Find Artistic Inspiration in Smithville

September 19, 2023 | By May Cobb

Comfort Café Supports a New Way to Recovery

July 25, 2023 | By Abigail Rosenthal

Hope Floats at Photo Exhibition ‘Smithville, USA’

November 4, 2022 | By Sarah Thurmond

15 Small Texas Towns to Visit Now

July 31, 2019 | By

There was a time when most Texans lived over yonder. But over the past century, the percentage of Texans living in rural areas versus urban areas flipped: Today, 85 percent of us live in cities, while only 15 percent live in the country, according to the Texas Demographic Center.

5 Hidden Gem Texas Lakes

July 1, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc, Jason Boyett, Clayton Maxwell, Dan Oko

Spend some time in and on the waters of these five lesser-known lakes, then visit the charming towns that surround them for a refreshing, slow-paced getaway.

Smithville the next Marfa?

July 18, 2017 | By Michael Corcoran

Steve Simmons and his wife, Amy, the Austin ice cream queen, bought a ranch in the Smithville area 10 years ago to get away from the hustle.

Meet Your Texas Maker: Patricia Wolf

October 13, 2014 | By Clayton Maxwell

When Patricia Wolf was a little girl growing up in Pennsylvania, she often fell asleep at night gazing at the posters of Western landscapes she’d put on her wall, thinking: “Someday, I’ll live in Texas.”

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