Consumer Protection Law
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You need to first file a complaint with the Houston PD for theft by fraud or deception, since he took your money and now cannot be found or is not answering phone calls. Second, you need to file a complaint with the Texas Attorney General Consumer Protection Unit and have them investigate and most times they can recover your money that you paid.
Finally, if the Texas AG cannot recover your money or Houston PD (or Harris County Sheriffs) cannot find him to arrest him or resolve the matter, you have a right to sue him in court for breach of contract and get a court judgment against him to recover your money.