Anyway after a few tries I finally got to see it yesterday with a happy group of birders. Hope it stays a while so I can get some better pics.
The Texas Bird Record Committee will have some work a head of them as this Red-legged Honeycreeper along with the Common Crane, Gray-crowned Rosy-finch and Pacific Wren are all waiting to have their possible acceptance to the Texas state list judged. I think its a good bird. No one can be sure, but it seems to me more likely than an escaped pet.