Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, forcing Littlefield Patio Cafe chef Ernest Owney to relocate from New Orleans to Austin. But to Owney, Texas still doesn’t feel like home.
Gone to Texas welcomes freshmen and transfer students every fall semester to the Forty Acres with appearances by the University President, various student group performances, the Longhorn Band and much more.
Fifty-three-year-old English junior Barry Maxwell sits down in his home and spreads out a stack of old receipts, police-issued tickets and notes. He hopes to piece together the chronology of the last seven years of his life — years muddled with alcoholism, drug abuse and homelessness.