When you get to Houston check out the local clubs...
IBM Ring 39
meets at 7:00 pm the 4th Monday of each month at Bayou Manor, 4141 South Braeswood, Houston, Texas 77024
S.A.M. Assembly #19
meets on the first Monday of every month (in conjunction with the H.A.O.M. Meetings) at the IATSE Local 51 Meeting Hall, 3030 North Freeway, Houston 77009
Also you can keep tabs on the many lectures that come through town on the Houston Magic web site (maintained by Scott Wells):
Houston is full of Card Guys, so Good Luck!
I look forward to meeting you...