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  1. Brush fire at 21 and Southshore Road area in Bastrop County.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 29 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... hour mopping up the fire. Less than two hours later, another small brush fire broke out at Mark Young Road, near Smithville. The KXAN First Warning Weather Team says only .34 inch of rain has fallen in Austin in January-1.75 inches below normal. As ...

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  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Austin American Statesman

    A wall at MLK Memorial Park in Smithville displays the famous I have a dream speech of Martin Luther King Jr. The Bastrop Advertiser. MLK Community March .

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  3. One person died in a two-vehicle crash on SH 304 in Bastrop County.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Authorities in Bastrop County are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured several others near Smithville. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just after 1 p.m. on State Highway 304 near Tiner Cutoff.

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  4. Hidden Pines fire may have killed 143,000 treesRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | Austin American-Statesman

    ... 19, 2015 - Hot spots still smolder along Long Trail after the Hidden Pines Fire burned through the area near Smithville, Texas, on Monday, October 19, 2015. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN The Hidden Pines fire torched 4,582 acres in Bastrop ...

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  5. Austin's biggest stories of 2015: No. 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Austin American-Statesman

    We're counting down Austin's 10 biggest stories of the year as chosen by American-Statesman reporters and editors. We'll unveil one story each day through Jan. 1. Hot spots still smolder along Long Trail after the Hidden Pines Fire burned through the area near Smithville.

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  6. A helicopter works to battle the Hidden Pines fire near Smithville.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... the Hidden Pines Wildfire. "They're scared, they're worried, they're somewhat paranoid about more fires," said Smithville homeowner, Jim Boyle, talking about his neighbors. "There's some people who feel more resources should have been brought in ...

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  7. Bastrop County received the most rain in Tuesday morning stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    9:25 a.m. update: Smithville and Paige in eastern Bastrop County, are the only communities in the Austin metro area that are still being pummelled by rain, National Weather Service radar shows. The line of storms is moving through Bastrop and - save ...

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  8. Lower Colorado River Authority to expand monitoring, gaugesRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2015 | KSWO

    ... new gauges will be installed between Austin and Bastrop. The other two are set for placement between Bastrop and Smithville. The equipment should be installed within six months. Late-October flooding in Texas claimed seven lives, with victims in the ...

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  9. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 photo, a charred leaf hangs on a tree burned during last month's wildfire at Buescher State Park, near Smithville, Texas.

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  10. Hidden Pines Fire impacts Buescher, Bastrop state parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Http

    Buescher SP.jpg AUSTIN - The mid-October skies in Smithville were cloaked by a thick smoke after a wildfire ignited near Buescher and Bastrop State Parks.

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  11. 'The Teller and the Truth' is multi-layered meditationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Austin American Statesman

    ... you over. The movie is based - although very loosely, it must be said - on some actual events that went down in Smithville, Texas, some four decades ago. In the film's version of things, in December of 1974 a local bank is robbed. Two weeks later ...

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  12. 10 Things to Know about Filmmaker Andrew ShapterRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | Austin Monthly

    ... film and focuses on the story of Francis Wetherbee, a 24-year-old bank teller who mysteriously disappeared from Smithville in 1974 after the bank where she worked was robbed. See The Teller and the Truth at its premiere on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the ...

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  13. A burn pile morphed into a brush fire burning 20 acres in Bastrop County.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... the county's burn ban-after more than 6 inches of rain fell in the area. Now that it is lifted some homeowners in Smithville hope that people adhere to the burn rules in the County. Like Debbie King who was a victim of the Hidden Pines Fire. ...

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  14. Preston, Rita SueRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2015 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... Margaret Butts. She is survived by her husband Austin A. Preston, Haines City; son David Andrew Preston (Sarah), Smithville, TX; daughter Jennifer Renee Preston, Haines City; brother Rick Butts, Shelbyville, KY; sister Sandra Rich, Louisville, KY; ...

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  15. Widespread rain brings Hidden Pines Fire to 100% containmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... first responders access to the property and fire zone. The Volunteer Resources Center located at 108 Main Street, Smithville, will be operational starting on Thursday. The center will be open from Thursday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. ...

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  16. Firefighter Loses Home in Hidden Pines FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | KCEN

    ... want to volunteer are being asked to register at the Multi-Agency Recovery Center, located at 108 Main Street in Smithville. You can contact the center at 512-766-4355. Several agencies are at the center to provide aid, including Bluebonnet Trails ...

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  17. Even with heavy rains, Hidden Pines Fire now 90% containmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... first responders access to the property and fire zone. The Volunteer Resources Center located at 108 Main Street, Smithville, will be operational starting on Thursday. The center will be open from Thursday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. ...

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  18. Progress against Central Texas wildfire threatened by windsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    A burned home and charred trees are left behind in the Hidden Pines Fire in Smithville, Texas, on Friday Oct. 16, 2015.

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  19. Re-entry allowed into affected areas of Hidden Pines FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... in starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Insurance agents and investigators will be allowed in at 5 p.m. Shelters: Smithville Recreation Center . Pets may be taken to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter and large animals may be taken to the Bastrop Rodeo ...

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  20. Homeowners in main footprint of fire wait to go back to propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... years, my son grew up there," explained Tanya Procer as she reflects on her home that once stood on Long Trail in Smithville. "I think it's going to be gut wrenching. Right now I'm trying to be real focused, I think I'm still in the shock mode," ...

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