.
The Gladiators begin their 2014 campaign 0-2 after a loss to Maypearl but hope to get on track against the Blooming Grove Lions this coming Friday in what will be Italy’s first home game.
The JV Gladiators showed promise but the visiting Maypearl JV showed up ready to play on Thursday at historic Willis Field in Italy.
It has been a while since I have written one of these. My opinion is way too strong on a lot of things. I recognize that is one of my faults. But, on the other hand, sometimes, things need to be brought to light to fix them.
Stafford Elementary’s Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair — Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books!
Shirley J. Ratliff, of Italy, passed away Saturday morning, September 6, 2014 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy. She was born in Dallas County, Texas to Leo and Lillie Burns Cates. Shirley spent the majority of her life as a seamstress until 1992 when her daughter, Pamela was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Central Baptist Church is hosting a Sunday School teacher training seminar on Saturday, September 13, 10am-12pm at Central. Professional speakers and teachers will present tips and techniques to help Sunday School teachers and youth workers as they teach the word of God. The seminar is free, and lunch will be provided.
Italy High School would like to congratulate Mrs. Lindsey Thompson for being recognized by The Caruth Institute for Engineering at Southern Methodist University for her work during the summer.
The Italy Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm in the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
The Gladiators gave it their all and battled to the end in a losing effort against Kerens but hope to right their war chariots against rival Maypearl this Friday night.
Sunday, September 7th, 2014 Reverend Lamar Jones of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Italy will lead the 1st Pastoral Appreciation Service. The service will begin at 3:30pm and immediately following the service there will be a dinner served at the Italy Boze Community Center in downtown Italy.
The Italy ISD has reserved seats available for purchase for the upcoming football season at Willis Field.
Academic Achievement Awards were recently awarded at the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School at the June grading. For the past 18 years the Hillsboro TKD School located at 125 W. Elm Hillsboro, Texas has awarded many students, who are excelled in both martial arts as well as academics with a 3 and 4 foot trophy.
On August 27, 2014, in Ellis County, Texas, Leonard Allen Hennard was on trial for two felony counts of family violence assault. While the jury was deliberating his guilt or innocence Hennard, who was on bond at the time, fled the courthouse and has not been seen since. If you see him you should ensure your own safety and immediately call 911.
I have been wanting to write this letter to you for several weeks. I want thank you very much for leading the way to get Kinfolk Lane fixed up.
The Gladiators received an influx of new players while already relying on younger players to fill their varsity roster. Therefore, Head Coach Charles Tindol played them all in a scrimmage against Palmer’s best. Freshman thru seniors, every Italy player was a varsity Gladiator this past Thursday.
School personnel are often our unsung heroes. They take more complaints than they do praise most of the time. They work endless hours to assure our children are educated, safe and well fed.
The City of Italy needs everyone’s help to better our communities chances of receiving a park grant. We are requesting as many signed letters from the community as possible. The more letters we receive, the better our chances of receiving the grant!