Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
WELCOME TO SMITHVILLE TEXAS PDF Print E-mail

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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.

 
SPECIAL NOTICES PDF Print E-mail

SAVE OUR RIVER

Hear water presentation on issues
Tuesday, July 29  -  6:30 pm
Smithville Recreation Center

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Join us for the Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition (LCRBC) presentation on the issues that threaten our Colorado River with  Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape at the Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Royston in Smithville.  Recent media coverage presents it as a “Rice Farmer vs. Highland Lakes” issue downstream, but it’s not.  The management of the Colorado River affects Bastrop County and Smithville in some very important ways.

For more information: www.waterdownstream.com or call the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce at 512-237-2313.

About LCRBC: The newly formed Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition (LCRBC) serves as a forum of organizations, businesses, communities, and agricultural, recreational, environmental and other associated interests whose members depend upon the Colorado River Basin (Basin) downstream of Longhorn Dam in Austin. The purpose of the LCRBC is to promote discussion of political, legislative, agency and regulatory issues of importance to the future of the lower Basin.

The Colorado River is a vital asset to our community and is currently under attack. Please take the time to review the attached material and consider joining this important organization. Your membership will help your business and our community have a voice at the table.

 

MARKETING & PROMOTION

Best of Bastrop County Contest begins

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VOTE for your local favorites in the Best of Bastrop County Contest. Think of shopping local and voting local to get the word out. If you need more help choosing your favorite, just go to our chamber website at www.smithvilletx.org and click on Business Directory to see all our Chamber members. New this year, the ability to write in your own vote. Contest is hosted by the Bastrop Advertiser and Smithville Times.  CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Playhouse Smithville opens Peter Pan!

Starring Antonio Blasco as Peter Pan & Sam Blasco as Captain Hook.  Join this cast of 40+ players as Peter Pan, Wendy and Captain Hook fly, argue, sing and fight their way through Neverland. The Lost Boys, Indians, Mermaids and one hungry Crocodile invite you to join in the fun. Show runs July 18-19, 25-26, and August 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinee Aug 3.  Tickets at www.playhousesmithville.com or call 512-360-7397  Peter Pan is adapted by john daniels, jr. from J.M. Berrie's Peter & Wendy

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Survey results are tabulated The city's economic development survey report is final and may be viewed or downloaded HERE. The report details how the survey was conducted as well as the numerical results of the questions.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 08:54
 
SUMMER FUN PDF Print E-mail

Hosting classes or kid activities over the summer? Email details to kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org and CLICK "Read more" for the happenings in the area.

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Theater to show 50 cent movies on Tuesdays

Lost Pines 8 to show movies each Tuesday at 10 a.m. from June 10 through Aug. 19 at a low cost of fifty cents.  Seating is limited.  Benefits local Boys & Girls Club. For more details go t. www.schulmantheatres.com.  Print the POSTER

FREE Spanish Summer Camp at the library

Every Thursday, June 12 through Aug. 22, Smithville Public Library will host a free Spanish class summer camp for children!  The classes, from 1-2 pm, are open to students of all experience levels. The summer camp is free.  Contact the library for details.

Smithville PARD Summer Sessions

(Boys & Girls, ages 5-12) Summer sessions will be held on the first and third Tuesday and Thursday of the summer months, from June 17 to Aug. 21. Tuesdays will bring an adventure somewhere fun and Thursdays will include activities at the Smithville Recreation Center or nearby parks. Campers shall bring a sack lunch, snacks will be provided.

Register for all session by June 10 for $250 per child. Or sessions can be purchased separately at $60 per child by the session deadline. Registration forms can be picked up at the Rec Center, 106 Royston, or at the website: www.ci.smithville.tx.us. Call 512-237-3282 ext. 7 for more information.  Print the POSTER.

Camp Wilderness Ridge Summer Camps
(Boys age 7-13)  June 15 to Aug. 1 . Archery, riflery, tomahawks, climbing wall, zip line, giant swing, canoeing and fishing plus more.

(Boys Age 7-9, 10-12)  July 17 to Aug. 1.   Ranger Challenge. Apply for scholarships.

Camp Wilderness Ridge is located at 1320 Park Road 1 C, Smithville. For more information, to apply for scholarship or to register, email Ron Hunt at ron@wildernessridge.com or visit their website www.wildernessridge.com/summer

 
TEXAS PHOTO FESTIVAL PDF Print E-mail

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PRE-EVENT PHOTO CONTEST * PRIZES * RECOGNITION
Want your photographs to be seen by thousands of people with your photo credit?

You have until September 1, 2014 to submit photos in any of the following eight categories and become one of Smitty’s favorite photographers. Three top prizes.  All submissions should be images from Smithville, Texas and the surrounding area.

Winners will be announced and featured at the Texas Photo Festival in October. Keep reading for details and rules.

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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS:  Volunteers of all ages welcomed at meetings!

  • MON, July 28 - Ambassador Committee, 8 a.m., Fish Residence, call Chamber for address
  • THURS, July 31 - Ribbon Cutting - DELLRIF ICE, LLC "Twice the Ice", 10 a.m., 571 CR 230 (CR230 at American Legion Road, Smithville 78957)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT: To have an item added to the calendar, email kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

HAPPENINGs HERE and THERE:

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

  • Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition - On Tuesday July 29 the Chamber will host a public presentation about the Lower Colorado River Basin Coalition.  Judge Paul Pape will talk about the purpose of the coalition and why it matters to our community.  Smithville Recreation Center starting at 6 p.m.  www.waterdownstream.com
  • New Resale Shop in Town – A huge garage sale to launch a new resale shop,  Born Again Emporium, will be August 1-2, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the old Central School, 400 Gresham St. Come support this new resale shop

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 23:22
 

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P.O. Box 716
First St. & Main St.
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-2313
chamber@smithvilletx.org

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