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Austin rally calls for tighter gun laws, 06.29.16
Katie Morosky, middle, and her 9-year-old daughter Marie-Therese Morosky, listen at a gun control rally at Texas AFL-CIO Wednesday June 29, 2016. The Moroskys lived in Newtown, Connecticut, and Marie-Therese attended Sandy Hook Elementary School but was not in school on the day of the shooting in 2012

Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, rallied Wednesday evening behind the Governor’s Mansion on Lavaca Street to call for stricter gun laws.

Interstate 35 improvements ground breaking, 06.29.16
Mayor Steve Adler, center, speaks with, from left, Texas Senator Kirk Watson and Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Tyron Lewis before a ground breaking at the corner of I35 northbound and William Cannon on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Work will begin on the stretch of I35 near William Cannon to past Stassney and will include, reconstructing frontage road bridges, adding U-turn lanes, extending entrance and exit lanes, improving pedestrian and bicycling facilites, adding new lighting and widening main lanes to incorporate shoulders. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

Work will begin on the stretch of I-35 near William Cannon Drive to past Stassney Lane and will include, reconstructing frontage road bridges, adding U-turn lanes, extending entrance and exit lanes, improving pedestrian and bicycling facilites, adding new lighting and widening main lanes to incorporate shoulders.

Coupland Fish-a-rama, 06.27.16
2-year-old Elizabeth Wabbel of Coupland had a good spot to do her fishing Saturday during Coupland's Fish-a-Rama, held at the Brushy Creek Watershed #32, a private lake on the land of Susan and Russell Schmidt. Fish-a-Rama was a catch-and-keep bass fishing tournament where both adults and kids tried their hands at catching fish, that included not only bass, but perch as well. The lake has been on the property, just east of downtown Coupland, since the early 1960s, but it will be drained in September in order to renovate its dam. With that eventuality in mind, the Coupland Civic Organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit group, decided to hold a tournament, with funds raised going toward maintenance and upkeep on Coupland's historic depot and caboose. A cloud-filled sky on Saturday morning made it a little cooler for participants. 

Coupland's Fish-a-Rama was held Saturday at the Brushy Creek Watershed #32, a private lake on the land of Susan and Russell Schmidt. Fish-a-Rama was a catch-and-keep bass fishing tournament where both adults and kids tried their hands at catching fish, that included not only bass, but perch as well.

Welcome to America
Flags wait on chairs for people attending a Naturalization Ceremony at the Delco Center on Monday, June 27, 2016. People from 97 different countries became U.S. citizens during the ceremony. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

People from 97 different countries became U.S. citizens in a Naturalization Ceremony at the Delco Center on Monday, June 27, 2016.

Equality celebration, 06.26.16
The Capital City Men's Chorus sings at Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, the year anniversary of legalized gay marriage in the United States. The event was also held to honor the 49  lives lost in Orlando, Florida at a recent gay nightclub shooting.  LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Central Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 26, 2016 celebrated the year anniversary of legalized gay marriage in the United States.

Watermelon Thump, 06.25.16
Luling, Texas resident, Ella Harris, 3, eats a large slice of watermelon at the Luling, Texas watermelon thump on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The watermelon thump happens annually during the last weekend of June. Jessalyn Tamez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Luling, Texas watermelon thump was on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The watermelon thump happens annually during the last weekend of June.

Texas Water Safari, 06.25.16
A crowd watches people racing in the Texas Water Safari cross Cottonseed Rapids on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The race starts in San Marcos and ends in Seadrift, Texas; spanning 260 miles. Jessalyn Tamez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The Texas Water Safari is a long, tough, non-stop marathon canoe-racing adventure, traversing 260 miles of challenging rivers and bay. Many participants enter the race with no intention of winning, but with the goal of joining the elite group of finishers and earning the coveted Texas Water Safari finisher's patch.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Municipal Pool ribbon cutting, 06.25.16
Lars Ueckert 6 takes a dive in the pool after the ribbon cutting ceremony at Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Municipal Pool on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Municipal Pool finished its $350k renovation project earlier this month. 
RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin Parks and Recreation Department held the Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Municipal Pool ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 12 P.M., to help celebrate the renovations made to the pool. This project was completed with $350k in funding provided in the FY2015-2016 budget through District 7 Council Member ...

Lake Austin boat patrol, 06.24.16
APD boat patrol officers, from left, John O'Donnell and Jose Delgado take their boat out to patrol Lake Austin on Friday, June 24, 2016. This weekend APD, along with several other nationwide law enforcement agencies, will conduct Operation Dry Water, a national weekend of Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) detection and enforcement. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

This weekend APD, along with several other nationwide law enforcement agencies, will conduct Operation Dry Water, a national weekend of Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) detection and enforcement.

Two Hives Honey in East Austin, 06.23.16
Tara Chapman is a beekeeper in East Austin who owns Two Hives Honey. She manages dozens of hives and processes the honey at the Sustainable Food Center for sale to farm and table restaurants in the Austin area. Chapman, who used to be a former intelligence officer, is an advocate for the propagation of bees and hopes to see their numbers grow in importance to the food chain and community.

Tara Chapman is a beekeeper in East Austin who owns Two Hives Honey. She manages dozens of hives and processes the honey at the Sustainable Food Center for sale to farm and table restaurants in the Austin area. Chapman, who used to be a former intelligence officer, is an advocate ...

Blues on the Green, 06.22.16
Max Frost performs at KGSR Blues on the Green at Zilker Park Wednesday June 22, 2016. Thousands attended the free concert headlined by the local band Wild Child. Blues on the Green is a free summer concert series that is in its 26th season.

KGSR Blues on the Green was held at Zilker Park Wednesday June 22, 2016. Thousands attended the free concert that featured local artists Wild Child and Max Frost. Blues on the Green is a free summer concert series that is in its 26th season.

Testing Austin mosquitoes for Zika, 06.22.16
City of Austin's Danny Gonzalez, environmental health officer 3, displayed a jar of different types of mosquito breeds he collected from a trap that was left out for 24 hours in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The city is sending collection samples of mosquitos caught in the trap for testing by the state. The Aegypti and Albopictus mosquito breeds also know as Tiger mosquitos because of the white stripes are being tested for Zika and counted. 

The City of Austin is sending collection samples of mosquitos caught in a mosquito trap for testing by the state. The Aegypti and Albopictus mosquito breeds also know as Tiger mosquitos because of the white stripes are being tested for Zika and counted.

Summer solstice full moon, 06.20.16
A commercial airliner appears to fly across the full moon rising tonight June 20, 2016. This moon rise marks the summer solstice which coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes that marks the beginning of the strawberry season. The two events coincide once every 70 years. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, a day falling around late June when there are approximately 17 hours of light. 

The full moon rises June 20, 2016 over Lady Bird Lake. This moon rise marks the summer solstice which coincides with the Strawberry Moon, a full moon, which occurs in June, named by early Native American tribes that marks the beginning of the strawberry season.

Community First Village, 06.18.16
Mobile Loves & Fishes Development Director Donna Emery hugs Mike McCullogh, at Community First! Village Saturday June 18, 2016.   McCullogh, 55, has been homeless for 31 years, and on Wednesday became the first resident to move into a microhouse at the village for homeless people.  The village broke ground in 2013, and thousands of volunteers have helped build more than 100 microhouses and many other amenities.   On Saturday more than 100 volunteers worked on the grounds and built another microhouse before attending a blessing ceremony for the first three occupied homes. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

On Saturday more than 100 volunteers worked on the grounds and built another microhouse before attending a blessing ceremony for the first three occupied homes.

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