IYAA hosted softball tournament ends in smiles

Image: Alex hits and sprints

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.

Boil water notice cancelled

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.

Agenda: City Council Meeting July 13, 2009

Image: Italy City Council Agenda – July 13, 2009 (Page 1)

The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, July 13. Along with departmental reports, agenda items include discussion and possible action regarding the addition of a stop sign at the corner of Ward Street and Seay Road and two Economic Development Corporation (EDC) items regarding a contract with the Miracle Development Corporation and reimbursement for administrative duties for the EDC. Also, during closed session, the Board will deliberate necessary action regarding compensation to the City Secretary/Administrator for services provided to the EDC.

Help For Hungry Pets

Image: “AniMeals" — Meals-on-Wheels begins “AniMeals” program to  help clients care for their pets.

This weekend, a new program will begin in Waxahachie to help Meals-on-Wheels clients who cannot afford to buy pet food. “For a homebound person, a pet brings company, but not being able to feed that pet can be a source of heartache,” said Tracy Robinson, director of client services.

Boil order in effect for all of Italy

Due to a large water line break, and the lack of water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system (City of Italy PWS ID # 0700028) to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

Events Around Texas

What are you doing this weekend? If you are interested in traveling around this great state, take a look at the following list of fun and interesting events.

IYAA Softball Tournament will be going all week

Image: Abigail Evans

Miracle comebacks, big plays and ice packs were just some of the going ons surrounding the county wide, Girls Softball District Tournament on Tuesday. The IYAA fielded one team in Ennis and one Grandview while a couple of IYAA players represented Italy at the Upchurch Fields in the 8 & Under Division.

Eighteen Wheeler Flipped on I-35E

Image: Truck Split in Half — This truck looks to be split in half after being flipped.

Around 4:00 AM this morning an eighteen wheeler carrying produce flipped over on I-35E north bound near Chambers Creek. The driver, Amelio Rivas said," I got a little distracted and ran off the road, couldn’t get the truck back on the road and flipped the truck. I am fine, I did not get hurt."

IYAA is having Football/Cheerleading sign-ups on Saturday, July 11

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The IYAA will be having Football/Cheerleading sign-ups on Saturday, July 11th from 10 until 4 at Italy City Hall at 101 W. Main Street. All players MUST be present. 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.

Ewe Pet Petting Zoo comes to Italy

Image: Ewe Pet Petting Zoo — Everyone is enjoying the animals.

You only thought that the fun was over after the Fourth of July! Sunday afternoon on the fifth of July at the Shell station located at the corner of Highway 34 and Kinfolk Lane in Italy the fun was just beginning.

A Navy/Air Force prop plane crashes on local ranch

Image: A restored Navy/Air Force prop plane crashes and leaves a lasting mark — A restored Navy/Air Force prop plane crashed on it’s way to perform in an air show. Thanks to quick actions by the pilot, the crash marks the second time the pilot has survived a plane crash.

Bob Davis, who helps work the land and livestock for the Harper Cattle Company, LLC Ranch in Waxahachie, had his 4th of July start unexpectantly while standing on his front porch. Davis saw what seemed to be an airplane loosing altitude and crashing down into a pasture full of cattle across from his house.

Central Baptist Church is on a mission to Navajo country

Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., fifteen adults and youth from the Central Baptist Church in Italy (CBC), led by Pastor Todd Gray, left mission to the Waterfall Bible Church on the Navajo Indian Reservation located in the “Four Corners” area of Arizona (northeastern corner of AZ).

Richard’s family enters 6th year selling Fireworks

Image: The Richards’ stand — The Richards’ stand is open and ready to help everyone celebrate the 4th of July.

Tina & Allen Richards, with a little help from their family, will be selling fireworks for their 6th consecutive year. From giant jumbo assortment packs for the serious fireworks enthusiast to smaller kid assortment packs for the youngsters, the Richards’ firework stand is the place to go this 4th of July!

Twins Again

Image: Two Beautiful Boys — Charles Gracin Adams (top) and Zachary Penn Adams (bottom) made their grand entrance on June 30th.

There was a “special delivery” for the Adams family this week. Toby and Kelly Adams were blessed with twin boys, Charles Gracin Adams and Zachary Penn Adams. They were born June 30th in Waco Hillcrest Hospital at 11:43 and 11:44 AM.

Let Freedom Ring Around Texas

It is time for a national holiday and you might wonder how to spend the Fourth of July. Watching fireworks, cooking out, having a picnic, taking a drive or camping. Take a look at the fantastic choices for the weekend. No matter what you do or where you go, have fun.

Italy Lions Club Induction and Awards Dinner

Image: Newly Inducted Officers — Here are the officers waiting to be inducted.

Saturday, June 27th around six o’clock at the Church of Christ Annex building the Italy Lions Club had their first awards and installation of officers banquet. Alice Conway District Governor for the Lions Club District 2X1 was there to officially install the incoming officers.

850 Mile Pilgrimage Against Alcohol, Drugs and Abuse

Image: Mauro Avila — He is walking to spread the word of hope and Christ.

You might have seen him today on Highway 35 E heading toward Italy. I am talking about a young man wearing a cape and pulling a wagon tied around his waist running down the highway. You were probably thinking, what in the world is he doing? Well, let me tell you what he is doing.

Agenda: Italy EDC Meeting, June 29

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The next regular meeting of the Italy Economic Development Committee is scheduled for Monday, Jun 29. Agenda items include an audit review by Murray and Associates, discussion and possible action regarding a proposal by David Miracle for professional Economic Development services and discussion and consideration of action regarding the management of EDC administration.

Bake Sale June 27th

BAKE SALE – Saturday, June 27th. 9:00 a.m. until noon. Cornerstone on Main Street in Italy. All proceeds benefit the Youth of Central Baptist Church for camp.

Camp E.D.G.E. Starts Friday

Image: Camp E.D.G.E. — Vacation Bible School is starting on Friday, June 26 at 6:00 pm at the Italy Methodist Church.  Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited.

Hiking, fishing, camping under the stars and telling stories around the campfire. You get the feeling of being outside when you travel to Camp E.D.G.E. (Experience & Discover God Everywhere). The First United Methodist Church of Italy is hosting vacation bible school Friday-Sunday and invites all Pre-K to 6th grade students to participate.

Final Summer Football League Games Today

Image: Italy’s 7-on-7 Passing Team Plays final game Today, at 6:00 p.m. in Italy

The Italy Gladiators Athletic Department has been hosting a 7-on-7 summer passing league this summer. Varsity and J.V. have been mixed together as they competed against Palmer, Rio Vista, Ferris and Blooming Grove. Italy’s final challenge will be today, Thursday, June 25, at 6:00 p.m. in Italy.

Soaring TAKS Scores for Avalon Eagles

Image: The Proud David DelBosque — David DelBosque is the very proud superintendent for Avalon ISD. He is very proud of his students for all of their hard work.

Avalon ISD announced the results of the district’s 2009 TAKS testing. According to school administration, based on preliminary results from all tests taken this school year and an evaluation of all subgroups, Avalon anticipates maintaining the state rating of “Recognized” for the fourth consecutive year.

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