First off, welcome to Aikido! And I'm curious where in Texas you are and what prompted you to get involved at THIS point in time? I wonder because it is my understanding that Sensei Birdsong from Austin is doing a lot of traveling and demonstration throughout the state and is doing very well with waking up aikidoka who have been off line for a while.
So, what kicked you into gear?
What dojo will you be in? or will you just study under an instructor you've just met?
I'm glad you have "found" Aikido and are so enthusiastic about it. You remind me of Lan (a fellow student in my dojo). He's like a kid in a candy store everytime he gets on the mat. Its Great! (though I do get sore just watching him take high falls that I'm still too scared to try.
Anyways, good luck with it. And keep an eye on this forum. Hopefully in the not too distant future, we will be having a seminar in Midland and I would encourage you to attend if at all possible.
Good luck in your journey!