The JV game between Italy and Venus was close throughout while Italy’s varsity Gladiators tried to overcome a 20-point deficit in the second-half, and for a moment, they had a chance.
Enjoy memorable moments from the Italy’s 2013 Christmas Parade and Festival that featured Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, “Boo-oo,” and cowboys, indians and the, “Birdman,” Ryan Parrott who was this year’s grand marshall.
When you walked into Trinity Mission Thursday mid morning all the staff members were wearing their pajamas! Why you ask? Because they were having their Christmas party for the residents and they wanted it to be like everyone just woke up on Christmas morning ready to enjoy Christmas.
The Italy ISD school board recognizes students and their recent academic achievements before diving right in to the nuts and bolts of maintaining the school district.
The Italy Christmas Concert lifts everyone’s spirits with three school bands performing holiday music to a packed gymnasium.
Italy Junior High’s Lady Gladiator squads left it all on the court against visiting Venus with the 7th grade team finishing strong and the 8th grade team winning big.
Marie Wood has been the administrator on and off for Trinity Mission for over 15 years. She has decided to retire and spend more time with her family. Her gentle manor and smiling face will truly be missed.
The Tree of Memories at Trinity Mission was held last Thursday evening to honor and recognize the residents that passed away this year. Family members of loved ones that passed away this year were invited to come and share memories about their loved ones and put an angel on the ‘Tree of Memories’ in their name.
While Santa is making a list and checking it twice, there are visions of softballs, cleats and line drives dancing around in the heads of the Lady Gladiator softball team. Practices will start in mid-January and the girls are ready to get the season started.
WCT (Waxahachie Community Theatre) has Season Subscriptions available that would make terrific Christmas gifts! Purchase your tickets for the upcoming theatre season today!
There were many medal winners from Stafford Elementary in the recent UIL competition. The competition was tough but Stafford’s students stood their ground and won the prize.
Thursday morning at 7:00 AM Stafford Elementary opened up the doors of the school to invite parents, students and teachers to come and enjoy some camaraderie and donuts.
War of the Towns: Italy’s Kortnei Johnson fires one shot after another to finish with 30-points while helping the Lady Gladiators hold off a comeback attempt by invaders from Venus.
As part of their Shop with a Hero program, the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department joined forces this holiday season to help keep the spirit of Christmas going strong for six deserving students from Stafford Elementary.
Gladiator discount card available for purchase at the Uptown Cafe-Italy, Varner’s Alon gas station-Italy and inside the Italy Auto Supply store. The $10.00 card offers great deals on meals at several area eateries, coffee and ice cream and/or yogurt shops.
It was an invasion of the cutest little elves you ever saw at Trinity Mission Tuesday right around 1:30 PM! Who am I talking about you might ask? It is the kindergarten class of Avalon ISD of course!
Stafford Elementary first and second graders brought Christmas cheer to the residents of Trinity Mission on Tuesday morning. It was also pajama day at Stafford Elementary so all these beautiful students were singing Christmas songs in their pajamas. It made you think it was Christmas morning and everyone was up early to see what Santa left under the tree!
Stafford PTO had their annual Christmas Store fundraiser last week. It was a wonderful way to raise money for the students and teach them about giving at the same time. Christmas time is all about giving and Stafford Elementary is all about teaching their students about giving.
The Realtree® caps that were pre-ordered are ready and available at the Italy High School reception office. The office will be open during school hours through Thursday and until noon on Friday. If you need to make special arrangements please contact Kelli Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org – 972/483-7411.
The Italy High School and Junior High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a Christmas movie night at the old gym this Saturday, December 21st. Movies, chili dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and a bounce house will all be a part of the fun that will begin at 5:30pm.
On Thursday December 12, junior and senior physics and anatomy students at IHS presented their science projects – first to the judges, and then to the public. Each project remained anonymous as the judges (Erica Miller, Marilyn Seidlitz, and Maggie Westrick) carefully studied each one. The students had imaginatively displayed their experiments, with colorful posters, props/materials, and research explaining their hypotheses and conclusions.
As you walked into Trinity Mission Thursday evening you were greeted with smiling residents, family members and friends. Not to mention all the beautiful Christmas trees and decorations making the spirit bright.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 5:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School cafeteria.
The Lady Gladiators overcome adversity and pull together to win 2-out of-3 games during the Hubbard hosted basketball tournament and take 3rd place. Tara Wallis was selected to the all-tournament team.
Italy uses Hubbard’s varsity basketball tournament to hone their skills and improve their level of play.
