I took this picture over the weekend, but since I didn’t know what kind of bird it was, I delayed posting a picture. Thanks to the bird experts I wrote (Greg and Candy), they were able to confirm for me that this is a Summer Tanager.
According to Greg Lavaty these birds will breed in this area during the Summer, but any birds of this type seen right now are just migrating through.
If you really want to see some awesome bird pictures, especially of those found in Texas, you can visit his website here.
This was the first time I’ve ever seen this bird, in my backyard or otherwise.