No Respite From Heat For Austin’s Homeless | Austin, Texas | Statesman

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Joe Steve sprawls across a makeshift bed in the woods, motionless and sweating in the midday heat. It’s 100 degrees, and the 24-year-old homeless man is trying to rest in a shady of a patch of woods off Barton Springs Road. His cheeks are flushed, his nose sunburned. He has no water, no fresh clothes and no desire move right now. “I walk around and sweat most of the time,” Steve said. “It’s way too hot to live out here.”

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