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.
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March 20, 2020 - Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing, the Wreath Laying in honor of Kosovo Veterans that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at the Veterans Memorial, Historic Courthouse has been cancelled.

March 9, 2020 - Twenty-one years ago, on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called Operation Allied Force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then unfolding in Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.

NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of Yugoslavia. NATO casualties were light, and the alliance suffered no fatalities as a result of combat operations.

VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying ceremony in honor of those who served in Kosovo at the Veteran’s Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center on Tuesday, March 24th at 10am. As always, the public is invited to honor their fellow Americans.

March 19, 2020 - The RIO Theatre will open FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY, March 20th, with Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel and rated PG-13.

The box office opens at 7:00pm and the feature begins at 7:30pm and will be over at 9:10pm.

Admission is $7.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.

The RIO Theatre is staying in accordance with Covid-19 ruling to keep our community safe. We appreciate our customers and want everyone to stay well and watch our Facebook page or Shelby County Today for us to announce our re-opening when available.

March 19, 2019 - In efforts to help slow the COVID-19 outbreak, we are announcing a temporary closure to the public starting Monday, March 23rd, 2020 through April 3rd, 2020.

We will have staff in office to answer the phones and any questions that you may have. We apologize for any inconvenience but the safety of our staff and our county residents are a main concern at this point.

You have other payment options that can be utilized in lieu of in-person. You can still mail in your payments or for property tax: Go to and under “quick links”, “County offices”, “CountyAssessor/Collector"

March 19, 2020 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closing ALL programs for the week of March 23March 27 with the exception of the Helping Hands Outreach Center. Helping Hands will be open only on Friday, March 27 from 10-2 in order to provide assistance.  

The senior citizens that are currently being served through our senior programs have received extra meals that will cover them through the next 2 weeks. They will also receive calls to confirm that they are safe, and all is going well. 

If you are scheduled to receive an emergency food box for the month of March, please come to the Helping Hands Outreach Center this week, March 19March 20, to receive it between the hours of 9-2. Our lobby is closed to the public, so we are asking all clients to come to the door, and we will assist them from there. You may be required to show your ID.  

For information, please call us at 936-598-4990. Thank you.

Update: Governor Gregg Abbott issued an order on March 22, 2020 which directed all licensed health care professionals and facilities to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately, medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition or to preserve the life of a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician. The order will remain in effect until 11:59pm on April 21st unless it is changed or rescinded by the Governor.

March 18, 2020 - Dr. Kyle Coffin’s dental office has rescheduled all non-essential appointments and will be closed until April 21st per the recommendations of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Coffin would like to thank everyone for their understanding during this time and wants to assure his patients that he is still available for limited emergency situations. His emergency number, which you can call or text, is available via the office voicemail and he is also available for contact through the office Facebook page.

The office phone number is 936-598-6181. Non-urgent messages can be left on the office voicemail and will be checked periodically.

March 18, 2020 - We at HOPE Community Medicine would like the public to know that we are seeing all patients at our clinics. We do have protocols in place to insure the safety of all patients. We ask that if you have an active temperature above 99.8 that you call our office first to receive instructions on how to proceed next. You will be asked some questions about your illness and recent travel history. We will then determine what precautions and testing need to occur next, to insure you are treated correctly, and with the upmost safety to yourself and others.

Please be patient as we are in daily communication with the CDC and the Texas Department of Health and protocols for testing and treatment may change as this current crisis unfolds. If you have severe difficulty breathing or are in serious distress please go straight to the Emergency Room. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time of uncertainty.

Michael Belgard PA-C, CEO
HOPE Community Medicine

March 18, 2020 - Like you, the Shelby County Appraisal District is closely monitoring the developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to do our part in preventing the spread of this virus, the Shelby County Appraisal District is asking everyone that has business to do with us to call our office before coming in person. We may be able to help you over the phone. If we can’t help you over the phone, it may be something that can wait, like turning in applications for exemptions. Then we would ask you to come to the office at a later time. You may also fax or email any applications that you need to send to us. Our phone number is (936) 598-6171, fax number is (936) 598-7096 and the email address is Also, check out our website at for more information that may be helpful to you.  On our website you can get certain applications, do property searches, access our map, look up taxes on the tax collector’s website, etc. Thank you for your support.

March 18, 2020 - Due to the Coronavirus, Shelby County's Democrat County convention for Saturday the 21st of March, at 12:30pm, at the Pizzeria, is at the moment still on.

If you don't wish to be a delegate for the state convention in June down in San Antonio you are exempt from coming, but welcome. It will be a short meeting. I will be there of course. We have a slot of 7 delegates for Shelby county, myself included. If you would like to be a delegate, you may come and sign the sheet, or use the notice that was given out with the ballot on Super Tuesday. You may reach me at anytime. Thank you.

Shelby County Outreach Ministries Safety Precautions

March 16, 2020 - Shelby County Helping Hands Outreach Center will be closing its Lobby for the next two weeks. At this time, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will still be providing assistance and emergency food boxes. If you are a new client, please call 936-598-4990 to make an appointment.

If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please come back when you feel completely healthy. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.

March 16, 2020 - Due to all the Public Health Concerns, City of Huxley prefers you use the drop box for all payments by check or cash, or make credit card payments over the phone at (866)480-8552 or online at

If you need assistance, you can still call the office at (936)368-2266, if you have an emergency please call (936)368-2377.

We are trying to limit the contact with as much of the public as possible to prevent the spread of any infectious viruses being transmitted at this time.

This is for everyone’s protection. Thank you for your patience and understanding.