I live in Brazoria County which is just south of Houston. This happened about 2 years ago when I was a Sophomore in high school. One night I was on this very laptop looking up videos. I was laying on my bed, which was right beside my window. At the time, the window only had a blanket covering it up and also, there was no glass or screen.
Anyways, around 2:00 at night, I heard a Dog-like panting and crunching sound right outside my window. Naturally, I got scared because whatever that was, could just move the blanket out of the way and get me. After awhile, I thought it was a dog since there is a lot of stray dogs in the area. Nothing else happened for around 2 months where I heard it AGAIN. This night, is was around 50 degrees outside so I tried to cover up the window as much as possible to keep the coldness out.