Sightlines

With renovation complete, the O. Henry Museum re-opens

After a renovation that extended nearly two years, the O.Henry Museum will re-open Jan. 4, the city's Parks and Recreation Department announced. The 19th-century house at 409 East Fifth Street...

UT art researchers find earliest known notation of Maya ritual calendar

Researchers from the University of Texas have found evidence for the earliest known Maya calendar in San Bartolo, Guatemala. While excavating murals, UT art history professor David Stuart found two...

Preservation Texas places historic Austin’s Watson House on Most Endangered Places list

One of Austin’s oldest homes has made Preservation Texas' annual Most Endangered Places list. An 1853 house tucked among new UT development is a rare surviving antebellum residence in central...

Groundbreaking set for Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center expansion

City officials will stage a public groundbreaking for the $27 million expansion of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC). The ceremony be held at 10 a.m. Dec....

Jade Walker to lead Elisabet Ney Museum

Artist and arts administrator Jade Walker has been named the new manager and curator of the Elisabet Ney Museum, the city of Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced. Walker succeeds...

Indie bookstore Malvern Books to close

After nine years, independent bookstore Malvern Books will close on Dec. 31. Manager Becky Garcia made the announcement today on the store's website and in an email to supporters. In July, bookstore...