Our Favorite KUT Photos Of 2018

Dec 27, 2018

From the serial bombings in Austin to historic flooding in the Hill Country to the midterm elections, here are some of the best images from KUT in 2018.

January
Patrick Crowley and other volunteers search for people experiencing homelessness during the annual "Point in Time Count of the Homeless" on Jan. 27.
Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT

February
Octavis Berry Jr. and Krystal Berry stand next to a portrait of their father during the unveiling of a new mural by Chris Rogers at 12th and Chicon streets on Feb. 17. Octavis Berry, a local rapper, died in 2011.
Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT

Beachgoers visit the shore in Port Aransas on Feb. 19. Recovery efforts continue six months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas' Coastal Bend.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

March
Eduardo Labastida, 13, looks up at his mother, Yami Labastida. Eduardo has a mitochondrial disease that causes muscle weakness and developmental delays.
Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT

At left, investigators swab a FedEx office in Sunset Valley on March 18 after it was linked to a series of bombings in Austin. (Gabriel C. Perez/KUT). Right, officials work the scene of an explosion in Southwest Austin. (Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT)

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley addresses the press on March 21 near I-35 in Round Rock after bombing suspect Mark Conditt detonated an explosive device in his car.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT

Austin Mayor Steve Adler, City Manager Spencer Cronk, interim Police Chief Brian Manley and other officials leave the room after a news conference March 21 on the serial bombings.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
FBI, ATF and other law enforcement agents surround the Pflugerville house of suspected bomber Mark Conditt on March 21.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
D'Adria Williams participates in a candlelight vigil in Pflugerville on March 24 for families affected by a series of bombings throughout the month.
Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT
Ashbel Smith Hall in downtown Austin is imploded March 26 to make way for a new office tower.
Credit Eddie Gaspar for KUT
April
Robin McGee and her daughter, Kira Roberts, pack up their belongings April 8 after being ordered evicted from their Springdale apartment complex.
Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT
Artist Mike Johnston painted a mural for Draylen Mason at the intersection of Pleasant Valley and Webberville roads. The 17-year-old was killed when a package bomb exploded at his East Austin home.
Credit Eddie Gaspar for KUT

May
June
Carl Easton shows off his hat during the Texas State Republican Convention in San Antonio on June 15.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT
The crowd cheers for El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke during the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth on June 22.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT

July
Speedy Paul Brown prays during a vigil for Devonte Ortiz on July 6. The 19-year-old was shot and killed on July 4 during a dispute over fireworks.
Credit Montinique Monroe for KUT

Cranes tower over a construction site along East Sixth Street on July 6.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
Travis County Deputy Juan Arispe follows as Deputy Theresa Stewart enters a home in Southwest Austin on July 25. Residents of the home had been served a notice to vacate.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
At left, Christian, Leah and Chris Barnett play in the backyard of their family's temporary home in Killeen on July 30. At right, Chris Barnett watches his sons Christian and Chris play with their dog Skippy on the porch. The family was evicted from their North Austin home.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

August
Rosa Barriga Barriga is reunited with family members living in the U.S. during a "Palomas Mensajeras" event at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock on Aug. 10.
Credit Montinique Monroe for KUT

School marshal trainees go through a simulation of an active shooting at an elementary school in Pflugerville on Aug. 10.
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT
Austin Independent School District Superintendent Paul Cruz visits with children playing on the first day of school at Barton Hills Elementary on Aug. 21.
Credit Emree Weaver for KUT
Anjeanette Walker-Powell (center) has cared for her siblings - (from left) Dez'Ariah, Dezerin Walt'Ne'Shia and LaFace - ever since their mother died. They pose in the kitchen of their North Austin home Aug. 30.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT

September
Ed Kopas greets Hamza Mohamed on Sept. 28 as he arrives at the North Austin Muslim Community Center for a community gathering following a spate of vandalism incidents at the center.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke address the crowd at his Turn Out for Texas campaign event at Auditorium Shores on Sept. 29.
Credit Montinique Monroe for KUT
October
Members of the Texas Handmaids lead a march from the Texas state Capitol to City Hall on Oct. 6 to protest the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Credit Emree Weaver for KUT

Migrants hoping for asylum turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Oct. 10 after crossing into the U.S.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT
Flooding along the Llano River crests at nearly 40 feet Oct. 16. Authorities estimate 85 properties were damaged.
Credit Andrea Garcia for KUT
Residents line up outside the Travis County Tax Office before sunrise to vote on Oct. 22, the first day of early voting for the 2018 midterm elections.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT
After heavy rains in Central Texas, floodwater moving through Lady Bird Lake is loaded with silt and debris Oct. 24.
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT
November
Voters line up outside Church of Christ in Hyde Park to cast ballots in the midterm elections Nov. 6
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Jose Maybit Lopez steam cleans the Texas flag ahead of the election night watch party for Ted Cruz in Houston on Nov. 6.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT
Democrats react to election results at a watch party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin on Nov. 6.
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT
Marie Rice waits for Republican Ted Cruz to address supporters in Houston after the incumbent senator won re-election Nov. 6.
Credit Julia Reihs / KUT
Beto O'Rourke supporters embrace at a watch party in El Paso after the Democrat lost his election bid to Sen. Ted Cruz on Nov. 6.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT
The McDonald Observatory in West Texas hosts a Star Party where attendees can look at celestial objects through a variety of telescopes on Nov. 10.
December
Roy Burns, coach of the Gainesville Tornadoes, hangs state finalist medals on his players Dec. 5. The athletes are in a detention center for boys after being convicted of felonies.
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT
Sam Grey Horse rides his mule around downtown Austin on Dec. 9.
Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT