Kehinde Olurode, a board member at the Victoria Islamic Center, raises a flag on the grounds where the Victoria Islamic Center will be rebuilt in Victoria, Texas on May 27, 2017. Ray Whitehouse / for BuzzFeed
In May, I worked with Hannah Allam on a story for BuzzFeed about the complicated rebuilding process for the Muslim community in Victoria, Texas after an arson of a mosque. Read the story here.
People pray during a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the new Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas on May 27, 2017.
Children play on a playground at the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas on May 27, 2017.
People pray inside a large trailer, which serves as a temporary mosque, next to the site of the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas on May 27, 2017.
From left, Afnaan Nusayr, Bareera Saif and Raza Qadri play foosball inside a large trailer, which serves as a temporary mosque, next to the site of the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas on May 26, 2017.
People wrote messages on the chalkboard in the temporary mosque on February 7, 2017.
More than 250 people marched to honor fallen firefighter Scott Deem in downtown San Antonio, Texas on May 22, 2017. Story here.
Mauricio Vidaurri owns land near San Ygnacio, Texas that has been in his family for 266 years. One part of that land is a family cemetery of six generations.
"If anything was to happen, I would feel ashamed because I failed," Vidaurri said of potentially losing the land to a border wall. "266 years and I don’t want it to come on me or my brothers and sisters that we failed. We have to show people what’s out here. People lived here. They sacrificed. They worked. They died here."
Shot for a Los Angeles Times story about Trump's proposed border wall. Read the story here.
Recent Air Force basic training graduates volunteer at Mission San Juan with the San Antonio Food Bank during Airmen's Week in San Antonio, Texas on March 18, 2017. Story for the San Antonio Express-News
Allan Wisz pulls weeds while volunteering with the San Antonio Food Bank near Mission San Juan in San Antonio, Texas on March 18, 2017.
San Antonio cab driver Joe Hinojosa
About 200 people participated in the "March 4 Trump" event in Austin, Texas. It was largely tranquil save for a few moments like this one in which passersby engaged with the marchers.
These guys lifted 100 tons in one day! Shot for a The Wall Street Journal. Story by Rachel Bachman and edit by Ericka Burchett.
With Elliott Williams looking on, Ritchie King, bottom left, gets a spot from Richard Deane, top left, as he tries to become a member of The 100-Ton Club at the Rambler Fitness Center at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on February 15, 2017
From left, Carolina Angers, Karina Garcia, Karla Garcia, and Gizella Lopez react to seeing Sofia Perez at the The Society of Martha Washington Colonial Ball in Laredo, TX, United States on February 17, 2017.
Mateo Morales, one of the 2017 Abrazo children representing Mexico, walks to the American side of the Lincoln/Juarez Bridge after the International Bridge Ceremony in Laredo, TX, United States on February 18, 2017.
Elizabeth Diaz waits outside with Armando Morales, Jr., left, and other pageant participants to take pictures after the Society of Martha Washington's Colonial Pageant in Laredo, TX, United States on February 17, 2017.
John Roland, 86, moved from San Antonio to the East Side neighborhood in Austin in the 1960s to take care of his ailing father. “I remember when white folks didn’t come this side of 35,” he said. Almost every morning, he buys a lottery ticket and has breakfast at Taco-Mex. Afterward, he goes to see his girlfriend of 30 years. He said both he and his girlfriend agreed early on that neither of them wanted to get married and that each wanted to have their own living space. He posed for portrait near 12th and Harvey streets in Austin, Texas on January 14, 2017.
Andrew Jackson sings during church service at Church of the New Testament in Austin, Texas on January 15, 2017. Jackson is the nephew of the church's founder, Sylvester "Billy" Jones. The size of the congregation, which is predominantly African-American, has declined from about about 200 in the 1960s to approximately 50 today.
Abram Fernandez, a sophomore at USTA, gets a lesson from classical guitarist David Russell during Russell's master class at UTSA in San Antonio, Texas. February 3, 2017.
Theresa Balderas came to Brackenridge High School to watch her grandson Isaiah Balderas play basketball against Memorial High School. January 31, 2017.
Texas Firearms Festival. Liberty Hill, Texas. October 16, 2016
Antonio Rodriguez poses for a portrait at his workplace, Omnium Management Group on January 24, 2017. "It can’t be worse than it is now," Rodriguez said of the Affordable Care Act. "I got my family covered under a HealthCare.gov plan but the deductibles and out of pocket are so much that we’re being forced to go down to one car and possibly sell our home to pay medical bills."
A car crash took place on Interstate 37 North just south of downtown San Antonio, Texas on January 27, 2017.
In preparation for the unveiling of the H2Oaks Center, Tom Garza, right, holds a curtain and mariachis Debra Torres, Amanda Lozano, and Victoria Sauceda prepare to play in Elmendorf, Texas on January 27, 2017.