Hard to call it a Texas native, since I can't remember where I havent seen it. This west Texas version isn't nearly as delicate as those growing in Virginia this summer. Ummm, salt cedar-maybe, with the cedars?
another one I am lost over
The first one is Common Mullein, an introduced to the U.S. plant;
The second one is False Willow a Texas native; http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BANE2