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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

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

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

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

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

Bastrop Murder Linked to Woodside Trails History
Teenager accused of murder was boy at center of Woodside Trails controversy
"...remains were later found on a 5-acre property in Smithville that Douglas shares with his grandparents. Bellard had told..."

Aug. 28, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Film News
'Film News' counts down its Top 10 Austin film stories of 2008
"...2) Malick plants one in Smithville...."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Carolyn Banks makes her directorial debut in Bastrop
"...Add Bastrop to the short but growing list (joining Smithville and Nacogdoches) of communities sporting the Texas Film Commission's..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Jennifer Aniston eyes Texas
" busy filming Terrence Malick's Tree of Life in Smithville and his current mate, Angelina Jolie, and he spend..."

April 11, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Film News
Austin Film: The SXSW CliffsNotes version
" see the photo online ( 2238811062) of the Smithville (or Smithfield, as one Internet paparazzo site termed it)..."

March 7, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

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