WELCOME TO SMITHVILLE TEXAS
"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.
Movie extras needed
The feature film, A Country Called Home, starring Imogen Poots, Ryan Bingham, and Mackenzie Davis, is currently looking for paid extras for the following roles:
- Soccer Moms, Dads, and 5 year old Players; Smithville, TX; 9/23
- Passersby; Schulenburg TX; 9/24
- Bar Customer Smokers; Smithville, TX; 9/30
- LA Airline Passengers; San Antonio, TX; 10/1
- Department Store Shoppers; Bastrop, TX; 10/2
- Elderly Women (65+); Bastrop, TX; 10/2
Pays $7.25/hr. No minimum. For consideration, submit 2 recent photos, contact information, the city you live in, and the role you are interested in to ACCHextras@gmail.com.
Emergency Preparedness Workshop set
Bastrop County is partnering with the Small Business Development Center to bring an emergency preparedness workshop. The workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention Center, 1408 Chestnut St., Bastrop. Learn about free resources for small businesses, sign up for emergency preparedness training, meet first responders and enjoy a barbeque lunch. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Register at www.tinyurl.com/sbdcworkshop.
Business partnerships with the school
Through the TIGER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, Smithville ISD partners with area businesses to foster positive, mutually beneficial relationships. Employees receive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE OUR RIVER
LBRCB to help protect the Colorado River
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.
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 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.
For more information: www.waterdownstream.com or call the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce at 512-237-2313.
"Always a Bridesmaid" comedic romp
Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-20
Always a Bridesmaid, a Jones/Hope/Wooten comedy, will be playing at Playhouse Smithville in September at 7:30 p.m. This hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their senior prom: to be in each other's weddings no matter what. Thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door at www.hastyretreatpresents.com. Playhouse Smithville is located at 110 Main St. Call 512-360-7397 or 512-296-1988 for more information.
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CHARMING AND HISTORIC
Smithville boasts a large number in national register
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!
October 4, 2014 (First Saturday in October)
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - suggested times. A whole town filled with garage and rummage sales just for you… all inside the city limits of Smithville, Texas!
THE DAY OF SALE HUNT:
Start out Saturday morning bright and early at the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, next to the gazebo on First Street at Main Street. Free maps will be available the afternoon before the sale.
Begin your tour through town with a list of addresses and a clearly marked map for the visual types. Look in yards for the red and white STOP HERE signs as a clue to the treasure hunt you are about to begin.
After the hunt, stop at our downtown shops and get a bite to eat. If you loved what you saw in Smithville, head back to the Chamber office for more information and tour brochures. Smithville is a great place to hang out and see the small town sights.
TO REGISTER YOUR OWN GARAGE SALE:
You must register to be on the map. Cost is $10 and must be paid to the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce by MONDAY, SEPT. 29 at 5 p.m.. when turning in the completed form. You must also mark the location of your sale or we cannot guarantee an accurate map. (Proceeds go to cost of printing maps and advertising event in the region.) PRINT REGISTRATION FORM
All garage sales must be within the Smithville City Limits; if you don't have a city location, ask the chamber -- we've got a downtown location for you!
WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Volunteers of all ages welcomed at meetings!
- TUES, Sept. 16 - Smithville Film Commission meeting, 7 pm, La Cabana's west meeting room. Topic is Texas Photo Festival planning.
- THURS, Sept. 18 - Ribbon Cutting for Smithville Rebekah No. 180 and Odd Fellow Lodge No. 393, 2:00pm, Location TBD
- THURS, Sept. 18 - Monthly Mixer, 5-7 pm, St. Paul Catholic Church, 200 Mills. Hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
- SAT, Sept. 20 - Trades Day, 10 am - 3 pm, downtown Smithville.
- TUES, Sept. 23 - Smithville Film Commission meeting, 7 pm, La Cabana's west meeting room. Topic is Texas Photo Festival planning.
Each morning, check out the CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community event added to the calendar, email email@example.com.
HAPPENINGs HERE and THERE:
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings. CLICK HERE
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SISD website: www.smithvilleisd.org
SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.
FOOTBALL and VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULES ONLINE - click to go to SISD website.
The 2014 B.E.S.T. COLLEGE NIGHT will be held at the Bastrop High School cafeteria on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Geared towards juniors and seniors. Find out what you want to do and where you want to go after high school. Meet with college and career recruiters, find out about scholarship opportunities from different colleges and more. Financial aid sessions will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free.
YOUTH ART CONTEST - The Texas State Parks Youth Arts Contest runs until Nov. 1 and has five categories: art, writing, photography, videography and music and is open to anyone under 19. Visit your Texas State Parks. Texas State Parks (including Buescher and Bastrop State Parks) offers diverse and abundant scenery to inspire your inner artist. To get started check out http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/programs/arts-in-parks/ for resources on how to get started and ideas for art activities.