Santa comes to town a top a fire engine

Image: Here Comes Santa Claus — Santa Claus has come to Milford on his fire engine for five years now.

In Milford it has become tradition for Santa Clause to come wish everyone Merry Christmas a top a beautiful red fire engine. The highway is cleared as the siren is sounded and lots and lots of Milford residents greet Santa.

Write a letter to Santa Claus

Image: Terry Adams — Terry Adams (Italy Post Master) is thrilled to have the children write letters to Santa Claus.

Do you remember writing letters to Santa? Do you remember the excitement it stirred inside you? It was such a fun thing to do and made you feel like you had a chance to get at least one thing on your Christmas wish list.

Help for a family in need

Last Sunday, Ashley Wendler’s house exploded with everything she owns inside. Ashley and her two children Alxus and Chase were not in the house so fortunately no one was hurt. But everything they own is gone.

Dallas man spends his 60th birthday in Italy

Image: Frank and Diane — Diane gave her husband Frank a great 60th birthday.

Diane Gasparro wanted to give her husband Frank a special birthday this year since it would be his sixtieth. So, on October first she chartered a bus in Dallas, gathered up about forty five friends and family members and headed to Italy, Texas.

Milford’s National Night Out

Image: Sitting Pretty! — This is what Milford Police Chief Carlos Phoenix looked like before he got dunked.

Tuesday Night in Milford was buzzing with excitement. Once again, the City of Milford went all out for National Night Out. Just about everyone in town was there and having a great time.

Our fathers before us

Image: David and Melinda South — Melinda has great memories of growing up with her father.

Father’s Day is a time to remember your Dad and the good times you shared. It is a day to honor him. Father’s Day (this Sunday, June 20th) is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in fifty-five countries.


Cream of the Crop-Share your favorite recipe

Image: Yummy — Just one of the wonderful flavors you can make by adding cookie wafers to two scoops of ice cream.  The wonderful ice cream sandwich is born.

Every person, big and small, has his own idea of the perfect dish of ice cream. Sandwiches, shakes or cones melting down your arm in the hot sun. Add-ins like M&M’s, cookie bits, fruit or granola go great on butter pecan, peach, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, rocky road-the list is endless.

Shelley Nance Memorial Tree Dedication

Image: A portrait of Samantha Nance on display next to her tree — A portrait of Samantha (Shelley) Nance stands next to the tree dedicated in Shelley’s memory that was planted in the courtyard at Italy High School to commemorate her amazing life that ended much to soon in the fall of 2009.

Samantha (Shelley) Nance, a brilliant artist and a 2007 IHS graduate, will continue to be lovingly remembered after her Memorial Garden dedication ceremony at Italy High School on Monday, May 24, held to honor her life.

Santa Letters

Image: Santa waits for letters — Terry Adams, Post Master for Italy Post Office encourages you to have your child write a letter to Santa.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! What child wouldn’t want to write Santa Claus a letter and tell Santa just exactly what they want for Christmas? And then get a reply from Santa? The United States Post Office is making this possible again, this year. They are ready for Santa’s letters.

Bring the World Into Your Home

Cherie Timmes, Spanish teacher at Italy High School, took her very first exchange student into her home this fall. Her student, Anette, from Norway, settled into the Texas life with enthusiasm.

Engagement: Lindsay Brogdon and Seth Buchanan

Image: Lindsey and Seth — Wedding date is set for August 22, 2009

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.

Man on stilts spotted on Hwy 34

Image: Man on Stilts — David Horner practicing walking on stilts for his job at Screams Halloween Theme Park.

As I was driving down Highway 34, Tuesday afternoon around 4:00 PM, I could not believe my eyes. I took a double take and yes I really did see a man walking down the highway on stilts.