Memorial Park Project

Memorial Park Project

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. 
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City Hall On The Web

City Hall On The Web

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...
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Online Utility Payments

Online Utility Payments

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!

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Automatic Monthly Payments Available

Automatic Monthly Payments Available

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 ...
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Alerts and Bulletins

Drinking Water Lab Results

 Results from lab on February 20, 2014.

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Smithville's 2013-14 Fiscal Year Budget Released

The Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget for the City of Smithville, in effect from Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, provides details on property tax rates, long-term debt obligations, the General Fund, Utility Fund and expenses for the city's 16 departments. 

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Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team

The Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) helps wildfire survivors with recovery assistance. If you need help or if you want to volunteer, please contact them. Call 512-321-2868, email the BCLTRT, or go to the BCLTRT website.

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Information for Visitors

Smithville Attractions and Events

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Welcome to Smithville

Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce

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 Regional Hospital
 

Filming In Smithville

"Film Friendly Smithville"

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

City Blog

Sam Houston State University and the Texas Cultural Trust Study in Smithville

Smithville was chosen as one of six communities to find out what people think about the arts and cultural activities and overall perceptions about quality of life. They have pre-selected 2,100 households at random from all of these communities, and will begin mailing out the surveys in early August. Many thanks to everyone who participates in this important study. They will share their results with the City of Smithville to help our community leaders understand your concerns and your ideas.

National Small Business Week: May 12-16

The Small Business Association (SBA) is providing free webinars and recognizing Small Businesses during the week of May 12-16 (for more information: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/let%E2%80%99s-celebrate-national-small-business-week-%E2%80%93-across-country-and-online-0). The City of Smithville and the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate our Small Businesses this week and every week!  

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