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KXAN's Top 10 Facebook posts of 2018

AUSTIN (KXAN) — From details of a bombing in Austin, to a crane collapse and a stunning picture of wildflowers, millions of people have turned to KXAN for videos, stories and Facebook lives this past year. 

Most of the Top 10 posts were videos or Facebook Lives, and many were covering breaking news situations.

These stories got the most interactions — likes, comments and shares — in 2018.

10) Reported package explosion at Goodwill on Brodie Lane

At the height of the Austin bomb scare, what turned out to be a military ordinance donated to Goodwill exploded. It was not related to the Austin bomber.

 

 

 

9) VIDEO: Leander ISD school bus swept way in floodwaters

Dashcam footage shows the moment a Leander ISD school bus was swept away in fast-moving Brushy Creek floodwaters Oct. 16.

 

 

8) Rollercoaster leaves riders dangling at Six Flags Texas

Riders on a Batman rollercoaster at a San Antonio Six Flags were left suddenly hanging when the ride jerked to a halt at the top of a drop March 15.

 

 

7) Picture of wildflowers north of Llano

 

 

6) Serial bomber sets off explosion as police near; home reveals more explosives

 

 

5) Second explosion in Austin in one day

One person died and two were hurt when two separate package bombs exploded.

 

 

4) VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys player arrested after Lamborghini crash

Dash camera video released by the Frisco Police Department shows Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams getting arrested when officers found him riding an electric scooter after he crashed his Lamborghini. 

 

 

3) A bloom of lightning over downtown Austin

 

 

2) A harrowing escape as fire destroys California town

Firefighters and residents trying to evacuate found themselves surrounded by walls of flame

 

 

1) Falling construction crane captured on video

Two people were evaluated for injuries after a crane toppled at a construction site in southeast Austin. One of the workers was pinned beneath it before being freed.

 

 


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