Don't forget to vote! Early voting makes it really easy to pick a day and time to come in and cast your ballot.
The Smithville City Hall is open to voting during the following dates and times:
Monday, October 18 to Saturday, October 23: 8AM - 5PM
Monday, October 25 to Wednesday October 27: 8AM - 5PM
Thursday, October 28 and Friday October 29: 7AM - 7PM
November 2, Election Day: 7AM - 7PM
For more information, please click on the following links:
Bastrop County Elections (including Sample Ballot)
Secretary of State and VOTEXAS Voter Information (including Voter Registration)
Project VOTE (for Teachers and Students -- to encourage future voters)
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.
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!
CAMPO Public Meeting, Tuesday April 1, 5:30-8:00: Please see information about the upcoming CAMPO Public Meeting/Open House. We need to have a good Smithville showing—please help spread the word.Of particular interest to us is the engineering study in Smithville on SH 95 stretching from Loop 230 out to the High School. This involves the study that you may have read about in the paper recently (http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/leftovers-good-for-smithville/nfCBh/).
Look out Google Fiber! Thanks to LiveAir Networks, Smithville is getting the infrastructure we need to join the ranks of cities like Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Chattanooga, Portland and the San Francisco Bay area. What this means is that you will have faster internet service with no delays to downloading and no buffering of videos. No limits means you can use technology to its fullest potential. For more information, contact LiveAir Network: www.liveair.net and read about it at http://www.liveair.net/about/blog/press-releases/gigabit-internet-coming-to-smithville-la-grange-in-december/?residential
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."
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