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.
Billy Ray Bradley, age 79, of Milford, passed away Friday, October 9, 2009 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. Billy Ray was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Milford where he served as a Deacon. He was a member of the Milford Cemetery Association and an active member of the Senior Citizens Center of Milford. He retired from TXU in 1987 after 35 years. Billy Ray was a longtime Funeral Attendant for Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.
Italy’s Junior High and JV football teams had the visiting Axtell Longhorns back on their hooves in both games. Italy’s teams scored first and held their leads throughout. The Longhorns played tough but it was the Gladiators who were seeing red when Axtell unloaded their yellow wagons.
Three games, three wins and three cheers for the IYAA Gladiators as they swept the Ferris Yellow Jackets Saturday in Ferris. It was a cold day for football but the bright lights on the visiting side of the scoreboard kept IYAA fans warm.
The Italy City Council will have two meetings on Monday, October 12. The regular meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 6:30. In addition to their monthly meeting the Council will have a short Proclamation Reception at 6:00 pm. During this reception the Council will honor the IYAA Volunteer of the Year.
On Tuesday, October 13, immediately following the Italy High School/Jr High Parent meeting, the Italy Athletic Booster Club will meet. Coach Craig Bales, Italy ISD Athletic Director will speak at the meeting. Parents/Guardians who have interest in Italy ISD athletic programs are asked to attend.
IYAA President, Jason Escamilla wishes to inform the IYAA players, cheerleaders and parents that the football games originally scheduled to be played Italy this Saturday have been moved to Ferris. All IYAA football games will be played in Ferris this weekend.
Another regular quarterly meeting of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee found the County’s bond program still on time and under budget. The project was approved by voters in May of 2007.
Mark Jackson, Milford volunteer fire chief, and his volunteers presented fire safety tips for Milford elementary students Thursday.
Even predictions of rain could not stop the citizens of Milford from coming out and supporting the Milford Police Department and the City of Milford on Tuesday night – National Night Out. They even set a record, approximately three hundred fifty Milford folks showed up to be a part of the festivities and show their support.
Central Baptist Church is hosting a Carter Blood Drive for the Italy community this Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at The Cornerstone, 205 E. Main Street here in Italy.
Carter Blood Drive will be at Italy High School on October 8th from 10:30 to 5:00 in the old gymnasium. Please, come out and help save a life by donating blood.
Italy ISD offers services to gifted and talented students in a variety of formats. If your student is not currently identified as gifted and talented, and you believe that your child shows these tendencies, then you may nominate him/her for the screening process which is divided into three elements: standardized test of mental ability, teacher judgment based on observation and characteristics, and standardized achievement test scores (if available).
The Italy Park Board is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Christmas Parade and Festival set for Saturday, Dec. 5.
After a two-hour discussion between Italy Park Board members, the group voted to host a Christmas parade and festival in downtown Italy on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The IYAA Gladiators traveled to Scurry-Rosser Saturday to take on the Wildcats. The Wildcats knocked the IYAA C-Team and B-Team out of the playoffs last season setting the stage for some fun yet dramatic football.
If anyone knows who vandalized 320 Dale Evans, Italy, Texas (home of Tina Haight) on Saturday, October 3, please contact the Italy Police Department. There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
LOS ANGELES — Rap artist and entrepreneur Won-G has formed a partnership to create “One Dome at a Time,” a charity providing housing to people around the world.
The six member City of Italy Park Board will meet on Monday, October 5, 2009. The lone agenda item for this month’s meeting is regarding planning for the Christmas Parade to be held on December 5. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at Italy City Hall, is scheduled to begin at 6:30 and is open to the public.
Sky and Hannah Simon announce the birth of their new baby boy, Kayden Mitchell Simon. Born September 17, 2009. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches at birth.
Recently at Stafford Elementary the Lions Club pulled up in their big bus to give eye exams and glasses to the students who needed them. Dr. Donna Haas has her practice, ‘Trinity Vision’ located in the Addison area, but travels to Italy in the bus to help children in need.
The Italy Independent School District is working with local, county, state and federal authorities to ensure that we are prepared for flu season this fall and winter. Be assured that Italy ISD is taking extra sanitation measures every day at every building on campus.
MaeLeigh was born at Medical City Dallas on September 25, 2009 @ 8:44 p.m., 6 lbs, 9 oz, 19 1/2 inches at Medical City Dallas to Tyler Brady and Kassi Butler of Waxahachie.
When I walked into Miss Millie’s Restaurant and Music Hall Saturday evening I was met with wonderful aromas emanating from the kitchen and familiar tunes from the band, Final Showdown. Everywhere you looked the tables were full with customers and delicious dishes of Mexican and American cuisine.
