ITALY — “The Biggest Little Town in Texas” is home to the newest Love’s Travel Stop at Interstate 35E, Exit 386. The new travel stop in Italy gives residents, travelers and professional drivers a new place to purchase fuel, snacks and last-minute Halloween candy.

The 24-hour, 10,500 square foot facility adds approximately 30 jobs to Ellis County. The travel stop provides customers with a Carl’s Jr. restaurant, gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, merchandise, name-brand electronics and more. Professional drivers can take advantage of seven showers, 97 truck parking spaces and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.

“We are excited to become a part of the Italy community in the heart of Texas,” said Tom Love, founder and executive chairman of Love’s Travel Stops. “We look forward to offering ‘Clean Places, Friendly Face’ Love’s is known for to residents, professional drivers and travelers.”

Love’s will donate $2,000 to Stafford Elementary School as a part of a ribbon cutting to be held in conjunction with the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. The check will be presented at the new Love’s at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10. Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend the ribbon cutting. 

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 350 locations in 40 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 12,000 people and is currently ranked No. 13 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, visit