Slideshow: 2016 Texas news in photos

Daniil Eliseev, 19, from Dallas holds a flag reading "Pro Choice Texan" in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is argued inside on March 2, 2016. The case focused on a 2013 Texas law known as House Bill 2, which led to the closure of more than 20 abortion clinics. The court overturned the law.
Daniil Eliseev, 19, from Dallas holds a flag reading "Pro Choice Texan" in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is argued inside on March 2, 2016. The case focused on a 2013 Texas law known as House Bill 2, which led to the closure of more than 20 abortion clinics. The court overturned the law.

Take a look at the top Texas Tribune images of 2016, which show everything from Donald Trump campaigning in Austin to a fight over a Texas abortion law at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Susan Combs, Henry Bonilla visit Trump amid agriculture secretary search

Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on November 16, 2016. Combs has started a project to help women called HERdacity and written a book, Texas Tenacity: A Call for Women to Direct Their Destiny. The project is an online community aimed at empowering women and the book will be released in early 2017.
Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on November 16, 2016. Combs has started a project to help women called HERdacity and written a book, Texas Tenacity: A Call for Women to Direct Their Destiny. The project is an online community aimed at empowering women and the book will be released in early 2017.

Former Comptroller Susan Combs and former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla met with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday as he continues to search for an agriculture secretary. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller met Friday with Trump officials.

The 10 best Texas Tribune events of 2016

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Ken Starr, Mike Morath, Konni Burton, Wendy Davis and — duh — Ted Cruz: Here are the Texas Tribune conversations that made 2016 the newsiest news year in ages. 

 

Listen to the top TribCasts of 2016

Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw, left, hosts the TribCast on April 20, 2016. Joining her are Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, center, and political reporter Patrick Svitek, right.
Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Emily Ramshaw, left, hosts the TribCast on April 20, 2016. Joining her are Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, center, and political reporter Patrick Svitek, right.

For those of us who look forward to the TribCast each week, 2016 was the ultimate gift. Catch up with the top five episodes of the year before we ring in a 2017 full of TribCast debauchery.

 

Hell and High Water: Houston's Perfect Storm

Oil tankers in the Houston Ship Channel on November 10, 2015.
Oil tankers in the Houston Ship Channel on November 10, 2015.

In March, the Tribune partnered with ProPublica to launch a multimedia project looking at the dangers for the Houston region, amid worries region is a sitting duck when the next big hurricane comes. The potential impact would be felt far beyond the region. Revisit our series here.

Biggest transportation battles of 2016 to continue in the new year

Road crews are prolific in the Midland region following the recent oil boom, when heavy truck traffic obliterated highways.
Road crews are prolific in the Midland region following the recent oil boom, when heavy truck traffic obliterated highways.

After Uber left Austin, state lawmakers are now poised to take up regulations of ride-hailing companies. They may also look at a high-speed rail developer's ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train.

Dallas shooting changed the conversation about police in Texas

Flanked by civic and religious leaders, Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks to a crowd attending the vigil for five slain police officers, victims of a sniper attack, at Dallas’ Thanksgiving Square on July 8, 2016.
Flanked by civic and religious leaders, Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks to a crowd attending the vigil for five slain police officers, victims of a sniper attack, at Dallas’ Thanksgiving Square on July 8, 2016.

The July ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas was one of the highest-profile examples of the intense community-law enforcement divide in 2016.

Debut of Texas gun law intersected with UT Tower shooting anniversary

The granite memorial on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in memory of the victims of Charles Whitman’s murderous on-campus shooting spree. The 50th anniversary of the shooting is Aug. 1, 2016.
The granite memorial on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in memory of the victims of Charles Whitman’s murderous on-campus shooting spree. The 50th anniversary of the shooting is Aug. 1, 2016.

Texas' campus carry law took effect on Aug. 1, the 50th anniversary of the day a gunman atop the UT Tower killed more than a dozen people and wounded 30 others. Read our series looking back at the shooting and on the new law.

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