Hey Texas RNs!!!Hi... I'm a new RN from FL (since summer '03). After my contract of 3 years is complete, I am looking 4 better opportunities. Right now... I'm only making $16 and change per hour (12hr shift). It's embarrassing how much they pay RNs in NW Florida. They brag 'bout the low cost of living but I disagree because the pay is sooo low 4 RNs. You can buy a new house here 4 $100-110K. My friend who is not a nurse has recently moved to the Houston area and he told me that you can get a new house 4 the same amount as in NW Florida. Which means that my money will go further in Texas.Please... I need to hear from U all about the payrate 4 RNs and how much a brand new home in your area. I need to hear from Rns in the Houston, Dallas , Austin, SA, and El Paso areas. Just wanted 2 thank you in advance 4 any info. I'm married and looking forward to starting a family. I'm really looking forward to hearing your responses. Houston sounds like a great city to live in.