The morning sky before dawn has a beautiful alignment of planets. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all morning objects at this time. Start looking southeast at 5:30-6 a.m. You should see the faint, reddish Mars. To its right is brighter, yellowish Saturn and the rather bright Jupiter. As we approach sunrise you may note a very dim dot rising in the east. This is Mercury. It is faint and close to the horizon, but it is worth the try. It rises about 6:15 a.m., half an hour before the sun.
For a star chart, use heavens-above.com. Tell it your location: Houston or Longitude -95 and Latitude 30. The sky chart link is on the left. Tell it the date and time you will observe. It will generate the chart, including the planets.