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 ...
Smithville will be applying to the Texas Commission on the Arts for a Cultural District Designation. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30PM at the Lost Pines Artisans' Alliance -- Mary Nichols Art Center and Gallery at 301 Burleson (Loop 230 and Burleson). If you are not able to attend the meeting, you may contact Jill Strube at 512 237 3282 x 2109 or take the Cultural District Survey (see "details" about this article).
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.
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
To help those affected by the tornado on 5/15/13: http://www.granbury.org/documents/154/Relief%20Help%20%20Hood%20County%20Tornados_201305161245152346.pdf
Flags are at half-mast today to commemorate National Peace Officer Memorial Day. Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is observed during Police Week.