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World Class Fishing

Enjoy the natural beauty of Shelby County on Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Pinkston.

Visit Historic Shelby County!

Historic sites dot the landscape throughout Shelby County.

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Historic Shelby County Jail ~ Home to Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

John D. Windham Civic Center

26,000 square foot facility hosts events of any size.

RIO Theater

Preserved movie theater with first run movies

Welcome to Shelby County… Gateway to the Texas Forest Country

On behalf of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, we welcome you to our website!

Shelby County is a myriad of untapped resources. From our historic courthouse, to our historic museum, and to the lakes and landscapes of our beautiful area, we invite you to read further about our community and we extend a special invitation for you to visit us soon.

We've got a friendly, down to earth quality to our community and promise you won't meet a stranger.

Visit our calendar of events page and plan to attend two of the most picturesque festivals in the South, along with a multitude of fishing and recreational activities offered in the area, all throughout the year.

Center Broadcasting Company, Inc., KQBB 100.5 FM, KDET 930AM and KXXE 92.5 FM, together with the Shelby County Bass Anglers, invite all children ages 3 to 15 years old to register for the 37th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Bream Tournament to be held on Saturday, May 9th at Huxley Bay Marina. Fishing begins at 6am, and all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than 12:30pm. This free tournament is sponsored by Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers. Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery, Trail’s End & RV, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle. Forms can also be downloaded from the website. Participants must be preregistered. Mailed forms must be postmarked by May 1st or forms can be delivered to the Center Broadcasting Company office no later than May 4th. Trophies will be awarded to each group and prizes will be available for each participant.   For more information, contact the Center Broadcasting offices at 936-598-3304.  GET YOUR FORM HERE


From graceful water fowl to
elusive deep woods songbirds,
Shelby County is home to
hundreds of species. This guide
will get you started on your
birding adventure. We have
plenty of comfy hotels and
restaurants to pamper you
while you are here.


The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development, tourism and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas.