The city of Smithville and Mayor Mark Bunte announce a unique park project for the city that will combine a children’s water recreation area and a memorial space and monument to honor the fallen heroes of Bastrop County.
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 ...
FEMA provides information about how to enjoy a safe holiday and reduce the risk of experiencing a holiday fire. They also talk about how to have a fire-safe winter.
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.
Press Release from FEMA 03/19/2012 02:39 PM EDT: Thunderstorm Safety Tip: If thunder roars, go indoors. There is no safe place outside when a thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is in the area. If severe weather is expected in your area or for more safety tips, visit www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning.
Information on City Services
« Pay My Utility Bill?
« Can I Pay My Utility Bill Online?
« Start Up Utility Service?
« Get Information on Codes and Ordinances?
« Request a Code Variance?
« Report a Code Violation?
« Find Jobs Available at the City of Smithville?
« Contact City Hall?
Doing Business in Smithville and
with the City of Smithville
« Find Information on Codes?
« Start up utility service?
« Find information on Permits and Taxes?
« Contact City Hall?
« Do business with the City of Smithville (vendors)?
« Contact the City Manager?
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
» Smithville Music and Film Commision
The Lost Pines Artisans Alliance (LPAA) is taking the lead on the 2013 Smithville application to become a designated Cultural District through the Texas Commission on the Arts. Please join us at the public meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30PM. The meeting will take place at the LPAA Mary Nichols Art Center and Gallery at 301 Burleson. You can also take the online survey (click on this blog's title to get to the survey). For more information, please contact Jill Strube at 512 237 3282 x 2109.
Did you see Smithville's Veterans Memorial Park in the news? KXAN featured the Park in its segment on the 10 year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.