For the first time and due to the COVID-19 Ruling, the RIO Theatre is closed until the COVID-19 restrictions have been removed. The RIO will miss our customers during this time; however, the closing is for the health and wellness of our community. We appreciate our customers and wish everyone well. Check back often for when the RIO announces it will reopen. 

Box office opens at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for children.
Senior Citizen's Night
Mondays - $5 Admission

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August 6, 2020 - Center Police Department would like to say thank you to Mr. Thay Khourn (Mr. Lee) for his generous donation of water to the Police Department. Mr. Lee, who is the owner of Johnny’s Liquor, Superquick, Gooddays, and J & B Liquor has been a long time supporter of the PD and has donated on several occasions. The CPD is very appreciative of his support and sends out a big 'Thank You!'

August 4, 2020 - The Center Noon Lions Club has for sale for a limited time their popular Princess Brooms. 

They are available at King's Nursery and Florist in Tenaha and Ivan Smith Furniture Store in Center. These brooms are only available for a limited time.

For more information, please contact Tim Wulf at 936-598-6333.

August 4, 2020 - It's a dream came true for Heather Harbison as she celebrated a new location ribbon cutting for TCS Bistro, formerly The Century Shoppe. With a large group of family and friends and Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, TCS Bistro invites the community to come experience their new diverse menu of great food.

“All I can say about Heather (Harbison’s) new place is that if you have not eaten here yet, you are missing out,” said Ambassodor President Stephanie Elswick. “We certainly appreciate her new location, we appreciate all the work and effort that you have put into this new location as well as establishing your business.”

“This has been a dream. My parents had restaurant grocery store businesses from the time I was little,” expressed Harbison. “Its finally come together and I thank my family and all my friends for all the hard work they helped me put in. And I thank the community because without y’all I could not be here. It’s really been a dream come true and God has blessed my family very much and thank you all.”

TCS Bistro offers the same great food in a beautiful newly renovated building with a drive-thru window. Dine-in or order to go. Call ahead for pick up order at 936-598-4453. She also sells gourmet coffees and continues to sell Corksicles. The new location is at 315 Tenaha Street and hours are 9:00am until 7:00pm. Come and see what the new menu has to offer which now includes a breakfast menu.

Heather first took over The Century Shoppe in 2015 when she purchased the business from Selena Watson. One year later she moved The Century Shoppe (TCS) from Shelbyville Street to the Hurst Street location and now to Tenaha Street.

August 3, 2020 - A HUGE thank you to Lorei Choate and Shelby Savings Bank for their generous donation of school supplies to this year’s Back to School Drive!

We would not be able to serve the families of our county without the help of our community members!

August 3, 2020 - The school year is just around the corner and the Shelby and San Augustine County Children’s Advocacy Center wants you to help child abuse victims in need by providing them with a backpack and supplies. We need your help!

There are two ways to donate:

1. Buy a backpack yourself and fill it with basic school supplies (this year we really need packs for middle school and high school)


2. Give a $25 donation that will sufficiently provide one child with a pack and supplies.

Take backpacks to the Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, 131 Tenaha Street, Center, Texas from 8-3 Monday thru Friday.

Call us at 936-590-9864 with any questions

Please donate by August 3rd!

The children receiving these backpacks all benefit from life-changing programs made available by the SCCAC.

July 31, 2020 - Beginning Monday, August 3, 2020, The Unique Boutique will be opened Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm and will be accepting donations. While inside the store, customers are asked to keep 6 feet apart from each other and always wear a face mask. You can take your donations to the loading dock. Please remember that all donated items must be in good shape and not broken or torn. Only donate items during hours of operation so they can be properly handled. The store is not a dumping site for unusable items. Anyone caught on camera dumping outside the hours of operation will be fined. Thank you for your support and patience throughout this process. We look forward to seeing you in the store! Questions? Call us at 936-591-8190. God Bless.

July 31, 2020 - Chloe Noel Gipson was among the more than 5,300 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean's Academic Honor List for the spring 2020 semester..

Gipson, a 2016 graduate of Center ISD, is a student of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University. 

Students honored on the Dean's List are Baylor undergraduates with a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.7 with no grade lower than a "C" while enrolled in a minimum of 12 graded semester hours.

As a national Christian research university, Baylor's mission is to educate students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment in a caring community. Baylor provides numerous academic and research opportunities across various disciplines through 127 baccalaureate programs in fields as varied as business, engineering, nursing, pre-medicine, music and computer science, along with 78 master's programs, 46 doctoral programs (including the J.D.) and two education specialist programs.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Baylor students interact with outstanding full-time faculty from their first days on campus through graduation. The University's vibrant campus life also includes more than 300 clubs and organizations and varsity athletics competing in the Big 12 Conference. For more information about Baylor University, visit

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

July 31, 2020 - Free. Come one. Come all!! Next Saturday, August 1st, at 10:30am in the morning at the Windham Civic Center.

Center Noon Lions club is hosting a social distancing magic show with a real magician doing magic tricks. Then, Dr Rainbow, the balloon man will be doing balloon tricks. The Fire truck will be there to climb on and explore. Again, no charge to attendees. Donations will be accepted and snacks provided.

Sponsored and presented by the Center Noon Lions Club and local businesses. Any business wanting to donate and receive recognition at this event, contact Dr Clayton Paul Windham at 936-598-2923.

July 27, 2020 - Priority Family Healthcare, LLC welcomed family and friends to their new member ribbon cutting for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Chamber of Commerce Ambassador President Stephanie Elswick welcome Carriston Hendricks, FNP-C, and her practice to the community and said a quote, "Never start a business just to make money; start a business to make a difference." She continued, "After getting to know Carriston that is definitely why she is in this business."

Carriston Hendricks, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, spoke, "Thank you so much for everyone coming; I see lots of familiar faces and a few that I think I will get to know. Priority Family Healthcare started several months ago. It's not anything that was definitely a quick jump into but with my husband by my side and definitely lots of family and friends, we were able to accomplish a huge dream that I've had for many years. And definitely my most important aspect is to be here to be able to serve Shelby County. So, thank you very much, thank you to my wonderful staff and friends for everything and for being here for me. This really means the world to me."

Priority Family Healthcare will be doing sports physicals for $20 on August 1st from 8am until 2pm. Call to schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome.

Priority Family Healthcare is located at 1749 Southview Circle in Dr. Chandra’s building. Hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am until 12 noon. Telemedicine visits are available at anytime during or after-hours. For more information or to schedule an appoitment, call 936-590-4708. Phones are answered 24/7.

July 27, 2020 - Joaquin Senior Center will remain closed for now. We are working on plans for when better Covid news allows us to reopen. Questions and comments, call 269-3975 and leave answering machine message.

Stay safe and healthy!