I mentioned this comet previously: Brightest Comet in 30 Years
Summary: Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) swung by the sun on Jan 12th – 14th, and now it is emerging into the skies of the southern hemisphere. During its close encounter with the sun, McNaught became a naked-eye object in broad daylight. See pages 7 and 8 of the gallery to view many blue-sky photos of the comet
There’s not much chance that Texans will see it this weekend.