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Nicole Fruge LOVE AMONG THE LOST San Antonio, Texas “Life is tough enough for the 600,000 Americans who live on the streets. It’s even tougher for those who fall in love. Four days after they met, C.J. asked Jamie to marry him. The Shelpmans desperately wanted a better life. Here, Jamie cleans out their ‘closet’ in the alley behind Travis Park United Methodist Church before moving to Corpus Christi for a fresh start. It turned out to be another dead end.” This photograph is part of a series you can view at . Nicole Fruge is an award-winning photojournalist based in Norfolk, Va.. who fell in love with all things Texan while working for the San Antonio Express-News from 2003 to 2009. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Seeking Texas-based documentary photography that captures the strangest state. Please send inquiries to [email protected] . JANUARY 22, 2010 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 29