There are strategies/tax breaks that will provide some relief. We have moved many families here from all over the nation, and the overwhelming response has been a positive one. The taxes are high, but you get what you pay for.
Also, depending on which neighborhood the taxes can vary due to differences in the MUD district and fire/emergancy service, school district taxes, etc.
You are wise to look at the taxes when you shop for homes in Texas. Most people take a mortgage with an escrow and do not think too much about the taxes, but it does add up. If you move to Texas, you will not pay a state income tax or many other taxes that exist in other states. We do have an approx. 8% sales tax on many items, but not on most food in the grocery store and other important staples.