Rikki Saldivar goes through family photos at a house that belonged to her grandparents on 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 on 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 on 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 on Saturday, August 27, 2017, in Houston.
Mike Rathke plays with his daughter Zooey Rathke, 4, as his wife takes a photo
of them near a large lunar sculpture made of NASA images at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Monday, April 22, 2019, in Houston. Rathke is the museum’s photographer.
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 on 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 on 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 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cypress.
Authorities investigate the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the 11800 block of Vickery on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Houston. The crash occurred on a dead-end street.
Areli Torres, who moved from Guatemala 22 years ago, cries as she listens to the National Anthem during a naturalization ceremony at City Hall on 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.”
Authorities investigate the cause of a two-alarm fire in an apartment complex at 6245 Renwick on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Houston.
Ashlyn Summers nuzzles with “Kiley” in the livestock barn at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Friday, March 6, 2015, in Houston.
Tears fall down Rosita Briley’s cheek as she prays during a funeral service for Antonio and Dawn Armstrong on 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.
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 on 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 on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Houston. The pair drowned along with four great-grand children in a van during Hurricane Harvey.