Spotlight event revisits Controversial 1950's Austin murder trial

Updated: Apr 17

Austin was still a sleepy college and state government town in October 1951 when a daylight shooting at the popular Butler Pitch and Putt left Doug Kinser, operator of the par-3 course, dead and former UT student body president Mac Wallace charged with his murder. What unfolded from that point was a history mystery revisited and retold Wednesday evening, March 31, as part of AHCA's ongoing Spotlight Member Events series.


More than 125 AHCA members and guests tuned in for the telling of the Butler Pitch and Putt tale. It was the second Spotlight Event conducted via Zoom, and the second in the History Mystery series, which focuses on a story or some aspect of Austin's past with significant information on the subject provided by the Austin History Center. MoTito gift boxes, featuring ingredients for making a drink using Tito's Handmade Vodka, w