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Rated PG. Show ends at 9pm.
Box office opens at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm.
Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for children.
Senior Citizen's Night
Mondays - $6 Admission
May 11, 2021 - Center Garden Club is pleased to present its May 2021 Yard of the Month Award to Lynda K. Russell. Among the salient features of Ms Russell’s landscaping are magnificent potted ferns sheltered beneath her front portico, expansive front beds populated by a colorful array of stately snapdragons and “sweet faced” pansies, and an exquisitely manicured lawn. Center Garden Club encourages everyone to drive by the Russell home at 500 Pine Street and experience firsthand the delight that the lovely landscape evokes.
May 11, 2021 - In March of this year, the company which hosted the photos for Shelby County Today experienced castastophic damage due to a fire. With much sadness, Shelby County Today's photos which went back to 2005 were lost.
A new hosting account has been started with SmugMug for photo access for our viewers. We will continue to add photo ablums with the hopes of getting at least all the photos from 2021 to the new photo site.
Please be patient with us as we learn to navigate shelbycountytoday.smugmug.com
Currently, the photo albums which are setup are:
- Take a Kid Fishing
- Grill Fest
- Easter Bunny at Town and Country RE
- Shelby County Livestock Show
- Shelby County Livestock Show (Backdrop)
Please note for users viewing photos in a Safari browser, they may receive an error message "A gremlin must have snuck into the engine room, but our engineers are on the case." Our solution was using a Chrome or Firefox browser instead of Safari.
May 11, 2021 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society (PWPS) will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9am to 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Church St., Center, TX.
There will be a workshop on “Composition/Still Life” and the May Challenge is “Flowers.”
Our goal is to help you become a better photographer and give you a place to meet others who share your passion for photography. Featuring programs and activities with information and instruction for all skill levels in an environment of support and cooperation.
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings with or without a member. For more information about meetings or memberships, contact Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426.
May 10, 2021 - The museum will host an open house to introduce a new display on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 1pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome to come by and visit.
What's the new display?
The Shelby County Museum has asked Fannie Watson, long-time teacher for Center ISD, to display materials from the year-long Community Problem Solving Projects that her gifted and talented students participated in for numerous years.
Mrs. Watson had attended a one-hour workshop in San Antonio at the gifted and talented convention in 1989 and an idea presented intrigued her, but she was a bit hesitant with so little training. It was at the beginning of the school year in 1991 that she was determined to start 'Community Problem Solving' in her sixth grade students class. They attended her class one whole day each week.
Shirley Shofner, Intermediate School secretary, gave Fannie a book entitled 'The New Read-Aloud Handbook' by Mr. Jim Trelease as the school year began.
As Mrs. Watson began reading the book, she discovered that the superintendent of the Chicago Public Schools said “If parents read-aloud to their children just 15 minutes a day, it would revolutionize the school systems.” When she began telling the incoming sixth graders what little she knew about Community Problem Solving, they seemed interested and brainstormed for ideas. Then she quoted the words of the Chicago superintendent and they immediately said, “Mrs. Watson, that is it! we will encourage Shelby County parents to read-aloud to their children just fifteen minutes a day.”
Thus, Operation: Read-Aloud became the year-long project that led the students on many adventures and sometimes struggles along the way. The class will always be thankful for Mrs. Shofner’s gift because it was the spark that started Shelby County Community Problem Solving projects and two international projects that helped an orphanage in Ukraine and a school in Zambia, Africa. Grades 3 though 5 became the support group.
Other projects displayed are Patriotism Plus, EnviroKids, EnviroKids II, Historical Trackers, Historical Trackers II, Kids for Character, Operation: Helping Hands, Hand in Hand with Zambia and her last class in 2004 was an extension of 1993-1994 Patriotism Plus.
But that is not all! Out of Mrs. Watson’s storage room emerged many other writings or pictures from earlier years. These are displayed on a table at the museum where you can browse and be proud that someone treasured your work of days gone by.
What about viewing yourself all dressed up as a god or goddess on Mt. Olympus Day! A few names that have work displayed that you might recognize are Ken Mahan, Dawn Kimmell, Nathan Rymer, Susan Pigg, Sheila Adams, Andrea Tidwell and many more. So come on over to the Shelby County Museum and browse through Center ISD memories from the past.
For a glimpse of the displayed host of the museum's website, visit http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.net
May 10, 2021 - Come by The Unique Boutique today to check out our Winter Sale! All Winter Sale items are 50% off! Take advantage of our low prices today and get your winter clothes early. We have jackets, sweaters, long sleeves, and more! We even have name-brand clothing!
The Unique Boutique is open Monday thru Friday from 9-4. For more information, please call us at 936-591-8190.
Pictured are (L to R) Chief Ruth Gonzalez, Rodney Roderick of Portacool, Sheriff Kevin Windham, and LT Tanner Peace.
May 7, 2021 - Portacool is proud to support our local law enforcement. Thank you to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for going above and beyond to protect our community that has supported our corporate headquarters and manufacturing for the last three decades.
May 5, 2021 - In honor of Loyalty Day, VFW 8904 and Auxiliary members changed out the US Flag at the Senior Nutrition Center, Loop 500, Center. The post donated and installed the flagpole in 2015 and have provided a new flag every year since on Loyalty Day.
April 29, 2021 - Margaret Smith's "Stop and Smell the Flowers" quilt received a white ribbon in the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Quilt Contest. Smith represented the Shelby County, Area Go Texan Committee in the contest.
According to the HLSR website, the quilt category was Machine Quilting/Mixed Technique. The quilt is 91 x 67 inches. The flower blocks are not arranged in alphabetical order; but arranged in order that one might drive across the United States going from West to East, zigzagging around the states. The pattern was by Lisa Moore, "I Spy Alaska with a Twist." Embroidery designs by Amazing Designs, "State Flowers Collection 1."
Smith's submission statement for the quilt was "I have been fortunate enough to be able to visit all 50 States and wanted something to showcase my memories and the beauty of our magnificent country; what better way than the amazing Fifty (50) State Flowers."
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $500 million to the youth of Texas and education. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.
April 29, 2021 - Only 2 days left! The Fannie Brown Booth Library is continuing the book sale through Friday, April 30th. We have reduced the price of ALL books to $.05 each. Try new authors and maybe find a new favorite.
- Thursday hours: 12noon - 6pm
- Friday hours: 10am - 4pm
Hope to see you there.
April 22, 2021 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library is continuing the book sale. Starting Friday, April 23rd, prices will be:
Hardbacks - 10 for $1.00
Paperbacks - 10 for $.50
The sale will go through April 30th during regular library hours.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 12 noon - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
(Closed on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays)
April 28, 2021 - Crawfish for Cancer will be held Saturday, May 1st, from 10am until 5pm at the First Baptist Haslam Church located next to Brookshire Brothers in Joaquin. $5 per pound and every 5lbs comes with 1 corn and 2 potatoes. There will also be a bake sale! All proceeds go to Boo's Battle Support Fund to help families battling cancer. You can preorder now until Tuesday, April 27th.
Help us raise money for this amazing cause and enjoy some good crawfish! Contact Amanda Kirby at 903-754-9219 for your preorder or visit the Boo's Battle Support Fund page on Facebook!