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  • This is an opportunity to sample 10 wonderful Texas wines from among 12 visiting wineries. You can also savor delicious treats and sweets from some of Texoma's outstanding restaurants and caterers. This event also features live music performed on four stages.
  • The flavors of Bavaria will be among the featured culinary offerings served up at the 2nd annual Celina Oktoberfest celebration, scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in the city’s historic downtown square at West Walnut and North Ohio Streets.
  • The First Annual Western Heroes for Autism Rodeo will be held in Decatur, Texas on Saturday, October 12, with a dinner planned Friday, October 11.
  • It will be heavy metal at Powder Creek Pavilion on Saturday, September 28 when Grave and Curb Stomp come to town.
  • Learning to See, by Elise Hooper, is a historical novel about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images of the Great Depression and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas. Hurricane Rita was the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico. Part of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which included three of the top ten most intense Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded (along with #1 Wilma and #7 Katrina), Rita was the seventeenth named storm, tenth hurricane, and fifth major hurricane of the 2005 season. Rita formed near The Bahamas from a tropical wave on September 18, 2005 that originally developed off the coast of West Africa. It moved westward, and after passing through the Florida Straits, Rita entered an environment of abnormally warm waters. Moving west-northwest, it rapidly intensified to reach peak winds of 180 mph, achieving Category 5 status on September 21. However, it weakened to a Category 3 hurricane before making landfall in Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana, between Sabine Pass, Texas and Holly Beach, Louisiana, with winds of 115 mph. Rapidly weakening over land, Rita degenerated into a large low-pressure area over the lower Mississippi Valley by September 26. In Louisiana, Rita's storm surge inundated low-lying communities along the entire coast, worsening effects caused by Hurricane Katrina less than a month prior, such as topping the hurriedly-repaired Katrina-damaged levees at New Orleans. Parishes in Southwest Louisiana and counties in Southeast Texas where Rita made landfall suffered from severe to catastrophic flooding and wind damage. According to an October 25, 2005 Disaster Center report, 4,526 single-family dwellings were destroyed in Orange and Jefferson counties located in Southeast Texas. Major damage was sustained by 14,256 additional single-family dwellings, and another 26,211 single-family dwellings received minor damage. Mobile homes and apartments also sustained significant damage or total destruction. In all, nine Texas counties and five Louisiana Parishes were declared disaster areas after the storm. Electric service was disrupted in some areas of both Texas and Louisiana for several weeks. Texas reported the most deaths from the hurricane, where 113 deaths were reported, 107 of which were associated with the evacuation of the Houston metropolitan area.