The Italy Gladiators blasted into Wortham’s Bulldog Stadium and pounded “Big Blue” into submission. Italy’s high powered offense didn’t rely on it’s air attack in this one, instead the Gladiators defeated the Bulldogs at their own running game. The win puts Italy at 4-0 in District with the Dawson Bulldogs coming to town on Friday.
Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Burke’s Kinder College will be having their Open House. If you are looking for a place to care for your children during the day this will give you the opportunity to chat with Patricia Burke (owner), a few teachers, tour the school and pick up an enrollment packet.
Ellis County Commissioners called on the public to provide input Monday night during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Court. The topic was 9-1-1 address display format standards as described in House Bill 2665, passed in the 81st Texas Legislative Session. The bill amends the Transportation Code by authorizing the Commissioners’ Court to adopt and impose standards for design and installation of address number signs to identify properties located in unincorporated areas of the county.
“My husband and I love Italy, our kids love Italy, it is a very homey small town atmosphere and we just love it here. So, I am excited and honored to be the Citizen of the Month for October,” Tina Haight smilingly said.
Stay out of the rain and cozy up indoors with a good book. Email the library if you see something you want and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
The Italy Lady Gladiators Junior High Volleyball teams will wrap up their season tonight against the Kopperl Eagles.
Once again it is Red Ribbon Week. As tradition, both Italy ISD campuses are participating in the week long drug prevention campaign.
Three games against the Dawson Bulldogs on Saturday resulted in three shutout wins for the IYAA Gladiator football teams and their cheerleaders. In the three games combined, Italy totalled 80-points to Dawson’s 0-points. “Ouch!”
ITALY – The undefeated Wortham Bulldogs showed their might against Italy’s Junior High team on Thursday at Willis Field. Amazingly, with less than a minute to go and Wortham in control of the ball, a scoreless Italy team avoided being shutout by the Bulldogs in dramatic fashion.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for November 2009. These meals are subject to change.
Bobby Itson was careflighted to Parkland Hospital this afternoon around 1:00 p.m. His family and friends would greatly appreciate your prayers. Doctors confirmed that he has suffered a stroke. The doctors are evaluating him now. Bobby is best known as the ultimate Gladiator fan and would in Wortham tonight if he could. Thank you.
Gary and Corina Farmer would like to announce the arrival of their new baby Taylon Grace Farmer. Taylon was born on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:33a.m. She weighed 6lb. 10oz. and measured 17.5 inches.
There is a new law that has recently been passed by the Texas Legislature. (See the images.) This law is set up to allow any county that wishes to subscribe to it, to force all the home owners in the county to put a regulation size sign on their homes identifying the home.
The Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Band and Flag Corp captured 1st Division, UIL Region 8, in LaVega, Texas on Wednesday. The IHS Band impressed the judges while performing their “Batman” halftime show to advance to Area for the first time in the IHS Band Program’s history.
October is flying by and the holidays are around the corner. However, if you would like to plan this weekend, take a look at what Neotrib has for you. Events far and wide. Go ahead and take a look, it will be fun for you to see what Texas has to offer.
The IYAA football teams and cheerleaders enjoyed IYAA Picture Day on Tuesday. And even though picture day turned into picture night after the camera crew was delayed in the traffic, the kids were all smiles when it was time to say, “Cheese!”
Tuesday morning around 10:00 o’clock wonderful aromas could be detected outside Trinity Mission. They were having their annual tailgating party which included an awesome barbeque. Lots of the residents were outside wearing corsages that all the staff of Trinity Mission made for them.
On Monday night, the Italy Park Board met at 6:30 in the Council Chambers and discussed the Italy Christmas Festival slated for December 5.
About two dozen residents identified Italy’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats at a monthly meeting of the Italy Economic Development Committee Tuesday evening.
On Sunday, October 25, 2009, Central Baptist Church, 113 South Ward in Italy, will kick off their Annual Roundup at 10:45 a.m. The activities wll begin with morning worship at 10:45. Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a brisket lunch with all the trimmings.
Flavia Tovar Gonzales, age 78, of Waxahachie, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2009 at her home. She was born October 5, 1931 in Italy, Texas to Eugene Tovar and Paulina Ramos. Flavia was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and also the Altar Society.
The Italy Junior High 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball teams tested their mettle against Waxahachie Advantage Academy on Monday.
Charlotte Morgan, first grade teacher at Stafford Elementary, was recognized Monday evening as October Employee of the Month at the monthly meeting of the Italy School Board of Trustees.
Stafford Elementary will closed on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 due to water line break. Texas Department of Health Regulations and the Texas Education Agency will not allow schools to be in session without running water.
Parents/Guardians of Italy High School and Italy Jr High students are urged to attend the re-scheduled parent meeting on Tuesday, October 20. The meeting will be held in the High School cafeteria at 6:00pm. Ms. Parker will cover the new online Parent Portal.
