PHOTOS: Looking Back On 2020 In Houston, Texas And Beyond

The country went through a lot in 2020. Houston Public Media photographer and reporter Lucio Vasquez was there to capture it here in Houston.


A protester stands outside Houston City Hall on Saturday, May 30, 2020, on the second night of demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd.

Here, we look back at 2020 through images captured by Houston Public Media photographer and reporter Lucio Vasquez.

In 2020, Houston and the world were rocked by a pandemic, rising civil unrest and an unprecedented presidential election.

But early in the year, in late February, the big news was a 96-inch water main that broke near Galena Park, causing major flooding on the southbound lanes near the Ship Channel Bridge.

Water was out or otherwise low across the city, causing schools to close and the city to issue a boil water notice.

A truck sits in floodwater due to a burst water main near the East Loop Thursday.
Cars are stuck in floodwater on the East Loop Thursday.