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GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO RESCIND MASK ORDER AT 12:01 AM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021

On March 2, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-34 relating to the opening of Texas in response to COVID-19.  This order is effective as of 12:01am March 10, 2021, and can be read in its entirety at:

EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf

In summary this executive order does the following:

  • Rescinds all COVID-19 operating limits on businesses and other establishments,
  • Rescinds the state-imposed face covering requirement,
  • Gives the county judge in any county within a Trauma Service Area that has a hospitalization rate over 15% authority to impose limited mitigation strategies (see order for details),
  • Encourages every person and business to use good faith efforts to comply with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) health recommendations, found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
  • Businesses and other establishments retain the right to require employees or customers to follow additional hygiene measures, including the wearing of a face covering,
  • Local governments cannot impose restrictions in response to COVID-19 that are inconsistent with this order. 

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Now Hiring! Community Engagement Coordinator

City of Smithville seeks Community Engagement Coordinator who will be responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy ...

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URGENT NOTICE – ROAD CLOSURE / DETOUR DUE TO TRAIN DERAILMENT

At approximately 3:00 pm on July 9, 2021 the City of Smithville received notice that a Union Pacific Train derailed blocking HWY-95 at the MLK BLVD an...

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MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN SMITHVILLE WILL BEGIN FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

The recent rains combined with warmer temperatures have created the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. In response, the City will begin spraying all...

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