(Above) Pat Butler with M.J. Electric of Chicago selects a cowboy hat for himself at Cavendar's Boot City in Beaumont on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005. Many emergency workers are purchasing Texas-themed souvenirs to take home after working in Southeast Texas following Hurricane Rita. .
(Right) Pat Butler considers a cowboy hat for his wife.
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
(Above) Edwardsburg, Mich. resident Gary Leonard, a general foreman of utility services with Davey tree service, (top) selects boots for his daughters.
(Below) Gary Leonard (right) gets help selecting boots for his daughters from Cavendar's Boot City sales associate Jolene Monse (left) at the Beaumont store.