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A New Governor, Gay Weddings and Gun Rallies: 2015 in Photos

Take a look at the top Texas Tribune images of 2015, which show everything from Greg Abbott being sworn in as governor to Capitol rallies supporting and opposing Planned Parenthood to the vibrant landscapes of Texas.

Gov. Rick Perry, right, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, back, watch as outgoing Attorney General Greg Abbott welcomes new Att...
Gov. Rick Perry on the House dais in his final speech to the Texas Legislature as governor on Jan. 15. The state's longest...
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht swears in Greg Abbott as the 48th governor of Texas in a ceremony on the so...
Texas Right to Life advocates rally at the Texas Capitol on Jan. 24 at an event featuring First Lady Cecilia Abbott. Anti-...
Water pours into a holding pond inside Rio Grande City’s new $12 million water treatment plant. Along the Texas-Mexico bor...
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was sworn into office in January. In his first year in office, Miller clashed wi...
Advocates gathered outside the Texas Capitol on March 23 to rally in support of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Couples embrace at the conclusion of the "Big Gay Wedding" ceremony on the south lawn of the Texas Capitol on July 4 after...
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The 84th legislative session ran from Jan. 13 through Jun. 1. State lawmakers enhanced gun rights, allowed epilepsy patien...
Bernie Sanders, 2016 Democratic candidate for president, speaks at a rally in Dallas on July 19. Democratic rival Hillary ...
David Keller, an archaeologist at Sul Ross State University and head of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, looks out over...
Planned Parenthood supporters rally outside the Texas Capitol on July 29. State health officials announced they want to ki...
In light of a racist shooting in South Carolina, 
the University of Texas at Austin decided to remove a statue of Confede...
For years, the Legislature has been stockpiling hundreds of millions of dollars meant for Texas’ parks in order to artific...
Austin Uber drivers participate in a September rally against a proposal by the Austin Transportation Department to set reg...
Wimberley residents woke up on May 25 to the worst flooding the region had seen in years. A vehicle on the banks of the Bl...
Republican Presidential contender Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Se...
Google spent the first half of the year blocking Texas lawmakers’ efforts to create some statewide oversight of self-drivi...
Light pollution on the horizon from oil fields north of McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis on June 18.
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, at King's annual p...
State Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, speaks to crowd of supporters on Nov. 4, when he earned a spot in the Houston mayo...
On Nov. 10, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protest Senate Bill 11, which will allow people with concea...
Jasmine Johnson, with 10-month-old daughter Rain, lost her Medicaid coverage and was told she could not re-enroll, even th...
In November, the National Institutes of Health announced it would no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees, wh...
Gun rights activists held a mock shooting at the University of Texas on Dec. 12 to protest proposed gun-free zones on camp...
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