Welcome Trip! I'm from Wichita Falls, TX (North Central Texas). There's a kite fest in east Texas this coming weekend. here's the info. Also, if you want to start learning more about flying, I suggest that you try and attend a few kite festivals. I maintain the web page Kite events calendar for the region (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX). Here's that link: http://tkogunn1.tripod.com/kitecalender.htm
Mar. 29--Helping House 4th Annual Kite Festival
(at AL Mangham Jr. Regional Airport in Nacogdoches)
C: Amanda Johnson
ajohnson at the-helping-house.org http://www.the-helping-house.org
We will begin setup at 8:00 on that morning. Big Mikes Kites, Dallas Area Kite Organization, WhataKite will be there. Food, Jump houses, snow cones, old cars, airplanes, bol races, large small kite field, large ground display pieces. to many vendors to mention. A beautiful flying venue. Last year was a huge success, with lots of community participation. In case of rain, the festival rain date is April 13th.