Longarms are alright to carry in TX. I don't advise you to walk down the street in a liberal city like Houston or the DFW area with a rifle. In this day and age, it would get you a huge police presence. It seems that the rural areas around hunting time are pretty open to it. I've seen people in East Texas during hunting season take their rifles into cafes with them. One thing I need to point out is that I'm not an attorney nor have I spoken to one. It would be good advice to speak with one concerning the carry of long guns in TX. In other words: CYOA.