Some good reading for a fall afternoon. Email the library if you see something you want and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
The Italy City Council held a council meeting lasting less than five minutes Tuesday evening to pay bills ending the fiscal year 2009.
“Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake! WooHoo!” The battle cry of the Lady Gladiators could be heard around the world last night. The 8th grade Lady Gladiators took on the Lady Bears Monday night at the dome.
Friday evening before the homecoming game the George E. Scott Memorial Scholarship dinner was held at Italy High School in the cafeteria. It was full of hungry people with not only an appetite for food but also an appetite for contributing to the scholarship fund. And a hearty appetite they had.
October will once again be recognized as Czech Heritage Month in Ellis County, the proclamation having been approved during Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting of the Commissioners’ Court.
Last week’s Scholastic Book Fair was absolutely fantastic! Our total sales were $7,547…breaking all records! Because our sales were over $5,000, we are able to take 60% of sales for profit…plus some additional profit rewards for hosting family night, lunch with someone you love, decorating for the theme, teachers’ classroom wish lists, and One for Books. That means that our Stafford students will enjoy $4,689.48 in more books for the library!
With Homecoming behind us we can all look forward to the next big community wide event, the 2009 National Night Out. The NNO will be held on October 6th. The Italy Police Department is planning a fun-filled fall evening but is in need of some volunteers to help them out.
The Italy Gladiators challenged the Frost Polar Bears for the right to be 1-0 in district play during Italy High School’s Homecoming game on Friday. Italy head coach, Craig Bales, had his team ready to play and it did’t take long to realize that the old gold tradition has a new winning style. Once the balloons were filled, the ribbons were tied and the mums were pinned on, the Italy Gladiators got geared up for their championship run.
The Italy ISD Student Health Director has announced that there will be a Flu Shot clinic on Tuesday, September 29 at the Italy High School Campus. The shot will be administered by Italy Family Medicine and will cost $20.00. The clinic begins at 8:30am.
The Italy High School Class of 1989 celebrated their 20-year reunion during Homecoming weekend in Italy on Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday evening from six o’clock to 7:30 the place to be was Stafford Elementary in the library. There were books, books and more books. Along with all the books were students with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, all trying to decide which books they were going to purchase.
With the first football games against Palmer being rained out in week 1, followed by a Bye in the 2nd week of the season, Saturday doubled as the IYAA Homecoming games as well as their season openers.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for October 2009. These meals are subject to change.
Apparently, when gold and blue collide together it makes red as the Italy Junior High played a hard-hitting football game against the Frost Polar Bears in their district opener.
The Italy City Council will meet Tuesday tonight, September 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas. This is a called meeting. The agenda lists one lone Consent Item which is to approve bills to be paid to close out the 2008-2009 fiscal year.
Friday afternoon at two o’clock Trinity Mission was filled with lots of birthday fun. There were lots of family and friends celebrating the many birthdays at Trinity Mission.
With careful planning and coordination, the Italy High School Homecoming Parade came off without a hitch. The entries moved up College Street and straight downtown before they headed back to the dome. It looked like the strong spirit of the Gladiator was standing straight and tall.
Lawrence Earl Boyd, Jr., age 53, of Waxahachie, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009 at his home. He was born March 31, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Lawrence Earl Boyd, Sr. and Wanda Perryman Boyd. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Italy and the Oaks Fellowship. He had been married to Carolyn (Bryan) Boyd for 25 years.
Central Baptist Church of Italy will host a free family movie night on Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Cornerstone. The movie, “Facing the Giants,” will be shown at 8 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
Thursday afternoon, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19 year old Jordanian, living and working in Italy, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly attempting to bomb The Fountain Place, a glass skyscraper with 60 floors, one of the tallest buildings in downtown Dallas.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $6 per person. The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
Junior Gladiator Quarterback Jasenio Anderson was chosen by the Directors of www.1Atexasfootball.com as this week’s Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in the overtime loss to AA Malakoff. He was selected from a list of unbelievable games played by the most talented players across the State, and his stats and some photos from the Neotribune are featured on their website, which can be reached through the link provided above.
Can you believe it has been 20 years?? IHS Homecoming is Friday, September 25th. We really hope to have a successful reunion – and for it to be a success, we need you to be there! We would like to meet at the game and sit together as a class. Saturday, September 26, we’ll Party like it was 1989!
There is fun rain or shine in Texas. Stay close to home or travel this wonderful state. As usual there are many things for all ages to choose from. Neotribune has it here for you. Take a look.