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 26, 2020 - The City of Tenaha City Hall Office will be closed on Thursday, August 27th due to the approaching hurricane. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. However we will have extra Officers on duty to help with emergency services in preparation, during and after this hurricane in the city and surrounding areas. If you need to contact an officer for the City of Tenaha please contact The Shelby County Sheriff’s office at 936-598-5600 and they can dispatch an officer to your location. Please, stay safe and thank you for your understanding.


August 25, 2020 - Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will be closed Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27 due to the approaching hurricane. We will re-open Friday, August 28 at 8am. Stay safe.

August 25, 2020 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. will be closed on Thursday, August 27th due to the approaching hurricane. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Please, stay safe and thank you for your understanding. God Bless.

August 25, 2020 - Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and community members attended a new member ribbon cutting at The Red Brick Social House on Tuesday, August 25th with its owner Laura Harris.

"We need to give Mrs. Laura a hand for opening this place. And we welcome you to our community; we are so glad that you are open. The facility is absolutely beautiful," said Chamber Ambassador President Stephanie Elswick. She then invited Laura to talk about the new venue.

"When Susan (Bush) and I came to look at it and it was completely sectioned off on the inside, it had like nine different offices in it. It was not wide open but I knew that it had been built as a church in 1935 so I knew that it had the capability of being open," explained Susan. She continued to share the process that brought them to today with the venue ready to welcome all for some 'good gatherings' in the spirit of the buildings original purpose.

Make sure you stop by to see one of Center’s new event venues. The Red Brick Social House is located at 410 Nacogdoches Street, at the Corner of Nacogdoches and Wheeler Streets. To call for more information, call 936-591-1278.

August 24, 2020 - As of Monday, August 24th, in-person instruction has started all across Shelby County with Center, Excelsior, Joaquin, and Timpson kicking off their 2020-2021 school year. Center Christian Academy started August 10th and Shelbyville and Tenaha both started last week on August 17th.

Please use caution as buses are back on the roadway transporting our students.

August 21, 2020 - Angel Pineda left for bootcamp to become a Marine May 10, 2020, when a farewell parade was held in his honor.

His mother, Vanessa Pineda, announces he made it! Graduating August 14 from Marine Corps Recruit Depot boot camp in San Diego, California. 

PFC. Angel Pineda

PFC. Pineda is with 1st. Battalion Delta Co. Plt. 1074 and is on to the second phase of training at Camp Pendleton.

His family wants to give thanks to the Lord for helping him get to the finish line, and thanks to friends and family for all the prayers. His family is very proud of him.

August 20, 2020 - According to an article in the Lufkin Daily News, help is available for those struggling to afford their needed medications. The non-profit Community RX Help can assist people with their needed medications from the pharmaceutical companies for free.

Community RX Help is funded by the Nacogdoches Area United Way, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation and local donations. It serves the counties of Nacogdoches, Angelina, San Augustine, and Shelby.

For more information read the letter 'Prescription Drug Help Available' on Lufkin Daily News, click here.

August 17, 2020 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society held their regular monthly meeting this past Saturday. The August Challenge was "Spring Fling" with photographs submitted by members for voting by club members for their favorites.

The next meeting will be held the third Saturday in September, at the First United Methodist Church,211 Porter St., Center, Tx. from 9a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information about the meetings or memberships contact Billie F. Jones, 936-591-2426 or view our Facebook page

If you are interested in photography or just being around others who have the same interest in photography as you do, attend our next meeting.

To view all the challenge photos view flickr page for some amazing photos.

August Challenge - "Spring Fling"

1st Place Tie - "Lakeside" by Janice Carter

1st Place Tie - "Lost in the Bluebonnets" by Billie F. Jones

1st Place Tie - "Beauty of Spring" by Donna Holt

2nd Place - "Stienhagen" by Melvin Henson

3rd Place - "Starved Rock State Park" by Linda Henson

August 14, 2020 - Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center says 'thank you' to Shelbyville ISD, Tenaha ISD, San Augustine ISD, and Timpson ISD for participating in the effort to end child abuse and advocate for the children in your classroom.

School personnel represent the largest professional resource for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect in Texas. Thank you for being leaders who promote awareness and care about the safety of your students. We enjoyed being with each of you and we're so glad to have you back!

August 14, 2020 - Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center says 'thank you' to everyone who donated in this year's Back to School Drive! We were able to fill over 80 backpacks with school supplies to give to the kids and families we serve. We could not do it without the support of our community!