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2014: The Year in Photos

Take a look at our photographers' picks for the top Texas Tribune images of 2014 — from gubernatorial frontrunners to workers injured on the job to the people affected by West Texas' oil and gas boom.

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cit...
Chris Way and his son Ryan, 2, participate in an open carry march on March 12, 2014 during the South by Southwest festival...
Bernie Tiede, who had been imprisoned since 1997 for the murder of Marjorie Nugent, was released from the Panola County De...
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UT Regent Wallace Hall on April 28, 2014. Lawmakers admonished and censured Hall, who was waging a personal investigation ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis greeted voters while campaigning outside an early voting polling place in H...
Pump jacks in Reagan County, near the town of Big Lake.
A worker provides therapy to a paralyzed 12-year-old girl at the Los Ojos de Dios Center in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on June ...
Gerald Cole of Taylor is an advocate for GMO labeling. He is among a small group of farmers and environmental advocates pu...
Incoming Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and UT-Austin President Bill Powers sent out a joint tweet at The Texas Tr...
Glenn Johnson, 55, was injured in a smelting accident near Amarillo in 1997 when a furnace filled with molten metal explod...
Sheep serve as natural lawnmowers at a 4.4-megawatt solar farm in northeast San Antonio on July 8, 2014. The animals' vora...
"Cow Jumping Over Moon," a pumpjack in Luling decorated by artist George Kalesik. Luling, a tapped-out oil town once known...
Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick at a primary runoff election party in Houston on May 27, 2014. Patrick later won the lie...
Troy Chamberlin plays with his 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, after returning to the RV lot at Custom Touch Village, a so...
Steve Lipsky shows what he says is the methane contamination of his well outside his family's home in Parker County by ign...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during the 2014 RedState Gathering at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth on Aug. 8,...
Glenn Bailey cleans out the Houston recycling truck he drives after dropping off a load at a waste management facility on ...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters after he is booked into the Blackwell-Thurman Justice Center in Austin followin...
Attendees of a San Antonio Water System facility tour sampled treated water at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center outside...
A program manager in the Harris County Jail's Mentoring Moms program hugs a weeping Marilyn Miles, 35. Miles, who had her ...
The Catholic Charities shelter at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen has provided assistance to hundreds of displaced immigran...
Oiled birds and stranded boats have been some of the most compelling visual images of the devastation in Galveston Bay in ...

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