Welcome to the City of Smiley Texas Website

City of Smiley

Smiley, also known as Smiley Lake, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Farm Roads 3234 and 108, twenty-five miles south of Gonzales in southwestern Gonzales county.

It was established in the early 1870s, when trader and sheepherder John Smiley settled by a long narrow lake that became known as Smiley’s, Smileys, or Smiley Lake.

The names Smiley Lake and Smiley seem to have been used interchangeably during the early years, but by 1900 the community was labeled Smiley on maps.

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Local Events - Special Notices

Mayor Lisa Benavidez is looking forward to another dance in the near future. Watch this website for more information!

Utility bills are mailed out the last day of each month. If customers have not received their bill by the 5th of the month please contact Smiley City Hall.

The Smiley Saturday Market will return April 2023! Hope to see everyone back in the Spring!


Tax Rate Info.

2022 Tax Rate Notice


Businesses, Churches & Other Organizations

If you would like your Business, Church, Organization or Event to appear on the City of Smiley website or Community Calendar, send an email to with the necessary information to display. This includes, but is not limited to: Name(s), Phone numbers, Physical and Mailing addresses, Pertinent event information, and Pictures (if applicable) of relevant buildings.



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