there has been sightings over in eastern part of Williamson for 40yrs
Western Williamson and pretty much all of Rural Travis counties have had reported sightings since the mid 60's.
Austin unfortunately has grown outward over the years and swallowed up much of the habitat that used to border the city.
But North of Austin along both forks of the San Gabriel used to be fairly unpopulated and has lots of rock outcroppings and bluffs along parts of the river.
Northwest out to Liberty Hill....also good habitat.
Southwest out near Dripping Springs and Henly (us Old Timers call the Devils Backbone) perfect habitat for big cats.
Many moons ago....long time Game Warden 'Grover Simpson' would tell us of reported sightings and sign (tracks) that they could verify as belonging to big cats.
But back then...they tried to keep it mostly hush-hush, because they didn't want people to try and actively hunt them and he said it made their job 'miserable' following up on every 'report' that would come in after a REAL sighting.