Yes, I am in Texas - DFW metroplex, though our hives will be in the Alvarado area.have you got all your gear yet? if you get a good flow in mesquite country you will be sitting on some great honey!
might want to have honey supers ready to go and start with nucs if you can get them local. get them early and feed them up early and you might get a spring harvest this year.
have you got a good mentor close by?
oops, are you in texas as your user name implies?