State and local IT employees from across Texas gathered together yesterday to accept their trophies at the Center for Digital Government’s (CDG) Best of Texas Awards ceremony at Government Technology Conference Southwest in Austin, Texas.

The ceremony spotlighted the best of of government IT, including re-procurements, in-house developed applications, green IT, applications addressing internal needs, citizen-facing Web-applications, and several other focuses.

For more a list of winners and more information about the event, read Andy Opsahl's story, Best of Texas 2011 Winners Announced.

For more photos from the ceremony and reception, visit our Best of Texas slideshow

Photos by Tyler Schmitt