On July 3, 2012, guests gathered at the Byrne-Reed House to celebrate the birthday of former Humanities Texas board member Dr. Bill Livingston. Livingston, a professor emeritus of political science, served as senior vice president at The University of Texas at Austin from 1995 to 2007. He joined the faculty in 1949 and also served as acting president of the university from September 1992 to January 1993.

Guests at the party enjoyed cake and punch in the elegant dining room of the Byrne-Reed House.