I don't know much about Texas, nor your reasons for choosing to leave (let alone leave there to come here), but they are your reasons regardless and you are entitled to choice. I am not attempting to discourage you, just giving you my input.
I was born and raised in Detroit and the closest I've come to living elsewhere is 5 months in Ann Arbor (about 45 min away). Detroit is all that I know, and I know that I want to leave. The quality of life here is poor. The price of housing is low, but when you add to that that over 12,000 houses are abandoned, the city services are poor, the school system is in total disarray...honestly, the low price may still be too high.
Choices in education are limited because they have closed so many schools so far. In addition, at least 20 more schools are supposed to close by fall of this year and 30 more are supposed to be "restructured". You can't get a cop to come to your house in a reasonable amount of time for an emergency....and if someone steals or breaks into your car...you have to go to them to file a police report because they will not come to you. They make no effort to find a person/people who break into your home. Heck, I couldn't even get them to fill out the report, even though they were called to the scene, came and took information and looked around (and I had the nerve to be excited because they came in 45 minutes...that was quick for them). I had to make a second report 4 days later for the same incident because the first report was never done by them.
Yes, the roads are horrible. The streets are closed down for up to 2 years for reconstruction, but 3 years later have potholes galore. Steetlights may or may not work, insurance rates are at least 3 times in the city limits what they are outside. Jobs are scarce and it is gloomy outside from late October until May. At least 8 months of the year is cloudy, so even if it's not raining or snowing it doesn't mean it's sunny.
My brother left here over a year ago and moved to Texas and he loves it. He said it does get cold in the winter, but nothing like here. He wouldn't come back. I, myself, am planning on moving as well...not to Texas, but certainly out of Michigan. I am fortunate to have a job right now, but as an assistant. I graduate in May and want to work here for a year to get experience to make me a little more marketable when I leave.
Speaking of job....as a nurse here, I personally see nurse patient ratios of 1:5-1:8 at my job, but I've heard nurses talk about ratios commonly at a particular hospital of 1:10, not safe, but nurses feel trapped because they have no other options at the moment.
I just want to make sure whatever your decision, you come with your eyes wide open. Be prepared for any and everything. Blight in this city is outrageous and the mayor currently wants to demo 10,000 abandoned homes, but I don't know if that includes abandoned businesses...and who knows when or if that would even occur.
I have never feared living in my city, but I am so discouraged with the deterioration I can't take it anymore. It is hard trying to raise two boys to be good men when we have little if any options for help. Not many rec centers to keep them busy...ones that are up are not maintained. Failing schools, abandoned properties (which allow squatters and dealers to take it over), unsafe neighborhoods, lack of police presence, lack of city services, and much more have influenced my decision to leave. I used to love my city...but I love my family much more and it's time for us to have better.
Whatever you choose, be safe, be happy and be prepared.