OK - First enculturation lesson. We never refer to the "western area of Texas" - it is "West Texas". (we don't use '-ern' to indicate any area of the state) - LOL. Second lesson: 1 person = you
, 2-3 people = y'all
, > 3 people = all y'all
. Now you're good to go.
Houston metro area is always in need of experienced critical care nurses. Do you have a BSN? If not, I would strongly recommend that you get your CCRN. I am not familiar with relocation policies for travel nurses, but I don't believe that they will transport your home furnishings & housing arrangements are usually for short term only. Contracts may also have stipulations against accepting permanent positions with the travel client for a period of time. It's probably better to do your own job search.
The Woodlands is great, but you will be faced with a horrendous commute if you are working anywhere outside the Woodlands. If the school district is important, you will probably want to take a look at this -http://www.city-data.com/forum/houston/1556675-2012-edition-chron-houston-area-school.html . And if you want to get demographics on areas of the city, this is a great site Houston TX Real Estate Information - NeighborhoodScout
I love Houston, but we have a lot of 'unique' issues when you are looking to invest in a home. Be sure to work with a very experienced realtor to make sure you aren't surprised. Evacuation zones, flood district classification, MUD taxes dictatorial HOAs - all potential minefields.
Houston is only an hour from the beach. You need to review mandatory (hurricane) evacuation zones before deciding to live closer. Insurance costs can be daunting for higher risk zones. Hurricane Evacuation