Sue Adams-Jackson, the wife of Eldon Jackson, who died by suicide in the Harris County Jail, holds a bag of his belongings that was returned to her after his death, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Houston.
Houston rapper Maxo Kream jokes with friends during a portrait photoshoot, in the Houston Chronicle studio Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Houston.
Gwen Casados sits in her daughter’s room in Houston. Her daughter, Heather Schneider, was sexually assaulted inside Second Baptist Church in Houston in 1993.
Milton Hopkins, 84, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Houston. Hopkins is one of Houston’s last living ties to its regal blues history, having played around the city for parts of seven decades. He played with BB King, and backed Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many others. Hopkins was also at City Auditorium in Houston on Christmas 1954 when R&B star Johnny Ace lost a game of Russian Roulette.
Christian Kidd, who has played with the Houston-based punk band “The Hates” for over 40 years, poses for a portrait near downtown, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Houston. In 2017, Kidd was diagnosed with a cancerous growth on his tongue. After a year of treatment he is healthy and planning to return to the stage.
Pastor Matthew Russell, Ph.D., sits for a portrait at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Houston. “What if certainty is blinding, where doubt opens up new vistas and new paths for us? What if faith and doubt were not opposites, like we’re told. But rather, they’re twins?” Russell believes this idea is rooted an experience he had as a young man while visiting Mexico, in which he watched nuns rescue children abandoned in a garbage dump.
“Don’t let society define your beauty,” Simone Dobbs, said as she posed for a portrait in the Houston Chronicle studio, Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Houston.
A third man says that Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, then a seminarian, molested him in the early 1990’s when he was an altar boy at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Houston. The man did not want to be identified when he posed for a portrait at his attorney’s office, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Houston.