I'm guessing you're white?
I lived in Houston for 8 years. And Texas is indeed rascist -- not even Anise Parker has the power to change Rick Perry's laws. Look at imprisonment statistics, the capitol case involving a man sentences to death who didn't kill anybody (...but the law of parties is wonderful!) or the black man dragged behind the back of a pickup (which was in Weider [sic] IIRC).
You can say "I didn't see any bigotry". The KKK guy who slaughtered Jewish folk inside a synagogue was "Nice to other white people" according to its mayor.