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Micklethwait Craft Meats Opens Second Location in Smithville
BBQ giant opens first brick-and-mortar
"...Saturday, he’s set to open his first brick-and-mortar in Smithville with partner and pit master Ren Garcia...."

Feb. 8, 2019 Food Post by Savannah J Salazar

Micklethwait Barbecue's Smithville Location Announces Closure
Out-of-town expansion of the popular food truck says goodbye
"...on Thursday, February 27, Micklethwait Market and Grocery in Smithville is now closed after one year in operation...."

Feb. 27, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Bastrop, Smithville ISD's to Resume (Not So) Regular School Days
Bastrop, Smithville schools set to reopen on Monday, September 12
"...Bastrop ISD. and Smithville ISD announced that area schools will resume classes on..."

Sept. 10, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Restaurant Options to Pair With Smithville's Small-Town Charm
Things to do when you're out east of the big city
"...the horizon each morning, and eventually you’ll cross into Smithville...."

May 15, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Armadillo Den Opens on Manchaca, Jester King Celebrates a Tenner, Smithville Gets Meaty, and but There’s Some Sad News, Too
All the news that’s fit to make your taste buds quiver
"...Meanwhile, out in Smithville, a Mexican slow-cooked barbecue and butcher joint called Carne..."

Dec. 16, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Armadillo Den Opens on Manchaca, Jester King Celebrates a Tenner, Smithville Gets Meaty, and but There’s Some Sad News, Too
All the news that’s fit to make your taste buds quiver

Dec. 18, 2020 Food Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Restaurant Options to Pair With Smithville’s Small-Town Charm
Things to do when you’re out east of the big city

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...dumping grounds of January and February, this locally lensed (Smithville, Bastrop) thriller manages some wiggy, weird moments that might..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival: The Teller and the Truth
Texas filmmaker attempts to cherchez la femme
"...disappearance of a bank teller named Francis Wetherbee in Smithville, Texas, The Teller and the Truth combines elements of..."

Nov. 2, 2015 Screens Post by Caitlin Moore

Slabs, Screw, and Stories from the Country: Deezie Brown & EC Mayne Soundtrack Bastrop County
Candy Blue Like Screw reclaims Texas rap heritage
"...Pat or one of those guys, but from a Smithville/Bastrop standpoint...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Film News
Terrence Malick drops a 60,000 pound Tree in Smithville
"...'Tree' comes to Smithville..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Campfire Horror Story
How Carole Keeton Strayhorn and the state destroyed a healing camp for kids
"...on 120 acres of piney wilderness just west of Smithville that had been in operation since 1982. The camp..."

Nov. 21, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Day Trips
Eat barbecue for breakfast at Zimmerhanzel's BBQ in Smithville.
"...the Colorado River and the historic business district of Smithville. Out of this unobtrusive little shop comes the great..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Updated Wildfire Relief Information
Updated Wednesday, September 7, 1:14pm
"...Wednesday, September 7th at the Austin, Bastrop, Leander, and Smithville shelters. If you're available, please email with your..."

Sept. 7, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Capitol Briefs
"...The Lege has voted to include the Elgin and Smithville ISDs in the Austin Community College District. The legislation,..."

May 25, 2007 News Column

David Fisher, Butt-inski
A profile of David Fisher, volunteer sleuth in the Rodney Reed murder case
"...onto his Bastrop County property, so he met with Smithville Times reporter Tyanna Tyler. During their meeting, Fisher said,..."

March 1, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Travis County GOP Chair Alan Sager is considering organizing a petition drive to recall Kirk Waston and City Council; Jerry Rusthoven is Jackie Gooman's new aide; Linda Dailey is Danny Thomas' aide; Will Wynn has hired Frank Kopic as his executive secretary; Kristen Vassallo leaves Bill Spelman's office to become Kirk Watson's chief of staff; Smithville residents are opposed to zoning change
"...Out Smithville way, developers are cashing in on the historic town's..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

We Have an Issue: Wash Your Damn Hands
On SXSW, and coronavirus, and SXSW and coronavirus
"...Market and Grocery – the brick-and-mortar location in Downtown Smithville, 45 miles outside of Austin – had closed after..."

March 6, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Fall is full of fairs and fests
"...Smithville Photo Festival Oct. 13, Smithville,"

Oct. 1, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...Library (404 N. Main St., Elgin); Wed., July 25, Smithville First National Bank (312 Main St., Smithville); and Thu.,..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Halloween Is Serious Business
Behind the gates at Scream Hollow and the House of Torment
"...Down the road in Smithville, there's a different kind of terror out at old..."

Oct. 31, 2017 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Into the Woods at Scream Hollow
Behind the scenes at the local destination horror house
"...a forest, with access to a major road. The Smithville location gave him exactly that, plus it was close..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Bastrop Fire Volunteer Opportunities
Learn how to aid victims of last week's blaze
"...By Tuesday, the blaze, which has consumed swathes of Smithville and Buescher State Park, was near 80% contained...."

Oct. 20, 2015 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
Lineup drops the latest from Todd Haynes and a Hank Williams biopic
"...Tale, about a bank teller gone missing in Seventies Smithville, Texas. See "Pause/Play," for a profile on Shapter. For..."

Aug. 19, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

News Ticker: November 1
All the news that's fit to blog
"...have contaminated a private pond and two reservoirs in Smithville. Turns out oil, like hope, floats...."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Everything the Traffic Will Allow
"...The Rocky Horror Show: July 19-Aug. 11, Playhouse Smithville, 110 Main, Smithville. 512/360-7397,"

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Whiskey of the Week
Local distillery serves up organic corn whiskey
"...done to us?" But, it is close by in Smithville, and I try to pay attention to anything that's..."

June 15, 2012 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Fire Relief and Threat Become Daily Occurrences
Burn bans are now a fact of life
"...Ninth Grade Academy, 6102 Hill St., Bastrop, and at Smithville Indoor Recre­a­tion Center, 106 Gazley St., Smithville.,"

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Anne Harris

Shelters Open to Receive Evacuees From Central Texas Fires
Stay informed about fires in the Greater Austin area
"...2222. Bastrop Middle School, 709 Old Austin Hwy., Bastrop Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston St., Smithville Dripping Springs Elementary..."

Sept. 4, 2011 News Post by Anne Harris

Aural History
Hannibal Lokumbe and his trumpet stand at the crossroads of jazz, blues, and Jimi Hendrix
"...Lokumbe, born Marvin Peterson in Smithville, laughs at that question nearly 20 years later. In..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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