HOWDY! Fellow Texan here. Look on this site in personals for MENTOR. I will be happy to point you in the right direction for finding apartment, etc. I think FRONTIERS has a online version. Not a good as TWIT but a pretty good resource to get an idea of what is available. WeHo still offers good values in rent controlled apartments, but you will not find them online, or advertised anywhere, only a sign in front of a building. I found an amazingly large place for $650. a month, great location. I hope at least one of you already has a job lined up. That can be a bit more of a challenge than a place to live.
For anyone contemplating a move, craigslist.org is an excellent resource.
Many medium-sized and most large cities have comphrehensive listings:
Los Angeles is a very expensive city compared to the living costs in Texas.