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The Big Gay Wedding, 07.04.15
Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide far left, Pam and Kris Holwer, Danny Gonzales and Julio Salinas exchange vows during a mass gay wedding ceremony on the south lawn of the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, July 4, 2015.   (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Several same-sex couples celebrated their weddings together on the South Steps of the Capitol on Saturday, July 4, 2015 for an event dubbed The Big Gay Wedding.

July 4th Celebrations, 07.04.15
Chris Wise watches bands perform during Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

There were parades, cookouts and fireworks shows across Central Texas to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Peaches and Wine
William Chirs Vineyards in Hye, Texas, grows its own grapes for wine production. 
June 9, 2015   Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Twenty years ago, Fredericksburg was all about peaches. That's changed. Today, many people think of wine before they think about peaches in connection with the Hill Country town. Not that the peaches are gone - they're not. But on the national scale, Fredericksburg is much more known for its wine ...

Gay marriage celebration, 06.26.15
People celebrate the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Austin, Texas on Friday, June 26, 2016. 

Austinites celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending the ban on gay marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Gay marriage legalized in Texas, 06.26.15
Victor Holmes,left, leans into his partner,  Mark Phariss, center,  as Chuck Smith, Equity Texas speaks to the media to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage during a press conference held at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Central Texans celebrated the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states by heading to the Travis County Clerk's Office to get marriage licenses on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Support for Cheer up Charlies, 06.25.15
Protesters gather with musicians on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in front of Cheer Up Charlies music venue on Red River in Downtown Austin to voice their opinion that corporate business is destroying the live music scene in Austin Texas.

Protesters gathered with musicians on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in front of Cheer Up Charlies music venue on Red River in Downtown Austin to voice their opinion that corporate business is destroying the live music scene in Austin Texas.

Vigil for Hutto officer, 06.25.15
The vigil for fallen Hutto Police Sgt. Chris Kelley was held at Fritz Park in Hutto. Kelley was killed in the line of duty. Kelley's mother, Barbara sits in the front row with flowers and a lit candle.

The vigil for fallen Hutto Police officer Chris Kelley was held at Fritz Park in Hutto. Kelley was killed in the line of duty.

Helipad dedicated to McLain, 06.24.15
STAR Flight helicopters arrive at the helipad at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas on Wednesday June 24, 2015, for the ceremony to rename the helipad in honor of Kristin McLain. 

A helipad was renamed in honor of STAR Flight nurse Kristin McLain at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas on Wednesday June 24, 2015.

AME Church Forum, 06.23.15
Ashton Cumberbatch speaks on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church during a community forum to discuss unity and diversity in the wake of last week’s shooting in Charleston. 

Scenes from Tuesday's night's AME Church Forum on unity and diversity following the church shootings in Charleston, S.C.

Eastside Classic Vintage motortcycle show, 06.21.15
Rooster, a "low-brow kulture artist" from Houston, attends the 6th Annual East Side Classic vintage motorcycle show at the Yellow Jacket Social Club on Sunday June 21, 2015.  More than 50 pre-1983 motorcycles were entered into the show, which was a fund raiser for Austin Pets Alive.  JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The 6th Annual East Side Classic vintage motorcycle show was held at the Yellow Jacket Social Club on Sunday June 21, 2015. More than 50 pre-1983 motorcycles were entered into the show, which was a fund raiser for Austin Pets Alive.

Larry Monroe bridge, 06.20.15
Stefanie Distefano, in yellow dress at left, shares a moment with Ave Bonar, right, during the Saturday morning dedication of the Larry Monroe Forever Bridge, in the 1500 block of East Side Drive, near Little Stacy Neighborhood Park. The late Monroe was a longtime Sun Radio and KUT deejay who lived nearby in this Travis Heights neighborhood. Bonar was Monroe's longtime partner. The bridge has been adorned with colorful mosaic patterns all over.

The Larry Monroe Forever Bridge in the Travis Heights neighborhood was dedicated Saturday in remembrance of the local DJ who died last year.

Juneteenth celebration, 06.19.15
Jessy De Perez dances with Horace Williams, a member of the 9th Calvary Company A Buffalo Soldiers during a Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19, 2015. The celebration sponsored by the Travis County Commissions Court and was held in the parking garage near the offices. 

A Juneteenth celebration sponsored by the Travis County Commissions Court and was held in the parking garage near the offices on Friday, June 19, 2015.

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