• Hyde Park Car Wash

    Hyde Park Car Wash
    Hyde Park Car Wash

    Joey Saleem, 9, helps his mother, Teresa, wash bird excrement off of his family’s car at a car wash in Hyde Park on Monday evening. In 2010, the Downtown Austin Alliance renewed its contract with the Texas Bird Services to humanely remove flocks of grackles between Cesar Chavez and 11th Street resulting in a 90 percent decrease in the number of birds roosting downtown.

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

  • Austin Nature & Science and House Park Skatepark

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    Mihkel Martinez, 2, explores an artificial cave at the Austin Nature & Science Center located at the edge of Zilker Park. Open since 1960, the center has provided nature exhibits, educational programs and recreation for people of all ages.

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Jalen Felder takes a break from riding his BMX bike and the afternoon heat at House Park Skatepark.

  • Trannequins

    Emilia Harris | Daily Texan Staff

    A customer who chose not to be named shops at Top Drawer Thrift Store on Tuesday afternoon.  The store is well-known for its transgender mannequins or “trannequins.”

  • Pick of the Pics - August, 2011

    It is already August and Pick of the Pics is back. That means 10 of our favorite pictures from past and current photographers are selected by the summer photo editor Mary Kang.


    May-Ying Lam | The Daily Texan

    Ayan Ali, 15, watches prayers from the side of the Crockett Center with her sister, Nimo Ali, 13, at the Eid al-Adha communal prayer organized by the North Austin Muslim Community Center, Renaissance Academy and Masjid Ibrahim.  The two attended the event with their parents to which an estimated 5,000 showed up. (Sept. 12, 2008)

    Jeffrey McWhorter | Daily Texan Staff

    CPS Commissioner testifies before a house committee about the agency's response to allegations of abuse in the YFZ FLDS compound last year. (April 15, 2009)

    Sara Young | Daily Texan Staff

    Oscar Paiz, Barton Springs Nursery employee of three years, removes weeds from the nursery’s agave farm in Weberville, Texas. The nursery has seen an increased demand for vegetable plants and fruit trees during the economic downturn. (Nov. 25, 2009)

    Jessica Talley | Daily Texan Staff

    Spencer Bell, 5, observes the rainy weather through Urban Outfitters window on Guadalupe. (April 21, 2006)

    Jeremy Balkin | Daily Texan Staff

    Avery Griffin takes a nap on steps on the corner of Eighth and San Antonio streets near the Austin Public Library downtown. (Oct. 27, 2006)

    Marc Hamel | Daily Texan Staff

    Doug Moreland works on a custom wood sculpture at the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo in Austin. Moreland and his co-workers at Cattlelacs in Manchaca use mainly chainsaws with small blades to carve works such as this eagle. (March 23, 2006)

    Megan Peyton | Daily Texan Staff

    Michael Foulk, member of the Austin band Widows and Orphans, enjoys a drink and a cigarette while reading a book at Spider House Cafe. Foulk was killing time before picking up a friend from work and said he “was just trying not to fall asleep.” (July 12, 2007)

    Peter Franklin | Daily Texan Staff

    Events surrounding the Lonestar Rod and Kustom Round Up brought thousands of people to South Congress Avenue in early 2010.  Marathons, parades and conventions attract visitors from around the country to Austin, helping to strengthen the local economy. (May 12, 2010)

    Rene Huynh | Daily Texan Staff

    Sociology senior D’wayne Bell marvels at the amount of snow falling in Austin, which has been previously known to only produce barely-there flurries. (February 24, 2010)

    Danielle Villasana | Daily Texan Staff

    Danielle Harris, 10, and Ethan Estrada, 2, play on the playground at Chestnut Community park, which offers fountains, a playscape and a covered picnic area. (August 5, 2010)

  • Moving In and Playing with Elmo

    Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff

    Nick Jones moves a mattress for his girlfriend Kathleen Yount, a dance senior, Sunday afternoon.

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Students with Breakthrough Austin play with an Elmo mask on the UT campus. The program is dedicated to middle schoolers and their academics.