Avalon ISD is having 2009-2010 registration for ALL students PreK-12 Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, August 13 from 9:00-3:00. Registration packets must be completed ON-SITE by parents/guardians. Avalon ISD has supplied a school supply list for your convenience.
The Board of Trustees of the Italy ISD will have a called meeting on Monday, August 3, 2009. The board will accept teacher resignations from Kelly Vernon and Jennifer Bell-Damours. Recommendations for the Spanish Teacher opening and the Special Education Teacher opening will be considered during Executive Session.
It was only fitting that after so many IYAA baseball games were rescheduled due to rain during the year that the season ending baseball/softball party endured one last storm.
The Methodist Children’s Home van meandered along its Waxahachie route on a hot June day with a group of giggling girls in tow. Amongst the chattering, the teens appeared to embrace their mission with both passion and purpose. Their goal: to deliver hot lunches to the elderly and disabled clients of Meals-on-Wheels.
Picture this – it’s last Saturday night at 8:30 in the backyard of Trinity Mission, lots of popcorn, a great movie and a big audience. What does this say to you? It says lots of “down home” fun.
DCI Sanitation has delivered new trash cans and recycling bins to the community of Italy. The recycling bins are available at the City Hall and have been available for a couple of months.
Mary Copeland was nominated by her co-workers at Trinity Mission for the Employee of the Month award for the month of August.
Its back-to-school time again. Milford ISD has supplied a school supply list for your convenience.
It is that time again! Time to be thinking about getting your children ready to go back to school. And of course school supplies will be on your list.
This weeks Gladiator Football Camp gave the best young talent from the area a chance to sharpen their skills under the tutelage of Italy High School Head Football Coach Craig Bales and his staff.
Lots of really great books this month. Here’s some of them! If you see anything you want, email the library and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
Yesterday, July 28, 2009 at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers of the Italy Police Department, Ellis County Narcotics Task Force and Ellis County Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics search warrant at 209 Couch Avenue, Italy, Texas.
When Steve Varner was ten years old he really wanted to be a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys but instead became a business owner.
FINAL SIGNS-UPS for football and cheerleading will be Saturday, August 1st from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballfields. All players MUST be present to have their picture taken. County issued birth certificates and registration fees must be submitted at the time of sign-up. Eligible players are 2009-2010 school year Kindergarten to 6th graders.
Ellis County Engineer Joe White and Jones Lang LaSalle Project Manager Jon Vidaurri teamed up once again to provide the members of the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court with a solid status report on the facilities being constructed through the bond program during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting.
I have noticed at least a dozen 5 gallon buckets under the I-35E bridge at Route 34. I am not sure what happen there it looks like someone’s load shifted or there was a wreck. Whatever, we need someone to take responsibility and get this mess cleaned up. I understand it should have been the bucket owners’ responsibility but I am sure he is way down the road by now. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
The sound of laughter mingled with the clip-clop of hooves filled the air on July 25, as the Ellis County Equine Youth Association hosted another successful fundraiser and fun show at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy. Youth competed in halter, western, English and speed events to raise money for ECEYA.
On August 8, 2009, 5pm at Milford Community Center there will be a benefit for Manny and Casey Valdez which will include a BBQ, Bake Sale and Silent Auction.
Brother Walter Buchanan, pastor of the Italy Church of Christ, announced they will host a revival beginning Sunday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 29, and everyone is invited. “There will be old fashioned singing and fellowship,” Buchanan commented. Visiting author and evangelist, Don Deffenbaugh, will be preaching.
It’s 4th down with 1-yard to go for the winning touchdown, break the huddle with confidence this season knowing you and your teammates have already earned this score with summer workouts and by participating in the Gladiator Football Camp 2009.
On Saturday, July 25th Montgomery’s Waxahachie Marble and Granite will have a complete dispersal of all products and equipment. Everything must be sold.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for August 2009. These meals are subject to change.
Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is excited to announce that they are receiving a $100,000 grant from the Amon G. Carter Foundation toward their $4 million campaign to build a regional kitchen facility to serve the elderly and disabled citizens of both counties.
Ellis County Equine Youth Association (ECEYA) will have a Fundraiser Fun Show on July 25. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the Flying Dollar Ranch Arena. All horse kids are invited to come compete in halter, western, English, yearling, and speed events.
The George Scott Memorial Park was really “swinging” Monday evening. It was the grand opening of the new city park. Children were seen everywhere swinging on swings, jumping on spring toys and sliding down bright yellow slides. The park is a wonderful addition to our town and everyone was having a good time.
