June 12 - Smith County has been honored for a third time with the 2013 Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency in government. The award recognizes local governments across Texas that are striving to meet a high standard for on-line financial transparency through:
- opening their books to the public;
- providing clear, consistent pictures of spending; and
- the sharing of information in a user-friendly format to assist citizensin understanding how their tax dollars are spent.