Sorry Branson, I read a good article a while back that broke down the top police agencies in DE. I know it wouldn't be the same for you, but there was some good info there. It basically said in DE, the State Police have the better pay and better retirement than any other agency in DE. Really good benefits compared to the city cops. I'm not sure how it is in Texas, but www.officer.com
has some really good forums to look over.