Don't know anything about internal Texas politics, but I do know I wish they'd go open carry. I conceal carry almost all my time in NV, AZ, and UT and don't have to worry about being made. Texas is one of those states I'm occasionally in where I have to be extra careful because concealed means invisible--annoying.
AR, FL, OK, TX and SC are duty to conceal States. You cannot carry firearms openly in those Statesunless you're a LEO or a uniformed private patrol person. You can be charged with a crime for failing to conceal in those States.