Rikki Saldivar goes through family photos at a house that belonged to her grandparents, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Houston. Saldivar’s grandparents and their four great-grandchildren drowned in a van in Greens Bayou during Hurricane Harvey.
Betty Thornton cries as she talks about her experiences living on the street, while at a Red Cross warming center, located at Main Street Baptist Church, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Houston. “It started snowing and I was sick already,” Thornton said, when asked why she went to the shelter. “(I was) just discharged with walking pneumonia.”
A group of first-graders from J.F.K. Elementary, in West Oso, watch as sharks, rays and fish swim at the Texas State Aquarium, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Corpus Christi. A teacher said that the school couldn’t afford the trip until a community fundraiser was organized.
Precinct 6 Deputy Constables Sgt. Paul Fernandez, from left, Sgt. Michael Tran and Sgt. Radha Patel rescue an elderly woman from rising water on North MacGregor Way, near Brays Bayou, after heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, August 27, 2017, in Houston.
Aleida Gonzalez waits backstage with a group of models before performing during the Houston Quinceanera Expo at NRG Center Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Houston.
Aliya Phrakonkham, 15, center, reacts as her biology teacher, Ronshon Jeffery, gives her a squid for a dissection assignment, at Victory Early College High School Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Houston.
Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force raid an apartment in north Houston to apprehend a man who is wanted for murder, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Houston.
Chaise Perry, 8, looks through a phoropter to get his new prescription during an event to give eye glasses to low-income students from the Houston area, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cypress.
Areli Torres, who moved from Guatemala 22 years ago, cries as she listens to the National Anthem during a naturalization ceremony at City Hall, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Houston. “It’s hard to describe in words,” she said. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I feel like I’m doing this for my kids.”
Pabla Cruz, 88, sits in the living room of her house during a food delivery from Meals on Wheels, the first since before Hurricane Harvey, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in Houston. Cruz and her daughter rode out the storm by eating tortillas soaked in dirty water.
Authorities investigate the cause of a two-alarm fire in an apartment complex at 6245 Renwick Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Houston.
Ashlyn Summers nuzzles with “Kiley” in the livestock barn at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Friday, March 6, 2015, in Houston.
City of Houston Public Works employees work to repair a broken water line at the corner of Leeland Street and La Branch Street Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Houston.
Tears fall down Rosita Briley’s cheek as she prays during a funeral service for Antonio and Dawn Armstrong, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Houston. The couple’s teenage son has been accused of fatally shooting his parents in their home. Antonio Armstrong ministered to Briley’s three children. “I love the family, that’s my family,” she said.
David McCullough checks the damage to his house after a tornado hit it in the early morning, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Friendswood. McCullough and his family were in La Grange when the storm hit. “[We were] the only one on the street where no one was home,” he said.
Alex Hicks, right, pauses to think about his late wife while his daughters, Alana, 1, center and Alyssa, 5, read children’s books at their home, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Houston. Hicks’ wife, Marlene Dominguez-Hicks died of a rare heart disease, peripartum cardiomyopathy, while pregnant with their third child. “I miss her so much,” he said.
Ric Saldivar, center, pauses as he recalls humorous stories about his parents, Belia Rojas Saldivar and Manuel Quintanilla Saldivar, Jr., during their funeral Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Houston. The pair drowned along with four great-grand children in a van during Hurricane Harvey.