Hormel Foods Corporation and Brookshire Grocery Co. are donating $100,000 in Hormel Cure 81 half hams to food banks throughout BGC’s market area to help feed people in need this holiday season.
Mrs. Kate Droll died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at home in Italy with family at her side.
The Italy ISD School Board will have a hearing and a monthly meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Italy HS Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Hearing time is slated for 6:30pm followed by the monthly meeting at 7pm.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The following Italy JH students competed and placed at this year’s District 19 UIL (University Interscholastic League) academic meet on December 7 at Frost HS:
On Saturday, Nov., 4th students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro traveled to Giddings, Texas to compete in an invitational Tae Kwon Do Tournament. Two students who live in Italy returned home with double 1st place trophies — Nick Sam and Michael Bryant.
Italy, Texas, December 13, 2017 – The Italy Police Department will take part in a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Additional officers whose primary focus will be to locate and arrest impaired drivers will be on duty.
“Attached are the T-Shirt designs to support the Lady Gladiator Basketball team. Please let [Coach Walker] or [Coach Richards] know if you’re interested in purchasing a shirt….It’s time for us to #RiseUp its a #New Season but we playing for the #Same Reason! Thanks for your support in advance.”
When Emmy Cunningham started Kindergarten at Stafford Elementary, she already knew she loved playing basketball. She began playing at the age of 4 and loved it immediately. That love of basketball is still very evident today to her family, coaches, teammates and supporters.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation will have a meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in their offices located at 109 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30.
See the attached flyer for more information regarding the annual Victron Energy Lighting Contest.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Italy community came together to celebrate the Christmas season. Despite the cold, crisp weather, everyone had smiles on their faces. People visited with each other. Children played. Vendors prepared for what they hoped would be a great day.
The Italy Food Pantry received a very special donation on Monday of this week. Annabelle Glover and her family delivered a table full of groceries to the local food pantry.
The Italy City Council will have a monthly meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Earlene Janes, 101, of Levelland and formally of Sundown passed away on December 4, 2017.
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
Attached is the Pool Play Bracket and Championship Bracket for the December 7th thru 9th Italy Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Italy Christmas Celebration Committee would like to thank the following businesses for their sponsorship this year. Without their generosity and willingness to help, the celebration would not have been possible.
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
See attached flyer for more information.
Italy Ministerial Alliance Christmas Program and Tree Lighting Service at Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward Street, Sunday, December 3, 5 p.m. After the service, we willl all walk over to the city pavilion for the treelighting service and hot chocolate provided by the City.
See the attached bracket for the tournament in Venus where Italy’s varsity boys will be playing November 30 thru December 2nd. Good luck Italy!
Poem by Ron Scott 2017
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Attached is the weekly bulletin of the Italy Church of Christ.
The Stafford Student council, under the direction of Maggie Westrick and Kim Varner, organized a food drive for the Italy Food Pantry during October and November.
The second six-weeks honor roll has been released by the Italy High School/Junior High School. Congratulations to these students and their teachers for their hard work.
Italy Christmas Celebration
December 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
On November 15, 2017 Charles Herman Adams passed away at the Trinity Mission and Rehabilitation Center in Italy, Texas. Charles was born to Elfa (Carter) & Herman Adams in Ike, Texas on November 22, 1928. Charles married Dorothy Fay Allen on January 8, 1949 in Waxahachie, Texas and celebrated 68 years of marriage as of this year. Charles served in the United State Marine Corp.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation Board will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation office located at 109 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30.
See attached order form for more information.
The mighty Italy Gladiators will challenge the De Leon Bearcats in the UIL Class 2A D1 Bi-District playoff round this Thursday, November 16 in Granbury. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 dollars for children. THSCA and District passes accepted. Go Gladiators!
The Student Health Advisory Committee will again be holding meetings for the 2017-2018 school year.
Performances will be held Friday, December 8 thru Sunday, December 10. See attached flyer for details.
Earlyne (Hyles) Stephens, 99, of Garland, Texas, passed away surrounded by family, Oct. 24, 2017, at Mesquite Specialty Hospital in Mesquite, Texas. Born October 23, 1918, in Italy, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Willis Athey and Coystal Mattie (Frasure) Hyles.
The Italy City Council will have a regular meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Marcia Ellen Maxwell, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.
Italy High School has a football event coming up, Italy vs Axtell Varsity Football on Friday, November 10, 2017. Click the link below to see what events are conveniently available for purchase online.
Last week, Italy Special Olympics students from both campuses participated in their annual bowling competition in Garland at AMF Lanes.
Free fruits and vegetables every third Wednesday of the Month.
The Italy ISD will honor the military for a Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 9:00 am in the High School Dome. We will have donuts and coffee at 8:30 in the dome for all veterans and their families. All veterans along with the entire community are welcome to attend.
After a disappointing loss at the Bi-District competition in Sachse against Tom Bean last week, the Lady Gladiator volleyball players received great compliments at the 2017 District 12-2A All-District Meeting on November 1st. The Lady Gladiators walked away with the most honors! Your Lady Gladiators were Runners Up in the District, but earned the first seed going into the 2A playoffs.
A Italy Lions Club recycle bin will be set up at Italy’s home football game this Friday night, November 10th, 2017. Stop by the table and bring your old glasses and help a person in need.
The Community Activities Committee is seeking Board members and Volunteers to help so we may continue having Festivals and Events in The City of Italy. We currently do not have enough members or volunteers to have the upcoming Christmas event.
Senior T’Keyah Pace is on her way to #back2back state trips to Round Rock, Texas for Cross Country. T’Keyah advanced from 3rd in District to 5th at Regionals and has been training to bring a medal back home to Italy, Texas. They don’t call us the Biggest little town in Texas for nothing!!!!
Poem by Ron Scott, 2017
You are invited to the Italy ISD Thanksgiving lunch.
Stafford Elementary Campus’ Luncheon: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Italy High School Campus’ Luncheon: Thursday, November 16, 2017