Barry Byers enjoys his 15 minutes of fame to help Italy Neotribune purchase a high-end camera to better capture those special moments that only our community and the kids can create.
Vandals hit the Italy Cemetery recently leaving destruction and devastation in their tracks. Many historic tombstones in Section 5 and Section 6 were damaged, some beyond repair.
Ryan Keith Mason was sentenced to 68 years in prison on August 16, 2013. The 41 year old Italy resident was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by an Ellis County jury.
First responders from both the Italy Fire Department and the Forreston Volunteer Fire Department contain a Sunday morning porch fire at a home located on White Street in Italy.
On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at around 5:30am, The Italy Police Department discovered that someone had thrown pears at the department’s windows and doors. Several pears were found lying on the sidewalk in front of the police department. Officers were then notified by several other downtown merchants that they had received the same vandalism, also with pears.
The youth of First Baptist Church of Italy were given the opportunity for “hands on” missions last week during their annual camp. For the first time, instead of going to another location out of town, the camp was held at the church here in Italy. This year’s theme was “Do Something.”
The Italy Fire Department’s first responders were dispatched this morning at 9:15 a.m. to deal with a small grass fire that resulted from downed power lines at Highway 77 and 1036 Martinez Road.
If you were in front of the TV or blowdrying your hair this morning around 9:30, you might have been interrupted. Most of the city of Italy lost power for an hour and a half or so.
On Saturday, June 15th, over 1,000 cyclists converged on our sleepy hamlet for the 28th Annual Tour d’Italia. Lone Star Cyclists hosted the event benefitting Italy High School, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and other North Texas charities. The weather was as good as it gets and the Lone Star Cyclists once again enjoyed their ride through the countryside.
On May 3rd, 2013, the first Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration took place in downtown Italy at it’s new pavilion. The weather could not have co-operated more as it was a warm evening. There was lots of good food, lots of good music and lots of contest winners which adds up to a great time and a successful event.
Italy — Avoid traveling north on Highway 35 toward Waxahachie. A tractor trailer exploded and caught fire backing up traffic for several hours along Chambers Creek Bridge. The south side is running smoothly. The photos taken in this article were taking by Italy Neotribune just before 3:00 p.m. with cleanup crews just arriving to the scene.
With a suspect on the run from law enforcement, nearby Monolithic employees were on full alert.
As in previous Easter egg hunts, fun was abounding on Saturday morning. Children from Italy and beyond grabbed their baskets or buckets and enjoyed hunting eggs at two different places. Thrilled with the thoughts of eggs filled with surprises, the kids checked high and low to fill up their basket. The first egg hunt was at the Dunlap Library and afterwards, the children moved to the Upchurch Ball Fields for the Mayor’s fulfilled gathering.
Watch the short film that was filmed in Italy, Texas and directed and Written by Aoife McArdle on behalf of 55dsl, an Italian based clothing company.
You may know Doris Mitchell as the proprietor of the Uptown Cafe here in Italy, but she is also known as the ‘Citizen of the Month’ for January. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer person!
Another section of St. Mary Cemetery is bulldozed over by land developers while local law enforcement agencies and politicians avoid the issue.
John Arkusinski, D.O. will be relocating his medical practice to Ennis but will continue offering family healthcare before and after the move to all his patients.
Italy’s 2012 Christmas Festival & Parade featured the recently constructed pavilion with vendor booths located on the inside, outside and up and down the sidewalks lining main street with several downtown businesses joining in the holiday fun.
Saturday, December 15th was the big day to decide the winners for the Victron Italy Lighting Contest. The judges really had their work cut out for them. So many beautiful Christmas scenes all around our quaint little town. It had to be very hard to decide the winners.
We all know that our little community in Italy, Texas has spirit especially when it comes to our Gladiators. But, our community also has the Christmas Spirit. If you have some free time you should get in your car and take a ride around our beautiful town after the sun has gone down. You will see the most beautiful Christmas scenes lit up all over town.
Filming for an Italian based fashion design company using the City of Italy as its backdrop will wrap up production on Wednesday.
Downtown Italy was the place to be on Halloween as huge crowds went trick-or-treating on main street receiving candy from local businesses.
