I think it would be fun to have a meetup.
Have only been to Yarn Barn once - not to my liking.
Been to Yarnivore - liked it a lot, but not budgetwise.
Have been getting most yarn at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and every now and then JoAnn's. Also online.
Big Lots has yarn?
Hancock Fabrics also has some. So does WalMart, for that matter.
I did go to the LYS in Boerne. That's nice, but any yarn store is going to be expensive. (I do mostly knitting for the babies in the local hospitals.)
BTW, I live in North Central. Off 281, north of Evans.