Just outside the Downtown area in Dallas is Deep Ellum. I had an amazing time hitting many Dive Bars, chatting with locals and admiring the decorations. If ever in Dallas it's worth checking out
This is the Sixth Floor Museum in Downtown Texas. Without going into much detail I think the images speak for themselves. The museum is very detailed on the day of the event and conspiracy theories about that day.
After leaving downtown I headed out to the reason I had heard of Waco, the former compound of David Koresh's Clan Davidian. The compound was flattened and now sits a church detailing the history of the clan. All that remains of the original was the compund swimming pool.
On the way through from Austin to Texas I found the pleasant town of Waco the home of Dr Pepper. It's pretty cool, found a shopping area around the corner that was pretty interesting too.
The main reason I went to Austin, to experience it at night with live music, rocking bars and it's art.