Marcus Comeaux stands at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic church in Port Bolivar, TX. Comeaux is a member of the church, which was damaged in Hurricane Ike. The church has been open since 1959. Members are having trouble getting clearance from the Houston-Galveston Archdiocese to complete repairs to the church. Currently, members must travel to Winnie or take the ferry to Galveston to attend a Catholic church.
Prayer books line the floor at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic church in Port Bolivar.
Monet Walter, 13, left, and Colisha Preston, 13, share a jump rope on Angel Lane Feb. 19, 2009. The Oprah-donated neighborhood has been having an increase in crime recently, prompting people to install security devices and take other measures.
Patricia Isaac, left, and twin sister Pinky Rembert stand on Angel Lane where they both live Feb. 19, 2009. Both women lived in New Orleans for most of their lives until Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The Oprah-donated neighborhood has been having an increase in crime recently, prompting people like Patricia and Pinky to install security devices. Isaac also plans on shopping for a firearm in the near future.
Tanika Thomas poses for a portrait at her home on Angel Lane where she lives Feb. 19, 2009. The Oprah-donated neighborhood has been having an increase in crime recently, prompting people like Thomas to install security devices.
Akbar Ahmed, a prominent Islamic scholar and professor at American University, is in Houston as part of a project he is doing on Muslims in America. Ahmed and four students traveled through the Muslim world and wrote a book, Journey from Islam: The Crisis of Globalization. He is now doing the same thing, but in the U.S., interviewing Muslim Americans.
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ, Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion, left, beat Houston’s own three-time World Champion, JUAN DIAZ by KO in the ninth round in a “Battle for the Ages, A Fight for…SUPREMACY.”
The sun sets behind pumpjacks in High Island, TX.