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.
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.
The members of the Junior Olympics team at Ramos Boxing complete a workout routine on April 12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The athletes undergo an intensive training regimen designed in preparation for the South Texas Junior Olympic Championships in Laredo, Texas.
Teresa de la Zoya’s grandchild, Ashlee, has scars and open wounds on her feet from frequently playing outdoors without shoes on. Teresa and her six grandchildren live with her in a dilapidated mobile home in a South Texas colonia — a type of informal settlement that floods often and lacks a combination of electricity, paved roads, water and sewage systems.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.