Safe computing is a priority for both parents and school districts. In an effort to increase the safety of our community, Italy ISD will host an Assistant United States District Attorney presentation to address Internet Safety on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. The Department of Justice presentation will start at 6 p.m. in the Italy ISD Board room.
It’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas after Saturday’s Christmas parade and festival! The biting cold did not deter many, as folks gathered to enjoy the parade, entertainment, raffle and tasty treats.
Assistant Ellis County & District Attorney Ricky Sipes has announced his intention to seek election for Judge of County Court at Law 2 in the March 4th Republican GOP primary election.
On September 14th, 2013 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W. Elm Street-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. After the grading Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the school selected students he felt had made the most improvement since the last grading.
Italy’s Policemen and Firemen will be walking the parade route during the annual Italy Christmas Parade with boot in hand asking for donations to “fill the boot” for the “Shop with a Hero” program. Your donations will help make Christmas brighter for several Stafford Elementary children.
The Italy City Council took no action regarding allegations against Dean Carrell, public works director, at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
Editors Note: Video added 12/13/13-9:10am
I don’t know a child that is not excited about Christmas and all that goes with it.They can’t wait to get up Christmas morning and see what Santa has left under the tree. But not all children are lucky enough to have something waiting for them under the tree. The Milford Titus Women’s Club are trying to make sure that every child in Milford will wake up Christmas morning and find a present.
Head Coach Coach Brandon Ganske has announced a super sharp design for this season’s Gladiator Basketball tshirts. Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, January 27th, 2013. Order yours today!
The Italy Gladiator Football team has a few Italy Gladiator 2013 District Champion shirt sizes remaining at a discounted price. The cost has been lowered to $10.00 per shirt and will make great keepsakes or christmas gift, jazz up any trophy case or wall of fame and can even live on forever as part of a school spirited quilt.
Rio Vista wins both the JV game and varsity games over Italy but both Gladiator teams found an offensive rhythm late in the match ups.
Spirits are running high at Milford High School after beating New Castle in the six man semi-finals football game with a 66 – 58 win! They are ready for Saturday when they will play in the six man state championship game against Grandfalls Royalty at 3:00 PM at the AT&T stadium in Arlington.
Chris Baker started his position as director of marketing for Trinity Mission May of 2009. His last day was January 7th, 2011 when he decided to take an administrative position at an assisted living facility in Forth Worth. Now he is back at Trinity Mission as the director of marketing again with a very happy heart.
Italy Junior High’s girls’ teams played three games against Blooming Grove on Monday at home, winning two. The outside weather may have been cold but the nets inside the dome were still smoldering Tuesday morning.
Saturday, December 14th the Italy FFA will host a Chili Cook-Off and Man Sale from 5pm to 8pm at the Italy Downtown Pavilion. Entry Deadline for the Chili Cook-off is Friday, December 13 ($20). All proceeds benefit the Italy FFA Chapter.
The Spradling family has owned and operated the Italy Cleaners and Gifts on Main Street since 1999. Recently they decided to sell their business.
At 6:00 PM Thursday, December 12th Trinity Mission will have an Open House event. There will be fun, entertainment and light refreshments for all. So come on out and join in with the fun with the residents, friends and family at Trinity Mission.
Titus Women’s Club of Milford members are so very grateful for the great job the first responders did in helping the community when the Chevron pipeline exploded in Milford. So, they decided to show their appreciation by handing out plaques to Bruce Perryman (Mayor of Milford), Mark Jackson (Fire Chief of Milford) and Chief of Police Carlos Phoenix at this month’s City Council Meeting.
The Gladiator and Lady Gladiator varsity basketball squads will travel to Hubbard High School on December 12th, 13th and 14th to participate in the Hubbard Invitational Basketball Tournament. Game one for the Lady G’s will be Thursday at 3:00pm against Waco Rappaport Academy. Game one for the Gladiators will be Thursday at 4:30pm, also against Rappaport.
Senior Trevon Robertson leads the Italy Gladiators to a first-round win over the Grandview Zebras during tournament action in West.
Beverly Ann Carter, age 77, of Italy, passed away late Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Trinity Mission. She was born May 14, 1936 in Avalon to Laura (Newman) and Tim Williams. Beverly was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Italy for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 9, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
Italy’s Varsity and JV boys’ teams adjust to playing rim to rim after late start to their basketball season.
The Ministerial Alliance Christmas service that was scheduled for Sunday night, December 8, at Mt. Gilead has been cancelled due to icy roads and bad weather.
Several students from area high schools are scheduled to take their SAT tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th. Due to the current weather situation and hazardous driving conditions several testing locations will be closed.
The Italy Ministerial Food Pantry volunteers will deliver food baskets on Saturday, December 21, 2013.