I stayed in Frisco for a few months back in the 80s and hated the lack of trees. I spent a week in Longview on my way back north and liked it there though.
Try a run through the TX Hill Country, if you can. It’s the most amazing example of hydroponics ever. We have no soil - NONE - except for the humus composed of dropped leaves of Cedar, Oak and Elm, and lesser native shrubs.
Our soil is limestone (called caliche once you grade it) and
somehow enables thickets that cease to exist once you get to ‘real’ soil out of the hills.