Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
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"It's possible in Smithville!" That's what we say and that's what we do.

Highlights of our fair town include: centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Community-minded town, great shopping, lodging, dining, art, film-making and pure fun. Historic buildings and homes. Easy access technology.

Places of interest to tourists like the Texas Veterans Memorial Park.  Great moments, such as our five-day Jamboree, and our Texas Photo Festival. World class biking and hiking trails, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, dog park, antiques/vintage shopping, rodeo arena, World Record holder and more.

No matter what time of year, we look forward to being with family, seeing old friends, and to meeting you, the friend we have not yet met.  Come borrow our scenery.

 
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Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Park, 311 NW 2nd St. (behind the Rec Center) at 9:30 a.m. to honor our soldiers. Wreath ceremony, Taps, 21-gun salute and more at event.

Monday, May 25 - VFW Post 1309 Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 11 a.m. followed by a meal that is free to the public consisting of hamburgers and hotdogs, Enjoy the cake wheel. The Bastrop County Honor Guard will be in attendance and several guest speakers.

For more information, CLICK HERE for the newspaper article.

 

ROUNDTABLE

Congressman to hold open discussion

Congressman Blake Farenthold will host a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, May 26 to highlight various issues in and around the 27th Congressional District. Open to the public and members of the media. Event is at Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop from 9-10 a.m. Call JD Kennedy, Deputy District Director at 361-894-6446.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Live theater - May 22-30 - Skedaddle! to the 5th annual Playhouse Smithville’s original melodrama. Artistic Director john daniels, jr. writes and directs this alternative history of Smithville shoot ’em ups. This one is not a Horse Opera, it’s a Moose Opera complete with foreign espionage, the crazy multi-hat wearing Mayor and a flying squirrel. Shelby Noel Brown and Steve Haight play the quirky villains, “Come throw popcorn and boo us dah-lings.” Jessica Parks is the oh-so-willing damsel in distress. Wait until you see Kaylajo Williams and Brandon Flippo in the roles they were born to play. Skedaddle!  Visit www.playhousesmithville.com for tickets.

Music Tuesday jamming - 6:30 pm - Live music for spectators or participants at Block 16 aka Central School, 400 Gresham. All acoustical instruments and listeners are invited. And Monday is also a jamming night. Players are invited to plug in if desired. No charge. Call Don at 512-560-0286.

Live music Friday & Saturdays at Cistern Country Store & Bar, 12604 Hwy 95 S. No cover.

Live music Saturdays at Olde World Bakery, 112 Main, will have live music from noon to 3 p.m. No cover.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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To better understand what our membership wants and needs, we've created a fillable form on Survey Monkey.  Please go to HERE to complete the 5 minute survey so we can better help you.

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HISTORIC DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail

CHARMING AND HISTORIC

Smithville boasts a large number in national register

One of Smithville's historic homes.  Photo courtesy of Fran Hunter.Smithville, Texas, a town of under 4,000 according to the Census, overflows with historic charm in its downtown district.  Both in commercial and residential, Smithville has 206 properties listed in the National Historic Register.  How's that for special!

 
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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS:  Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • MON, May 25 - MEMORIAL DAY - Chamber office closed.
  • TUES, May 26 - Ambassador Committee meeting, Chamber office, 8am.
  • TUES, May 26 - Tourism meeting, Pocket's Grille, 6:30pm
  • THURS, May 28 - Community Relations, Front Room Wine Bar, 116 Main. 6pm

COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community OR member event added to the calendar, email kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings.  CLICK HERE

FUNDRAISERS

The Recess on the River cook-off fundraiser will be held May 29 & 30 at Riverbend Park, 107 Hwy. 71 E. Barbecue entry fee is $150. Categories include brisket, pork, spare ribs and chicken. Cook’s choice, jackpot beans, Jalapeno grill-off and Margarita mix-off have an entry fee of $10 each. Desserts entry fee is $15. Proceeds to benefit CCA Meals on Wheels. Contact Darlene at 979-540-2983 or 979-540-0599 or email dastange@ccaction.com.

The nighttime 5K Glow Run will be held Saturday, May 30, followed by a concert at the gazebo. Wear highly visible clothing. Note that glow paint may get on your clothing. Welcome to wear glow accessories, lights. Cost is $25 and includes an event T-shirt. Event benefits the scholarship programs of Smithville Noon Lions Club and WJ Nixon Masonic Lodge. Call Lisa at 512-963-8002 or Scott at 512-304-8411.

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SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.

 

Powder Puff 2015 will be held on Friday, May 23 at 6:30 at Barry Field. Tickets are $3 and $2 for 2015 seniors with student ID and can be purchased game day. The seniors vs juniors, freshman vs sophomores and alumni vs SHS. Register in room 411 with Ms. Trautmann. Registration ends Monday, April 27. Contact Kellye Bonorden 512-304-5258 for more information.

4th annual Smithville's Got Talent will be held at the elementary cafetorium on Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults. Smithville ISD faculty and staff may attend free.

TAAF invitational Skate Contest will be held Saturday, June 13. Register early for the event at the Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston. Entry is $10 per person for game of skate and $10 per person for best trick competition. Or enter both events for $15. Skate competition starts at 2 p.m. with open skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information call 512-237-3282 ext. 2320 or visit www.ci.smithville.tx.us.

 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

Through the TIGER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, Smithville ISD partners with area businesses to foster positive, mutually beneficial relationships. Employees tiger_trans_rgb_webreceive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses for their efforts to ensure an exemplary school district for our children. Businesses benefit through additional exposure to their 250+ dedicated team members. As businesses and organizations support the SISD employees with offers of free and/or reduced prices for services or goods, SISD will promote those businesses and offers to their staff through employee communications. To become a partner, contact Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison at amurray@smithvilleisd.org.

 

 

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P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-2313
chamber@smithvilletx.org

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