Order your customized brick(s) to permanently be on display along the walls of the new outdoor pavilion currently under construction in downtown Italy.
Local businesses along Main Street in Italy will have Trick or Treating on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Take time to stroll the downtown streets from 4:00pm to 5:00pm and allow your little goblin to get some goodies for our local vendors.
The City of Italy hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to dedicate the town’s new community center as old friends return home to the Italy Opry.
Attention IHS Alumni Class of 2007 —A reunion will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 871 Stafford Road in Italy. This is the Saturday after the homecoming football game. We are inviting the classes of 2006 and 2008 as well and hoping to have as many people there as possible.
Italian based fashion company seeks casting for a short film to be directed in Italy on November 3rd – 5th.
There will be a ribbon cutting for the Italy Boze Community Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The community is invited to the festivities that will begin at 6:30pm at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Refreshments will be provided by Italy City Hall.
National Night out hosted by Chief Diron Hill and the Italy Police Department both educates and entertains.
Downtown Milford was filled with action on Tuesday night about 6:00 pm. There was music, food galore, snow cones, cupcakes, a bounce house, a dunking booth, sand art and more. Nearly 300 Milford folks came out to have a good time at Milford’s National Night Out.
Community Center demo photographs that eventually paved the way for construction of the new outdoor pavilion center.
The South Ellis County Water Supply Corporations’ resent Boil Water Notice has been rescinded as of Monday, October 1, 2012.
A rally held on location to help SAVE St. Mary Cemetery, located between Italy and Avalon, draws activist in from different parts of the country.
Due to a malfunction at the 77 well and reduced water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, South Ellis County Water Supply Corp. PWS #0 7000 43 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
Local residents, Sam Nance and Clay Riddle, were recognized at Texas Royal Ambassadors and Challengers Mission Rally this past Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Hank Hollywood, Athletic Director of Italy High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce Italy High School’s athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking athletic posters and will help the athletic department raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Hank Hollywood urges all business to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort.
Help save the ST. Mary Cemetery by attending a rally on Saturday, September 1, at 12:00 Noon in front of the cemetery on Hughes Cemetery Road between Italy and Avalon.
The Milford Police Department is auctioning off vehicles at www.renebates.com. Be sure to place your bids A.S.A.P.!
Dale Hansen was joined by cheerleaders and mascots at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie to shoot the first commercial for the inaugural “2012 Dale Hansen Football Classic.”
Milford Police Chief Carlos Phoenix spots an aircraft going down near Highway 35 and flies to the scene.
Both the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department arrive on scene to raise money for “Shop with a Cop” that will benefit deserving families during the Christmas holiday.
The skies may have surprised everyone with a little rain and thunder but the weather did not stop any fireworks or competition on the field. Guns & Hoses, a local fundraiser, arrived in Italy on Saturday night with all the bells and whistles and there was fun for everyone—all for a good cause, Shop With A Cop.
Calling all fans! Calling all fans! A “Guns & Hoses” charity softball game on Saturday, July 7, will be a fundraiser for “Shop with a COP.”
A listing of local plumbers that are equipped to install new shutoff valves for home and property owners within the Italy city limits.
The Italy Water Tower is receiving a fresh coat of paint from courageous painters.
Good weather brought groups of cyclists to Italy on Saturday. The 27th Annual Tour d’Italia was sponsored by the Lone Star Cyclists and over 1050 people registered and rode the countryside around Italy. Membership chairman, Rhea Reedy, estimated 555 people registered on Saturday morning, before the ride.
On 6/2/2012 at around 23:31 hours, the Italy Police Department along with Milford Police Department, Ellis County Sherriff’s Office and Maypearl Police Department, responded to a reported shooting at the 600 block of Hardeman Street. No one was reported to be injured in the shooting.
Wednesday morning there was all kinds of summer fun being had at the Haight’s. There were water slides, trains, games, a petting zoo and they even had a zip line! We can’t forget about all the goodies they had to eat like pizza, snow cones and brownies.
Between May 21 and June 3, including Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement throughout Texas will be working overtime to issue tickets to drivers and passengers who aren’t buckled up. Drivers with children who aren’t properly secured will get a citation, too.
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