Congratulations Italy High School Band

Congratulations to the band for making school history on Saturday. After receiving straight 1st division ratings at the UIL Region Marching contest on Wednesday, the band advanced to the UIL Area Marching contest on Saturday. Competing directly against 16 bands in prelims, the band finished in 5th place, the highest prelims finish in school history.

Milford HS Cross Country State Qualifier


We would like to announce our state qualifier from Milford High School, Mr. Joey Orndorff. Joey ran in the Region 4 Cross Country competition on Monday, October 23, 2017, in Corpus Christi. He placed 7th out of 143 runners with a total time of 18:27.

The Italy Opry Presents A Christmas Special


The Italy Opry’s upcoming Christmas Show will be on Saturday, December 2nd. 2017. It will begin at 7:00 PM in the Family Life Center building at 213 S. Ward St. Italy Texas. It’s going to be an all out incredible show featuring some of the areas best talent, also SANTA CLAUS will be there. An enjoyable Christmas Show for the entire family.

Obituary: Harold Lee Ward, 1931 — 2017

Harold Lee Ward, son of Jim and Edna Ward, born January 11, 1931 in Italy, Texas. He experienced Permanent Change of Station from this life into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on October 20, 2017. (2 Cor. 5:8)

Italy High School Band receives accolades at Whitney Invitational

Image: Drum Majors Antonia Salazar and Isaac Garcia and Colorguard Captain Sarah Burrow.

On Saturday, October 14, the Italy High School Band competed in the Lake Whitney Invitational Marching Contest at Whitney High School. The contest featured bands from 19 different schools from Class 1A, 2A, and 3A in size. At the end of the preliminary round, Italy High School received caption awards for Best Colorguard, 2nd Place in Class, and 1st Division Overall. The band advanced to the finals round, and after their performance finished in 5th place.

Obituary: Jerry Cockerham, 1937 — 2017


Jerry Cockerham, age 79, went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 15, 2017. Jerry was born November 18, 1937 in Italy, Texas, and was preceded in death by his father, William Morgan Cockerham, and his mother, Emily Irene Cockerham.

Obituary: Denny Joe Littlejohn, 1935 — 2017

Denny Joe Littlejohn, age 82, of Italy, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. He was born March 2, 1935 in Italy, Texas to Edgar and Luella C. (Denny) Littlejohn.

Emily Frost Moore Benefit- A Season of Giving


Meet Emily Frost Moore…we call her “our” Emily, because we all want to claim this gentle, precious, and loving young lady that grew up in Maypearl. She graduated from Maypearl High School in 2006. She is 30 years old, married to her husband of four years, and they have just had their first addition to their family: Ander is four months old. Now the hard news: the severe back pain she suffered from during pregnancy has now been diagnosed as Stage 4B Cervical Cancer.

Waxahachie Community Theatre performs Annie


Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of the Broadway classic musical “Annie,” introducing Olivia Leath as Annie and starring Jerry Ellis as Oliver Warbucks. “Annie” is presented in cooperation with Irwin Meyer, Alvin Nederland Associates, Inc. and Lewis Allen Icarus Productions, and is directed by Kasi Jones. Music director is Don Jones.

Italy’s National Night Out planned for Tuesday, October 3, 2017


The Italy Police Department will host the annual National Night Out for 2017 at the Upchurch Field, 200 Dilworth, on Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Italy Fire Department will also have their fire truck at the event. Be sure to stop by and visit with our firemen.