There's no reason at all to live in that part of the country. Just north enough to have rust problems, just south enough to have education problems, just liberal enough for car problems, and just conservative enough to have infrastructure problems. What a god-awful place.
Did some research myself. Texas has next to no state laws regarding cars. Just a muffler requirement, 20-0 in 30 feet, and a minimum 2 headlights, 2 brake lights it looks like. Nothing about bumpers, frames, tires, wheels, or even emissions. Most of that is handled at the county level. Course, Texas has its own problems, mostly in the form of Governor Goodhair and his Cowpoke Posse, but it is car friendly here.
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
FUEL ECONOMY IS FOR LOSERS