Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce


"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.



Election day is Tuesday

Smithville residents vote at City Hall for the District 17 State Representative special election, which Tim Kleinschmidt recently vacated.  District 17 includes all of Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales, Karnes, and Lee counties.

Please take the opportunity to exercise your right and responsibility to vote. The election will be Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 from 7am to 7pm.  Bastrop County voters use these voting locations.

  • Pct 1001 - 1004, 2009, & 2011: Calvary Baptist Church, 3001 Loop 150 E., Bastrop
  • Pct 2005 - 2008 & 2010: Smithville City Hall, 317 Main St., Smithville
  • Pct 3012 - 3016: Cedar Creek United Methodist Church, 5630 FM 535, Cedar Creek
  • Pct 4017 - 4021: Elgin Public Library, 404 N Main St., Elgin


Citizen of the Year nominations being accepted

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to serve the Smithville community this year? These folks are the planners, the organizers, and the volunteers that show up for everything. Often these folks fly under the radar because they are not looking for recognition; they are involved in our community because they want to be. A great way to acknowledge them would be to nominate them for the 2014 Smithville Citizen of the Year.

To nominate someone, print and fill out this FORM and bring it to the Chamber office. Or the form can be scanned and emailed to

NEW: Artist of the Year to be awarded

The Richard D. Latham Cultural District is seeking nominations for Smithville's Artist of the Year. Any artist operating or displaying/performing their artwork within the Cultural District area (within the entire Smithville city limits) is eligible. This includes any artist practicing in any medium from painting, sculpture, pastels, woodworking and pottery to performing arts such as theater, music and performance art to written word such as poetry, short stories and novels.  Turn in the FORM to the Chamber office or email.

The winners of these awards and more will be announced at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, Feb. 28th.

All nominations, nominees, and submitted forms are kept confidential and only seen by the judging committee.

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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:  Shop local for goods and services. Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, Jan. 7 - Community Hosts/Ambassadors Appreciation Luncheon, 11:45am, Back Door Cafe
  • WED. Jan. 7 - RIBBON CUTTING - The Front Room Wine Bar, 116 Main. 5pm
  • SAT, Jan. 10 - Take Down Gingerbread Men. 9am, meet at Chamber office to help.
  • TUES, Jan. 13 - Tourism Committee, 6pm, Pockets Grille.
  • WED, Jan. 14 - Board of Directors meeting, 11:45 am. La Cabana
  • THURS, Jan 15 - MIXER & RIBBON CUTTING, Morris & McClimon, 312 Main. 5-7pm

Each morning, check out the CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community event added to the calendar, email


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

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School closed until after holidays

Smithville ISD campuses and offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 - Friday, Jan. 2 for the Christmas Holiday Break.

SISD employees return to work on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Students will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.


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


P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957

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Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth Andrew


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