I know, zombie thread! Sorry!
I am also wondering if there are any frame builders in Houston. There's a link to Hans' website on Yahoo, but you click it and it says "This account has been suspended". There was a younger guy that used to work at Blue Line in Houston, that was building up his tools, and was excited to start building. I am not sure who he was or if he ever started building. He used to ride a really nice looking Surly LHT as a daily commuter. That gained my respect right there
So many bikes, so little dime.