The Italy Economic Development Committee will have a regular meeting along with a Strategic Plan Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in the Italy City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6:00pm. During the regular session Joyce Hobbs will take the oath of office and will join the seven member Italy EDC.
The seven member City of Italy Park Board will meet today, Monday, October 19, 2009. The lone agenda item for this meeting is regarding planning for the Italy Christmas Craft Fair, Festival and Parade that is scheduled for Saturday, December 5th.
One dome, two domes, three domes, four. The National Monolithic Dome Tour is slated for Saturday, October 24 from 10am-4pm. There are a host of Monolithic Domes open across the United States and the ones in Italy are included as well.
The City of Italy has scheduled a clean up day on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Italy Gladiators (4-2 overall) battled the Hubbard Jaguars (1-6 overall) Friday night at Willis Field in Italy. Early in the first quarter, the Gladiators gave the Jaguars a taste of what the rest of the game had in store for the spotted cats.
How important is politics to students at the local high school? According to the senior government class in Italy, elections are a priority and according to teacher, Coach Steven Coleman, life lessons are to be learned as well.
On Monday, October 19, 2009 the Board of Trustees of the Italy ISD will have a Board workshop followed by a regular monthly meeting. The workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the superintendents office. The regular meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be conducted in the band hall of the Italy High School Campus. Both meeting locations can be found at the Italy High School campus at 300 South College.
In a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 12, the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court declared the week of October 25-31, 2009 to be Red Ribbon Campaign Week in Ellis County.
The Italy High School and Junior High have released their “A” and “A/B” Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2009-2010 school year.
Reminiscent of Rocky III, when Rocky Balboa was pitted against Mr. T’s Clubber Lang character, the Italy Junior High whipped the Hubbard Jaguars in four rounds of football. Hubbard, with only a tie on their record coming into the game, now have a loss to go with that tie thanks to a surging Italy Junior High team that improved their record to 2-1.
The November 3rd Election day is fast approaching. Early voting will begin on Monday, October 19th. The Italy City Council Chamber (105 W. Main Street) will be the local polling place for the early voting. Please note that early voting in Italy will take place only on October 19 through October 23. If you wish to vote early on October 24, or October 26 through October 30 you will need to travel to do so.
Sara Tovar, age 57, of Italy, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. She was born October 30, 1951 in Italy to Eugenio and Cipriana (Tabarez) Tovar. She was a member of the Epiphany Mission Catholic Church in Italy.
Italy’s National Night out was held Tuesday night at the George Scott gymnasium at the Italy High School. It was postponed from last Tuesday because of rain. There still was rain but it didn’t stop the fun.
The Lady Gladiators 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams took on the Covington Lady Owls this week at the dome. The 7th grade Italy team took the win in three sets. While the 8th grade team only took two.
October 14, 2009 has been declared by the mayor of Italy to be Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) Day. Mayor Frank Jackson also presented the first Volunteer of Year Award for IYAA to local parent, Barry Byers, on Monday night in a special session before the regular council meeting.
After monitoring staff and student illness-related absenteeism, our school district will dismiss @ 1:30p.m. on both Thursday & Friday, October 15th and 16th.
Zack W. McConnell, age 88, of Italy, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at his home. He was born January 25, 1921 in Gunter, Texas to Gilbert and Ada (Forbes) McConnell. Zack was a dedicated family man, Christian and a well respected business owner of McConnell Furniture in Italy, Texas for over 50 years
McTeacher Night was Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and just about everybody from Italy was at McDonalds showing their community support to help raise money for Stafford Elementary.
Dorothy Jo Carter McConnell, 87, a long time resident of Italy, Texas, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 11, 2009. She was born to the late Luin Alexander Carter and Martha Grace McSpadden Carter, on August 18, 1922 in Van Buren, Missouri.
Due to the heavy rains and road closings the parent meeting and booster club meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The meetings will be rescheduled.
Over the past four years I have listened to my sister complain about the drainage ditch by her house. Then recently I saw someones post on Facebook about how the street where they lived (Milan Street) was a river. At lunch today I decided I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Italy ISD offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment.
Due to the continued heavy rains and the nasty weather the Italy National Night Out event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 13. This community wide event will be held at the George Scott Gymnasium at the High School from 6-9 p.m.
The Italy City Council approved an ordinance Monday evening changing the school speed limit to 20 mph between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.
The Italy Gladiators charged into Longhorn country with quarterback Jasenio Anderson at the reins. It wasn’t exactly a shootout at the O.K. Corral as both sides relied on their running games. With pass attempts ricocheting off the mud-slicked surface, Italy did manage to post a shutout in their low-scoring win over Axtell, and that’s O.K. with Gladiator fans.