The alcohol laws in Texas are very complicated, and they go by jurisdiction, so you have to know where you are.
We have dry counties, but not many. We have lots of dry jurisdictions. For example, in Dallas county, here in Cedar Hill you can get liquor by the drink, but we don't have any alcohol in the bottle on sale. In Duncanville, right next door, you can buy beer and wine at a store, but not liquor. You can get liquor by the drink, but only if you join the "private club."
But we've always said, "Texas is a great place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit there." We've lived here off and on for over 35 years, and it really feels like home to us, more than our home states do.
And the bluebonnets are just coming out!
P.S. Before moving back down here in 1977, we went through a January in Hamburg, PA, in which the sun did not come out for a single minute the whole month, and in which the temperature did not get above freezing for the whole month. We looked at each other, said, "We don't have to live like this!" and packed up and moved back to Texas. Just the difference in taxes was like a 10% raise.