Yeah, outside of the heat, deer were one of my big reasons for big reasons for choosing native plants.
So far in full sun I've had success with several types of Salvia, Flame Acanthus, Purple Coneflower, 2 varieties of sunflowers, Blue Mist, Pincushion, Esperanza, Jerusalem Sage, Lavender, Red Yucca and Blackfoot Daisy. I also have a cactus garden with nearly all cacti from either Texas or northern Mexico - this also includes a couple of types of Agaves. I've also planted a couple of trees - Texas Mountain Laurel, Texas Redbud and some olive/citrus.
In more shady areas, I've planted 2 varieties of Shrimp Plants, Turk's Cap, Columbine, Cardinal Flower, Cedar Sage, Chile Pequin and Pigeonberry. I also have a rock swale where we direct the flow of water from heavy rain and I've recently planted some Mealy Blue Sage up high and some Inland Sea Oats more in the middle.
The property is also blessed with many native (both known and unknown to me)...lots of juniper, oak, Agarita, Frost Weed...plus more I haven't discovered. My strategically not mowing certain portions I'm able to sort of see what naturally springs up.