They should however. You're being tested to demonstrate competency of the laws and your ability to handle a firearm. I agree on Texas priceyness though. Frankly for that amount of bucks I'm required to pay, I want more bang for it.
In an enlightened Zincwarrior universe you would be required to enter one IDPA or other shooting competition, or at least the cool shoot-em up gallery that Dirty Harry went through in Magnum Force. Come on, I'm shelling out some cash here. Make it worth my while!