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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LEADERSHIP - April_DanielsChamber has new Interim President

Amberley Palmer, chairman of the Board of Directors of the  Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome April Daniels as our Interim President.

Please feel free to contact April at april.daniels@smithvilletx.org with any questions or comments.

 

HOLIDAY TRADITION - Get your ornament today!

The Chamber Holiday ornaments have been a tradition for many years. This year we have a new approach to our ornaments - What is brown and white and always sweet?  Our 2014 annual Festival of Lights Gingerbread Man Ornament!  Stop by the Chamber office at 100 NW 1st St., First National Bank or Prosperity Bank and pick one up today. They are only $10.

 

HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE AREA

SATURDAY, DEC. 27
Winter Wildlife Walk from 10-11 am at Buescher State Park. Explore the word of forest animals in winter with this easy, one mile hike that starts at Blue trailhead. Wear sturdy shoes for walking on hilly, uneven terrain. Free after park entrance fee.
It's a CCC Christmas from 3-7 pm at Buescher State Park. Hear how the young men who built Bastrop and Buescher State Parks in the 1930s spent their Christmas far from home and family. See the tools they used, the uniforms they wore, visit the historic structures they build and tour a cabin. Meet at the Lakeview Picnic Pavilion. Free after park entrance fee.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31

A New Year’s Eve party will be held at Cistern Country Store/Bar from 8 p.m. to midnight. Snacks, hats and beads will get you in the party mood. The music will be provided by The Good Ole Boys. Live music and dancing to county and rock n roll. Cistern Store and Bar is located at 12604 State Hwy. 95. No cover charge. Call 361-865-3655 or visit www.cisternstore-bar.com.

New Year's Eve Dance will be held at 8:30 p.m. the Robert L. Steffens Post 180 Hall, 145 American Legion Road, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Evening includes dancing, door prizes and hors d'oeuvres. Pre-sale tickets are $30/couple or $20/individual and $5 higher at the door. Get tickets at the Chamber office, LiveAir Networks or online at www.tinyurl.com/nyed2014. For more information, call Dinah at 512-237-4273. Event funds the educational programs of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Celebrate New Years Eve - The Front Room Wine Bar, Smithville's newest hotspot, invites you to celebrate New Years Eve with them. Enjoy live music, wines and beers from around the world and exquisite hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are suggested. Call 512-237-3626 to make your reservation.

Family New Year's Eve Package includes feast for up to 4 people (two adults/two children) with carnival-style games, rides, family dance, horse-drawn wagon rides, fireworks, champagne or Shiner Bock toast, breakfast for four on New Year's Day.  Click HERE for link to get rates on stay.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014 23:49
 
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:  Shop local for goods and services. Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, Dec. 17 - Thunder on the Colorado 2015 meeting, La Cabana west meeting room. 6:30pm
  • THURS, Dec. 18 - CHAMBER MEMBER APPRECIATION MIXER, 5-7pm, Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1C. You do not have to be a member to attend this event. Everyone welcomed.
  • SAT, Dec. 20 - TRADES DAYS, 10am-3pm, downtown.
  • Dec. 24-26 - Chamber office closed.
  • Dec. 31- Jan. 1 - Chamber office closed.

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

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

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 17:07
 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

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

 

School closed until after holidays

Smithville ISD campuses and offices will be closed Monday, December 22, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015 for the Christmas Holiday Break.

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

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


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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