As photo editor of CultureMap, I scour through hundreds of photos every day. Here are some from the past year I consider monumental or memorable in Houston's 2013 history, along with some damn good captures and others just for fun, along with a few of my personal favorites.
Narrowing it down to 10 (plus one) was like, well, impossible, but I gave it my best shot.
Thanks to all the photographers out there, professional and amateur, who chronicle events every day and share them with us. You're doing an awesome job. Keep up the amazing work, and keep 'em coming in 2014!
The Beautiful One
Beyoncé's handlers tried their best to keep unflattering photos of our hometown gal in concert from circulating on the Internet. A hardworking singer/dancer/entertainer is undoubtedly going to look strained sometime during a live performance.
But she obviously liked this high-energy shot from her December concert in Houston that was supplied by her team. Looking awesome, Bey!