My fathe iwas Lloyd Cecil Minear born in 1918 in Bandera Texas. His mother was Monnie, and father was Heman. My uncles are (still living) Leon P Minear and (deceased) Leslie Minear both born in Bandera Texas also. I understand my great great grand parents portrait are in the city hall today in Bandera. Any relatives out there for me?
This is pretty random but I went to college with a Paul Minear. He was a roommate for about a year. I lost touch not long after we graduated. He lived near Los Angeles and was born about 1952.
Since your name is not terribly common, a search on Ancestry.com might be useful, as would a yahoo white pages (people) search. Also try the LDS church database, which has information on tons of people who are not members of the church.
Pump your relatives for as much as they can tell you. Old letters, etc., are helpful. If your living or dead relatives may have been in the military, there are searches you can do with the veterans files. Since your family has been in Texas a long time, there may be Confederate Army records with your relatives. Another resource that is underused, I think, is the Government Land Office database. It is free, and will show you if any of your relatives ever filed for a land patent (a "claim") as Texas and other states were populated by new settlers. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp
I am certainly no expert, but I hope this is helpful to you.