Veterans Memorial Park intends to pay tribute to everyone who has worn a uniform with pride and dignity. The park was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 before an estimated 1,100 attendees. The park is open from 8 am to dusk.
Welcome to the new City of Smithville web site. The web site will have many new interactive features allowing residents to conduct business with City Hall and other City entities online. Soon residents will be able to locate City Services online, pay utility bills online and keep up with City Counci...
Online payment of City of Smithville Utility bills is now available. You can now have the convenience of paying your bill online by credit card, saving you time, gas and stamps!
April 1, 2010 the City of Smithville Utility Department will start accepting ACH payments (automatic bank draft transactions). Note that there is no fee for this service. The Utility Department will debit monthly variable amounts. Credit card draft authorization cutaotmers can easily switch to the ...
Emergency Drought Restrictions have been lifted.
Results from lab on February 20, 2014.
Agenda for the Council's Jan. 13, 2014 Meeting
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Smithville Attractions and Events
Smithville, founded in 1829, is a small rural town with a population of just under 5000 people. Named after William Smith, an early settler in the town, Smithville was originally a town of seventeen families, although that number leapt once a railroad was built through the town. The town's historic commercial and residential areas remain largely unchanged since their construction, and the friendly atmosphere makes Smithville a pleasant place to sightsee and even consider as a hometown.
As of December 2, 2006, Smithville holds the record for baking the world's largest gingerbread man, which made it into the Guinness World Records. During the 16th Annual Festival of Lights, a 20-foot-tall gingerbread man, weighing 1,308 lbs. and 8 oz., was put together with help from the entire community. This accomplishment can be seen in the 2009 edition (p.124) of Guinness World Records, and the giant cookie sheet stands in the Train Park as a monument to the community's closeknit atmosphere.
Link to the Chamber of Commerce
Link to the Smithville Community Network
Smithville was the first city in Texas to recieve the "Film Friendly City" designation from the Texas Film Commission. Recently, a number of films have had part or all of their scenes shot in Smithville, including Hope Floats, Tree of Life, Artois the Goat, Five Time Champion, Martha, and Shady Texas.
»Link to Information on filming Ordinances
Thanks to everyone who made the Texas Independence Day (Sunday, March 2) Dedication of Independence Park such a success, despite the weather. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial sold out of their 150 lunch plates, the auction brought in about $4,000 (Modern Woodmen will match that with an additional $2,500), and about 60 people were able to be comfortable inside the Recreation Center to hear the dedication speeches. Thanks to Mayor Mark Bunte, Mac Simpson, Judge David Herrington, Representative Tim Kleinschmidt, County Judge Paul Pape, and Carol Snyder (president of the Smithville Heritage Society) for providing such stirring words to set Independence Park as a uniquely commemorative place to tell Smithville's story. Judge Paul Pape's truly inspiring remarks are included if you click on "more."
Sunday, March 2, 2014: Join us at Independence Park to Celebrate Texas Independence Day! Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial will provide BBQ plates starting at 11AM (tickets on sale now at City Hall and the Smithville Public Library). The Dedication Presentation will begin at 12:30, and a Live Auction will follow at about 1PM. See you there!