The market for new grads is tough in the larger cities in TX, but especially for ADNs. Experienced nurses are still being hired all over, w/ preferential hiring toward BSNs. Any of the major hospitals in the Austin greater area would be great. Also, if you lived in Buda, you could even open up your job search
to include San Marcos, New Braunfels, and even North San Antonio.
Buda is a great are but I would advise staying WEST of Interstate 35. Not that East is "bad" like it is in Austin proper, but West is still far superior crime and school wise in Buda.
The commute into the biggest facilities in Austin from Buda, or Round Rock will be hell-ish. But I think worth it...RNs can enjoy slightly "off-time" commutes.
My parents live in Buda and my Dad was recently in a Seton hospital in that area. It was a very nice, well-run facility. You could get on there and have an EASYYY commute.
Pay varies a good bit in TX, and im not too sure about Austin, but I would guess-timate experienced RN pay to start around 24-26/hr base pay plus shift diffs. where applicable.
Browse job listings etc. at Brackenridge, Seton, Dell Children's, and St. Davids. They have mid-size facilities ALL OVER the greater Austin area..and giant hub locations in central Austin.
Let me know if you have any specific questions.. Ive been away from ATX for several years now, but still spend a good bit of time in Buda and South Austin. Also have friends and family in pretty much every corner of the area.