Friends and family members of Devonte Ortiz gather on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Pleasant Hills Apartments in Austin, Texas. Witnesses say Ortiz’ neighbor Jason Roche fatally shot 19-year-old Ortiz in the early hours of July 4 in a dispute about fireworks.
Members of the Travis High School community in Austin, Texas, gather on July 6, 2018, before a vigil to honor the memory of 19-year-old Devonte Ortiz. Witnesses say Ortiz was fatally shot by a neighbor after a fireworks dispute in the early morning of July 4.
Savanna Garcia, 16, calls her father during her baby shower on April 15, 2018. Like many other pregnant teenagers in San Antonio, Garcia has relied on a makeshift sisterhood of support throughout her pregnancy because the men in Garcia’s life are unreliable or not present. The teen pregnancy rate in the city is 40 percent above the national average.
Octavis Berry Jr. and Krystal Berry take a moment to admire their father's portrait, left, during artist Chris Rogers' mural unveiling at 12th and Chicon streets on Feb. 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The children's father, Octavis Berry, was a local rapper who passed away in 2011.
Members of the Texas African Students Organization at The University of Texas prepare their hair and makeup for the annual Fest Africa cultural showcase on Oct. 20, 2017.
An attendee at Austin City Limits listens to Bonobo perform on Oct. 12, 2017.
Richard Mata, 54, attends weekly physical therapy appointments to strengthen the muscles in his legs after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
Teresa de Lozoya, 69, cleans dishes in her deteriorating mobile home. De Lozoya lives with her six grandchildren and adult daughter in a South Texas colonia — ian nformal settlement built on cheap plots of land that tend to flood easily and lack a combination of electricity, paved roads, water and sewage systems.
Kira Roberts, 8, packs up her belongings from her mother’s home at The Reserve at Springdale apartment complex. Robert’s mom, Robin McGee, was ordered to evict after a continued dispute with apartment management.
Brycen, 5, looks up at his father following the Church of Christ at East Side's annual Father's Day celebration on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The celebration concludes with a group photo that the church minister, George Williams, says is “a testimony to the reality that we have men who are doing it right.”
Jonathan Salas and Daisy Escamilla lay down on the Vic Mathias Shores lawn before the H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks celebration on Wednesday.
Alonda, Ashlee, and A.J. play in the property behind their grandmother’s home along the Texas-Mexico border. The children live in a colonia — a type of informal settlement that floods often and lacks a combination of electricity, paved roads, water and sewage systems. Approximately half a million low-income, immigrant Latinos live along the Texas-Mexico border in almost 3,000 colonias.
Volunteer Patrick Crowley and fellow volunteers search for homeless individuals on Jan. 27, 2018, during the annual "Point in Time Count of the Homeless" mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Slackliners jump and flip above Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, in July 2018.
Susan Lippman is arrested at the Texas Railroad Commission building while participating in the Texas Poor People’s Campaign rally on Monday, June 4, 2018. About 60 people marched from the Texas State Capitol to the Texas Railroad Commission to demand lawmakers to ban oil and gas permits.