I've found a great little website that makes it easy to get your utilities turned on if you are relocating to the Houston area. Just go to www.movehouston.com.
Since Texas Deregulation you now have the power to choose your own electic provider. There are so many choices so go to www.powertochoose.com.
AT&T offers bundled choices for phone service, DishTV, Cingular cell phone service and DSL. You can visit them at www.att.com. You can also get VOIP service for $19.99 per month.
I hope this information will help you on your next move.