Hi from Waco! Just went through there Sunday as my parents live in Copperas Cove. How did you pick Gatesville?
I relocated my family from northeast Kansas to Gatesville so my wife could be closer to her father and mother who are getting older and are not in the best of health -- plus it gave me an excuse to get out of a job I didn't like (jounalism isn't any fun when you reach the front office -- too political). So now I have a (unfortunately not photo-related) job in Waco that allows me the time I need to pursue my fine-art photography and work on my book projects (all things that have for too long been on the sidelines because of the demands of running a newspaper).
Welcome Edwin from Hawaii!! Sorry, not close to Texas, but I was born in Texas, my entire family, minus me, lives there. So, I guess I have some tie to the state. BTW, did you know there is a small town named "Texas" in Queensland, Australia. Yes, it is just north of New England. Funny about geography.