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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February 20, 2021 - There will be no monthly meeting of the Piney Woods Photographic Society, Saturday, February 20, 2021. For any more information, contact Billie F. Jones, 936-51-2426.

February 19, 2021 - Sabine State Bank will open at noon today, February 19 and will extend banking hours on Saturday, February 20 until 2pm. Please check back for updates as weather conditions change.

February 18, 2021 - Due to inclement weather, all Shelby Savings Bank locations will remain closed on Thursday, February 18th, and tentatively reopen on Friday, February 19th at 9am.  

Please stay tuned to our FB page and Website for updates. We appreciate your business. 
Stay safe and warm.

February 18, 2021 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries will remain closed for the entire week. All programs will resume operations on Monday.

God bless.

February 17, 2021 - Due to dangerous weather conditions, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will remain closed through Thursday. 

We hope to open on Friday, February 19, 2021. This does include all programs. Thank you for understanding.  

God Bless you.

February 16, 2021 - Due to further impending winter storms, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closed until Friday, February 19, 2021. We pray that you stay safe during these dangerous conditions. God Bless you.

February 15, 2021 - Due to dangerous weather conditions, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closed until Thursday. This does include all programs.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please stay safe and warm during this winter storm.

February 12, 2021 - Due to the impending winter storm, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021. This includes all programs. We hope to resume all operations beginning on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. We apologize for the inconvenience. Everyone be safe and God bless you.

February 16, 2021 - Through careful attention with the budget, per Sheriff Kevin W. Windham, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was able to procure new shirts and vests for our patrol deputies. The new Ballistic inner rig vests are high rated rifle level. Ensuring the safety of our officers, who risk their lives on a daily basis, is of the utmost priority. Our deputies now look different and our office operates different. Welcome to your new Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

February 16, 2021 - The Fannie Brown Booth Library will be closed this week due to the icy roads and colder-than-normal temperatures. The library will open next Tuesday, February 23rd. If anyone has books that are due, please keep them until weather conditions are better. No fines will be charged. Please stay safe and warm!

February 16, 2021 - Aurora Concepts will be open from 10am until 2pm today, February 16, 2021. The shorten hours are due to weather and roadway conditions. Please be safe if you have to get out and travel.

February 15, 2021 - Focused Care held their annual Valentine Social on February 14, 2021. Although, the social involved social distancing making it different this year, the residents and staff still got to vote for their favorite resident. The Focused Care of Center 2021 Valentine King is Danny Steadman and the 2021 Valentine Queen is Sophie Cartwright.

Everyone enjoyed decorated Valentine cookies, played Valentine bingo, gave their Valentine advice, and passed out Valentine cards and goodies brought by several classes. All had a wonderful time!

February 11, 2021 - The Shelby County Historical Society and Museum membership drive is underway! Membership dues for the year 2021 helps the Society preserve our heritage.

Memberships available are:

  • Individual/Families - $25
  • Business memberships, Platinum - $500
  • Business memberships, Gold - $250
  • Business memberships, Silver - $150
  • Business memberships, Bronze - $50
  • Life Member - $1,000

Schools from the county are invited to arrange guided tours for all classes. Some of these school children have never been to a museum or museum environment nor have they participated in interactive learning opportunities.

Our community outreach is growing and through your support of the Society, Museum, and Genealogy Library we plan on continuing to grow to meet our community's needs. Explore online at or email for more information at or by phone at 936-598-3613. The museum is located at 230 Pecan Street, Center, Texas 75935. Museum hours are Monday-Friday, 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

2021 Museum Board members are Fannie Watson, Sharon Ratcliff, Nolan Sholar, Larry Hume, Venorah McSwain, and Ann Bowen.

Thank you for your support!

February 9, 2021 - Valentine's Day is almost here but it's not the only day in February to Celebrate!

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is a day to honor women's achievements in science as well as focus on girls entering stem programs and careers. STEM, which stands for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” is the fastest growing segment of jobs with not enough employees to fill the positions. Take time to learn about women in science and encourage young women to pursue STEM.

Everyone knows that February 14th is Valentine’s Day; it’s also National Donor day. 120,000 Americans currently waiting for precious organ transplants. Signing up to be a donor is the ultimate way to show your love.

Mardi Gras is February 16th! We celebrate with colorful beads and masks, also, by eating rich fatty foods before fasting Lenten season.

After the Mardi Gras celebration, February 17th is Ash Wednesday which is a Christian holy day of fasting, sacrifice and prayer.

February 17th is also Random acts of kindness day! To celebrate you can compliment a stranger, buy someone a lunch, or just treat people the way you want to be treated.

After expressing your Love on Valentine's Day, don't forget our four-legged friends. February 20th is National love your pet day. Celebrate by doing something extra special for your pet. If you don’t have a pet, this day would be a good day to go to a shelter and adopt one.

February 23rd is World spay day. The world has so many unwanted animals who are put out or dropped off at shelters. Let's be responsible and spay and neuter our pets.

February 25th is National chili day! Chili keeps us warm on a cold winter day and it sparks much debate such as beans or no beans, spicy or not and who has the best recipe with chili cook off’s.

The whole month of February is Black History month which is being celebrated nationally. Take some time to learn some local Black History.

Enjoy the rest of your February!