Hi, Cheryl and welcome to KH.
There are a few Texas knitters that frequent this site (self included). In fact, the following thread includes lots of Texas knitters, but I'm doubtful whether many of them are active on this forum much anymore: http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66065
I used to live close to Austin (well, in Austin, actually), but I've since moved out of that craziness and now I'm closer to Abilene.
Have you checked Ravelry to see if there are any knitting groups that meet in or around Austin? I'm sure there must be some, what with Austin being the artsy place that it is.
If you can't find any knitting buddies nearby, you can, of course, hang out online here. Not quite as good as in person, but it's still a very helpful, friendly site.