It's an oak variety without question. The problem with the Hill Country is that the number of oak varieties that grow down there is about double what grows for us North Texas peeps, so we're often forced to think outside our realm - and it's 3-4 times for East Texas.
Seeing the somewhat yellowing leaves and form, I'd 2nd the Pin Oak guess. I've always heard that Pin Oaks will only do well in East Texas, so even the Hill Country you'd expect to see at least some struggling - which there is a tiny bit in the picture (thinned leaves at ends of limbs, slight yellowin, etc).
But honestly, the leaf isn't as obviously "pin" as the tree form, in my humble opinion. The only pin oaks I've seen have a more "red oak" looking leaf, if that makes sense.
Well the more I look closely at this tree the more I notice signs of stress as you mentioned. So the Pin Oak makes sense... only too bad because the lime green foliage was the thing that attracted me so much. It really stuck out on the street but I can see now its probably nutrient deficiency and not the natural color of the tree. Oh well!
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