Austin Our Favorite KUT Photos Of 2018 KUT 90.5 | By KUT Staff Published December 27, 2018 at 10:28 AM CST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Andrew Weber / KUT 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 Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT / Patrick Crowley and other volunteers search for people experiencing homelessness during the annual "Point in Time Count of the Homeless" on Jan. 27. February Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT / 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 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTBeachgoers visit the shore in Port Aransas on Feb. 19. Recovery efforts continue six months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas' Coastal Bend. March Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT / Eduardo Labastida, 13, looks up at his mother, Yami Labastida. Eduardo has a mitochondrial disease that causes muscle weakness and developmental delays. 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) Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTInterim 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 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTAustin 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 / KUTFBI, ATF and other law enforcement agents surround the Pflugerville house of suspected bomber Mark Conditt on March 21. Credit Lynda Gonzalez for 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 Eddie Gaspar for KUT / Ashbel Smith Hall in downtown Austin is imploded March 26 to make way for a new office tower. April Credit Lynda Gonzalez for KUT / Robin McGee and her daughter, Kira Roberts, pack up their belongings April 8 after being ordered evicted from their Springdale apartment complex. Credit Eddie Gaspar 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. May Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTMary Ann Fordyce, who calls herself "The Chicken Lady," recently moved her cage-free, non-GMO ranch from Bellville to Austin. She poses at the Blue Star Ranch on May 2. June Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTCarl Easton shows off his hat during the Texas State Republican Convention in San Antonio on June 15. Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTThe crowd cheers for El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke during the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth on June 22. July Credit Montinique Monroe for KUT / 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 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTCranes tower over a construction site along East Sixth Street on July 6. Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTTravis 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 / KUTAt 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. August Credit Montinique Monroe for KUT / 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 Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT / KUTSchool marshal trainees go through a simulation of an active shooting at an elementary school in Pflugerville on Aug. 10. Credit Emree Weaver for 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 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTAnjeanette 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. September Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTEd 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 Montinique Monroe for KUT / El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke address the crowd at his Turn Out for Texas campaign event at Auditorium Shores on Sept. 29. October Credit Emree Weaver for KUT / 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 Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTMigrants hoping for asylum turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Oct. 10 after crossing into the U.S. Credit Andrea Garcia for KUT / Flooding along the Llano River crests at nearly 40 feet Oct. 16. Authorities estimate 85 properties were damaged. Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTResidents 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 Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT / KUTAfter heavy rains in Central Texas, floodwater moving through Lady Bird Lake is loaded with silt and debris Oct. 24. November Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT / KUTVoters line up outside Church of Christ in Hyde Park to cast ballots in the midterm elections Nov. 6 Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTJose Maybit Lopez steam cleans the Texas flag ahead of the election night watch party for Ted Cruz in Houston on Nov. 6. Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT / KUTDemocrats react to election results at a watch party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin on Nov. 6. Credit Julia Reihs / KUT / KUTMarie Rice waits for Republican Ted Cruz to address supporters in Houston after the incumbent senator won re-election Nov. 6. Credit Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTBeto 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. 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 Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT / KUTRoy 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 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT / KUTSam Grey Horse rides his mule around downtown Austin on Dec. 9.