Just FYI, as a Michigan student with strong enough credentials to get an offer at a top DC firm, I couldn't get an offer at any Austin firm. Only one callback in Austin.
But take that for what it's worth... I have no Texas ties, and an SMU student clearly does. But UT seems very dominant there.
P.S.-- I not only interviewed with every firm with an Austin office that came to OCI, but I did a mailing to Austin firms over the summer. Not a single response.