Smithville, Texas, April 2019

Before shot of the Water Treatment Plant in Smithville, TX

I was invited down to Smithville, Texas to complete part 2 of the Smithville Legacy Portraits.

This round we focused on three important people from Smithville…


The Smithville Texas Legacy Portraits

Gene Sampson (1939-2013). An educator, coach, and administrator at SISD for over 30 years, he coached the 1962, Mary A. Brown High School team to win the State Football Championship and State Runner-Up Basketball.

Portrait of Gene Sampson

Esther Jimenez (1928-2014). Jimeenez was a very active with the Chamber of Commerce, the Hospital Auxiliary, and many other community organizations.

Portrait of Esther Jimenez

Ada Mae Jones (~1920-2016) Taught at SISD for 35 years; coordinated the Smithville Colored School Choir, which won many regional competitions. Served on Planning and Zoning, Library Board, and was a founding member of the Smithville Homecoming Committee.

Portrait of Ada Mae Jones
The Smithville Legacy Portraits