The Katy House B&B has a new website!

On Thursday this week we’re launching our new Katy House website. Most likely if you’re reading this post, you’ve already found us at We bought the Katy House four years ago but never updated our website to reflect the many updates we’ve done to the Katy House these past four years. Some highlights of … Read More

Smithville Tx is a Busy Place!

Smithville, TX is a busy place! Playhouse Smithville has one more week featuring Arsenic and Old Lace.  It is a great show and one not to be missed.  The Formula One Race takes place this coming weekend and being only 34 miles away, race goers will be staying in and around town. November 8th, Saturday, … Read More

Veterans Memorial Park in Smithville, Texas

Honoring the fallen in Smithville May 24, 2013 2:01 PM By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn About halfway between La Grange and Bastrop, nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, lies the town of Smithville, Texas; population: 3,817. Cornyn It’s an idyllic Texas town with a brick-and-mortar Main Street that retains the charm of an … Read More

Smithville, Texas’ own Playhouse

Three Penny Opera, A Musical, Book by Bertolt Brecht/Music by Kurt Weill – Join the Playhouse cast for this classic musical.  This is a world in which capitalism fosters greed, love doesn’t last, and double dealing is the golden rule while celebrating sinners for their inextinguishable life-force and the pure energy that radiates from their misconduct.  … Read More

Texas Bed and Breakfast Board meeting

It was a great meeting.  We met at Eva’s Escape at the Gardenia Inn,  in San Antonio, Texas.  Our main topic was our upcoming convention, September 8 through September 10, 2013 in New Braunfels at  T Bar M Resort.  There will be a Pre-convention Workshop for those that are interested in starting a Bed and … Read More

DOONBY, filmed in Smithville, TX Opens

Review:by the Christian Movie Guide DOONBYis a very intriguing story about a holy fool character. The holy fool is a medieval and Renaissance Christ character used in French and even Russian literature as a Christ figure who comes from nowhere to transform people’s lives.John Schneider plays Sam Doonby, who drifts into a small Southern town … Read More

Bastrop County Fire

THE FIRE Please spread the word: Upstart’s long-awaited documentary, THE FIRE, is now for sale at The 48-minute movie premiered at the Bastrop Home Product Show on Sunday to thunderous applause. It was produced by Carolyn Banks and Colin Guerra and was funded by Aqua Water Supply Corporation, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, Bastrop Economic Development … Read More

Playhouse Smithville presents “The Imaginary Invalid”

With your permission and for your pleasure Playhouse Smithville presents Moliere’s comic satire and farce The Imaginary Invalid. Artistic Director john daniels, jr. (sic) adapts, directs and stars as Argan, the theatre’s most famous hypochondriac. Live music, dance, gypsies, and the Playhouse treatment of a classic comedy, drives this steampunk, grunge rock indictment of the … Read More

Travels with Oscar, Smithville TX shines

  This article is from the Orange County Register, Feb 23, 2012   Best Picture town: Smithville, Texas, in “The Tree of Life“ People tend to either think Terrence Malick is one of the few artists left working in film, or the maker of insufferably obtuse movies. I have to admit I’m conflicted. Though I’m … Read More

Review of Malick’s Tree of Life, filmed in Smithville

Back Stage SASA MAJUMA Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth? The Tree of Life (2011) is one of the best films from last year. It is being shown at the Gaborone Film Society tonight at 7 pm atMaru-a-PulaSchool in the A/V Centre. It is by the great director Terrence Malick … Read More