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Update: two more Texas records added at the bottom:

This Ruff Philomachus pugnax was photographed west of Raymondville (490 and 1425), Willacy county, Texas on September 07, 2008 having been relocated there earlier in the day by Randy Pinkston:

This was the first view I had (and the most frequent!); the prominent dull "soft" scaled effect is distinctive:

Note the orange legs:

This individual was at El Franco Lee Park in Houston, harris county, Texas on December 10, 2011:

This presumed alternate-aspect female was at Village Creek Drying Beds, Tarrant county, Texas on April 29, 1995: