Ayan Mittra Managing Editor

Ayan Mittra joined the Tribune after working more than 10 years at The Dallas Morning News. He spent his first seven years there as a copy editor. In 2008, he moved to the political desk, supervising the daily presentations and working with reporters in the field. He then worked as a night city editor, supervising the coverage of late-breaking news. He was also on the editing team for the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions. A native of Beaumont, Ayan graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Remembering Rita in Photos

As storm clouds from the fringes of Hurricane Rita filled the sky in Nacogdoches, Judy Almagure walked back to her home on Sept. 23, 2005, after checking her mail. Almagure, who had lived in Beaumont until earlier in 2005, sheltered more than 25 family and friends who fled Beaumont and Orange.
As storm clouds from the fringes of Hurricane Rita filled the sky in Nacogdoches, Judy Almagure walked back to her home on Sept. 23, 2005, after checking her mail. Almagure, who had lived in Beaumont until earlier in 2005, sheltered more than 25 family and friends who fled Beaumont and Orange.

Check out this photo gallery, which takes a look at what Southeast Texans faced before and after Hurricane Rita hit the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. This is part of our "Road From Rita" series, a collaboration with the Beaumont Enterprise.