If there is a bike lane then yes if not its a violation at least it is here. Sounds like its the same in Texas.
Originally Posted By: Surestick
When a cyclist approaches a red light the safest thing to do is to move to the front of the queue in front of the first car. This way the cyclist can leave first and it prevents anyone pulling a right hook (overtaking then turning right in front of the cyclist causing a collision). If I understood the OP correctly this is what he did. Once he was at the light he proceeded to make a right-on-red as he was entitled to do as the first vehicle in the queue.