The benefit for Casey Valdez took place this past Saturday evening around 5:00 PM. Everyone was there. The Milford Senior Citizens Hall was filled with people purchasing the barbeque dinners.
Laura and Randy Brogdon of Italy, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Brogdon, to Seth Buchanan, son of Earl and Jennifer Buchanan of Italy, Texas, and Roland and Kelly Cale of Waxahachie.
The Italy City Council spent a good deal of time Monday evening discussing three-way stop signs recently installed by the city at Seay Road and South Ward Street.
The Board of Trustees of the Italy ISD will have a called meeting on Monday, August 10, 2009. The board will conduct a budget workshop for the 2009-2010 school year operating budget. There will also be a presentation by Mr. Bill Herries of A+ Learning Systems.
The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, August 10. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 6:30. Agenda items include setting the 2009 Property Tax Rates, establishing hours of operation of the George E. Scott Memorial Park, and Ronald Janek will be addressing the Council concerning the stop signs placed at Seay and Ward Streets.
The first week of two-a-days for the Gladiators has come to an end, but not without having a little contact before the weekend.
J. R. “Bob” Cole, age 82, of Italy, passed away Friday morning, August 7, 2009 at his home in Italy. He was born July 12, 1927.
There will be a booster club meeting on Monday, August 10th at 7PM in the High School Cafeteria. This will be a planning and informational meeting. Football and Volleyball season is upon us and we will be gearing up for Homecoming, T-shirt sales, and new fund raising ideas.
Your 2008-2009 Italy Gladiators Yearbook will be a treasured keepsake and a lasting memory of the 2008-2009 school year at Italy High School.
Don’t forget this Saturday August 8th, at 5:00 PM is the benefit for Manny and Casey Valdez. It will be held at the Milford Community Center.
Come and join the fun at First Baptist Church of Italy on August 10th – 14th for a “Cajun” vacation Bible school. It is a Cajun theme this year so watch out for the Crocodiles!
Are you ready for school to start? Let’s get registered. Milford ISD registration will begin on August 14th.
The Italy Gladiators are gearing up for a run at the District Championship with two-a-day practices beginning this week. Head Coach Craig Bales has his full coaching staff from last season and has his players thirsty for the title.
The Italy School Board of Trustees hired three teachers for the 2009-2010 school term Monday at a called council meeting.
New student registration at Italy High School will be held on Monday, August 10 thru 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration for returning students will be on Wednesday, August 12.
The IYAA Football season gets underway Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballfields. The A-Team (Majors), the B-Team (Minors) and the C-Team (Bantam) will each have their first practice to meet the coaches and their teammates.
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.