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.Read more»
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.Read more»
Preliminary drawings are on display at City Hall and will be discussed at the January 24 Safe Routes to School meeting. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at Mary A. Brown Primary School. Please join us!Read more»
The 2nd Summit Smithville Expo is right around the corner. Please join us to find out more about what you can do to help make your garden, home, ranch, and business greener. Main Street, Smithville. 10AM to 4PM. Speakers, exhibitors, demonstrations... Something for everyone.Read more»
Many thanks to all the people who volunteered their time, who contributed funds, and who generally made the December 8th fundraiser for Blue Santa and the Veterans Memorial Park a great success.Read more»
In 2009, Smithville became a member of Cities of Service, which was created out of a call to action by finding new and innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers. Our Smithville Plan of Service, "Volunteer Smithville! Small Town / Big Hearts," was created as a result of our membership, and provides an outline of how the City can continue to support and assist our volunteer organizations, using the Safe Routes to School Crossing Guard program as a model.
Many residents have noticed our solar panels and a few may have already looked at the information available on the internet about how much energy it is producing ( http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=smithville ). We need your input about other potential energy sources for Smithville. Please take this quick survey to let us know what you think. Thank you!
UT has a "test house" that lets them experiment with different practices and show what the best ways are to save energy at home. Check out their website on saving energy and money.
As 2011 is winding down, we have just a few final components to discuss to complete our Comprehensive Plan. Please join us to discuss your ideas about our Transportation Needs, Housing Issues, and using the Arts for Economic Development. Three meetings will take place in December. Following those meetings, LCRA will compile all the data we've provided on Historic Preservation, Economic Development, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and so on. The Final Report will be available to the public early in 2012.
Many thanks to the sponsors, speakers, vendors, and volunteers for making the Saturday, 11/5 Summit Smithville EXPO a great success. We hope that everyone who participated had a great day and got the information they need to make some green improvements in our area. On November 19, the Bastrop County EXPO: Building a better tomorrow, will feature more than 70 exhibitors and speakers. Go to the Bastrop Convention & Exhibition Center on Chestnut Avenue in Bastrop between 9AM and 6PM to learn all you need to know to help rebuild in Bastrop County.
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