The Greater Milford 1st Annual Texas Music Festival is August 22, 2009. All kinds of fun will be had on this day. There will be lots of good music to be heard by Billy Joe Shaver, Dallahachie Boys, Tucker Peterson, the Shane Howard Band, Ryan Roberts, the Gordon Collier Band, Whiskey Hill, Spivey Crossing and Billy Ewing.
The North Texas Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society stopped at the Milford Depot in Milford on Saturday as they followed the Texas Interurban Railway route from South Dallas to Waco.
When the Ellis County Renegades qualified for the Super Series World Series Tournament in Kerens May 9th, in Desoto May 30th, and again in Kerens June 27th head coach Jason Moore had no idea of the thrills and excitement they were about to undertake. When the Renegades arrived in Colorado Springs, Colorado they wasted no time in establishing themselves as the team to beat.
The Italy School Board of Trustees replaced three teachers Monday evening at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation met Tuesday evening to conduct business and schedule a strategic plan steering committee meeting.
Upchurch Ballfield – Photo retakes will be available for purchase on July 25, starting at 9:00 am. The IYAA end of the season Baseball/Softball Party will be on August 1, starting at 5:00 pm and Football/Cheerleading Sign-ups will take place during both events as well.
Italy T-ballers stirred up the dust earlier this week in the District Tournament in Hillsboro while two other Italy players teamed with the Whitney Wildcats in the 14 & Under Division.
In a special-called meeting this morning, Ellis County Commissioners’ unanimously approved a 90-day burn ban at the recommendation of Fire Marshal’s Investigator Jim Pharr.
Trinity Mission of Italy will kick off its Summer Movie Nights on Friday, July 24 at 8:30 PM. Family friendly movies will be shown on a giant inflatable movie screen under the Texas sky through the months of July, August and September.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 pm. Agenda items include discussion and consideration of necessary action regarding the review of the sub-committee and transferring the EDC funds from TexStar to a local bank and discussion of the strategic plan process.
The Texas Elite Basketball Team has recently qualified for the Prime Time National Basketball Tournament (9th – 10th grade division) and will be playing next week in the Denton/Lewisville area.
Dairy Queen had a full house Friday morning. It was KBEC Italy Listeners Appreciation Day. KBEC radio was there with their representatives, Lori Mosely, Cookie and Gary Bishop with a live remote.
This Saturday, July 18, the Milford Varsity Cheerleaders will have a huge garage sale in downtown Milford. The sale will begin at 8:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm. Car washes will also be available during the sale. Come out and support the cheerleaders in their fund raising efforts!
When I drove up to the park today all I saw was a sea of orange! Twenty employees from the Waxahachie Home Depot, all dressed in orange t-shirts, were putting together equipment, digging holes, spreading gravel, and doing everything possible to get the park ready for it’s grand opening on Monday, July 20th.
The IYAA will be having Football/Cheerleading sign-ups on Saturday, July 18th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Baseball Fields. All players MUST be present to have their picture taken. County issued birth certificates and registration fees must be submitted at the time of sign-up. Eligible players are 2009-2010 school year Kindergarten to 6th graders.
Do you need to clean up your BRUSH and TREE LIMBS?
The City of Italy will have a Brush Only Clean Up Day Saturday, July 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On Monday the George E. Scott Memorial Park was a very busy place. Many people were there preparing for the new park equipment that will be installed on Thursday, July 16. The grand opening of the park is scheduled for Monday, July 20th. Mark your calendar
Trinity Mission has a new administrator, Marie Wood. Marie is no stranger to Trinity Mission. She has worked for Trinity Mission since 1999. From 2005 to 2007 she was the full time administrator.
Milford, Hillsboro and Frost battled it out for 1st place on the final day of the four day District 3 Tournament, hosted by the IYAA in Italy. It was exciting and it was a grind for all the teams. However, after the dust at home plate had settled, it was the Frost Lady Polar Bears that celebrated as Champions.
On Monday, July 13, the Ellis County Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee gathered for its quarterly meeting to hear an update on the progress of the county’s new facilities, being constructed under a bond package approved by voters in May of 2007.
It is no longer necessary to boil the water. Water samples have been taken to the test lab and all results show no signs of harmful bacteria or other microbes. All testing and the results from the testing were monitored by TCEQ.
Day 3 of the IYAA hosted 8 & Under Girls Softball Tournament (Coach pitch) saw area teams continuing to improve their standings in the bracket.
The Italy City Council accepted an offer from the Economic Development Corporation for June, July and August at its monthly meeting Monday evening. At a recent meeting, the EDC voted to give $1,000 per month for three months to the city for the reimbursement for supplies and support staff from the city.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. The agenda denotes a Board Training Workshop to be conducted by Ms. Amber Fulton, a school board consultant.
You’re Invited to Studio GO! during Vacation Bible School at McGilead Missionary Baptist Church July 13 through July 16 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.