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.
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.
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.
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.
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Italy under the direction of Preston E. Dixon, Pastor, will be hosting the Mt. Gilead Men’s Basketball Shoot-Out at the Italy High School Gymnasium July 31 – August 1.
What an exciting night of District Tournament softball! The IYAA is hosting the 8 & Under Girls Softball Division all week long.
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.
If you walk down Main Street in downtown Milford don’t be surprised to see a large man with an eye patch and wearing a kilt sitting out in front of his
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.
Where has the time gone? Twenty six years have flown by…
In a special meeting on Tuesday, July 7, Ellis County Commissioners voted unanimously to award the contract for construction of the Ellis County Sub Courthouse in Ennis to Prime Construction Company of Arlington with a price of $1,426,055.
I wish to advise and alert our district patrons and businesses of a fund raising scam currently being attempted by (DBA) “End Zone Sports.”
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."
Back in 1926 the Dallas – Waco electric interurban rail road had reached Milford Texas. Milford began a slow decline due to the depression and in 1948-49 the railroad was closed down.
Part of an elaborate, multi-town, Girls District Softball Tournament, The IYAA will be hosting 8 & Under Coach Pitch tournament games in Italy at the Upchurch Fields starting Tuesday, July 7-10 (The games were rescheduled to Tuesday due to rain).
On behalf of the Ellis County Renegades 12 and Under baseball team, Chick-fil-A® in Waxahachie will be sponsoring “Spirit Night” on Monday, July 6th between 5-8 p.m.
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.
The Italy Park Board will meet on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The meeting will begin at 6:30 in the council chambers behind the police department. The agenda items pertain to the upcoming construction and grand opening of the new park equipment.
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.
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.
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).
Meals-on-Wheels client, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie, will be the first to tell you, he’s no hero, though he served his country not only at Okinawa during World War II, but he didn’t hesitate when his country needed him again during the Korean conflict.
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!
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.
A driver for the TXI Transportation Company out of Dallas was traveling to a job site between Waxahachie and Forreston when his 18-wheeler took a turn for the worst.
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.
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.
The 9th annual Above The Rim Invitational Basketball Tournament was held Friday and Saturday night at the Old Gym in Italy. Italy Basketball Coach Larry Mayberry and Milford’s Basketball Coach Otis Carter organized this year’s event.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation hired David Miracle of Ovilla as a consultant for the corporation at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
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.
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.
Guess who turned ninety-six this month at Trinity Mission? Well let me tell you, it was: Odell Kelley, Helen Honsicker and Lillie Speer! June Frame turned one hundred this month!
The Bronze Star Medal has been awarded to Sergeant First Class Farrin W. Kerr of Italy, Texas for dedication and service to Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2008 to July 2009.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties have released their meals menu for July 2009. These meals are subject to change.
We knew they would be better. We knew they would be good. After witnessing Italy in action during the 7-on-7 all passing league Thursday at Willis Field, we can now expect the Italy Gladiators to be great next season.
Four days of basketball camp to make an impression. Four days for an opportunity to be a new player. Just four days. Four chances for glory.
Waxahachie Lady Indians, Head Basketball Coach Leslie Priebe, was invited by Lady Gladiators Head Coach, Stacy McDonald, to work with the team on running offensive sets during a one-day camp on Thursday.
The IHS Boys basketball teams finish summer league play strong and hope to leave a mark in the tournament that starts Monday, June 29 and ends Tuesday June 30.
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.
When you travel down Main Street downtown Italy you will see a beautiful new bank front on the now First State Bank of Italy. But that is not the only thing new about this bank.
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.
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.
The Italy School Board of Trustees named Tanya Parker the new junior high/high school principal and Penelope Mattson the Director of Special Programs at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
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.